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Need some advice and your opinion on this.I carry a Maxpedition S-type with me every day and i have put together [in a sandwich sealable baggie] a personel med-pack[aspirn,ibprophin,bandaids,allergy medicine,alka-seltzer,etc.]. I use this pac all the time. I'm looking for something out there along this line but put together in a more professional reusable container. I am also looking for a similar and possibly larger pack that would fit into my I-Shot range bag. I would perfer this med pack to be similar packed with the items i have mentioned above that i carry in my S-type pack,but have more first-aid contents in it as anything can happen on a gun range,if you know what i mean.Please keep in mind the sizes of the two bags I've talked about here I'm not looking for a EMT Med Pack that is capable of surgery.
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One suggestion would be to Google Medical Survival Kits & Medical Survival Checklist & check the various lists that pop up.
Pick & choose items from those lists.
Absolutely add a triple Antibiotic & Alcohol Swabs.
It is REALLY important to take care of outdoor MINOR wounds in a big hurry these days.
Search Flesh Eating Virus on the web. (which is actually a strain of bacteria)
I know of at least 4 cases in & around PGH./Pennsylvania & one personally.
A guy that my wife works with almost died (twice) and had to get completely filleted open like a fish due to a tiny injury on the leg from a football shoe cleat.
 

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I agree with QK, there's a lot of first aid supplies out there, including bottles and small boxes, packs and such. I have a palm sized zipper first aid kit that usually goes with me when I am in the hinterlands.
 

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REI offers an excellent small first-aid kit in a refillable pack. They used to offer the empty pack, too. I got a couple of empty packs and stocked them according to my preferences. The Red Cross offers soft-pack and hard-case kits, and your money goes to a worthy cause.
 

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ramtough...

not sure what the brand name is, i'll try and do a little research, but there is a new type of bandage out.

Basically, you clean up the blood from the cut, and cover it with this liquid bandage, and the blood clots almost immediately. It's supposed to stop even arterial bleeding (hopefully you're not dealing with this in the field with just a little first aid kit...)

From what I've seen, the tubes are about the size of a small container of super glue. It's something I'd like to have along becuase it stops the bleeding and forms a waterproof seal which should help with infections and stuff.

Personally, I carry an extract called tea tree oil in my FA kits. It cleans wounds without stinging, and causes them to heal a little faster then normal. Nice product, but about $12 for a little jar...

Just a few suggestions from an EMT. But, I work at a camp, so I'm an EMT who is used to making stuff up as I go along, because I can't carry the whole ambulance with me...

--Jim
 

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We'll I'm sort of a make it your self when you can for first aide kits. Over the years I have helped youth groups and boy scouts make their own. It helps if you start with a basic list of what you need then build it to suit your self. The best idea I've come across is a standard wide mouth Nalgene bottle. Its water proof and durable. You can throw together a make shift first aid kit and some other essentials like lighter, matches, and rescue whistle. I don’t know who came up with it, but it’s good for boats cars, and survivalist.

I googled this just to see if any body was turning a buck on it and found a link:

http://www.bobwards.com/bobwards/servlet/item/features/83285-01?v_c=BizRate

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Jim - TeaTree oil is an under rated substance.

Indeed, healing acceleration and too - my wife finds it works well if she gets poison - poor girl is very susceptible.
 

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If all ya want is a decent pack , check out sportsmans guide and cheaper than dirt. The have various size med packs made for the mil. I use a small pack on my ruck for hiking/camping. Keep a slightly larger 1 in my truck.
 

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Hey, anybody named JIM has just GOTTA be a good guy

firefighter4884 said:
ramtough...

not sure what the brand name is, i'll try and do a little research, but there is a new type of bandage out.

Basically, you clean up the blood from the cut, and cover it with this liquid bandage, and the blood clots almost immediately. It's supposed to stop even arterial bleeding (hopefully you're not dealing with this in the field with just a little first aid kit...)

From what I've seen, the tubes are about the size of a small container of super glue. It's something I'd like to have along becuase it stops the bleeding and forms a waterproof seal which should help with infections and stuff.

Personally, I carry an extract called tea tree oil in my FA kits. It cleans wounds without stinging, and causes them to heal a little faster then normal. Nice product, but about $12 for a little jar...

Just a few suggestions from an EMT. But, I work at a camp, so I'm an EMT who is used to making stuff up as I go along, because I can't carry the whole ambulance with me...

--Jim
I'm looking for a source for US military type battle dressings (bandages) those OD green ones with the ultra long tails for tying off and are ultrabsorbent. They come factory sealed. I'm also looking for that professional EYEWASH stuff in a plastic squirty bottle in case of flashburns or chemical contamination. See? I DO remember some of my combat first aid stuff. And where can I get this tea tree oil? Super Glue was originally designed as a field expedient STITCH to seal slice type wounds, although it won't work well on an avulsion or so I'm told. I'd love to hear about how to get the new bandage as well. Will it work better when used compression style?
 

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The new bandage that I was talking about is actually a liquid that you put directly into the cut. An example of it can be seen at the Dermabond.com website. I've never used the stuff personally, but from what I've seen, you can use Super Glue just as effectively.

I get Tea Tree Oil through a disbributer called Nature's Sunshine. You can buy the stuff right on their website. Cost is 14.00 for a .5 oz bottle, but that one bottle goes a long way.

I carry mine in on the inside of a 2" roll of medical tape in my FA packs. This keeps the glass bottle from shattering, and it doesn't have to take up any extra room in the pack.

I've used the exract on everything from cuts (including very nasty ones), to rashes, to acne, heck, I even used it as a mouthwash one day... (long story that was).

As for your trauma dressings, I couldn't find anythin like that online. My suggestion would be to buy a box of 5"x9" abdominal pads, and maybe a few of the 8"x10" trauma pads and a sleeve or two of cravats (triagular bandages). The cravates can also be used to sling a dislocated shoulder or a broken bone. This is the setup we carry on ambulances where I run :) The only down fall is you have to pull open two packages instead of one. The other place to look is a Mil-Surp store online, but I know cheaperthandirt.com didn't have anything.

Hope this helps,

Jim
 

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I seem to remember reading about some powder that will seal wounds, even very bad ones, that the military is currently using. It's late, I'll research it tomorrow...
 

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Saw this link in another thread, don't remember where. They carry several sizes of 1st aid and trauma kits:

http://www.maydayindustries.com/index.htm

Had a lucky break several months ago. Our medics gathered up all the combat lifesaver bags and issues new ones... then tossed the old ones out. I grabbed a few, ditched the IV gear, added a few items of personal preference and now I've got 3 EXCELLENT and seriously capable trauma kits.

I've still got the IV equipment, and I'd carry it in the bag in my truck if I knew where I could get saline solution.
 
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