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    Not specifically regarding "medical/first aid" but, everything in general....

    Especially for the Bug Out Bag I think it's better to initially attempt to lug anything that you think you can handle with regard to weight.

    You can always jettison or cache some items if things eventually get a bit too heavy to hump.

    You're better off doing that - than to not have things that you might need...or things that may make life (in general) a bit easier and more tolerable if you're able to handle the weight.
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    Thats the one i was comsidering.
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    Any pharmacy or sporting goods store should have some type of kit. Mine, I bought from Dick's and it also has a carabiner that I can attach to my range bag. When I am done, it gets disconnected and is back in my car. Also add some hemostat bandages, mainly from Quik Clot.

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    My personal and professional (Emergency Medicine Doc) preference is for the Resq-pak level 3 (resq-pak.com)
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    It is vacuum packed to reduce size and keep the items 'fresh.' It has everything I would want to have on hand outside the Emergency Department (with the exception of intubating equipt) to deal with a range emergency or wilderness major trauma.

    You need to back this up with some regular everyday over-the-counter items like bandaids and gauze, etc. to handle things like slide bite.

    Moreover, you have to train yourself to deal with these problems. Paramedic training is widely available and it is possible that you might find a local ED Doc. who would be willing to review the use of the items in the kit.

    But, some of the things to do in a range emergency are:
    designate someone to Call 911
    Insure your own safety and that of the victim by calling cease fire and securing the weapon.
    put on your plastic gloves
    be certain that the victim's airway is secure
    and that he is breathing
    (check for pneumothorax with a chest wound)
    check for a pulse (but, remember that CPR is for electrical rythm problems and trying to pump blood after the victim has none to pump or a perforated aorta is pretty futile)
    Stop the bleeding
    get the victim to a hospital
    (when possible)
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    I carry all my survival, climbing, first aid, tools, etc in my truck. Can I call it my bugtruck?


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    Good call on the Resq-Pak Level 3, DoctorBob.
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    Some recent ideas from David Morris:

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    It's that time of year for me to go through my kits and check for expired stuff and replace it and I came across this thread looking for other ideas. I really like those ResQ-Paks! In the past 30 years I've had more first aid and CPR classes than I can remember and it all started way back when I was in the Boy Scouts. For a while I did have my Red Cross certs but they expired a number of years ago and I really need to get back into a cert class. I do still have my pet first aid cert! ;) Through my dept we have also been trained on the AEDs we carry in our cars. I'm by no means an expert and always learn something new, but I'm confident in a crisis I can make a difference until the professionals arrive.

    I thought I'd post of the contents of my kits maybe to give others ideas and to get some critique. I have multiple kits, some to handle minor cuts and scrapes and others to handle more severe trauma. Most of the kits started as something else and I've just added to them. In my truck I have a kit within a kit as outlined below to give me some portability options, i.e. I can take the smaller kit into the vacation house while still leaving the other more serious trauma stuff in the car.

    Without further ado I give you my kit contents:

    Personal first aid kit / REI day pack / a.k.a. boo boo kit (laptop bag)
    - assorted bandaids & butterflies
    - (10) antibacterial ointment
    - (3) wet wipes
    - (2) sting relief
    - (1) burn gel pad
    - gloves
    - tweezers
    - moleskin
    - cloth tape
    - (2) blister patches
    - (1) splinter out
    - (2) 2x2 gauze pad
    - (1) 3x3 gauze pad
    - (2) ibuprofen
    - (1) antihistamine
    - (1) antacid
    - (2) acetaminophen
    - (2) imodium
    - EMT gel


    Emergency first aid kit (truck)
    - CAT Tourniquet
    - Quickclot ACS / Combat Gauze
    - H-bandage
    - Wound bandage w/ self stick wrap
    - wound packing gauze
    - (7) 5x9 absorbent compress dressings
    - (4) 3x3 gauze pads
    - (4) 4x4 gauze pad
    - triangle bandage w/safety pins
    - (4) gloves
    - cloth tape
    - space blanket
    - shears
    - Boo Boo+ / Pet kit
    - (1) 5x9 absorbent compress dressing
    - (3) 3x3 gauze pad
    - (2) burn gel pads
    - (2) antibacterial wipes
    - (10) antibacterial ointment
    - cold pack
    - roll bandage 2" & 4"
    - peroxide
    - vet wrap
    - tweezers
    - assorted bandaids
    - EMT Gel
    - collapsable water bowl
    - slip lead
    - thermometer


    Trauma/gunshot kit (range bag) [started life as a VooDoo Tacitcal Trauma kit]
    - CAT Tourniquet
    - Quickclot ACS / Combat Gauze
    - Israeli bandage
    - trauma shears
    - gloves
    - wound packing gauze
    - tape
    - triangle bandage
    - (10) antibacterial ointment
    - assorted bandaids & butterflies
    - (3) 4x4 gauze pad
    - (2) 5x9 absorbent compress dressings
    - (2) antiseptic
    - (2) acetaminophen
    - safety pins
    - (2) smelling salts
    - tweezers
    - burn gel



    The emergency and trauma kits are set up so the first thing you get to when you open them is the Israeli/H bandage, tourniquet and gloves. I don't want to have to go digging in an emergency, but for the less critical wounds, like say slide bite, it's easy enough to put them aside to get to the other supplies. Also the kits currently have the QuikClot ACS in them which I'll be replacing with the Combat Gauze when they expire.
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    I have the 1-4 people Adventure Medical Kit. I added Qwik Clot and a few other odds and ends.
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    Was wondering if any of you live in a high heat/high humidity area like I do and how these kits hold up under these conditions: i.e. OTC meds do they "spoil" faster, antibiotic creams do they lose effect due to the heat if left in a car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regoria75 View Post
    Was wondering if any of you live in a high heat/high humidity area like I do and how these kits hold up under these conditions: i.e. OTC meds do they "spoil" faster, antibiotic creams do they lose effect due to the heat if left in a car?
    Yes, they do. Check the tube and the packaging for storage conditions. There are really very few times that you will NEED antibiotic creams, etc. Cleaning and bandaging will usually do the job.
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    I just did a review on a real nice affordable first aid kit. Check out my review (link in sig)
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    If you're putting together your own car kit, I think this might be a decent bag for that task. Lots of different organization option and it won't break the bank. I might get one to use instead of what I am currently using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastk9dad View Post
    If you're putting together your own car kit, I think this might be a decent bag for that task. Lots of different organization option and it won't break the bank. I might get one to use instead of what I am currently using.

    LA Police Gear Zombie Hunter Bag


    You can see how I outfitted this bag here: LAPG Zombie Hunter Bag
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