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#21 Dom

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 06:41 AM

That. Is. Awesome.
 
The knife alone looks incredibly badass!


I almost bought it just for the knife
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#22 Chris Szaroleta

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 06:18 PM

I almost bought it just for the knife

 

What's stopping you?!


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 07:06 PM

What's stopping you?!


Ha nothing! There are a couple other things I'd like to get from CountyComm.
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Posted 16 March 2015 - 07:10 PM

Ha nothing! There are a couple other things I'd like to get from CountyComm.

 

I need a couple things from there as well.  I'll send you a list so you can add my stuff to your order!   ;)


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 07:12 PM

I need a couple things from there as well.  I'll send you a list so you can add my stuff to your order!   ;)


A bulk discount would be nice!
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Posted 16 March 2015 - 07:14 PM

A bulk discount would be nice!

 

HAHA!!!  Yes......


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#27 Franz Karpanov

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:06 AM

Great thread!
I would add something for digestive problems, as far as I experieced they are the most common health issues when traveling or hiking.
Medicaments for constipation/diarrhea are first on the list for me.
I'll have with me also something for heartburn.
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#28 Chris Szaroleta

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 10:32 AM

Great thread!
I would add something for digestive problems, as far as I experieced they are the most common health issues when traveling or hiking.
Medicaments for constipation/diarrhea are first on the list for me.
I'll have with me also something for heartburn.

 

Awesome adds, Franz!  Anti diarrheal, heartburn meds/acid reducer, nausea pills and maybe even a laxative, are super helpful in the day-to-day.  You never know when you might be invited to a lunch where the the food is way spicy! 



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 05:57 PM

Great thread!
I would add something for digestive problems, as far as I experieced they are the most common health issues when traveling or hiking.
Medicaments for constipation/diarrhea are first on the list for me.
I'll have with me also something for heartburn.

Great thinking. I keep that kind of stuff in my EDC bag, regardless of and separate from my first aid.


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 08:34 PM

For a basic First Aid Kit, Adventure Medical Kits are a great start. Buy the biggest and best with the money and space you have available. You can add to these kits as possible or needed based on you specific needs. Part of this is not to forget specific medications you may need. 

 

The items in the first three posts of this thread are great additions to the AMK contents:

  • Tourniquet or 2
  • Saline or Sterile Water (10cc bullets and/or 250cc bottles)
  • Rolled Gauze (Kerlix)
  • Better Tape - Surgical Tape (even duct is ok)
  • Burn Gel (Packets or 4x4's)
  • Disinfectant (Alcohol Based Hand Rub)
  • Good EMS Trauma Shears
  • Tweezers
  • Ice Packs
  • Super Glue is great or actual skin glue (found on Amazon)
  • Blanket (Space or other)
  • Moleskin, Second Skin, etc.
  • Benadryl
  • OTC Painkillers & Analgesics

From Adventure Medical they also have the Wound Medic Kit which is awesome and the Dental Kit

 

Beyond a basic AMK type kit start adding more advanced tools:

  • Hemostatic Agent - Combat Gauze
  • Chest Seal - HALO
  • Pressure Dressing - OLAES
  • Bag Valve Mask (BVM)
  • Diagnostic Tools (Thermometer, Pulse Oximeter, Stethoscope. BP Cuff)
  • SAM Splint

 


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#31 Chris Szaroleta

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 11:38 AM

 

For a basic First Aid Kit, Adventure Medical Kits are a great start. Buy the biggest and best with the money and space you have available. You can add to these kits as possible or needed based on you specific needs. Part of this is not to forget specific medications you may need. 

 

The items in the first three posts of this thread are great additions to the AMK contents:

  • Tourniquet or 2
  • Saline or Sterile Water (10cc bullets and/or 250cc bottles)
  • Rolled Gauze (Kerlix)
  • Better Tape - Surgical Tape (even duct is ok)
  • Burn Gel (Packets or 4x4's)
  • Disinfectant (Alcohol Based Hand Rub)
  • Good EMS Trauma Shears
  • Tweezers
  • Ice Packs
  • Super Glue is great or actual skin glue (found on Amazon)
  • Blanket (Space or other)
  • Moleskin, Second Skin, etc.
  • Benadryl
  • OTC Painkillers & Analgesics

From Adventure Medical they also have the Wound Medic Kit which is awesome and the Dental Kit

 

Beyond a basic AMK type kit start adding more advanced tools:

  • Hemostatic Agent - Combat Gauze
  • Chest Seal - HALO
  • Pressure Dressing - OLAES
  • Bag Valve Mask (BVM)
  • Diagnostic Tools (Thermometer, Pulse Oximeter, Stethoscope. BP Cuff)
  • SAM Splint

 

 

Very well put together kit, KCARF.


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#32 Tim

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 08:53 PM

My EDC first aid kit is pretty basic, it only contains what I consider to be the bare essentials. It has otc pain killer, and antihistamine, lactase pills, eye drops (simple saline so thy work great for wound irrigation as well), some small band aids with antibacterial built in, and a pair of gloves. I don't carry any major wound treatment because in my environment I find myself in everyday help is never really more than ten minutes away (I'm on a college campus), and I also carry a handkerchief as well so in a pinch I could use that as a wound compress. All of this is carried in an Altoids tin.

