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Old 08-26-2011, 08:01 PM
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Hey guys, I'm new here and have been looking for a thread with suggestions for a SHTF first aid kit, but cannot seem to find one. Most of the ones sold to the public are filled with mostly band aids and crap like that; but if **** did hit the fan then I believe I'd need a little more than a band aid. So I decided that I would like to make my own an put in either in a fanny pack or some other bag of the similar size. Here are some of the items I can think of putting in it, any other suggestions would be great!

Various sized gauze pads
Medical tape
Various sized band aids
Small scissors
Couple pairs of gloves
Alcohol wipes
Sunscreen (I live in FL, its a must)
Anti inflammatory medicine
Anti allergy medicine
ACE wraps
Finger splints
Burn/sting relief
Pain killers
Athletic tape and pre wrap (in case of sprained ankle or wrist)
Couple packets of jello mix (great for calories if you run out of food, just mix with water and drink)

Once upon a time I also saw a nurse giving stitches with a needle and thread; it was crude, but effective. Do you think, if sterilized, this would be a good way to close a wound in a SHTF situation and there were no doctors around?

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The first thing you should do is get trained in first aid. Then you can determine what you will need in your first aid kit (FAK).

I am a former Emergency Medical Technician, US Marine.

This is the contents of my multi-person trauma kit, additional items are added when I determine that I am lacking in certain areas:

TYLENOL – TRAVEL SIZE
IBUPROFEN – TRAVEL SIZE
SLEEP AID – TRAVEL SIZE
PRILOSEC, 2 WEEKS SUPPLE
ANT-ACIDS, PACK OF 4 ROLLS
AMMODIUM AD, 2 WEEKS SUPPLY
EXLAX
ANTIHISTAMINE/DECONGESTANT (PILL FORM), 2 WEEKS SUPPLY
CALAMINE LOTION
ANTI ITCH SPRAY
SUN SCREEN
CHAP STICK, PACK OF 3
BUG BITE STICK
VASOLINE – TUBE
HAND SANITIZER
SALINE WASH
VISINE EYEDROPS/LUBRICANT
TRIPLE ANITBIOTIC OINTMENT
NASAL SPRAY, SALINE
NASAL SPRAY, ANTIHISTAMINE/DECONGESTANT
ALCOHOL PAD
DISINFECTANT PADS
SURGICAL GLOVES, 10 PAIR
SAFETY GLASSES
STETHESCOPE
DISPOSABLE THERMOMETER STRIPS
TOURNIQUETS, 2 EA
COTTON SWABS, 20 EA
SHARPIE PEN
PEN, INK, WRITE IN RAIN
NOTE BOOK, WRITE IN RAIN
POCKET MASK WITH VALVE
TRAUMA SHEERS
MULTI PLIER, GERBER
KNIFE
SCALPELS, DISPOSABLE, 5 EA
TWEEZERS
HEMOSTATS, 2 EA
SISSORS, BANDAGE TYPE
ISRAELI BANDAGES, 2 EA
CHEST SEAL, 2 EA FOR SUCKING CHEST WOUNDS
PEN LIGHT WITH EXTRA BATTERIES
SAM SPLINT, 2 EA
ARM SLING
SNAKE BITE KIT
COLD PACK, INSTANT TYPE, 2 EA
HEAT PACK, 4 EA
ABDOMINAL BANDAGE, 2 EA
WATER, BOTTLED, 2 EA
SURGICAL TAPE, 1 ROLL
KERLIX, BANDAGE, 1 ROLL
ACE BANDAGE, 2 EA
GAUZE PADS, 5 EA 2X2
GAUZE PADS, 5 EA 4X4
I.V. EQUIPMENT
SUTURES
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A basic FAK will work for now. Like jarhead said, you need medical classes so that you can effectively use the supplies that you desire in an aid bag. I'm an Army medic, EMT, and have been through more medical classes than you could think of. Start off with learning CPR and basic BLS classes, most fire departments will teach them for free.
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always include as many months of prescription meds as you can lay your hands on. If you can get on the $10 for 90 days stuff from Walmart get as much as you can. Use what you get and replace the oldest first. Pharmacies may be closed for some time if things go bad. Triage is going to be a way of life or death.
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Tegaderm and steri-strips. Steri-strips are as good as stitches in most cases and the tegaderm is the ideal bandage once the bleeding has stopped. Very easy things to use. You can get them in most pharmacies including walmart's, or there's always online.
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Kerlex, duct tape, and ACE wrap. You can MacGuyver pretty much anything else to treat wounds.
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A basic FAK will work for now. Like jarhead said, you need medical classes so that you can effectively use the supplies that you desire in an aid bag. I'm an Army medic, EMT, and have been through more medical classes than you could think of. Start off with learning CPR and basic BLS classes, most fire departments will teach them for free.
Also contact your local Red Cross chapter. They have a variety of first aid classes that you can take.

BLS means Basic Life Support.
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Duct tape. Superglue makes good stitches.

Betadine. Betadine scrub or Hibiclens scrub. Hydrogen peroxide. An alcohol stove with near 100% denatured isopropyl alcohol for sterilization of tweezers, scalpels, etc.

