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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Some First-Aid Kit Examples

firstaidkits Some First-Aid Kit ExamplesFirst-Aid Kits are kind of a funny prepper item - there are SO many that you can just go buy that it doesn’t seem like a big deal. Yet, countless people I know barely have a box of band-aids in their home. Those who do go purchase a pre-made First-Aid Kit don’t typically pay much attention to it - it’s crossed of their ‘list’. But day to day use of the only medical supplies in the house means that after a year or so the First-Aid Kit is severely depleted and nobody notices until there’s a need for it.

Putting together your own First-Aid Kit is a pretty personal thing - it reflects your families medical situation and shows what you think you might have to treat someone for. For my family, we have endless supplies of medical stuff including a lot of specialized equipment. We have a 2 year old daughter with Leukemia and a 4 year old son who has some intestinal issues. We are also home birthers and use a lot of natural treatments. I explain all this because I’m about to show you some of our medical kits. These kits are specifically supplemental to our cases of medical supplies and to our extensive medicinal storage. Many of the things you won’t see in these kits are in our extended supplies.

The following 2 kits are put together for a bug out scenario (see picture above). One is a Fanny Pack that attaches to my MOLLE BOB and the other is a messenger bag that can be carried by any of the family. The Fanny Pack is more of a Triage system while the Messenger bag is more of a resupply and extended storage of things needed post-triage.

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Here is the list of what is in my Triage Kit:

  • Environment and Prep
    • 5 Light Sticks
    • 50 Alcohol Wipes
    • 10 pr Vinyl Surgical Gloves
  • Procedural
    • Sting/Snakebite Kit
    • 1 Roll Medical Tape
    • 3 5×9 Surgical Dressing
    • 3 4×4 Gauze pad
    • 10 3×3 Gauze pad
    • 1 Burn Gel
    • 1 4.5 in x 4 yd Bandage Roll
    • 1 Ace Bandage Wrap
    • 3 Gauze Wraps
    • 1 Eye Wash
    • 1 Moleskin
    • 50 Multiple sizes Large to small bandaids
    • 2 Sterile cotton tipped applicators
    • 1 Surgical Scissors
    • 1 EMT Shears
    • 1 Hemostat
    • 1 Tweezers
    • 20 Safety pins
    • 1 Large Sling Bandage
    • 1 CPR Shield
    • 1 Lighter
    • 1 Ipecac Syrup
    • 2 Neosporin/Antibiotic Ointment
    • 1 Analgesic Gel (Benzocaine)
    • 2 Finger Splints

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Here is what is in my Extended First Aid Kit:

  • 100 pr Vinyl Surgical Gloves
  • 200 Alcohol Wipers
  • 2 Surgical Scissors
  • 1 EMT Shears
  • 1 Hemostat
  • 2 Moleskin
  • 1 CPR Shield
  • 25 4×4 Gauze pad
  • 10 5×9 Surgical Dressing
  • 20 3×3 Gauze Pad
  • 5 4.5 in x 4 yd Bandage Roll
  • 2 Instant Cold Pack
  • 2 Instant Heat Pack
  • 1 Eye Wash
  • 4 Rolls Medical Tape
  • 2 btls Potassium Iodide (KI)
  • 1 Roll-able Splint
  • 1 box Nox-A-Sting Wipes
  • Emergency Candles
  • 200 Band-Aids

I’d love to hear other things you keep in your First-Aid Kit and any ideas you have for adapting mine.


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