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Show me your FAKs.

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

  1. Bullivant

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    You have a needle decompression kit? What level of First Aid training teaches that?


    Semper Paratus, Semper Vigilans.
     
  2. LongarmoftheLaw

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    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, TinyFAK:
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    Knife for size comparison.

    TinyFAK is contained within an excel mint tin and contains:
    4x alcohol swabs in 2 different sizes
    3x medium bandaids
    2x medium/large size knuckle bandaids
    2x Steri-strips
    1x 2x2inch gauze pad
    Several inches of adhesive tape (wrapped around a card and taped in place on top of the lid - that bulge you see)
    2x chewable cherry flavoured pepto bismol, 2x tums, 2x gravol contained in a tiny ziploc bag folded 3 ways and arranged to use the tums to separate the pepto and the gravol.

    I may add 1 or 2 safety pins as well, although my EDC Altoids tin has extra bandaids and at least 1 safety pin to augment this FAK if needed. Also, my EDC bag has a travel tube with Tylenol, Advil and 2 seasonal allergy pills.

    Obviously not nearly as capable as most of the FAK's here, but I think for its size and weight it's a decent kit for most basic urban/suburban scenarios. Also, my get home bag/USK has a more robust FAK which I plan to improve on, for more serious first aid needs.
     
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  3. nylaw

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    1"x3" Woven (Swift Brand) 30 Bag Set #7
    3" Cotton Tip Applicators Sterile 2's 30 Bag Set #5
    3"x4" Non-Ad Pad 5 Bag Set #6
    4x4 Guaze 40 Bag Set #6
    7/8" Plastic Spot (Swift Brand) 30 Bag Set #7
    Arizona Sun SPF 30 1oz 1 Elastic Loops
    Aypanal Extra Strength (Acetaminophen) 2's 32 Bag Set #5
    Benadryl Caps 25mg 24 Bag Set #2
    Betadine Pads 20 Bag Set #1
    Betadine Solution 1/2oz 2 Elastic Loops
    Blistex 1 Elastic Loops
    Buffered Aspirin 2'S 32 Bag Set #4
    Cedaprin (Ibuprofen) 200mg 2's 32 Bag Set #4
    Character Strips 3/4"x3" 30 Bag Set #7
    Co-Flex 3" 1 Interior Zipper Pocket #1
    Cold Pack 2 Interior Zipper Pocket #2
    Cough Drops Menthol Eucalyptus 24 Bag Set #3
    Dermicel Tape 1" 2 Exterior Zipper Pocket #1
    Dermicel Tape 2" 1 Exterior Zipper Pocket #1
    Dramamine 1 Bag Set #3
    Ear Plugs Max (NRR 33) Pr's 4 Bag Set #3
    Elastic Bandage 2" 1 Interior Zipper Pocket #1
    Elastic Bandage 4" 1 Interior Zipper Pocket #1
    Elastic Bandage 6" 1 Exterior Zipper Pocket #1
    Electrolyte Tablets 32 Bag Set #2
    Eye Wash 4oz 1 Exterior Zipper Pocket #3
    Fingertip "8" Woven (Swift Brand) 30 Bag Set #7
    First Aid Book 1 Bag Set #6
    Flexicon 2" 2 Interior Zipper Pocket #3
    Flexicon 4" 2 Interior Zipper Pocket #3
    Flexicon 6" 2 Interior Zipper Pocket #3
    Folding Paper Cups
    Gloves Nitrile (Blue) Large PR's 2 Belt Wings
    Golf Towels ultra Compressed
    Hydrocortisone 1% Foil Pack 5 Bag Set #8
    Imodium AD 1 Bag Set #5
    Kleenex 2 Bag Set #5
    Knuckle Woven (Swift Brand) 30 Bag Set #7
    Kotex Maxi Pads (Individually Wrapped) 2 Bag Set #6
    Liquid Childrens Tylenol 2oz 1 Exterior Zipper Pocket #3
    Mastisol 4 Bag Set #8
    Moleskin 4"x12" 1 Bag Set #6
    Mosquito Hemostat 4" 1 Velcro Keeper
    Natrapel (deet free repelent) 2oz 1 Elastic Loops
    Nu-Tears 1/2oz 1 Elastic Loops
    Pepto Bismol Tablets 48 Bag Set #2
    Porus Cloth Tape 1" 2 Exterior Zipper Pocket #1
    Porus Cloth Tape 2" 1 Exterior Zipper Pocket #1
    Safety Pins Assorted 1 Bag Set #3
    Sam Splint 1 Exterior Zipper Pocket #2
    Scalpel Blade #10 3 Bag Set #1
    Small EMT Shears 1 Velcro Keeper
    Steristrips 1/4x1-1/2 (Envelope of 6) 1 Bag Set #8
    Steristrips 1/4x3 (Envelope of 3) 1 Bag Set #8
    Steristrips 1/8x3 (Envelope of 5) 1 Bag Set #8
    Sterile Needles 18guage 3 Elastic Loops
    Tampons 2 Bag Set #6
    Tee Tree Oil (Burn Away) 1 Elastic Loops
    Tongue Blade (nonsterile) 3/4" x 6" 15 Bag Set #5
    Trash Bags 20qt 4 Top Slip Pocket
    Triangle Bandage 3 Interior Zipper Pocket #1
    Urine/puke bag (#1 Travel John) 1 Exterior Zipper Pocket #2
    Vacuum Packed Wash Cloths
    Vionex No Rinse Jell 4oz 1 Exterior Zipper Pocket #3
    Wash Up Towelettes 30 Bag Set #1
    Zip Lock Bags 12" x 15" 2 Bottom Slip Pocket

