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#21 Bob Sanders

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 08:35 AM

I would like for one of you guys that have some experience and training to post a list of supplies needed in a first aid kit. Many of the store bought kits seem to have a lot of useless junk. Maybe gear it to those that have some knowledge of first aid, but not quite first responders.
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#22 Michael Ray

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:28 PM

Bob, there are a lot of levels of first aid kits.  What's your intended use of the kit?  Range/competition, blowout/EDC, trekking/hiking, general home kit, etc.? 

 

As a place to start, every kit possessed by shooters (defensive or competition, it doesn't matter) should contain two things:  A tourniquet and a roll of gauze (preferably the hemostatic type like QuikClot).  Frankly, I prefer the z-folded gauze since it won't roll over the floor if you drop it and it feeds better. 

 

Beyond those two things, you have to assess your intended use of the kit.  That'll largely drive what you put into it (For instance:  Our home kit contains burn treatment items like silver sulfadiazine and plain 4" rolled gauze).


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#23 David Marlow

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 07:26 AM

+1 on Amazon.  They have cases of IV fluids for very low prices, and looking around quickly at other stuff, they have everything necessary.  I personally can't stand pre-made IFAKs, as they include things you don't need and don't have things you do. 

 

FYI, if you are looking to buy one of the tourniquets issued by the military, forget the CAT altogether.  The CAT is the black nylon tourniquet with the velcro and the plastic windlass (The stick you wind).  We found the velcro to be no good at holding and the plastic windlass breaks if you try to use it on a leg because of how hard you have to twist it.  Get the SOF tourniquet, may be called other brand names.  It's the one with the alligator teeth friction buckle and the aluminum windlass.  You can use that on any extremity and it will be great.



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Posted 24 September 2018 - 09:53 PM

So rubbing some dirt on it isn’t really a thing?! Good to know! Oh well, it’s gotten me this far...




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