Lots 'n lots of 4x4's. Ace bandages. VET WRAP (better and cheaper) Bandaids of all sizes. Medications- OTC and prescription. Anti-biotic ointment. Etc etc etc.

Store it in a grab 'n go container. Get more first aid training. Read up at least.
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Here you go... http://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=187120

You may have better luck finding what you're looking for in the First Aid section of the forum. There are a lot of great kits listed there. Good luck.
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Go to youtube and take a look at Nutnfancy Level II Fist Aid Kit. Not bad, I made one and it is in my 4x4 24/7......
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Avoid quick clot it causes more harm than helps. It is no longer in our IFAKs in the Marine Corps for good reason.
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Just a reminder from someone who needs prescription medication on a daily basis , PLEASE keep a copy of the prescription slip you get from the pharmacy with you or in your FAK AT ALL TIMES ..

Nothing like an overzealous cop trying to charge with a schedule 1 or schedule 2 narcotic charge and you being unable to explain where the drugs came from . and depending on how much you have and what medications are in your FAK , it doesnt take many of them to make it felony possession and possibly trafficking ie vicoden , percocet etc
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I started a first aid kit and now I'm on my fourth trunk One of those great big footlocker type rolling trunks. c

I went and bought a bunch of those plastic shoe type boxes. Each trunk will hold 9 plastic shoe boxes. I labled each shoe box so that it would be oranized.. Pain, Childrens meds, itch/bites, throat, respiratory, eyes, stomach.. and so on. I then tossed things in each box that were related.

I did that in three of the trunks. In the fourth I put all the band aids, gauze, splints, knee braces and items like that. I put thermometers and breathing machine in that box.

What started as small ended up being gigantic!!! Good Luck!! It sounds like you are off to a GREAT start!!
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Avoid quick clot it causes more harm than helps. It is no longer in our IFAKs in the Marine Corps for good reason.
Which one did they take out, there's at least 3 different versions that I'm aware of. The first gen Quik Clot was the powder/granules that get super hot and can blow everywhere in the wind. The second gen stuff was Quik Clot 1 put into "tea bags" so it wouldn't blow into eyes. The new Quik Clot is awesome, it comes impregnated into gauze/kerlix. It doesn't get nearly as hot, and is amazing.

You cannot make blanket statements like that, what's your experience with it? I've had good experiences with all the Quik Clot, it's my job on a daily basis...
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id definitely take some courses if u plan on doing much in a medical situation. The biggest thing id say if just keep alot of the basic stuff dont try and get fancy and buy a bunch of expensive equipment. Looks like a good start though.
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I could have missed it, but I didn't see anyone mention the medical clamps. For any major injuries you will want to have at least a pair of those.

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I realize this is an old post, but it still comes up on google so I wanted to touch on a few things for anyone who comes across this. Most of the replies to this thread are good, but there are a few misinformed.

A. Medical classes- You don't need to become an EMT or Paramedic to cover this. Get your CPR cert and take some Red Cross first aid, or get your EMR.

B. You can't MacGuyver everything you need. I don't need to elaborate on that. You don't need a whole ER worth of stuff, but don't just get Kerlix, duct tape, and ACE wrap. Please.

C. Heat Sterilization- Using alcohol flame will sterilize your equipment, but I'd recommend just using alcohol to do that job. It's just as effective and you don't have to mess around with hot metal.

D. Quick Clot- No, you should not avoid Quick Clot. The granulated stuff has gone by the wayside, but the Quick Clot hemostatic gauze is invaluable for stopping bleeding in the field.

E. Hemostatic Clamps- This was mentioned. While it is useful to have, it should be clarified that you should not expect to use them to clamp a bleeding artery. It's a nice idea, but in practice there's no reason to even try entering that s**tstorm. Unless you're a surgeon, my recommendation is to use a tourniquet. Unless you have a doctor, there's a good chance they will lose that limb if a tourniquet is applied, but at least they'll live, which is better than dead because you tried to play surgeon and clamp an artery.

And finally, to answer the OP question: You can use thread to suture, but that is not your best option. Your best option would be to go on ebay and get some sutures. You can find them in packs of 10 or so for about $25. Or you can get veterinarian sutures for about half the price. Pretty much the same thing. My one caveat to this is that if you don't know how to suture, you're going to do it wrong. So if you don't have some understanding of sutures, I recommend skipping them all together and getting super glue and steri-strips.

I hope this helps someone!
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I'm an EMT and I liked the idea of building a personal first aid kit but it was cheaper to buy a pre built one and Adventure Medical Kits does a great job.

I've never used quick clot but I've heard it works great but I wouldn't suggest using it unless it's life threatening bleeding because (I've heard) it's very difficult to clean the wound after it's been applied.

I've also had a friend who got hurt pretty bad and often but refused to go to the hospital even when he should of had stitches. I learned from him that you can get by without stitches more often than thought, you just have to continuously clean and expect healing process to be much longer.
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Very helpful info. Thanks!
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This is not every thing I had at the time of the photo. I have added a lot to it since the photo was taken.
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