My pharma-kit, a variation of Austere Provisions Company’s kit

I read Yancey Harrington’s LMS Defense blog article on a “different kind of trauma kit.”  Based on opinions and direction of Mike Griffin of Austere Provisions Company, Harrington provided a great overview and why you should have some over-the-counter drugs with you.

The pharma-kit thus far.

I visited the local drug store and grabbed everything I needed.  I initially started to make small individual packets using a vintage FoodSaver, but it got old fast. The following was my shopping list.  Just buy generic – it’s the same stuff.

-Acetaminophen 500mg 12 Packets of 2 (Compare to Tylenol)
-Aspirin 325mg 18 Packets of 2 (Compare to Bayer)
-Ibuprofen 200mg 18 Packets of 2 (Compare to Motrin)
-Phenylephrene HCL 5mg 18 Packets of 2 (Compare to Sudafed PE)
-Diphenhydramine 25mg 18 Packets of 1 (Compare to Benadryl)
-Loratadine 10mg 3 Packets of 1 (Compare to Claritin)
-Alamag Plus 24 Packets of 2 (Compare to Maalox Plus)
-Loperamide HCL 2mg 12 Packets of 1 (Compare to Imodium AD)
-Meclizine Hydrochloride 25mg 3 Packets of 1 (Compare to Dramamine Less Drowsy)
-Cold Relief Multi-Component Tablet 12 Packets of 2
-Zantac 75 6 Packets of 1
-NoDoz 200mg 9 Packets of 2
-Talnaftate 1% 12 Packets of cream (Compare to Tinactin)
-Assorted Flavors of Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement Solution 6 Packets for mixing with 16oz of water each

I added an extra pair of contact lenses, saline solution and Alka-Seltzer.  I really don’t need Alka-Seltzer since it’s covered by the acetaminophen, aspirin, and Maalox Plus, but the fizzy action does sooth the sour stomach faster.  In place of Maalox, I used Gaviscon instead since I’ve personally experienced positive results.  In place of Phenylephrene, I went ahead and asked for Pseudoephedrine.  I have to hit two stores to buy the amount I want…  I’m also contemplating on Ephedrine HCl for any minor asthma problems I may encounter.  I found some Crystal Light drink mix, but I have yet to try it out.

I also added a sheet with pill description, dosage and generic name in two kits that I managed to make.  If you do not want to make your own kit, you can buy it here.

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4 Comments on “My pharma-kit, a variation of Austere Provisions Company’s kit”

  1. October 3, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    +1 for Gaviscon
    Vitalyte is also pretty tasty, IMO. It’s usually the brand used in half marathons/marathons.

  2. October 4, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    I just throw a bunch of OTC stuff in an empty pill bottle in my day bag.

    Aspirin
    Ibuprofen
    Tylenol
    Generic Benadryl
    Generic Claritin
    Tums

    My allergies also suck.

  3. HJ
    September 14, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    Dude, quit playing with the Sudafed PE equivalent. It’s useless. Take it from a guy who’s had allergies for 39 years. Get the real stuff you have to ask the pharmacist for.

    • September 14, 2011 at 11:19 am #

      Agreed. That’s exactly what I did with my kit ;).

      Allergies suck.

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