Imodium – Must Have For Your Survival Kit
I know we’d all rather talk about out latest bug out bag, survival knife or whatever piece of survival kit we’ve acquired but, none of that will matter if you’re sick and can’t function. Imodium could be a life saver.
Think about it, you’re in a survival situation, your body is under stress, you’re not eating normally and your sanitation is probably sub par. All of those things are probably going to result in you or someone in your group getting diarrhoea. Not a pleasant thought but one that has to be taken seriously.
Generally, the first survival consideration is water – you can only survive three days without it. Diarrhoea causes dehydration and is therefore a serious threat; it’s important to get it under control fast.
The folks over at More Than Just Surviving have a great article on imodium and why it’s a must have in your survival kit. However, there is some bit of advice I would question. Now, I’m no medical professional of any sort and on my disclosure page I make it clear, that my postings are for informational purposes and you need to do your own research. Here is the advice I would question:
“I’m not exaggerating when I say this – if a disaster were to strike right this moment, besides assessing the situation, making sure my family is okay, grabbing my gear, and getting ready to bolt into action if necessary, I would 100% pre-emptively pop an Imodium.”
One of my favourite YouTube channels is The Patriot Nurse. She is a practising nurse, survivalist and has some great medical advice. I remember her advising in one of her videos, that you should wait 24 hours before taking imodium for diarrhoea. Her reasoning was, there’s something bad in your system that your body is trying to get rid of and you should give it 24 hours to do its job. She advises drinking plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and after 24 hours if you’re not better, then take the imodium. If I can find the video in question, I’ll post a link to it in an update.
She also has great advice on putting together first aid kits and I posted about a good one here. Note, this is a first aid kit and not a medicine kit.
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