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FAK came in handy today

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by bluecrow76, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. bluecrow76

    bluecrow76 Loaded Pockets

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    For my birthday/father's day, I bought myself a Maxpedition FR-1 pouch to use as a FAK. I stocked it up with the usual contents and stuck it with my BOB/72 hour kit bag.

    Today I was at a clients and managed to give myself a nice deep cut on my ring finger with my SOG Trident while clumsily trying to open a plastic package. After almost passing out (I don't do well initially with blood) I started to worry about how I was going to tend to myself, then I remembered the new FAK, retrieved it from the car and went to the restroom.

    When I stocked it, I put some butterfly closures in it. I don't think I've ever used a butterfly closure before, but this incident sure called for one. Those are going to be a permanent staple from now on!

    While the FR-1 is definitely overkill for the size FAK I need in my EDC, and its contents are ever evolving, I'm sure glad I had it today!
     
  2. artblur

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    i love it when being prepared comes in handy.

    sorry about your wound though.
     
  3. hafpit

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    Glad you were so well prepared. Hopefully the next time you use your FAK it will be for someone else.
     
  4. Sailsmaker89

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    Thats what it is about,... quietly waiting for the call that may never come but when it does,... makes a big difference

    now imagine the way your day would have went if you didn't have that oversized band-aid holder in your car...

    John
     
  5. BravoOscarFoxtrotHotel

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    This again goes to show that you'll never go wrong having some sort of FAK with you. Nice job!
    Sorry for you getting hurt....
     
  6. Flight-ER-Doc

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    Good job. Thats what the kits are for....
     
  7. ltbarber

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    EDC to the rescue!
     
  8. CDavisJK

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    some packages just call for shears instead of knives. I'm glad you were prepared for the unexpected though.
     
  9. aldo_vic_t

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    Its a good thing you were prepared. Better to have it and not need it. But in this case, you did.
     
  10. Chuk

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    There was a time I never carried a First Aid Kit but now I have a fully stocked FAK always in my truck,I too have had my share of self inflicted cuts......
     
  11. GrayShadows

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    Great work. Just think that little scare will make you even more prepared for the future.
     
  12. Santiago67

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    Glad it worked out and you were prepared.
     
  13. Moonberrys

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    Don't you love when you are prepared for these sort of things!