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ducttape_05Pain Medicine – Stock a large bottle of aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. to deal with any aches and pains. The last thing you want during a crisis is a splitting headache.

Hand Sanitizer – Because water may be limited for hand washing purposes, you’ll want to keep a large bottle of this stuff on-hand.

Hydrogen Peroxide – In addition to its medical uses, hydrogen peroxide can be used to disinfect cooking utensils, cutting boards, and dishes.

Band-Aids – For minor cuts, scraps, blisters, etc., you’ll want to have a stash of Band-Aids specifically for this application.

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Gauze/Bandages – For more serious injuries, you’ll want to keep a supply of dedicated gauze and bandages.

Rubbing Alcohol – Rubbing alcohol burns on an open wound, but it is a great way to sterilize instruments, surfaces, and the skin surrounding a wound.

Multivitamins – As you’ve probably noticed by now, fresh fruits and vegetables aren’t very well represented in this list. That’s why your emergency stockpile should include an economy sized bottle or two of a good multivitamin, preferably a gel-cap or chewable form.

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