    These aren't my pics but this is my bag and contents. I bought the bag, copied the content list, and painstakingly tracked every item down thinking I was going to save money instead of buying the entire kit from them. I take it on vacation, etc etc, I can't tell you how many times I have used it. When family and friends see, they laugh at me until their kid gets a nasty cut then they think differently. lol The guy that came up with the contents and tracked the bag down is an ER Doc and this is what he carries.

    The Velcro plastic bags broke after a few years of hard service. I called the bag supplier and they have a sewing shop that makes them. They ordered me a couple sets so I have a spare now also.
     
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  4. dml24

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    Very complete FAK! Well organized. It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
     
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  5. AcesQ

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    professionalism *thumbs up*
     
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  6. Glebun

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    Pics are down tho :(
     
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  7. hawkeye-

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    I have for on duty carry

    5x fabric bandaids
    3x assorted fabric knuckle/fingertip bandages
    5x kids bandaids
    1x quickclot
    1x tourniquet
    2x blue nitrile gloves
    1x abdominal pad
    2x HALO seals
    1x Sharpie
    2x individual packed benydryl
    2x individual packed asprin
     
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  8. RossCHardy

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    Well, nothing as comprehensive as nylaw's kit, but here's my EDC:

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    This is my wallet kit, rides in the credit card pocket. I never notice it until I need it.
    -2 Band-Aids
    -1 2x2 gauze pad
    -1 Package of Steri-Strips
    -2 aspirin tablets
    -1 razor blade
    -1 pair of gloves

    This gets me through 90% of daily work-related accidents, injuries, and ailments. Nicked fingers and headaches are a lot more common than serious cuts, but in the event of a decent bleed, I've got the capabilities for wound cleaning and closure (the razor is in case I have to put the strips on somebody whose arms are as hairy as mine).

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    This kit rides in my EDC bag. It all fits in an Altoid tin. Obviously, it's not the most comprehensive either, but for the other 9.9% of the time, it's more than enough.
    -2 Band-Aids
    -2 4x4 gauze pads
    -1 anti-bacterial hand wipe
    -2 tablets acetaminophen
    -2 tablets bismuth
    -1 tablet anti-diarrhea
    -1 tablet diphenhydramine
    -2 ear plugs
    -1 tube superglue
    -1 kit knife

    The gauze pads provide some fairly robust dressing capabilities. I usually EDC a bandanna, which could be pressed into service as a pressure bandage (although I obviously hope I never have to find out how well it works). The OTC meds are for lesser-encountered problems. The earplugs and the superglue aren't really first aid, but they come in handy so often I stash them in everything I carry. The kit knife is something of a curiosity--it's a BFE Labs product, but to the best of my knowledge, they've been discontinued. No one's making a replacement, and even though I didn't need it, I scrambled to buy it when it popped up on a British bushcrafting site (I'm sure nobody here knows the struggle, right? ;))

    But yeah, that's what I got! I'm trying to figure out a way to get compound tincture of benzoin in the kit somewhere--I think it'll really make the Band-Aids last longer.

    Any thoughts?
     
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  9. EXCALIBUR

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    Q: What do you use the Sharpie for as it relates to first aid? Please advise. Thank you.
     
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  10. Ryan McKenzie

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    Probably to write the time the tourniquet is applied on the person
     
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  11. Viperdoc

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    In the top photo, where did you find the individual color coded bags??
     
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  12. hawkeye-

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    In my work area, a sharpie lets me write on the individual, like a post-it. This is important for me for custody reasons.
     
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  13. EXCALIBUR

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    Roger that. A good answer.
     
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  14. EXCALIBUR

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    Roger that. I was curious as to what medicinal properties a Sharpie pen possessed.
     
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  15. hawkeye-

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    It also ensures that WHEN my regular sharpie goes missing, this one doesn't. . . .
     
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  16. bmstrong

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    Simple car FAK. Any other suggestions?
     
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  17. RossCHardy

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    What about an emergency blanket? That's good for shock prevention, but it's also handy if you have to spend the night in the car.

    Edit: And what are the things in the plastic bag?
     
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  18. bmstrong

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  19. Cheeser
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    First level boo boo kit. Band aids wipes and pain meds in the small front pocket of my bag easy to access for the little issues. The glucoden is because my wife has fructose malabsorption and this will balance her sugars if she accidentally has something high in fructose
     
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    In that same pocket is a ziplock bag of nitrile gloves :)
     
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