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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:23 am 
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Here's my stuff. It's a WIP still, some stuff is in the mail and the rest is coming once I can afford it. I built my own because I didn't like the store bought "First Aid" kit I purchased a while ago. So I decided to buy the shit I wanted separately and build my own. I wanna get some air way tubes, but I haven't been properly trained on that. Hopefully when I go to re-qualify for my First Aid in around April/May I can get some instruction on how to insert airway tubes and nasal tubes and such, but as it stands I haven't been formally trained so I haven't bought anything. I might buy it just in case someone is present on scene that knows how to use it.

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Contents -in order of appearance from top left to the right
(1) Stocked Baindaid/Gauze case (pictured and explained below)
(4) 4"x5 yards Rolled Gauze
(4) 2"x5 yards Self Adhesive Compression Bandage (white)
(2) 2"x5 yards Self Adhesive Compression Bandage (brown)
(1) CPR Mask
(1) 115ml Bottle Peroxide
(1) 15g Polysporin Tube
(1) Purell Hand Sanitizer
(1) Bottle Tums Smoothies
(4) Pair Medical Gloves (non-latex)
(1) Tube of After Bite
(1) Tweezers
(4) Wood Tongue Depressors
(2) Triangle Bandages (will be replaced with SAM Splints as soon as they arrive in the mail)
(1) Emergency Blanket
(1) 4"x5 yard ACE Bandage
(2) 2"x5 yard ACE Bandage
(1) 2"x5 yard rolled gauze
(1) Roll White Medical Tape
(1) Pair Tweezers (2nd set)
(20) Q-Tips
(10) Safety Pins
(2) Tylenol Extra Strength Travel Viles
(1) Flashlight
(1) Instand Cold Pack
(1) First Aid Pocket Book (never hurts to have cheat sheets)

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(3) 3.5g Burn Free Packets
(8) Packs Second Skin
(5) 2"x2" Gauze Pads
(1) Roll white cloth medical tape
(2) 2" rolls of gauze
(10) 4"x4" Gauze Pads
(1) 8"x10" Abdominal Pad (underneath the 4x4 gauze)
(1) 5"x9" combine Pad (underneath the 4x4 gauze"
(1) 15g tube of Polysporin
(1) 4"x5 yard roll of gauze
(2) 2"x5 yard rolled gauze (kerlix type)
(20) Large Bandaids
(15) Small Bandaids
(20) Medium Bandaids
(10) Knuckle Bandaids
(10) Finger Tip Bandaids
(15) Butterfly Closures
(2) Oval Shaped Bandaids

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The gun tape on the Izzy's aren't meant to look cool or high speed super awesome. I just added it so I could easily identify which dressing is which when it's loaded inside its pack and it gives me a little extra space to tug it out.

(2) 6" Israeli Dressing
(2) 6" Israeli Dressing w/ Mobile Pad
(4) H&H Primed Gauze
(4) 25g Quik Clot Sponge
(2) White Glowsticks
(1) Red Marker (for writing time on tourniquet)
(1) Combat Application Tourniquet
(8) Non-Latex Medical Gloves
(1) Medical Shears w Tan Handles
(2) Asherman Chest Seal
(2) 2"x6" Water Jel Burn Dressing
(2) 4"x4" Water Jel Burn Dressing
(2) 4"x16" Water Jel Burn Dressing
(1) 8"x18" Water Jel Burn Dressing
(1) 12"x16" Water Jel Burn Dressing

Soon to come:
(2) SAM Splint
(2) 8x10 Abdominal Pads
(2) 7x11 Pressure Field Dressing
(2) 6x6 Pressure Dressing
(2) 4x4 Pressure Dressing
(2) Cold Pack Large
(2) Hot Pack Large
(1) Disposable Emergency Blanket
(4) 1" White Cloth Medical Tape

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Feel free to give me some feedback. I'll update this post once I acquire the rest of my supplies.

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In the process of building my own first aid kits - home, truck & work - see many of the same things you have!

Looks good...

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I can can only chip in on a couple of things.

Consider getting a headlamp, hands free is better when working on an injured person.

Put your shears out where they are ready at hand.

Maybe add a magnifying glass to help with the splinters that seem to happen too often.

