This will not be a comprehensive class on medicine. My intent is to share a couple of things with you all and perhaps start a thread. There are many who stop by the Revo who are far more qualified to speak to medical issues than I. But my meanderings through life have allowed me to discover some helpful things.
Mrs22 and I lived for some time on a sailboat. Not in a marina but actually traveling. We believed that we had to be pretty self-sufficient – medically as well as in other ways.
First, here is a website to check out. It’s not the only useful one where you can find medical supplies but it’s a start. It’s a medical supply house that’s aimed toward veterinary medicine. Surprisingly, though, an awful lot of what they offer is directly suited to use on people. A couple of examples: Here is a suture kit for $39.95. They describe it thus, “Survival & Suture Emergency First Aid Kit 26PC w/carry case”
It has everything necessary to suture a wound including some sutures.
Don’t think you know how to sew someone up? Here is a lesson. It auto starts so I just posted a link. It illustrates the technique on what appears to be a pork shoulder. There are lots more and some are more graphic. You’re on your own there.
You will also need anesthetic and wound cleaning agents. The site has those as well.
Comments from those more qualified than I are solicited.Share