Imodium can be a big help during a crisis for your digestive system. This article will show you just how important it is to pack it in your bug out bag. Check it out below!
When travelling under duress/stress your body typically responds pretty badly to the food you encounter and encourage it to eat. Traveller’s diarrhea is a legitimately dangerous thing to have in emergency situations (diarrhea = dehydration), and yet it’s something very easily caused by contact with any sort of contaminated food or water, which can be loaded with nasties from Salmonella, to E. coli, Shigella, Giardia, as well as many others.
IMODIUM IN EMERGENCY/SURVIVAL SITUATIONS
I’m not exaggerating when I say this – if a disaster were to strike right this moment, besides assessing the situation, making sure my family is okay, grabbing my gear, and getting ready to bolt into action if necessary, I would 100% pre-emptively pop an Imodium.
For those of you who have no idea what the hell an Imodium is and why it seems to work such magic, Imodium (Loperamide) is a pill that works by slowing down your digestive system (gut movements) to an absurd degree. Practical applications – it makes stool altogether much less watery, even in the case of diarrhea, and also overall really decreases the number of bowel movements you would have to take – I’m talking a significantdecrease here.
Now, Imodium is not something that should be taken regularly. Don’t take it every time you go out to eat – and definitely don’t take it on a daily basis. You build up an immunity to Imodium, so make sure to use it only when it counts. If you feel you might need it, but don’t want too much, I’d also advise splitting a pill in half and using just a half – as it’s really useful to keep your immunity to Imodium down so it can work it’s magic when you really need it.
REAL WORLD CONSIDERATIONS: EVERYDAY CARRYING IMODIUM
As you can plainly see, Imodium is actually one of the handiest tiny tools you can have around for survival and prepper purposes. If you drudge through my past EDCs, you will notice that I have an aluminium canister/capsule that lives on my keychain at all times which contains Imodium and actually a tiny magnet compass. Surviving is more than just (see what I did there?) waiting for the apocalypse, but rather being that guy (or gal) who is always prepared for all the terrible shit life will throw at you.
Who knew that imodium could be so helpful in a time of crisis. It's hard to even think about our digestive system when SHTF but now you know that it's very smart to always carry some with you.
For more information on the benefits of imodium, check out More Than Just Surviving.