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03-10-2016 10:16 PM
Originally Posted by BOBtheBUTCHER View Post
copy paste copy paste copy paste
How about just save it as a PDF? Do you have that option in your computer?
03-09-2016 08:46 AM
Creating a survival first aid kit, step by step

Originally Posted by puttster View Post
Why is this a survivalist first aid kit? Seems just like a regular one to me.

Because it was posted here? Same reason so many think daily activities that anyone would do is also called "prepping". Same reason you need a different bag with a different name and 3 or 4 letter acronym for it depending on where you are at or what your plan is. It's because prepping and/or survival is a modern "hobby".
03-09-2016 08:43 AM
puttster Why is this a survivalist first aid kit? Seems just like a regular one to me.
03-07-2016 02:44 PM
clivos Excellent notch in fact.
I have put together a fairly comprehensive kit..but am lacking some major injury meds..they are a little tricky to source..pain meds this the same in the US ?..
I have little to no experience on sourcing them..any ideas.
Im in England..
11-23-2015 01:09 AM
Butler Ford Awesome post! Thanks for taking what is obviously a great deal of time and thought!
11-10-2015 10:07 PM
East Coast Woods Agree Willthrill - would suggest generally using the gauze / bandages that Celox & Quickclot have on the market versus granular forms. These will stop bleeding but don't allow as much of the clotting agent into the wound which later has to be cleaned.
05-16-2015 05:49 PM
willthrill81 Overall, the OP is great, but I must disagree intensely about his recommendation against using clotting agents like Quick Clot or the even better Celox. These products have saved many, many lives, and not just soldiers on the battlefield. Just because a product is a stop-gap measure does not invalidate its usefulness. What if the disaster you're dealing with is a car accident and paramedics are 30 minutes away? Clotting agents can be lifesavers in such instances. They are not permanent solutions, but they can absolutely buy time.

For the record, pain killers are just stop- gap measures too.
05-15-2015 08:53 AM
Propofol Great write ups!!!
03-31-2014 03:35 PM
bltjr1951 Isn't there several threads on this in the health/FA section?

I know several EMTs and medics have posted before.
03-31-2014 01:38 PM
Originally Posted by motomoto1 View Post

Thanks for the post!
I am new to all of this and was wondering if there is a good kit to start with and then add to it?
I have found the STOMP medical kit or
Let me know what you think.

Thank you so much!
The thread is 2 years old. I doubt he's going to reply. But here's hoping.
03-31-2014 01:20 PM
DKR Good post, I also encourage folks to have more than one kit, that way to don't lose everything if one bag is lost/damaged.

I'd like to make a few points, if I may. I worked for several years in a military ER and performed field medic duty as well, have EMT training/licensed as well. Just mentioning this so you can see my viewpoint.

I would encourage TRAINING first before getting anything past a basic kit. Add items as you get training. Then you will be trained to use what is in the bag.

NEVER carry drugs of any kind in anything other than the original container. I have the one use foil packs of all OTC items. No need to have Officer Friendly dirty his boot on your face when he/she sees 'drugs' in your bag.

Use of items like sutures, airway management devices and the like require licensure in most States. Check your local Good Samaritan laws BEFORE you add an item. In some jurisdictions, carry of prescription item may net an arrest. All require practice to be of any real use.

Helping others. Go ahead, just be be certain you know and understand your local Good Samaritan laws. Don't take anyone's word this - look it up for yourself.

Having a first aid kit is a smart thing to have at home and in the car.
Ensure you keep track of expiry dates.
Take recurring training. Better yet - join a CERT team or other organization that offers free/low cost recurring training and get hands on experience as well.

Start small, learn, get hands on practice.

Last item
While I don't have a cervical collar or airway items in my FAK, I do have a otoscope - for looking at ears. DR Mom makes a good low cost unit.

A BP cuff and stethoscope are good items to have for follow-on care. See what your health care provider recommends.

Thanks for the post, good to see the conversation going...
03-31-2014 11:26 AM
motomoto1 Cajun777

Thanks for the post!
I am new to all of this and was wondering if there is a good kit to start with and then add to it?
I have found the STOMP medical kit or
Let me know what you think.

Thank you so much!
06-22-2012 09:32 AM
BOBtheBUTCHER copy paste copy paste copy paste
06-22-2012 09:22 AM
Whit 79 Really great thread I also agree should be a sticky
06-22-2012 06:35 AM
jeremym27 This is incredibly thorough and well written. I'm amazed at the people on this board who choose to crap on good information. Please ignore them and know that your information is valuable to the rest of us.
06-21-2012 09:51 AM
flashback Fantastic thread...thanks for all the work put into it!! I need to get my rear in gear and get something put together and this info is a great roadmap!!
06-21-2012 01:28 AM
Originally Posted by cajun777 View Post
I'm not completely sure, I'm guessing it's similar to medicine where the active ingredients slowly decay or react with the inactive ingredients. There's also the fact that most hemostats are sensitive to water, so humidity in the air can cause them to partially react prematurely if not properly sealed.
I realize that I'm not educated in medical terminology, but I thought a hemostat was a surgical instrument also known as forceps, kinda like locking pliers only smaller and more precise.

If this is not the case, please explain what this is.

OK, regarding the edit, I read a little further and now understand that "hemostats" can also describe clotting agents that are subject to degradation. Sorry, I had a case of the dumbass.
06-20-2012 11:21 PM
medicone That's a great list. I second the notion of take a basic EMT class at minimum. Then, if you want more info, keeping going to paramedic, as well as the off shoots like wilderness medicine, tactical medicine, critical care and such
06-20-2012 10:09 PM
TMcArthur Great post!

If you are talking long term survival this is the essential first step. Next phase is home medical care for the injured and the ill. Disease is a bigger killer in a primitive environment than injury. Lot more involved than putting someone in bed until the fever goes away. I'd like to see someone do as well with that subject.
06-20-2012 03:42 PM
bgoodwin55 Great job. Been researching today this first aid kits. Love this tread. Thanks, bgoodwin55
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