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Old 12-19-2011, 08:13 PM
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i did a search and came up with nothing, so i am going to post a discussion. i am in the early bulding / planning stages of my BOB for when SHTF. and i have come down to planning and preparing my first aid kit. i know all of the obvious items that should be inside of a first aid kit, but if anyone could provide me with detailed list of a good all purpose all around first aid / medical kit i would be very grateful.
even if what you think would be hard to get your hands on items, i have some friends whom are paramedics, so i MAY be able to get some items that would be otherwise hard to come by.
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It depends quite a lot on where and how long you're going, how big a group it is, pre-existing medical conditions, what you've had training to use, etc.

Anyway, my basic backpacking kit:
15 band-aids (5 each of small, medium, large)
safety pins
2 pairs of nitrile gloves
15 butterfly strips
3 large wound dressings (you can get the ones with clotting powder if you want, but I don't like them)
A blister kit (BY FAR the most important item in here)
Gauze bandage roll
Tape
Antiseptic bottle or wipes
tweezers
1 or 2 SAM splints (These things are awesome, and I highly recommend them) Amazon.com: SAM Splint 36" Orange &... cover
Amazon.com: SAM Splint 36" Orange &...
As for medications and creams, there are all kinds of things you can consider. The minimum I would suggest having would be:
Aspirin/Tylenol/Ibuprofen
Rehydration powder
Diphenhydramine

Could also add:
Aloe
Decongestant
Antacid
Steroid cream
Antifungal cream
Antibiotics, opioid painkillers, epinephrine, prednisone, albuterol, GTN spray, etc (if you have LEGAL access to them and expect you or someone you're with might need them)
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that is a great list to work off from, thank you very much. there are quite a few items there i may have overlooked. i am going to compile that list, and any other ideas people may post and create a checklist. like i mentioned previously i am in the early stages of prep. and still need alot of items for my BOB. imo though the first aid kit is one of top priorities.
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There's been several FAK threads, by EMTs and others that use $10 words for stuff.
Plus there's the big section "Health, Fitness and First Aid":
https://www.survivalistboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=38
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Instead of preparing a first aid kit from scratch, you can always purchase one preassembled online. You can browse many medical supply stores online and it is easy to choose exactly what you want. Rather than running around to a bunch of different stores, you can literally just order it from your home.
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Got these and added a "tick key". No doubt will continue to add other items.

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Don't forget a maxi pad.

Sounds weird for a guy, but remember that they are designed to absorb blood, they make great trauma dressings.
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Definitely throw in some antibiotics. Normal and strong ones. At least with a bottle of those you could put off going to the dentist with a tooth infection for literally months. You don't want to have a toothache while you're out surviving it somehwere.

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It depends quite a lot on where and how long you're going, how big a group it is, pre-existing medical conditions, what you've had training to use, etc.

Anyway, my basic backpacking kit:
15 band-aids (5 each of small, medium, large)
safety pins
2 pairs of nitrile gloves
15 butterfly strips
3 large wound dressings (you can get the ones with clotting powder if you want, but I don't like them)
A blister kit (BY FAR the most important item in here)
Gauze bandage roll
Tape
Antiseptic bottle or wipes
tweezers
1 or 2 SAM splints (These things are awesome, and I highly recommend them) Amazon.com: SAM Splint 36" Orange & Blue: Health & Personal Care

As for medications and creams, there are all kinds of things you can consider. The minimum I would suggest having would be:
Aspirin/Tylenol/Ibuprofen
Rehydration powder
Diphenhydramine

Could also add:
Aloe
Decongestant
Antacid
Steroid cream
Antifungal cream
Antibiotics, opioid painkillers, epinephrine, prednisone, albuterol, GTN spray, etc (if you have LEGAL access to them and expect you or someone you're with might need them)
You have a splint but 2 pairs of sterile gloves? This makes no sense.
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IMO, the single most useful item is a Triangular bandage. You can tie slings, bandage wounds, tie/wrap splints, bandage a head (or use as a head wrap for sun protection). Pretty much anything you can think of.
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I second the triangle bandage...I didnt go to all of the links but Imodium is a must in my FAK...also I have a tube of superglue, it works just the same as the liquid bandage...it saved me from having to go get stitches once. also maybe a sam splint...depending on the size of your kit
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