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Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by jda, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. jda

    jda Loaded Pockets

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    i have a fak that lives in my edc bag the contents are:
    9 4x4s
    7 toppers
    9 iodine swabs
    1 pair latex free gloves
    12 or so cotton balls
    1 rool e-tape
    small packet of quick clot silver

    boo-boo kit
    8 small packets of neosporin type cream
    20 bandaids
    bottle of asprin

    my question is did i miss any thing important
    or should i remove any thing

    p.s. i have basic first aid traning and cpr traning
     
  2. Synaptic Misfire
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    Extra gloves, remember two is one and one is none.

    Beyond that think in terms of what you want this kit to do and adjust appropriately.
     
  3. jda

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    what sucks is the fact that i am accident prone and my hobbies dont :help:

    so every thing under stitches ,breaks ,internal bleeding ,ect. i would like to be capable to handle
     
  4. Exmasonite

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    one question would be what your purpose of the bag would be: to help yourself or conceivably health others.

    If it's the latter and you're CPR trained, i'd throw in a CPR mask.

    i'm also a big fan of steri strips/butterfly strips for close cuts.

    some people have discussed tissue glue/superglue to close wounds... that's a whole other discussion (as to whether you want to close an open wound) but i think there are a few situations where it could be helpful.
     
  5. solocanoe

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    I don't know why I do this, but I've gone to smaller amounts of :
    Aspirin - Ibuprofen - Acetaminophen -and a combo
    Bayer -Advil - Tylenol - Excedrin

    I've read there are "best uses" for each... - mostly I take Excedrin - but I think I just feel better carrying really small amounts of all 4. :rolleyes:
     
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    +1 on the Butterfly Strips, maybe some king of wound cleaning solution.
     
  7. jda

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    already got em (butterflies)but just counted them in with the bandaids
    as far as the other pills go asprin is usualy all i need that is not on my keys in a pill fob(advil)
     
  8. StealthChaser13

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    +1 for the cpr mask...even if its just one of those thin plastic single use barriers
     
  9. Buzzcut

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    Looks like you have most of what you need, and what your training will allow. O0


    :iagree: with the CPR mask. I hate using'em, but if you plan to give rescue breaths to strangers, they're a must. Small one works in a pinch for EDC FAKs. For a larger kit, go with a larger padded mask, they create a better seal and allow better air transfer IMO.*

    *(important note: my experience is limited to training dummies, so if someone with field experience could expand on this it'd be appreciated).

    Other options (but by no means necessary):

    A chemical ice pack or two is a nice option when you get a nasty twist or strain, but they can be heavy and bulky, so if you're carrying the FAK a long distance, or are short on space, skip it. More of a comfort item than anything.

    Wound cleaning can generally be handled when you get to a sink--soap and water is tried and true. If your hobbies find you someplace where that isn't an option, then some sort of saline and/or betadine wound wash might help.
     
  10. jda

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    any particular brand that you would recomend(cpr mask)

    most of the time i have a un opened waterbottle in the pack so i can clean wounds with that in a pinch

    as far as my hobbies go they are hunting fishing camping ect. but this kit lives in my edc pack
     
  11. NAdams65

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    If your kit is just EDC then you have a good start. If you are taking that same kit out to the woods you might add a few things.

    In addition to the stuff you mentioned, I like to have an ACE bandage, some form of sling-type device like a triangular bandage, CPR mask (previously mentioned),
    roller gauze.......ect....ect

    That's the problem.....it's hard to EDC all that stuff. At least get the CPR mask!! :shrug:
     
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    Sky Dog.
    With you on the one way valve. Must
     
  14. jda

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    NAdams65 this is the edc kit so imho much more is over kill

    sky dog thanks for the link
     
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    Roger that.....sounds like you are on the right track.
     
  16. Buzzcut

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    Not experienced enough to say what works best, but I'll show you what I have.

    Both masks come from the Red Cross; a small face shield for EDC and a mask for my car FAK.

    The small one comes in two different cases (shown). There are smaller ones out there that pack tight enough to hang on a keyring, but this one suits me for my CoComm Pocket Organizer.

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    Note that the case comes with gloves (to right of case below). I don’t use the cases at all, instead just keeping the mask in its plastic bag in my organizer.

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    The larger mask seems to be easier/more efficient for ventilation (at least on the CPR dummies I’ve used them on), as the soft padded rim creates a tight seal around the patient’s mouth. The downside is it’s bigger and bulkier.

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    For what it’s worth.
    :)