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SUPPLIES NEEDED

Because all health care is provided for free, it is necessary that we receive donations of supplies to continue to serve the Family. This following list should serve as a guideline for supplies needed to set up any CALM unit, whether at a medium sized Regional or at the annual Gathering:

A batteries, AA batteries, AA batteries

ace wraps of various sizes for sprains

acupuncture supplies--needles and moxa

alcohol wipes and cotton balls

antiseptics: alcohol

hydrogen peroxide

blankets

bleach

buckets

calamine lotion

condoms

crutches

dixie cups

eye wash equipment

flashlights

green soap

homeopathics--especially arnica

hand washing soap and materials

hot water bottles

ice packs

kleenex

ipecac

lanterns

lime (powdered)

magnifying glass

massage tables

mats

minerals--especially calcium and zinc

OTC meds that folks might find helpful

oxygen, face masks and cannulas

papers towels

powdered sulfur (used to treat scabies)

q-tips

ropes, various sizes

scissors

sheets and bedding materials

stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs

stretchers

sun screen, sun screen, sun screen

tampons and sanitary supplies

tents

thermometers

toilet paper

tongue depressors

trash bags

tweezers

vaseline


topicals:

antibiotic creams

arnica

aloe vera gel

burn ointments,


calendula

charcoal

clay


skin lotions

sun screen

tiger balm


construction tools: tarps, ropes, hammers, shovels, shelving materials

Band-Aids and various types of bandages:

2x2’s and 4x4’s

Kling gauze of various sizes


gauze

tape

2 1/2 gallon water containers and hoses for wash stations for hands and dishes

aspirin, tylenol, ibuprofen, benedryl (both pill and liquid forms)

bee sting kit--and ways to deal with anaphylactic shock

bug repellent--citronella is very effective--also citronella candles

diapers (why parents are so dumb as to not bring their own is pretty frightening)

epsom salt, comfrey leaves and foot soak bowls--lots of foot injuries from walking barefoot

Kwell, Kwell, Kwell. Rid works well for lice. However for scabies lindane is necessary. (The problem is that lindane is neurotoxic and needs to be used sparingly.)

rescue remedy, rescue remedy, rescue remedy and other Bach Flower Essences

vitamins of all kinds--Vitamin C and B complex are very important; E, A, D, multivits and prenatals are also good

rubber gloves--never touch an open wound without them

Herbs

Tinctures are best because they are easy to use. When using raw herbs, it is best to put them into gelatin capsules. Teas can be made as well. However often it is difficult at regionals to set up a good tea kitchen. Also, when working with teas, dosages can be harder to determine.

Some herbs to bring include:

alfalfa

arnica (topical and homeopathic)

calendula

cayenne

chamomile

comfrey

dandelion

dong quai (angelica)

echinacea

eyebright

feverfew

garlic

ginger

ginseng

goldenseal

grapefruit seed

lavender

licorice

lobelia

marshmallow

mint

mullen

nettle

Oregon grape root

osha root

raspberry leaf

red clover

rose hip

sage

skullcap

spirulina

valerian

wild yam

yuan piway



If you bring herbs, make sure that they are properly wrapped, bundled, and labeled. We have had to throw away lots of herbs in the past because we didn’t know what they were.

If your knowledge of herbs is limited please check with an herbalist or with a good book of herbology before gathering your own. Different herbs are best harvested at different times of the year. Also the medicinal qualities vary with each part of the herbs. It may be the flower, the leaf, the stem or the root which is the most active part.


And of course, green energy is always appreciated!!!!!