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In your own opinion what are some items every First Aid Kit should have?

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by dudepal1510, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Karmakanic

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    Triangular bandage, resuscitation face shield, gloves.
    To me, First-aid is just that, keeping someone alive until the experts get there. Obviously if you live, hunt or work miles from civilisation, you may have different priorities.
     
  2. Jme.

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    This.

    I think a lot of people overthink their EDC first aid. Yeah I have gauze and band aids and burn ointment etc....but from my experience if you have a face shield, gloves and bandages you can do most of what you really need on a daily basis.

    Certainly if you are talking worst case scenario or backwoods first aid you need more. But with three or four triangular bandages you can take care of a lot.


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  3. charlie fox

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    2" tape and Maxipads. If you have kids, add Bandaids.


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  4. SPARKY 481

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    Bandaids, tweezers, gauze, tape, Neosporin type creams, knife, CPR mouth shield, basic first aid training
     
  5. jonny8642

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    Along with that be able to improvise and think on their feet quickly.
    Personal experience and something to add

    -Tampons.in case your wife forgets to replace the emergency one in her purse, great for nose bleeds (learned that from wrestling in grade school) and gauze if you don't have scissors handy to cut gauze in case you get something lodged into someone and you have to bandage around the object(learned this last saturday when we drove up on a roll over and one victim had glass lodged into her arm and my FAK was lacking).
     
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