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

  1. Man on the street says:

    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 says:

        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.

      • By accident is by accident, not intent.
        The intent of the pharmaceutical-medical industrial complex is very similar to that of the military-congressional industrial complex. Neither one particularly cares what the outcome is of their actions as long as they don’t suffer any personal downside from their deceit. The outcome of both involves the early deaths of people who suffered through the very short life they had after the “best” those complexes could do had been done, to them. The primary goal of both is their pockets stuffed with money.

      • Man on the street says:

        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.

      • Roddy Pfeiffer says:

        They are not in the prevention business. That is the responsibility of the patient.

      • It is completely beyond their medical school education’s purpose of selling pharmaceuticals.

  2. 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?

  3. Tricia Collier says:

    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?

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

    • Blankety-Blank says:

      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 says:

        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.

      • All the true capitalists were dead before Lincoln committed his treason, for which there is no vaccine, either.

      • Blankety-Blank says:

        This is the most intelligent thing you’ve said so far.

        Here’s a metastudy, just one simple example of your error:

        “Conclusion: Antibiotics are both effective and safe as primary treatment for patients with uncomplicated acute appendicitis. Initial antibiotic treatment merits consideration as a primary treatment option for early uncomplicated appendicitis.”….

      • Do you know what a meta-study is?

      • The British Medical Journal (or bmj as they hide behind) is about as objective as JAMA, but they all speak with interesting accents.
        What error are you referring to, specifically?

      • My grip will never be on a pharmaceutical.

    • John Roberts says:

      Totally absurd, and really stupid advice.

      A bacterial infection can easily kill you.

      Antibiotics cannot.

      • You have never heard of anaphylaxis?

      • When I was two years old, my RN mother took me to the doctor that she worked for with an ear infection. Without doing the proper challenge, he gave me a shot of penicillin. I went into anaphylaxis before the needle was out of my arm. Both he and my mother immediately recognized the problem and a shot of epinephrine followed. After I was stable, my mom took me home where she and my sister took turns sponging me off in a lukewarm bath for the next three days, to insure that I wouldn’t suffer any long-term side effects, like mental retardation or cardiovascular morphology. I still have a prolapsed mitral valve to show for it, but I am very much lucky to be alive. If they didn’t teach you this in your Oriental Medicine school, you are worse than maltrained. Even my late RN mother knew more medicine than you do.

      • Blankety-Blank says:

        While I completely agree with your general perception and the intent of your response, antibiotics can kill you, if you’re allergic. Take this from someone who had a really close call. I still am a huge fan of antibiotics, but there is a family of them I have to be very careful to avoid.

        It’s doctors who are the biggest threat. Most of them are well intentioned, but they still don’t know nearly enough about what they’re doing to be very helpful unless there is an easy lab test to define the problem, and they manage to correctly order that test. (There’s a great book, “How Doctors Think” in which the author, himself a famous physician, tells about how he had an awful experience with a leading medical school physician).

        Then there’s “mental health”. A total unknown. That is an arena within which the irrational guy you replied to is actually correct about. Take and anti-depressant – it won’t help you, may in fact cause you to kill yourself or someone else, but it certainly brings in tons of money to the pharma thieves.

        Of course the ditzy guy also missed the two biggest problems in health care: Congress, which is determined that poor people should not have access to it unless they can somehow scrounge up enough money to pay absurdly high bills for access, and insurance companies, which make the costs of even routine care twice what any other developed nation pays. Who cares about antibiotics (which will soon be useless due to vast overuse in animals and who knows what else). Then it will be the morticians who are making obscene amounts of money, not that they aren’t already. But when huge numbers of folks start dying, those profits will skyrocket. Why can’t my kids just dig a hole in our backyard and stick me there? This ditz misses a number of vital targets.

  5. L. A. McDonough says:

    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.

  6. L. A. McDonough says:

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

  7. Roddy Pfeiffer says:

    Billions of people have died from what are now minor infections. Billions of people have buried their children that would have been saved by 6 pills. You can depend on your immune system to save you, but don’t call for medicine when you are dying.

    • You can’t depend on your immune system to save you if it is as malnourished as the majority of Americans’ bodies are. I stopped having respiratory infections after I started taking enough vitamin D3. My arteriosclerosis and blood pressure issues stopped after I added vitamin K2. Antiinflammatories of all kinds will prevent a variety of diseases, including most cancers.

  8. Roddy Pfeiffer says:

    In many countries antibiotics are OTC and extremely cheap. In Asia, South and Central America, Africa, and Russia you just walk in and buy them. In America, the doctors and pharmacies have a stranglehold on them. Funny thing, though. In America they are having so-called antibiotic resistant infections going around. In the countries where medicine is freely available, not so.

  9. If it is available for veterinarians, it is probably the same thing that pharmacists sell for many times more the vet’s price, and requires no prescription, being sold OTC at a farm and ranch supply place.

    • John Roberts says:

      Get antibiotics from companies that sell fish antibiotics. It is the exact same thing, and no prescription is necessary…….For now.

      • An antibiotic is an antibiotic as long as it is the same organism or chemical. It doesn’t matter where you get it, but if you are in a agricultural community and you don’t have the time to wait for it, it is likely to be sitting on the shelf at the Big R, or whatever is comparable in your town.

  10. I was just curious.I already know from my own experience that the best antibiotic is a well-nourished immune system that hasn’t been ravished by any pharmaceuticals. Beyond that, it may be time for an oil change, as Dr. Sherry Rogers puts it. Cut back or eliminate the hydrogenated vegetable oils that poison the entire body and ramp up the good oils and omega 3s.

    • John Roberts says:

      You are out of your mind. Antibiotics are one of the miracles of the modern era. Do you have any idea how many people died from bacterial infections due to a tiny scratch, let alone a battle field wound. If a person has a bacterial infection, antibiotics will save your life. The problem with antibiotics has come about because they are prescribed for a viral infection, and this application is worthless. Just so you know who you are talking to: I am a Licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine with over 30 yrs. experience.

      • How much do you know about the biochemistry of the immune system, since it isn’t taught in your specialty any more than in a Western one? Neither of you pay particular attention to proper nutrition, which has become impossible without supplementation.
        Antibiotics are seldom properly prescribed, but the immune system doesn’t need to aid and abet an infection nor get a largely placebo assistance from an antibiotic which will devastate the intestinal biome for months to years, leaving the patient without natural immunity that has worked fine for longer than antibiotics have been imagined, let alone available.

  11. JJ,
    What part of the intestinal biome do they ravage?

  12. Mark says:

    amoxicillin is great. Its the one you want. PenVK is good too. Dentist here. Clindamycin is ok if you have a penicillin allergy but only in that case. It can cause digestive issues.

  13. John Roberts says:

    Yes, Cephalexin is the appropriate substitute. Good advice.

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