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Phosphorus Tue 26-Sep-17 15:51:30

I read a thread on the net a while ago about meds that should be stockpiled.

There were loafs of Americans stockpiling fish antibiotics

Does anyone have a list of easily available, non-prescription UK meds?

A common sensible sort of list?

cozietoesie Wed 27-Sep-17 21:06:29

I read most of this piece on the use of animal preparations and I didn't find it reassuring, I have to say.

How's your everyday first aid and your herbal know-how?

cozietoesie Wed 27-Sep-17 21:17:51

PS - that site is American. I don't know where you're posting from or how much of that applies to the UK if you're posting from there.

shhhfastasleep Thu 28-Sep-17 08:29:00

Was wondering about fish antibiotics too - like cozie, I am sceptical about efficacy.

Phosphorus Thu 28-Sep-17 12:50:28

Yes, I'm in the UK (England).

Fish antibiotics are a bit beyond me.

I suppose I have the usual.

Paracetamol (inc. calpol) /Aspirin/ibuprofen, sudocrem, bandages and TCP.

cozietoesie Thu 28-Sep-17 13:24:50

If you've read some of the other threads on this board, you'll appreciate that antimicrobial resistance is with us right now. Dipping into some of the threads or this site might help you. If serious bad times come upon us, I'd personally be inclined to use as much of your family's immune systems as possible. That likely means some first aid training if you have a source nearby. That, to me, would be the common sense approach.

Childrenofthestones Wed 04-Oct-17 07:45:59

What are the odds on getting prescription meds (Life sustaining) two or three months in hand.
Due to a cock up I have ended up with two months worth of prescription meds in the cupboard (so one month in hand when I run out) It struck me that as I am one of the 5% of suckers that pays for my meds it wont cost the NHS any more for me to have say three months worth at any time. Then if the worst comes to the worst I have a leeway to fall back on.

cozietoesie Sun 08-Oct-17 20:50:51

Are the meds time-sensitive?

SideOrderofSprouts Sun 08-Oct-17 20:58:36

I have a life long condition and am trying to have at least a month in hand

cozietoesie Sun 08-Oct-17 21:13:15

If the meds aren’t time or power sensitive (eg requiring refrigeration) then that’s likely a good idea.

PurplePillowCase Sun 08-Oct-17 21:17:00

it would probably be better to get a book on medicinal herbs...
apart from stockpiling/keeping a sensible supply of pain meds and a goid first aid kit.

cozietoesie Sun 08-Oct-17 21:23:46

I agree. (But only if you can be sure to source them correctly.) First aid is always good.

Helllllooooooo Mon 29-Jan-18 16:12:59

I stockpile my meds. I’ve started cutting down so I have even more. However in real deal SHTF the pharmacy would be looted, so I’d be sending my dp to join the raid.

gussyfinknottle Mon 29-Jan-18 16:20:03

Strongly advise against planning to loot. You could get hurt either in the scrum or by official defence of the premises. If you are planning to stockpile your own meds, that's for you to think about without such a plan.
If you want meds for barter, cold remedies are just as likely to be useful. Better off looking for something else to barter with instead.

Helllllooooooo Mon 29-Jan-18 17:38:25

I was thinking today of getting a few tins of baby milk for bartering?

Looting - you are right, we live near a village with a few pharmacies that probably would be best, rather than towns and cities.

gussyfinknottle Mon 29-Jan-18 17:45:26

You might get more bang for your buck with fags and alcohol.

cozietoesie Mon 29-Jan-18 18:26:58

Spirituous liquor. (It's a good twofer, anyway.) smile

gussyfinknottle Mon 29-Jan-18 18:55:45

Nice one cozie. Get vodka and I think it's a threefer.grin
Booze for self; and
Quick fix steriliser.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 30-Jan-18 00:15:25


Booze for self; and
Quick fix steriliser.


cozietoesie Tue 30-Jan-18 01:59:52

Fivefer - at least. grin

(The bottle.)

gussyfinknottle Tue 30-Jan-18 05:41:03

Excellent suggestions!

SideOrderofSprouts Tue 30-Jan-18 22:27:12

Alcohol is best.


Although I’m a science tech so have access to a lot of alcohol which is not for consumption...

cozietoesie Tue 30-Jan-18 22:48:11

All of mine is. grin

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 30-Jan-18 23:45:50

It might be good for me to get non-drinkable alcohol. Hic.

cozietoesie Wed 31-Jan-18 00:19:22


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