Very well packed and laid out, having all your burn stuff in one bag is a good idea.

Thanks for sharing.

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I'm actually in the process of buying one of those benchmade rescue hooks and i'm going to mount it on the outside of my bag. Good idea on the headlamp, never thought of that. Thanks for the tip.

I kept everything bagged and separated for easy stow-n-go.

As for organization, I got bored earlier and ditched the EI 3 Day Pack for my supplies and loaded them all into my SO Tech Go Bag. I never thought i'd be able to fit everything I had in it considering its size, but i'm rather happy with the way it turned out and there is tonnes of room for extra stuff. Plus if I ever needed more space, there is 4 sections of 3x3 rows of MOLLE/PALS webbing I could use to attach other pouches. For now, i'm happy with it.

Fits my Band-Aid (red case) bag, my burn dressings, my adhesive rolls and my 4 rolls of kerlix like gauze in the main compartment.
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Outside:

Top Pouch - CPR Mask. Case with pills, pins, q-tips. Tweezers. Emergency Blanket
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Middle Pouch - 4"x5 yard ACE bandage. Two 2" ACE bandages. 4 triangle bandages
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Bottom Pouch - Peroxide, polysporin, purrel, after bite, tweezers, flashlight, tums, medical gloves, 4 tongue depressors.
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Once I get some more money, i'm gonna buy 2 cold packs, 2 hot packs, 36" SAM splint, 18" SAM splint, 2 8x10 ABD pads, 2 4x4 pressure dressings, 2 6x6 pressure dressings, 2 7x11 pressure dressings. Maybe some more H&H gauze, I like that better than kerlix because its more compact. These items will all go inside the 4 side zippered compartments of the go bag. Whatever doesn't fit there will go inside. After that, maybe some oral and nasal airway tubes and I think i'm done until I can get more training in other areas of first aid.

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I have eyeballed that pack for a while and could never find a good use for it. It looks like you found a good one.

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Yeah, I originally bought it for small gear storage or to use it as a small bug out bag, but it wasn't comfy enough for extended hikes so it just collected dust in the closet until I tried this. I keep this in my trunk in case I come upon an accident on the road. Hopefully its got enough stuff in it to keep someone alive until EMS shows up. I keep my trauma kit separated from the go bag, but it still travels with me everywhere I go in the car.

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Man thats a lot of stuff......


I was looking at stuff at work today, to build something more than our johnson and johnson kit lol. This is quite the overwhelming subject


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I get the same overwhelming feeling when I look at some of the other fuller stocked kits like Gunny for example, lol. Mine isn't anything special, but it took me a while to figure out what I wanted and how it could be used for more than its intended purpose. Saves room and money that way...just not time for acquiring it all, lol. I hate the store bought "kits" they have. In my opinion, they mostly have too much of the stuff you don't need and not enough of the stuff you do need. So I just cannibalized that one and bought everything else separately to better suit my needs. I'm still not finished with it. Still some more stuff to buy. I'm thinking about taking an advanced airway course depending on how much it costs and when it is. It's not offered through the military unfortunately, so I gotta pay for it.

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SNAFU84 wrote:
I get the same overwhelming feeling when I look at some of the other fuller stocked kits like Gunny for example, lol. Mine isn't anything special, but it took me a while to figure out what I wanted and how it could be used for more than its intended purpose. Saves room and money that way...just not time for acquiring it all, lol. I hate the store bought "kits" they have. In my opinion, they mostly have too much of the stuff you don't need and not enough of the stuff you do need. So I just cannibalized that one and bought everything else separately to better suit my needs. I'm still not finished with it. Still some more stuff to buy. I'm thinking about taking an advanced airway course depending on how much it costs and when it is. It's not offered through the military unfortunately, so I gotta pay for it.

where would a Canadian take adv airway courses ?


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gearguy141 wrote:
where would a Canadian take adv airway courses ?


My first aid instructor told me St. John's Ambulance has an airway course that covers nasal/oral airway and the use of oxygen, etc etc. I didn't really press the topic much because we had limited time, but he told me to call St. John's and ask about it and that the course is rather rare. I'm not quite sure if it's actually called "Advanced Airway" or anything, but that's the term I used to describe what I was asking about.

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