Hello, my friend and welcome back! A series of recent events has lead me to wonder about just what I would do if someone close to me or even myself were to become faced with a trauma situation in a post SHTF world. There are some things you really need to do and decide before it happens, so grab yourself a cup of coffee and have a seat while we visit.
I’m sitting here writing this while I sit in the waiting room of a hospitable. They are replacing one of my wife’s knees, and the thought of something happening to her is terrifying. We have been married for 35 years and it is still hard to breath when we are apart. She is my world and I would be lost without her.
What if however, this was post-SHTF? What if something life threatening happened to her and what would I be willing to do to save her? These are hard questions to answer, but really need to be seriously considered. When or if I am ever confronted with it, I want to know that my actions have been thoroughly thought out beforehand.
This is something we will all be forced to deal with when it all goes to hell so take the time to figure out how you will deal with it when your time comes. When you or a loved one becomes deathly injured, your gut reaction will be to throw in the towel and get real medical help in a hospital or Government facility. But is this really the best action to take based on the situation or is it an emotional response?
In most scenarios, hospitals will still be working, but filled with Government personnel and going there would be tantamount to turning yourself into the authorities. If they are even willing to help you, they will want to ask you a ton of questions and you better have the answers they want to hear. In either case, the best you could hope for would be that they take care of the person while you are ushered off to a Government work camp. You would be hard pressed to come up with a good reason for having a gunshot wound, if not they may just leave them to die.
So what can you do when faced with a situation like this?
What you would want to do is find Dr. you can trust and if not, a member of your group that has taken the time to learn how to treat traumatic injuries. While they may not be a Dr., at least you know the patient won’t wind up in a work camp if they survive. When faced with a life or death situation, you will need to keep your wits about you and with everything else going on, that will be a hard thing to do.
You must fight the temptation to run to the authorities because you could put yourself and others at risk of being discovered and captured. You need to talk to your loved ones today and make the decision now on what you will do to save their lives. If you are like me, I know that what I must do will not be what I want to do so dealing with this now rather than when it happens will hopefully make it a little easier when the time comes.
Now please don’t misunderstand me, no amount of preparations will make it easy, and the best you can hope for is to be prepared and know what has to be done. Knowing that everyone with you understands what will be done if it happens to them is vital. Just remember, that whatever you decide, you will have to live with it for the rest of your life.
I strongly suggest that you appoint someone in your group to be the designated Dr. and that person should get all of the training now that they can so when the time comes they will know how to handle different emergencies, even trauma. You would be surprised how much good a well-trained person can do using the simplest of things and knowledge of how to treat different wounds. In the case of a gunshot, once the bleeding is under control, flushing the wound with sterile water and then removing any foreign debris and bone fragments then applying a lot of antibiotics to the wound then wrapping it will at least give them a fighting chance. This is only if it is not a lung or gut shot. For more information, on the subject then visit The Survival Dr. or The Medical Prepper .
The key to being able to survive in a post SHTF world will be being prepared and knowing what to do. Education should be one of your constant preps and you can never have too much. Well, that is it for today and I hope you have found today’s post worthwhile. Until next time, stay prepared, stay strong and stay prepared. God Save America!
2 thoughts on “Dealing with trauma in a posts SHTF world!”
Sorry to hear about about your wife Sarge, hope everything goes ok.
Thank you! She came through like the trooper I know she is. After all, she has to be tuff to put up with my old butt! 🙂