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    Question Philippines Disaster Packing List

    If you were going to deploy to this Disaster in a Medical Support role. What would you pack ?

    Lets limit this for discussion purposes to one bag.

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    A bulldozer!

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    Socks, water filter, sunscreen, insect repellent, ear plugs, sleep mask, dust masks, leather work gloves, lots of bandaids, bar soap, well fitting boots, portable clothes line (para cord and clothes pins), a couple of half-way decent multitools (packed in luggage), pens, notepaper, duct tape, chargers for electronics.
    Good medicine in bad places

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    Forgot: Headlamps and flashlights (LED), batteries, solar powered calculator
    Good medicine in bad places

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    U goin to add the pocket protector to the list, doc!? Lol

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    condoms and malaria pills. It's the Philippines. I'm sure plenty of hookers survived.

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    solar calculator???? dude their asian. they dont need a calculator

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    Power Bars.

    Joe - NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by driftz240 View Post
    solar calculator???? dude their asian. they dont need a calculator
    I've been on more than a dozen international disaster responses, and calculators were always in demand.

    YMMV
    Good medicine in bad places

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    I take the original question to be what a person should take to support themselves so they can implement the medical supplies and facilities that will be provided by other agency's.
    Fidel MD has a good point about the calculator....my wife is a RN at a urgent care and catches med errors occasionally made by others by rechecking the dosages......with a calculator. Meds for children have to be accurate and if the doses are sent in adult sizes they have to be adjusted.
    Headlamps are indispensable for any kind of work without grid power, and powerbars to keep up your own energy so you can help others. Also the food may not be available or you may not trust it. We have gone into the backcountry of reservations here in the US to help people and it is a eyeopener that you have to be there to believe.

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