Do before TSHTF

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by VisuTrac, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I'd suggest that one of the things that will stop you dead in your tracks after TSHTF is ....

    Your teeth.

    Silly as it may sound, Get them choppers squared away.

    An abscess will drop you as good a bullet if not taken care of.

    I saw some one suggested getting lasik surgery to preclude the need for glasses.

    What else should we be taking care of?
  2. northga

    northga North ga

    How about one of those hearing aids that is used for hunting? It would help in hunting and in the event of hear lose.
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  3. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I don't think I could handle a DIY

    circumscision or vasectomy post SHTF so I think I'd get them done pre TETWAWKI too! : O

    Haemeroidectomies would have to be on that list of haemeroid cream aren't going to last for ever when civilisation goes down the chute......I mean...I want to be the badass in my neighbourood....not be the one with a badass in my neighbourhood : O
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  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    "Feminine pads" for the ladies. Great for bullet wounds in an emergency too.
  5. poke2000

    poke2000 Monkey+

    I would very much like to get the use of my hands back. Its hard to shoot my M1 with only two thumbs and a fore finger. I used to do tons of stuff. But when the SHTF they can have my gun when they pry it out from my cold dead thumb and fore finger!
  6. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey+++

    simple dental tools are available on line. And for those of you who dont know vets are trained in dentistry.
  7. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Feet! Bunyons, in-grown nails. Hard to move when you're in pain.

    Be sure and buy plenty of moleskin. Our skin isn't as tough as it could be (in general).

    And buy a few big tubs of Vaseline. Chaffing, firestarter, chapped lips, moisturizer.
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  8. Catullus

    Catullus Monkey+++

    My wife and I both just had Lasik done. I went from 20/400 to 20/15. We saved and categorized this as a prep.

    I HIGHLY recommend it. It might be one of the most important preps you can make if you have bad vision. The new technology called Wavefront is used now by the US militaries and NY State Trooper system. It allows for significantly better night vision than regular Lasik. It is a bit more expensive but totally worth it.

    You are as good as dead in a SHTF scenario if you have poor eyesight. I take that back...Chuck Norris could survive and thrive blind. :)
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  9. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Eye Surgey scares me even without SHTF. What if 20 years from now it causes me to go Blind!!! I just don't think they've done enough Long Term Testing. Cuz theres few things on earth that can terrify the shyt outta me. The thought of going blind is one of them. :(
  10. UrbanFool

    UrbanFool The Village Idiot

    I have serious dental problems, and can't go to the dentist... I got lost in my mission to take care of my oral health, but this works so far... Listerine Antiseptic. the 24 hour protection bottle, and use it every 12 hours with a good teeth brushing. My teeth are horribly important to me and I can't even talk without a hand in front of my face now. But that's the best I can offer.
  11. hedger

    hedger Monkey+

    I have had 3 abcesses taken care of at the dentist's office. You are absolutely correct, an abcess will kill you if left untreated.

    As for what else to take care of: I have long been a skeptic of getting crowns. However, I just got one about 6 weeks ago and it has made a very positive impact on the health and the general sense of well-being in my mouth. To expand upon this, just a bit, I have noted that both my gums and the teeth on either side of my new crown appear to be doing much better.

    FYI, I inherited really bad gums. Anything that enhances the health of my mouth definitely grabs my attention--because this is the first dental work that I have had done which appears to have rolled back time and actually improved the health of my mouth, gums and teeth.

    Crowns are expensive, but they beat having gaps in your mouth that lead to leaning (instead of upright) teeth and deteriorating gums.
  12. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Illini Warrior

    Been Like 20 yrs for Me

    I had LASIK done when it was fairly new ...... best money I ever spent ...... all kinds of new stuff since then .......
  13. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Also grab a couple bottles of oil of cloves, if you do have something to happen and you get a tooth ache the oil of cloves will numb it for a few hours. you can also buy the dental cement to fill the tooth. If you don't have a tube of dental cement caning wax can be warmed in you hand and molded around the tooth to keep air out which will aid with the pain.I keep them all in my Med box
  14. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    i was born with bad teeth
    ill vouch for how badly they can hamper you
    i finally convinced the dentist to quit trying to save them when i was 30
    wasnt hard to do at all
    i just offered to pull his if he didnt do mine :D
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  15. UrbanFool

    UrbanFool The Village Idiot

    My teeth are awful, and we have no dentist. What I've been doing that actually works, is to A. brush my teeth properly, and use the Listerine mouthwash that scalds your mouth, but cleans everything to death.

    I got smacked in the face by one of my dogs and lost a middle lower tooth, and there is not much to do about it, but tooth aches are the WORST. The mouthwash takes care of that.
  16. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    But WHEN was that?
  17. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    ive got my equine dental equipment yet
    want me to pull em for ya? :p
    i did get dentures after havin mine pulled
    wore em once or twice, havent seen them in years
    after the pain i went thru havin my teeth
    eatin without any was painless
    now ive so much callous on my gums that it really is painless
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  18. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    beast, had a buddy w/o a tooth in his head,he could bite an apple as good as I could.
  19. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    i picked and ate a fresh granny smith today
    deeelishus :p
    my dad bitches at me all the time, i eat better without teeth
    than he can with
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  20. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    A circomscision is not a medical need so why would you bother post SHTF? A vasectomy is a very easy thing to do. I have assisted in several of them when I was a Navy Corpsman. Granted for the next few days your not going to be real comfortable but not live ending if done by anyone who has 1/2 an idea on how to do it. Yea if you want it get it done now. But it's not something I would run out and get done if I ever thought I wanted more childeren. I'm past the age where I want more little ones running around and have already made sure that won't happen.

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