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DaveJohns wrote:So, what am I missing?
Paragon wrote:Not a bad little kit, especially with the additions/deletions already suggested. Your tape appears to be 1" wide, rather than 1/2" -- I'd aim to have (2) 1" rolls, not (4). Also, is it Durapore, or something else (hopefully not paper)?
I don't see any gloves -- figure at least two pairs (nitrile) if you plan on treating anyone except yourself. A pocket CPR mask might be a consideration as well.
Other minor revisions would be to go with one 3" or 4" ACE bandage over the two smaller ones. I'd probably also drop one of the ETD's, as well as one of the QuikClot's, in favor of more 4" x 4" gauze pads. Safety pins are handy (although are generally packaged along with cravats).
4oz of burn gel is a lot for a kit this size, so look into a few unit packages instead to make some extra room, and perhaps add one large (4" x 4") burn gel pad. I'd also add a few unit packs of BZK towelettes for wound cleaning, as well as a couple of alcohol prep pads in lieu of the small bottle of alcohol that you have now.
For your OTC meds, I favor carrying a couple of doses of a variety of meds (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Imodium, Benadryl, Sudafed, and Pepcid or Pepto-Bismol) versus a large bottle of just one of them (Tylenol).
One or two small disposable amps (~20cc) of sterile saline would be very useful -- eye wash can also be used for wound irrigation, but typically not vise versa. Finally, since this kit is for a BoB, I would add some moleskin, Blist-O-Ban, or Spyroflex for blister prevention/treatment and a few strip bandages for minor cuts.
DaveJohns wrote:Paragon wrote:One or two small disposable amps (~20cc) of sterile saline would be very useful -- eye wash can also be used for wound irrigation, but typically not vise versa.
Would plain old saline bottles packaged for eyecare do the trick?
Rí na hÉire wrote:1. What does FAK actually stand for?
Rí na hÉire wrote:2. Why sharpy markers? I've seen them in loads of peoples BOBs but don't know why them specifically, I've a few normal biros.
Rí na hÉire wrote:Nice bags but........are you living in a warzone or somtething?
I've a few Q's I'd love if you could answer
1. What does FAK actually stand for?
2. Why sharpy markers? I've seen them in loads of peoples BOBs but don't know why them specifically, I've a few normal biros.
3. I can't find loads of the gear you have in Ireland. Any idea where I could get them-international stores?
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