Storing medications

December 5, 2013
The BlankMonkey

Hello anyone.  There is so much out there today, that there is little that is new and useful, so you don’t see much of me, which would only add to the noise.  And I don’t suppose anyone is keeping up with my minor posts anymore, but I did say if I had something to add, something new, I would post it.  Well, I have something new.  If anyone cares to read (Please note, I am only speaking of my personal experience, seek a Dr.’s input for all things medical);

There is lots out there on storing drugs, antibiotics, fish drugs, and more.  But I have seen precious little on practical application.  So I wanted to share my experience.  Through the waves of life I have had some Percocet from past illnesses, and as I never throw anything away, it stayed in my medicine cabinet for a while.  And it also so happened that through my preparing, that I put some in the freezer as well.  So one day I was playing sports, and hurt myself quite badly, nothing in the way that Dr’s could do, but it included much pain.  So I went to my medicine cabinet, and tried out some of my stored pain killers.  I found that even taking 2 pills at 3 years old, it didnt work very well.  It took about 2-3 hours to start working, and it wasn’t as strong.  The pain was still intense, so after waiting the prescribed period of time, which was not easy, I tried some of my stuff from the freezer.  It worked MUCH better, almost as good as store bought (that I got later after the weekend, when I broke down to get an xray).

So the moral of my story I guess is that if you are going to be storing your medications, it is best to do it in cold storage.  From experience, after 3 years, there is a noticeable difference.

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Still here

September 9, 2013
The BlankMonkey

Still here, just very little to add that’s not already out there.  Watching the news creeps me out, no doubt the NSA watches all our blogs and has lists.  Still, I am not convinced that that some calamity will remove government, the Bible does not speak of that.  The years to come should prove to be very interesting.

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Something new

July 31, 2012
The BlankMonkey

You will notice I don’t post much any more.  Not much worth posting.  BUT I have been ordering Freeze dried food lately, and would like to show what I found.

These numbers are for a #10 can of peas at current prices (Including sales)

Brand Cost oz Cost/oz Store Shipping
Alpine Aire 23.80 16 1.4875 readymaderesources
Thrive  19.59  19  1.0310  shelfreliance
Mountain house 20.99 16 1.3118 readymaderesources
Rainy Day 24.25 readymaderesources
17.45 18 .9694 rainyday
Augason 20.35 16 1.2718 readymaderesources
Provident 13.99 18 .7772 Emergency essintials
Homeyville 17.89 20 .9174 honeyville
Saratoga 22.75 24 .9479 Thereadystore
Harmony (dehydrated) 39.95 72 .5548 harmonyhousefoods

 

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Todays Links

May 15, 2012
The BlankMonkey

I like this about FatWood, I didnt know

http://thedailyprep.com/what-is-fatwood/

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Todays Links

April 23, 2012
The BlankMonkey

Make cheese

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2012/04/20/april-skill-of-the-month-make-your-own-cheese/

http://biology.clc.uc.edu/fankhauser/cheese/cheese_course/cheese_course.htm

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Todays Links

April 20, 2012
The BlankMonkey

A good homemade water filter

http://www.tacticalintelligence.net/blog/how-to-make-a-homemade-water-filter.htm

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Todays Links

April 12, 2012
The BlankMonkey

Eating bugs :)

http://survivalblog.com/2012/04/entomophagy-diet-supplementation-options-by-cn.html

good read

http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/survival-philippines/

Wound closure

http://modernsurvivalonline.com/guest-post-my-philosophy-on-preparedness-and-an-md-perspective-on-wound-closures/

make your own candles cheap.  have to do this :)

http://teotwawkiblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-survival-candles.html

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Today

April 4, 2012
The BlankMonkey

So no links today, same old same old.  But I was reading some stuff and had some thoughts.  I do not write up much stuff, because you all know how to google, and I don’t like repeating others work, just referencing it.

But I do have one tip.  Utilities.  You REALLY should be aware of where they come from; heat, water, gas, electricity.  even if you don’t manage them.   Should the need arise, you should know where they are and their basic operations so you can turn them on or off in an emergency.

Also, I do not consider a lot of things that don’t directly effect me, like utilities.  I would love some suggestions on things you are interested in.  Is there something you would like a researched answer to?  go ahead and ask, and I will see what I can come up with.

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Medical

March 30, 2012
The BlankMonkey

Here is a Medcial supply link, I thought the stuff was pretty good, keeping it high on my list

http://www.medcallassist.com/medcallkit/

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Todays Links


The BlankMonkey

Quick water filter over at Survival Mom

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2012/03/30/instant-survival-tip-improvised-water-filter/

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