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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A link to a source of antibiotics.


"Fish Meds" at CampingSurvival  (Link)




You need to know what is used to treat what ailment. The premier edition of Ballistics magazine had a superb chart in it, that covered exactly that , dosages and all.




The article Drug Alternatives for SHTF  is excellent. It answers all the questions about people using medicines sold for animals far better than I've been able to do in previous posts, and the chart is worth it's weight in gold.

Tactical Life Magazines, Publishers of Ballistic. You can get issue number one from them.   (link)

12 comments:

  1. Harry,

    I'm going to give this information to hubby to check out this magazine. Thanks!

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    1. Sandy, with that chart from the magazine, and with access to exactly the same medications that people take, just in a different bottle, you should be able to store away a good supply of antibiotics.

      I always remember that in the docu-drama "After the Apocalypse" which was a well researched, well done History Channel show, the protagonist survived all the trials and tribulations of the collapse, only to die of an infection after he accidentally nicked himself, because there were no antibiotics.

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  2. I know in the UK healthcare professionals and anyone else for that matter who registers can have free access to the British National Formulary. That tells you all the up-to-date recommendations for all licenced drugs, including use, dose and any restrications. It's what prescribers use for information to medicate patients. You may find that there is a similar resource where you live.

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    1. Kirsty, if it's on line, can anybody register? I mean, do you have to be British?

      I'd like access to that. You can buy books here that they make for doctors and nurses, but they cost upwards of $60.00 for a good one.

      Most people do all their research on line then make hard copies of what they need and keep it in a folder, since the first thing to go in any kind of Black Swan event will be the net. That's what I do, although I am hearing more and more that people have lap tops and little solar panels to power them, so they are keeping the data digitally on that. I am old fashioned in that respect.

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    2. I'm not sure whether it's dependant on your ISP location, but anyone who can route through a foreign server can sign up.

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    3. I'll check it out. Seems to me if I can get on it it'd be a great source of information. Thanks for the heads up.

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  3. Yes I used that site myself. The chart resource sounds excellent.

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    1. Never hurts to have antibiotics in the medical supplies. The chart helped me out because it's really simple to understand. I've got survivalist medical books, the same one's everybody has, but this is a great quick reference guide.

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  4. I have heard that you can buy antibiotics and all kinds of meds from AllDayChemist online. Much cheaper than US meds, too. Or so I have heard.

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    1. I have never heard of that so I will go look at it. The problem with most on line sites is they still need a prescription. My mom gets her medications from some outfit in Canada, but she has to send them the U.S. Doctors prescription.

      I would never buy anything from Mexico. I've read too much about the drugs being counterfeit or actually turning out to be something completely different than what they are labeled, but Canada seems OK.

      Someone emailed me once and told me it's illegal to buy prescription drugs from Canada or anywhere else outside the country. But the Canadian drugs sometimes cost less than 10% of the same drug purchased in America. What are the feds going to do, cast an 87 year old lady into the dungeon because she bought her medications from Canada to save some money? I guess under the current bunch of trash, they might.

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  5. Harry,

    Thanks for the meds info. To be honest, I have not seriously considered pet meds. I have been doing the other option...buying from other countries.

    On my last two trips to South America, I picked up plenty of antibiotics (mostly Zithromyacin) to last me awhile. I have taken them when needed, and also given them to my kids on occasion, all without any negative effects. As long as I go to a big name pharmacy, and check that they are the French brand LaRouche, I know I'm probably OK. No prescription is needed, but it helps to know the Spanish name-brand equivalents. It also helps to know some of the locals, who tell me whom to avoid.

    I have never had a problem coming back into this country with antibiotics. (as long as I practice a little moderation). Customs will ask what you have and how many doses. I have never been hassled for a few small boxes. As for Mexico, I know the fears are well founded. However I will be making a trip in December and plan to stock up, if I find a decent, reputable place.

    Did I mention the prices? Doing this the last few years has saved me a ton with all the ear infections my kids get, and saves me a trip to the doc too. --T

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    1. If you travel frequently out of the country, and have sources you trust, that would be a good way to stock up provided you don't run into some jerk in customs. There's a Tom Hanks movie about a guy who gets trapped in an airport when his country has a civil war. He's in the airport, but his visa to enter the U.S. is no good, and he can't leave the U.S. because the visa issued in his country is no longer valid. In the movie, there's a pretty terrible scene about a man who is bringing prescription medicine into the U.S. from another country.

      Animal medications in the U.S. are the same pills people get, Same production line, they are just packaged differently. I have known a fellow for about twelve years now who uses them. He doesn't go to the doctor much, his wife is a nurse, and they get the medicine from pet stores or survival shops on line.

      About a year ago, I think it was, there was a big long discussion on this issue, some saying "yea" and some "nay." The nay sayers largely just didn't like the idea of taking animal medication. I figure if that's a problem, they can go without when TSHTF, I'm not trying to convert anyone. But the literature is pretty plain that it's a viable option.

      Which ever way a person goes, I think they both work. Most of the people who buy medication at the pharmacy don't have a problem with the costs, which are pretty minimal for most antibiotics, but with finding a doctor who will prescribe them antibiotics for storage. That can be tough.

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