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This may need to be moved as it is a general and First aid question.

Well my friend and I are at a little war kind of.Its all over what would be better a prepacked Firstaid kit or a make your own. Here is a list of a M3 medic kit from Budk.com

FIRST AID KIT

1 EFA - First Aid Instructions
1 Pill Bottle
16 Bandage Strips 1 inch x 3 inch
10 Pain Relievers
2 Bandage Gauzes, 2 inch x 4.5 yds
2 Triple Antibiotic Packages
1 Elastic Bandage, 6 inch
2 First Aid Cream Packages
1 Triangular Bandage 40 inch x 40 inch x 56 inch
1 Burn Aid Package
1 Field Dressing
2 Tape, Rolls, Adhesive
4 Sterile Sponges, 4 inch x 4 inch
1 SAM / Universal Splint
4 Abdominal Pads, 5 inch x 9 inch
1 Tourniquet
1 Eye Pad
1 EMT Shears, 7.25 inch
16 Alcohol Wipes
1 Pair of Tweezers
15 Iodine Wipes
1 Stainless Steel Hemostat, 5 inch
15 Antiseptic BZK Wipes
1 Suture Set
15 Clean Wipes
1 Irrigation Syringe
1 Lip Treatment
2 Tongue Depressors
1 Sterile Flushing Solution
1 Airway
1 Hand Soap
2 Instand Ice Packs
6 Safety Pins
2 Pairs Latex Examination Gloves

I was wondering Would it be best to buy a kit then add more to your needing or liking? Or flat out build your own. Because If that is the case I have a bag in mind plus going off this list and some stuff that I would need for my family.
Not on list but I can get a lot of are extra large Black Medic gloves Barrier resistant.

I will list my wishlist from Budk, which has what I think would be nice in a survival situation.(not completed yet)Please view list and help rate or suggest.

PRODUCT PRICE REMOVE QTY. DESIRED PURCHASE QTY.
Throwing Hatchet Axe
06 BK722
$9.99
Complete Guide To Lock Picking
09 PA605082
$22.99
Folding Entrenching Survival Shovel
12 BK589
$9.99
Clip-on Compass
12 XL0919
$1.99
150lbs Black Crossbow
13 CB20
$79.98
Black Lightning Spikes
47 BE101
$8.99
United Cutlery Magnesium Flint Fire Striker
12 UC2632
$5.99
Ridge Runner 12 Piece Tornado Throwing Knives
47 RR528
$19.99
Army Field Manual - Map Reading and Land Navigation
09 MP152
$5.99
Army Field Manual - Survival
09 MP093
$5.99
Army Special Forces Hand-To-Hand Fighting Manual
09 MP124
$5.99
Army Sniper Training & Employment Manual
09 MP099
$5.99
US Army Special Forces Medical Handbook
09 MP9360A
$9.99
Hand To Hand Combat Manual
09 MP157
$5.99
US Marine Corps Close Combat Fighting Manual
09 MP158C
$7.99
Proforce Complete Guide to Edible Plants Book
09 PF44230
$12.99
Major Surplus Fish Net 5 ft x 10 ft
12 VD5049
$15.99
Fishing Yo-Yo
12 BK2084
$5.99
M.O.L.L.E. Cross Draw Tactical Vest ACU
03 RT6598
$64.99
5.11 Patrol Ready Bag Black
51 XI59012
$49.99
Condor Outdoor 7 Pocket Chest Rig ACU
51 UT30501 ACU
$26.99
Elite Forces Survival Waterproof Matches 2 Pack
12 BK2180
$4.99


I know long post..More below

Basically I can get some nice courses through the FD and Medic courses are a must for me. So I need some ideas for nice med kit. My instructor from a neighboring department has a EMT kit that he bought which I will be asking from where, but what are some more ideas.

Will be doing:
Surgical aid
Basic aid
Advance aid
Advance CPR
 

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Building your own is always better, it allows for your to tailor it to your skill level, environment, and any unique medical conditions that you may have or need to support.

The little M3 bag is issued to combat lifesavers (first responders) it does have a lot of good stuff in it but it is not near enough for a proper medic kit.

For average joe it is a good starting place to build your own kit.
 

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Building your own is always better, it allows for your to tailor it to your skill level, environment, and any unique medical conditions that you may have or need to support.

The little M3 bag is issued to combat lifesavers (first responders) it does have a lot of good stuff in it but it is not near enough for a proper medic kit.

For average joe it is a good starting place to build your own kit.
Thanks for the input. Well appreciated.
 

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The starting point should always be knowing how to use the items - if there is an item you are not familiar with you are not going to be using it.

I would recommend starting with a list of scenarios you think are most likely, and then list the supplies you need to deal with them. This way you can get the supplies YOU would use, not someone else. M

Once you have your list you will be better able to assess how closely the commercial kit fits your needs - I find they generally have a lot of junk I don't want, but they can be cheaper as you are buying bulk. Sometimes they are worth it for the bag they come in alone!
 

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Understand.

The Med kit My neighboring Lieutenant bought was similar to this one. His bag is this though. http://www.buyemp.com/product/l-a-rescue-air-attack-pack1?exactMatch=1&sSearch=LA860B
Complete Latex Free Kit Includes:

(6) 5" x 9" Sterile Pads
(4) Triangular Bandages
(1) Penlight
(20) 4" x 4" Sterile Pads
(1) CPR Microshield
(1) 1" Tape Roll
(1) Blood Pressure Cuff
(2) Cold Packs
(1) Multi Trauma Dressing
(1) Bite Stick
(1) Trauma Shear
(10) Ammonia Inhalants
(1) Glutose Tube
(8) Oral Airways
(4) Pair Latex Free Gloves
(2) 6" Roller Gauze
(1) S.A.M. Splint
(2) 3" Roller Gauze
(1) Fluidshield Mask with Visor
(1) Sprague Stethoscope
(2) Burn Free Gel Packets
(1) 2 oz. Disinfectant Spray
(1) Window Punch
 
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