SHTF Medical Emergencies: Why This Antibiotic is the Most Popular Type Stored


Ready Nutrition Readers, before you scoff completely at the title and smirk at the use of a manufactured pharmaceutical, there are a few things I ask you to keep in mind.  I have written before on my stance regarding both naturopathic and traditional medicines, and I will reiterate that position once more if you have either forgotten it or not read it:

 Herbalism is the parent of modern medicine, and the two “branches” should complement one another and never be in contradiction.

I have the utmost respect for the educational background of physicians.  The definition of a true physician is one who uses his skills to for the benefit of a patient in need and helps that patient as best as can be done.  Don’t discount modern medicine completely.  Where one of the two branches cannot work, or does not work effectively, the other should be able to pick up the slack.  In this light, do not relegate all of the chemistry and science behind medicines that do work.  Sometimes we need that extra “edge” when facing an illness we cannot rectify through traditional home remedies.

Why Amoxicillin is the Most Popular Type of Antibiotic

One of the best medicines to stock up on is Amoxicillin, a drug that has been actively used in the service since 1972.  It is a pretty broad-spectrum antibiotic that is great for bacterial infections, such as ear infections, sinusitis, respiratory ailments, UTI (Urinary Tract Infections), Lyme disease (yes, we’re entering tick season now), pneumonia, and other ailments.  A well-rounded antibiotic, it has a shelf life of more than 15 years.  That in itself should ring a bell for you as a happy prepper.

I had mentioned in past articles that you can obtain antibiotics such as this one without a prescription for your pets.  Yes, prep for your pets, if you see what I’m saying. Amoxicillin can also be used with skin infections and is one of the antibiotics prescribed when there is a problem with the dental emergencies…especially with tooth extractions.  There are those who are hypersensitive (that suffer an allergic reaction) to amoxicillin, and adults should be aware of their own history regarding this.

The best thing: check with your friendly family physician to screen all of your family members for sensitivity to amoxicillin.  Then you’ll be able to act upon that information.  Amoxicillin should be stored in a cool, dry place that will not be subject either to sunlight or sudden and extreme changes in temperature.  Barring hypersensitivity reactions, it is too valuable an antibiotic to discount as part of your preparedness arsenal.  Easy to utilize in accordance with an illness as mentioned before, stocking up on this can do nothing but increase your chances of illnesses in the times to come.

Consider stocking up for your pets, and as with all things, prior to using any information in this article, clear it all with your friendly family physician.  You’ll find it to be both within your budget and beneficial to your prepping and survival plans…plans that will have paid for themselves when the SHTF.  Keep in that good fight, and take care of one another!  JJ out!


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Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.

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Originally published January 18th, 2018
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  • Man on the street

    Big pharma has an evil side. Having free press can expose lots of evil things the government, and many institutions are hiding from us. Question more, and laugh at anyone who calls you conspiracy theorist.

    • Kindly identify big pharma’s good side.

      • Blankety-Blank

        Come on. Some of the stuff they produce actually does a lot of good, even if it’s by accident.

      • Everything is patented and patents don’t occur by accident.

      • Man on the street

        Many, aspirin, antibiotics, ….. the evil thing is not only big pharma alon, the medical establishment also. Both are working on repairing damages, rather than preventing damages.

      • Name one time when they went for prevention instead of symptom relief.

  • Since all pharmaceutical antibiotics ravage the biota in the small intestine, what probiotics are best to remediate the damage to the degree that it can be done?

  • Tricia Collier

    Since I am allergic to penicillin, the likelihood of me being allergic to Amoxicillin is pretty high. Is there another antibiotic that is in the same “catagory” as the penicillin family that would be just as effective with infections that I could stockpile for emergencies?

  • More damage is done by antibiotics than can be remediated by probiotics.

    • Blankety-Blank

      Yep. That’s why so many people now survive formerly fatal infections, right? The antibiotics aren’t any help, but somehow people with illnesses that used to kill high proportions of those afflicted with them take antibiotics, now surviving, and those antibiotics are lethal. Get a grip!

      • If you were to ever really, truly do a proper job of research, you would discover many things that you apparently do not know, like that polio was already on its way out before either of the vaccines made it to market.
        Every infection is different every time in every infected. The only way that efficacy can be well demonstrated is in well-controlled triple blind studies on populations of the same genetic group. The human population doesn’t have a population that is homogeneous anywhere to do a proper and statistically accurate study of efficacy.
        Most of the publications in professional journals are sponsored by the pharmaceutical maker whose product they promote, and are carefully edited by the sponsor before they are submitted for publication.

      • Blankety-Blank

        While you are almost right about multiple blind studies, that doesn’t mean that infections which have been shown to exist for hundreds or even thousands of years and are now easily addressed with antibiotics are not scientifically convincing. You don’t need a triple-blind study to observe the effects of gravity. You cite polio. There are still outbreaks of polio in lots of places where vaccines haven’t been distributed. Yet polio is extremely rare in the West where vaccination is the rule. That is pretty convincing evidence of the efficacy of that vaccine. And when’s the last time you heard of a smallpox outbreak? Of course we may have one soon, now that smallpox vaccination has been halted, and the only place you can now get it is from the bateriological warfare labs of major countries.

        While I agree that the pharmaceutical corporations act evilly, hiding all research which doesn’t support their products, and touting and even lying about anything which might make them money, that doesn’t in any way suggest that all pharmaceuticals are unproductive. It probably just shows that all capitalists are evil. There’s no known vaccine for that.

      • The results of metastudies routinely prove the lack of efficacy of pharmaceutical products of all kinds.

  • L. A. McDonough

    Problem is, pro biotics do control loose bowels and cramping. Pro biotics in low doses (tooth infection leading to root canal) should be ok. I never had a set back.

  • L. A. McDonough

    Have to get it from a vet and pay for ofc visit, or a human Rx-the pet shops no longer sell it OTC.

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