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  1. Great reminder to check my list; thanks! The only thing I need is the quinine. I have home made Sauerkraut, but I should make more; other veges are FD and stored. My grand kids think my supply of plastic drop cloths are for them! HAHAHA

  2. Some good points. Regarding the use of electrolyte salts it is my understanding that sugar mixed with the electrolyte makes it easier for the body to assimilate it. Also dehydration is (generally) a bigger problem for children and electrolyte drinks with sugar and perhaps flavoring are more likely to be consumed, especially in the quantities required, by children if it is appealing.

    1. At this house, as a 85-year old a live-alone, I do what my neighbors tell me when dehydration happens or loss of fluids follows incidents of diarrhea which is common for me. The neighbors are two RNs; she, aught nursing for many years and he who also is a paramedic, first responder and ambulance driver. Their counsel was to keep on hand short-term in the ‘fridge a liter of cooled water containing two (2) teaspoons of sugar, one-quarter (1/4) teaspoon of regular baking soda and one-quarter (1/4) teaspoon of salt. Mix thoroughly and drink regularly after dehydration until it is gone, then mix up another liter and keep up drinking it until you feel better. It has worked for me for years of such problems as described above.

  3. Great article! If one reads or watches war movies on Netflix, you see nurses boiling used and bloody white bandages. Sometimes you see volunteers tearing sheets into strips for bandages.

    Once the gauze, bandaids, Kerlix have all been used, plain white sheets may be very useful. It’s easy to find plain sheets at Goodwill. A large cauldron for an outside fire may be harder to find. Do you have a clothesline and clothespins? I got my heirloom quality clothespins from Herrick Kimball of Planet Whizbang. (No relation, don’t know him, just a satisfied customer who appreciates a high quality, American made, built to last item.)

  4. Thanks for sharing, the quinine tablets weren’t on my list, and are now.

    Don’t forget isolation, decontamination and quarantine. In the event of exposure to most of your scenarios, being able to “process” an exposed family/group member matters. Being able to do so as comfortably as possible reduces the stress of it.

    If i have to go “outside” I really don’t want to drag something unintentionally in and expose my family.

  5. Nice, comprehensive article J.M. Good job. Just a few thoughts:

    1. Please, please include Chest Seals in your trauma kits! They’re lightweight, compact, easy to use and effective. https://survivalblog.com/letter-re-wounding-patterns-2/

    2. Our family has switched from Gatorade to Vitalyte for a re-hydration / sports drink: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KY0E8SA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1

    3. Sorry, I was unable to find anything under “Quisulex” by that spelling. The current treatment standard for infection with Malaria parasites is “artemisinin-based combination therapy” (ACT). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0014818/

    Of course obtaining the real-deal prescription medicines is preferable, but the “base” of this ACT strategy is an extract of wormwood, a recognized anti-parasitic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisinin

    This page has a dosage: https://nootriment.com/artemisinin-dosages/ And this page is one of the arteminisinin products that are available: https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Artemisinin-Non-GMO-Gluten/dp/B000OSYFA4/ref=cm_wl_huc_item

    “In a study published in December 1994 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, a treatment schedule of 2 x 500 mg of artemisinin (oral dose) per day for 48 hours was advised.

    This resulted in the necessary antimalarial plasma concentrations, even with poor bioavailability (absorption rate) and rapid elimination half-life of 2.59 plus or minus 0.55 hours.

    As a malaria preventative, the Artemisinin dose would be 100mg to 200mg three times a day.”

    Quinine is still used, but has some nasty side effects in higher dosages. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinine And see: https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2007/01/22/fda-bans-quinin-1/ “Qualaquin” appears to be the only pure quinine product, available only as a prescription.

    That said, you can buy the bark from which quinine is extracted: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Quinine-Bark-Red-Cinchona-260-mg-100-capsules-ZIN-513867/176916781?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=2896&adid=22222222227049648382&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=142251525785&wl4=pla-260186357744&wl5=9029519&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=113148605&wl11=online&wl12=176916781&wl13=&veh=sem#read-more Or a tincture, but I’m not at all sure how much Quinine is actually in it: https://www.amazon.com/Cinchona-Alcohol-FREE-Extract-Tincture-officinalis/dp/B075HNDZ6W/ref=sr_1_12_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1518883932&sr=8-12&keywords=Quinine%2BBark&th=1

    If Quinine and antibiotics are all you’ve got you should read this page. Note the dosages: https://www.malariasite.com/antimalarial-combinations/ Note that the Quinine combinations are for actual concentrated prescription-strength Quinine.

    And for Quinine and Doxycycline: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3062442/ (Doxy is frequently taken as a preventative / prophylactic )

    4. Don’t forget Prussian Blue as a treatment for ingested radioactive particles. How might they get ingested? Breathing them or getting them in your mouth/nose/eyes and swallowing the subsequent saliva/mucus. Have a look: https://survivalblog.com/prussian-blue-for-radioactive/

    1. Malaria is very difficult to cure/treat. Quinine does not cure it or prevent it but merely treats some of the symptoms and even the experts don’t agree that it is effective for that. Most people, certainly most people in the 3rd world, who get malaria never cure it and merely suffer the reoccurring bouts of the disease.

  6. I suggest keeping a tube of silver solution. An antimicrobial silver wound gel. It is being used in hospitals and I have had great results using it for superficial wounds. Sold by Curad at my local Walgreen’s Store.

    INVENTED 1899
    I LIKE THE 4 LB 8 0Z

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