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Pharmacist here: The drug selection in this is pretty good. Loperamide is a must have to treat diarrhea. I would add some Meclizine for vertigo/nausea, a tube of glucose tablets for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), bacitracin/zinc ointment instead of the triple antibiotic ointment (neomycin can actually prevent wound healing in some people), and some hydrocortisone ointment. I would also double the amount of Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Ranitidine (Zantac) is handy for heartburn/dyspepsia, or Tums/Rolaids would work too. Anything beyond that would require a prescription. If you use this, be aware of where you store it. Medications degrade faster in hot areas so if you keep it in your car I would recommend annual medication replacement.
Non-Drugs that are always handy to have would be sunscreen, bug spray, & wet wipes.
This is exactly what the masses need on here, a reliable and educated source.. I have a Go Bag put together and I'm constantly fiddling with my medical supplies and trauma kit. Not having the background you do and weighing the precious space versus what is truly needed in the field has me reorganizing and prioritizing too frequently. The ammo and tactical supplies are squared away, but input like you just gave could be a Godsend in the isolated field. Thanks for that. Maybe you could expand on your opinion somewhere to help others piece together their own or add to these prefabricated kits. Cheers.
Looks like they deleted your comment. Mind shooting me an e-mail with the Reader's Digest version attached? iloveseadonkeys@gmail. Cheers!