dragon rouge wrote:
Ididnt see any and many will hate the suggestion but feminine napkins make great wound dressings for the money.
Sorry, I know this is an old thread, but Erik keeps it allive in his signature and I'm new so I've been cruising old discussions for a week now.
2 comments here.
1. To Dragon Rouge. I get this a lot when teaching first aid classes or discussing IFAKs, even in the military. Sure, feminine napkins soak up blood for a cheap price, but look at Erik's kit, it's not cheap. Why substitute a stronger "blood stopper" that was intended for wounds with a "cheap substitute". Sure, it works, but keep those in the bathroom next to the plunger and use only if you don't have real medical supplies.
2. To Erik. Your IFAK rocks, especially the contents. The bag though, the M3 military issue Combat Life Saver Bag (or it used to be) certainly does the job, especially if it's sitting in the back of your car or on the shelf at home or in the office. To carry this bag on the run or humping for miles and miles makes for one hell of a nuisance. I first came to know this bag when I was selected to be a combat life saver in the Army. I felt special and of course I loved new gear. But I soon came to realize that the bage was the biggest hassle in the field. Trying to run, low crawl or hump a ruck sack with that thing dangling form my shoulder, I would sooner dump everything into a big ziploc and store it in my 3-day pack or ruck sack.
Just some food for thought. Thanks for sharing.