My first aid kit

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Joey83

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Hello.

Though I'd share the contents of the first aid kits I have in my car and at home and ask if there is something I should add to it.

It contains the following items.

Small wounds:
2 Dry swabs
Assorted bandaids and one icebag.

Medium wounds:
2 Dry swabs
1 Sterile wound dressing (10x16cm)
4 Skin cleansing swabs

Large wounds:
1 Sterile wound dressing (17x17cm)
1 Rolled elastic bandage

Other items:
1 pair of tweezers
1 Scissor
1 Tick remover
6 Safetypins
1 Adhesive tape
1 Respiratory sheet
1 First aid blanket
1 Pair of disposable gloves

All made by a company called RFX Care

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I would add the typical individually packed aspirin, alieve, anti diarrhea, Benadryl, triple antibiotic, sting relief, Sam splint, tourniquet, Israeli bandage, more nitrile gloves. Great start! The boo boo kit stuff is what gets used 90% of the time.
 

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I have a separate trauma kit that includes; 4" and 6" Israeli bandages, medical tape, gauze bandages, Celox blood clotter in a military applicator, blood clotter sponge, wound stapler, sterile syringe for wound irrigation, sterile hemostats, instant ice pack, alcohol and wound wipes, cotton swabs, tourniquet, trauma shears, nitrile gloves and disposable medical face masks. Hopefully you will never need to use any of this stuff, but after that one instance occurs you will always carry it.
 

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Also, consider having a bag that is lite enough to take with you if you are ever separated from your rig. Some of these kits are big and heavy and not practical to take with you on a hike.
 

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Aid bags need to be made to cover the likely injuries youll get when out and about. Think bug bites, animal/reptile bites, sun exposure, hot and cold weather injuries, slammed thumbs in doors, camp fire burns, or trips at night over a cooler on the way to use the woodline. Like the guys said above boo boo kits are 100% the most used items. The next thing is to take some training or at least watch videos on how to use the items in the kit.

Id make a kit for the rig and one for walking around.

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Add a small roll of duct tape (mine is wrapped around a bic lighter in my E&E bag and) to your tape supplies in your kit. It will adhere to pretty much anything while medical tape usually only sticks to exam gloves, not to mention it can be used for a variety of tent and hose repairs.
 
we built ours. My wife has been in the medical field for over 40 yrs. I ordered the bag & we slowly stocked it with items that she felt was necessary: 2 ace bandages, 4x4 dressings, tourniquet, gauze bandages (various sizes), steri-strips (various sizes), suture (various sizes), suture kit w\needle holder, basic house hold band-aids, knuckle bandages, scalpel (3 sizes), Bedidine Solution, Neospoine, Kelly Clamp, Hibiclens, irrigation sterile water solution, 60 cc irrigating syringe, magnifying glass, cotton tip applicators, Benadryl Gel & Spray (bug bites, burns), Bayer Aspirin, Imodium, adhesive medical tape, Coban Elastic Bandage.
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This is all great items to have in a med kit.

I'd defiantly recommend the Israeli bandage, TQ, large pads of gauss, adhesive bandage tape, snake bite kit and more essentials than can be used to temporarily work in case of an emergency situation. These items can be used to add life saving minutes to the clock when needed. --- Vodka and duct tape for everything else. Stay safe!
 
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This is all great items to have in a med kit.

I'd defiantly recommend the Israeli bandage, TQ, large pads of gauss, adhesive bandage tape, snake bite kit and more essentials than can be used to temporarily work in case of an emergency situation. These items can be used to add life saving minutes to the clock when needed. --- Vodka and duct tape for everything else. Stay safe!
Vodka is for the one administering the first aid, right? ;)
 
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This is all great items to have in a med kit.

I'd defiantly recommend the Israeli bandage, TQ, large pads of gauss, adhesive bandage tape, snake bite kit and more essentials than can be used to temporarily work in case of an emergency situation. These items can be used to add life saving minutes to the clock when needed. --- Vodka and duct tape for everything else. Stay safe!
Don't waste your money on a snake bite kit, they're a gimmick and they certainly don't work. Imagine a glass of water (your bloodstream) now put two drops of red food dye (venom) in that water, now try to suck the dye back out.

If bitten:
  1. Remain as calm as possible
  2. Try to slow your heart rate by limiting movement. Lay down and slow your breathing.
  3. Send someone to get help after they've marked your location on a GPS, Phone, or they know exactly where your located. Do not try and walk out on your own unless you have no other choice.
  4. Have said person notify the receiving hospital so that they can get the only thing that works...antivenom specific to the snake that bit you.
 

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Don't waste your money on a snake bite kit, they're a gimmick and they certainly don't work. Imagine a glass of water (your bloodstream) now put two drops of red food dye (venom) in that water, now try to suck the dye back out.

If bitten:
  1. Remain as calm as possible
  2. Try to slow your heart rate by limiting movement. Lay down and slow your breathing.
  3. Send someone to get help after they've marked your location on a GPS, Phone, or they know exactly where your located. Do not try and walk out on your own unless you have no other choice.
  4. Have said person notify the receiving hospital so that they can get the only thing that works...antivenom specific to the snake that bit you.
Solid info! thanks!
 
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