ToddGray's FAK in progress (EDIT on first post)

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ToddGray's FAK in progress (EDIT on first post)

Post by ToddGray » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:09 pm

So... it is... like my BOB, a work in progress, and by no means done. But here's the porn anyway.

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Its a CamelBak MedBak insert for the BFM system.

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Technically, it has a pouch for bleeding wounds and airway problems... since I am not trained to administer an artificial airway, I'm just gonna leave that stuff out untill I get some training. However, bleeding is not so much of an issue (for training purposes) so that is mostly what I'm prepping for. It also has, as you can see, 2 auxillary mesh pouches for other stuff.

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The red pouch is for currently bleeding victims. It contains 3 rolls of 4" Kerlix, 5 rolls of surgical tape (4 regular, 1 cloth), a 2" sports wrap bandage, 2 bottles of tincture of iodine, 5 razor blades, a pair of surgical sheers, and 30 200mg Advil. I'm gonna leave QC out because I do not intend for this bag to be an "I-can-get-back-to-a-hospital bag," and I'm most certainly not qualified to irrigate QC.
The blue pouch currently contains a sphmygmometer (blood pressure kit with the steth) with a special ring so that I can self-administer, a roll of 3" sports wrap, and a roll of 4" sports wrap.

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The mesh pouches contain (from left to right) 50ea nitrile gloves, a Pelican 1050 mini case (with Percoset, Tylenol ES, and Bayer... more to come later), 2 more 4" rolls of Kerlix, 2ea petrolatum gauze pads, eye dressing, 2ea triangular bandages, several provodine prep pads, 2ea 3"x6yd bandages, and 3ea 4"x6yd bandages.

Not pictured: 2ea single use cold packs, Immodium, Benedryl (the AAFES special of both), 2ea HeatSheet emergency blankets, 2 packs of Dr. Scholl's moleskin, 2ea card wraps of 90MPH, and one pack of Katadyn tabs. There might be more, but I'm at work right now and I don't have my FAK on me as it is quite large and I don't wish to look like a nutcase at work (I do enough of that on my own... well, talking about Zombie Squad didn't help my sanity case).

Tell me what you think and thanks for the input.
Last edited by ToddGray on Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:42 am, edited 4 times in total.

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Post by Ovationman » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:19 pm

Really cool set up but perhaps this should be put in the FA forum

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Post by JIM » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:22 pm

All right, these are my suggestions:

- some gauze pads in the 4x4 and 2x2 sizes

- you're gonna need a stethoscope to go with that bp-cuff

- some instant cold-packs

- some water-jel for burns

- small roll of duct-tape

- a bottle of saline or just water. If you don't want it, at least some water-purification tablets

- some meds: Immodium, ORS, Benadryl, personal meds

- a couple of space-blankets
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Post by ToddGray » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:42 pm

ovationman wrote:Really cool set up but perhaps this should be put in the FA forum
Um...

Unless one of the mods moved the thread without posting (which they normally do), I'm pretty sure I got it right the first time. :) But if I didn't, I apologize.

Thanks JIM for the input...

- +1 on the gauze

-the BP cuff has a steth in the case with it.

-cold packs, burn gel, and duct tape on the way.

-I have some Katadyn water tabs in the mail... I'll be sure to stash one of the boxes in here.

-the med box will slowly but surely get filled with said items thanks (they're pricy for my budget)

-what is it with you and space blankets??? One for my BOB, one for my vest, and one for my FAK?!?! :) Do you sleep under a space blanket or something?

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Post by Gunny » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:27 pm

You need the basics, more gauze, more tape, more izzy's, more ACE's, so on and so forth.

You also should make sure you can take care of the small time wounds.

How about de-hydration, sun injuries and the like?

Benadryl? Immodium? Asprin? Moltrin? Do you have all of these?

Space blanket or three.

SAM splints?

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Post by ToddGray » Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:58 am

Gunny wrote:You need the basics, more gauze, more tape, more izzy's, more ACE's, so on and so forth.

You also should make sure you can take care of the small time wounds.

How about de-hydration, sun injuries and the like?

Benadryl? Immodium? Asprin? Moltrin? Do you have all of these?

Space blanket or three.

SAM splints?

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Post by ToddGray » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:01 am

Gunny wrote:You need the basics, more gauze, more tape, more izzy's, more ACE's, so on and so forth.

You also should make sure you can take care of the small time wounds.

How about de-hydration, sun injuries and the like?

Benadryl? Immodium? Asprin? Moltrin? Do you have all of these?

Space blanket or three.

SAM splints?
There's those space blankets again :) What do you recommend for dehydration supplies? I'm gonna grab some SAMs and izzys from chinook. I will also pick up some Benedryl and Immodium next time I hit Wally World. Thanks Gunny.

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Post by Gunny » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:04 pm

Pick up some rehydration salts, vitamins, cold packs and a water blister and you should be set.

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Post by ToddGray » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:03 am

Ooh, and moleskin too. We can't go forgeting our feet, can we?

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Post by ToddGray » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:39 am

Bump for edit.

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