Since I already have a good supply of things on hand, Month 1 (wound care) didn’t require a lot from me.
Here’s how it played out –Month 1: WoundsBooks: I own Where There Is No Doctor and and Wilderness Medicine, and I think
I have the Special Operations Medical Guide packed up in a box somewhere, so instead I ordered a book that’s on my list for a much later month (The Male Herbal)[this post was originally written last month, for my other blog. When I changed hosts, I also changed the book sequence by putting Where There Is No Doctor and Be Your Own “Doctor” as recommended to buy before even beginning other preps. I just bought Village Medical Manual, starting the beginning of Month 2. ]
I have a good supply of bandaids and other first aid products, so didn’t add there.
People’s Paste ingredients were ordered and the powder made up. I found that powdering in my food processor didn’t work well, so off to the internet I went. There I found an idea for using a flour (grain) mill. Since I have one, I put the ingredients through it and sifted out those that didn’t powder. I did this a few times, and it worked well. I’ve since used the technique with other herbs to powder them.
I scheduled a well baby visit for the toddler and will schedule a dentist appointment for me today. We are new to the area so we haven’t established either dentists or doctors yet. If I like these two, I will schedule for the rest of the family.
I bought the gel capsules from my co-op (Azure Standard) and ordered the capsule machine from Mountain Rose Herbs along with the people’s paste ingredients. I *love* this thing! A few things — make sure you use the tamper to really tamp down those herbs in the capsules.
And when you put the top bit on and press down to combine the top & bottom of the capsules, don’t force it. It should slide fairly easily. If you’re having to apply a lot of force to the capsules to connect, shift the top a bit — don’t really jiggle, just shift it a bit while still applying some pressure — to get those capsules positioned right. If you force it, some of those capsules won’t join and will just crush. A sad end to your hard work.
I have a good amount of first aid supplies, so didn’t buy any there. Same as Vet Wrap. I bought a package of menstrual pads at Aldi’s. We use cloth, so I don’t generally keep disposables on hand.
I bought 3 4″ Israeli combat dressing from Amazon, and as soon as dd is back from Grandma’s we will open it and play around with it as a family. Two will go in the cars, one will stay in the house.
For the Fish — (we mustn’t forget to keep our beloved tropical fish healthy) I shop at aquaticpharmacy.com
Cephalexin Look here for info
Got it, and put it in my “root cellar” — my under-the-stairs-closet that is semi-cool.