Critical re-consideration of stuff in IFAK/trauma kit for self-application
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by FiaOlleDog
10M ago
Hi, while I do carry a (now combined) IFAK + Trauma kit, I've found that there are many times I don't have enough carry capacity - especially during spring and summer - to bring such a comprehensive kit with me. Part of the thinking process is to have a minimalist IFAK+Trauma kit solely for self-application (e.g. when I'm traveling on my own,... Critical re-consideration of stuff in IFAK/trauma kit for self-application ..read more
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What do you carry and use - as trained medical [semi-] professionals - when not on duty?
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by FiaOlleDog
1y ago
Would be very interesting to see and understand what you - as a trained medical professional or a member of the medical aid organizations - carry with you when not on duty/on a call, and what you would apply to which persons (like spouse, own kids, relatives, colleagues, stranger)? I do carry as part of my (off-duty) EDC: IFAK H&H mini compression bandage 3M Steri-Strips band-aids 4"x4" gauze pads (to apply on top of wound) paraffin gauze pad large gauze pad... What do you carry and use - as trained medical [semi-] professionals - when not on duty ..read more
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Narcan
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by plumberroy
1y ago
I had surgery on my foot Monday . They gave me 12 Percocet tablets and 2 doses of Narcan . I am zero risk of overdosing . I put one of the doses of Narcan in my FAK (all the room I have ..read more
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Smart addition to any FAK
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by DCBman
2y ago
When many people think about FAK's and their contents they are often thinking about bandages, tape, antiseptics and other actual first aid items. People may also consider such items as shears and other medical tools. But, there's one item (well two but they kind of go together) which people seldom think of to carry in a FAK...a pen/pencil and something to write on. There are very few real-life situations where you have a moderate to severe trauma situation where you don't need to write... Smart addition to any FAK ..read more
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Store bought vs. homemade FAK's
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by DCBman
2y ago
There are several threads here on varying permutations of 'small' and/or 'casual' FAK's. Inevitably in all of these threads I see a mixture of some who buy pre-made FAK's and others who make their own. I wanted to write this thread to address the store-bought vs. homemade issue specifically, and which is better. I am a former EMT so my FAK's for most situations are probably more elaborate than most people need. I point this out only because I want to stress that trying to get to that... Store bought vs. homemade FAK's ..read more
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Single Serving Creams/Ointments in the UK?
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by thegrouch314
2y ago
Does anyone know of a place that sells the small individual packets of antiseptic and antihistamine creams in the UK? I've not been able to find any so far and the cost of shipping them from the US is ridiculous ..read more
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Very small belt-mounted Immediate Trauma Kit?
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by RogerStenning
2y ago
Background: As some of you have noticed, I'm based in England (the UK), I have a reasonable pack-mounted trauma kit that I carry when at work, and in the back of my car. However, I also work with three other guys in a voluntary team to do with mid-to-large-size public events, where my current TFAK is going to be at least five, often more, minutes away by foot (you can't carry a backpack at many of these events, and we're supposed to be reasonably low-key), so I... Very small belt-mounted Immediate Trauma Kit ..read more
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Condor EMT Lite (or alternatives)?
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by Spuggy
2y ago
Hi, I'm looking to get a new FAK pouch for inside my pack. I seem to have settled for the Condor EMT Lite so far, mainly for its smaller size, and also because it comes in red so I can find it quickly in the bag! Before I order one, are there any decent alternatives in size or colour variation that I may have missed? Cheers ..read more
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Help finding a pouch for a small FAK
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by madkins007
2y ago
I feel in love with the contents and pouch of the Adventure Medical 0.5 kit. The pouch unzipped on three sides, making it really easy to find what I needed without dumping everything like a plastic bag or typical zipped pouch. It also stayed nice and flat, unlike a couple small roll-up kits. I liked that the labeling meant that I could tell someone to get my kit and it was easy to identify. I also liked that it had plenty of room for good tweezers, some repair/survival items and more.... Help finding a pouch for a small FAK ..read more
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Anyone have a 'casual' first aid kit in their bag?
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by Knifestyle
2y ago
Looking for thoughts or examples on the simple 'boo-boo' kits people have, not for trauma or heavy wilderness care. We're talking for around the office or out and about, minor ouch moments or nice things to have in case of an itch or scratch. Looking for nice things to keep on hand, ideal soft containers that keep things organized, and ideally in a bright color that doesn't scream trauma or emergency ..read more
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