When SHTF, it won’t take long before pharmacy and store shelves are completely wiped out. One of the leading causes of death following any type of disaster or extended power outage is illness caused by poor hygiene and lack of sanitation services. People will suffer from infections, and even a minor cut will become bad news if left untreated.
You can start now and stockpile some quantities of first aid, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene items to get you through for a little while. But the truth is that for an extended chaos situation, having alternatives other people don’t know about will come in handy. The ability to treat minor wounds, infections, colds, and other health issues could be a life and death difference in a survival situation that lasts more than a few months.