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Show me your FAKs.

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by ArkansasFan30, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. ArkansasFan30

    ArkansasFan30 Loaded Pockets

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    I have never had personal need for much medical gear, but I like seeing what people think is useful and helpful in their go bags and so forth. I'd like to put something together to replace my current system and have a few ideas of what I want in it, but I can't find an organizational pouch that I'm satisifed with so help me out.

    Boo boo kit, OTC meds, trauma, IFAK, or group kit...doesn't matter. Show it off.
     
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  2. junkbin

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    I keep my Personal Hygiene and Booboo kit in my wallet:
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    Booboo Kit: Antibiotic cream, burn gel, sterile pad to apply them with (alcohol pad opened), BZK towel, small band-aid, med band-aid, spider man band-aid, 2 small safety pens, med safety pen, ear plugs (purple things):
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    Hygiene: 2 sicks gum, floss stick, 2 Q-tips, alcohol/lens wipe:
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    Pharma goes in the outside zip:2 benadryl, 2 zyrtec, zantac, naproxen, imodium, ambien, tums and lance
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  3. PaBushcrafter4659

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    Here's the one that stays in my day pack..it's pretty basic but I plan on throwing some quick clot in it, some Oral IV's (when they come in) and some chem lights.

    Later today I'll include a picture of my truck kit...its a big'n!

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  4. ArkansasFan30

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    Thanks for the replies, guys.

    Otherwise a failure of a thread, lol.
     
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  5. Dok J

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    Most of us have our FAK threads in this subforum.
    Mine is here.
     
  6. ArkansasFan30

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    There's a subforum?!

    I just want a good pouch idea, lol.
     
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  7. Dok J

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    Yes, just this one, first aid station...
    Some have them in their "show your EDC" threads, too.
     
  8. jonesywales

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    Here's one I am currently building. I use a Condor Pocket Pouch
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    Here it is opened. I still need to fill the transport tubes on the left with Betadine and Hydrogen Peroxide.
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    Here are the contents of my kit so far minus the tubes, tweezers, pen, safety pins, and tape (on the left cord)
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  9. smellypaddler

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    Here are some of mine:

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    This is the little one that fits into a small Loksak and sits in my EDC bag.

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    This is a slightly larger one that lives in the nappy (diaper) bag.

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    This is the one that I take hiking with me.

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    This is my large packable wilderness kit that I use for wilderness/overseas travel.

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    This is my trauma bag that goes on long car trips or is left in the car at the trailhead when going backcountry skiing etc.
     
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    Don't have one. I need to get one though.
     
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  11. breakingcontact

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    Some of you all have some awesome kits. I've got the basic basics. I don't see any Israeli bandages in this thread. Not popular?
     
  12. ArkansasFan30

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    I watched several videos about Israeli bandages, read about them, and I think they're a good idea. Yes, it came from Israel, and with the time it took to get here I'm convinced an old woman swam across the Atlantic with it taped to her floaties.

    Having said that, I do own an Israeli bandage although it hasn't yet migrated into my IFAK. Why? My tactical ziploc bag holding the contents of my IFAK together isn't large enough, lol. So it kinda rides loosely in my Falcon II.
     
  13. teakwood

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    Ill take pictures of mine sometime tonight or tomorrow
     
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    [quote="smellypaddler, post: 1465952, member: 26960"
    This is a slightly larger one that lives in the nappy (diaper) bag.

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    What pouch is that please?
     
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  15. OrangutanClyde

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    took some pictures of mine today, It's the first real FAK I've put together :) it's mostly an AMK Lightweight .5 with some additions.

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  16. ArkansasFan30

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    Clyde,how do you like that pouch? Is it the FR-1?
     
  17. OrangutanClyde

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    yeah it is, sturdy and full of nice places to stash stuff including well thought out elastic straps. Too bulky to sit on the front of that Kato though, whipped it off and put it inside. Love it though!
     
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    Better late than never right ;)

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    Its a condor FAK feel free to ask questions if you guys really want me to empty it I will hahah
     
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    It's a rip-away Condor FAK. I keep it in the back of my Toyota FJ.
     
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    This is not my FAK, it is part of my everyday carry where I have to/want to travel light. I can not carry a full-sized FAK able to handle a trauma situation on a daily basis, I focus on the far more common "boo boos". In addition to this I carry several field dressings which can handle bleeding.

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    The pocket is a Rite in te Rain 3 x 5 cover and I carry two of those, one for the medical stuff and one for "tools", which basically means firesteel, swisscard, Leatherman bits etc.

    Attached to that is a tritium vial which makes it easy to find in the dark, either in the bag or when it is taken out in a dark environment. Also attached to the keyring is a Victorinox Classic SD (shown taken out)

    It opens up to two pockets, the left one is filled with black nitrile gloves, not sure how many but it is more than enough. Not a big fan of black medical gloves but got them from a friend of mine and I do like the fit and feel of them, I will probably go for the light version next time: Bear Claw.

    The reason for that is quite simple, it is hard to see blood on the gloves when doing a full body examination, for example from under clothes. Other than that they are great and if you need the stealth then go for it, it is a pretty minor con.

    The right side is filled with the contents you can see in the last picture, from left to right:

    2 Cosmopor E
    4 Alcohol swabs
    2 Needles for extracting splinters etc.
    1 Library card with tape for protection against chafing from shoes etc. Can obviously be used as regular tape
    3 Large band aids that can be cut to desired size with the scissors from the SAK.
    2 Small band aids. Not sure how they work or if they are any good. They came in a pack I got from our equivalent to Walmart and I just threw it in there because they didn't weigh much.
    9 Larger band aids.
    4 Compeed used for preventing or protecting blisters.

    That's about it, nothing fancy or hard to find but still able to take care of most boo boos that comes up. Can be easily refilled. Taking out the gloves will more than double the amount of band aids etc. that can be carried. Oh, I also have gloves in my jacket and in my bag, the ones in the kit is mostly replacements.
     
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