New here... Among other talents (like making a kick-ass lasagna) I am a trained herbalist. I have not yet recieved certification as I moved before I took the final class, dammit. Anyway, I was surprised to not see more on Herbal medicine on this site. Herbal remedies are easily obtained, can be grown by the user, few side effects, stored in small spaces, hard to over-dose on (although possible if you are an idiot or highly determined) and generally legal. I rarely go to the doctor or take mainstream meds...not even over-the-counter. Headache? A couple tablespoons of dried willow bark, hot water and a tablespoon of honey...nice cup of tea and headaches all gone... PMS? Chaste berry tea with maybe some black cohosh added. There are tried and true remedies for damn near everything... Look for the book The Green Pharmacy by James Duke. Excellent book and written so anyone can understand it. I highly recommend it, especially if you are a beginner in herbal medicine. In a survival situation, doctors, pharmacies, etc will not be available...educate yourself and lose the dependency on mainstream medicine.It is (IMHO) cheaper and safer.