 

When I go out side of this environment and need a more complete first aid I carry a maxpedition pocket organizer with the following: 3 rolls of gauze for wrapping wounds, and medical tape to secure the guaze, as well as one ace bandage for either compressing wounds or in a pinch a make shift tourniquet, I carry about three bullets of 10 cc's of saline in it for wound disinfection, I also carry a tube of neosporin for increased wound healing. I also carry otc benadryl, pain killers, and peptobismol. In addition to this I carry quick clot, three hemostatic sponges, a BVM, and sterri strips for make shift wound closer. I don't carry shears because often times I will EDC a leatherman raptor so they are not necessary, and when I'm out and about I carry two or three pairs of gloves in a glove dispensing pouch I have. In my car's bug out bag I also keep breathing tubes, as well as splints, and a basic IV kit. This pretty much rounds out my medical equipment that I carry. 


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#33 Stupendous Walrus

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:20 PM

My new Adventure Medical .7 showed up the other day, so my EDC bag is stoked well for commuting and work.
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Posted 17 April 2015 - 12:27 AM

My new Adventure Medical .7 showed up the other day, so my EDC bag is stoked well for commuting and work.


This came in handy not two days after it arrived when I took a chunk out of my finger. Like, a cannibal's appetizer size chunk.

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 12:40 AM

This came in handy not two days after it arrived when I took a chunk out of my finger. Like, a cannibal's appetizer size chunk.

 

Ouch. You alright?


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Posted 17 April 2015 - 12:51 AM

Ouch. You alright?

Thanks Mel. I'm all good. Beats the hell out of working concrete. I've always loved hard work; I was testing a weld on a small split ring when the pliers slipped off and the tension I was putting on it carried across my index finger. Being a brand new set of pliers, the edges are still nice and sharp.

So far I'm extremely impressed with the Adventure Medical products. The kit is so well packed I could easily access whatever I needed without having to unpack the pouch.

Time will tell, but so far I'm giving this item an A+. At $23.50 CAD from Mountain Equipment Co-op (www.mec.com) I think it was a great investment.
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Posted 17 April 2015 - 02:23 AM

Thanks Mel. I'm all good. Beats the hell out of working concrete. I've always loved hard work; I was testing a weld on a small split ring when the pliers slipped off and the tension I was putting on it carried across my index finger. Being a brand new set of pliers, the edges are still nice and sharp.

So far I'm extremely impressed with the Adventure Medical products. The kit is so well packed I could easily access whatever I needed without having to unpack the pouch.

Time will tell, but so far I'm giving this item an A+. At $23.50 CAD from Mountain Equipment Co-op (www.mec.com) I think it was a great investment.

 

Good to hear you're alright. From the sound of it, I might just have to check out one of their kits myself.


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Posted 17 April 2015 - 07:15 PM

I strongly recommend them this far. Much higher quality than my last kit that came from St. John Ambulance.
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Posted 18 April 2015 - 03:15 AM

Im not a huge fan on the "pre-built" kits and being a medic i get access to a bit of stuff not normally found around the traps so my suggestions might be a little different. I also tend to stick with items that have more than one use and items that dont expire (Quik-Clot while not common here looses heaps of its effectiveness when it expires).

 

  • CPR Mask with one way valve (no one likes being vomited on...or in)
  • Range of OPA's (opens the airway and aids CPR)
  • Range of NPA's (more tolerated by conscious people but useless in the event of skull fracture or facial trauma)
  • Triangular Bandages (the zip-loc back type are great)
  • Compression bandages (small and medium)
  • Crepe bandages (small and medium)
  • Band-Aids (range of sizes and shapes)
  • Gauze (sterile and small packet sizes)
  • Burn pads and cream
  • OTC ibuprofen (pain killer and anti-inflammatory)
  • OTC loratadine (antihistamine)
  • 14G 3.75" catheter (used to deal with collapsed lung)
  • Asherman Seal (see above)
  • Shears
  • Tweezers
  • Basic stethoscope (one way communication with a patient can be shit...a steth can usualy help you work out whats wrong)
  • Basic BP cuff (see above)
  • Non stick wound tressings
  • CA Tourniquet or Israeli Bandage
  • Sharpie, notebook, pens
  • Tape (electrical and medical)
  • KY jelly (better for sealing a wound than glue)
  • SAM Splint
  • Standard Precautions (Gloves, Glasses)

 

Some other optional stuff i would think about throwing in

 

  • Methoxyflurane inhaler (pain killer)
  • Adrenaline (EpiPen if you can get one)
  • Collar

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 03:30 AM

So far I'm extremely impressed with the Adventure Medical products. The kit is so well packed I could easily access whatever I needed without having to unpack the pouch.

 

That right there is the real trick...pack in a simple fashion that is easy to work out. I like to use ABCDE. Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Drugs/Diagnostics, Everything Else


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