posted on Sep, 9 2007 @ 06:32 PM
In most survival situations, I think a month's supply should be enough. Any time that things are so serious that you can't go see a doctor for 30
days straight will likely last a lot longer, you are inevitably going to run out of medication anyway. I know for a lot of problems it isn't an
option, but I would recommend that anyone who can slowly eases them off of any substance they need to keep them alive besides food and water.
Like you said, if the medication you need is prescription only and you have to go back to the doctor every month, there aren't many legal ways of you
getting more than the current amount. Even if you could, then you have to start worrying about expiry dates. Then you have to think about where you
are going to keep it. If you work an average 40 hour work week, then 23% of all your time you will be at work and unable to get to your medication if
you quickly need to get to it. Depending on the situation you may not be able to drive all the way home and get to it. Will you carry all of your
stash on you at all times? Half with you and half at home? All at home? There is a lot to think about.
If something serious enough happens, humans will be subject to natural selection again. There are people currently alive who would not be alive if it
wasn't for modern society... TONS of them. This includes basically anyone with any form of serious handicap or disease. Anyone with a disease like
diabetes, anyone mentally handicapped, or anyone physically handicapped will be in very bad shape if a disaster hits. Think about the proportion of
our society that are only being kept here by drugs, oxygen tanks, wheelchair ramps, etc. Even people with glasses, which has become quite a large
portion of our society.... if my glasses break, my vision is poor enough that I am essentially screwed from a survival perspective.
So basically you're on a position where either a month of medication is going to be sufficient, or you're screwed in the long run anyway.