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#61 Tim

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 09:11 PM

Put my FAK to good use today. Took about a quarter size chunk of flesh and skin out of my leg today being careless with scissors. Pretty painful,and lots of blood, but I got to play with all the toys in my FAK. Always a great thing to have around. 


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 11:26 PM

You all good brother Tim?

#63 Tim

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 08:43 PM

Yeah, just walking with a minor limp and down a chunk of leg. But I'll survive to EDC another day


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#64 Stupendous Walrus

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 11:05 PM

Good to know.

Now, we need to know what the hell you were doing with these scissors.
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#65 Tim

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 08:12 AM

I was carelessly holding them while re positioning my sitting position on the ground, and decided that the point of the scissors was the best place to put my knee.



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Posted 17 May 2015 - 10:09 AM

Yiiiiikes.

#67 Tim

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 10:23 AM

Yeah that's the way this whole week has been going
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#68 Stupendous Walrus

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 10:42 AM

No doubt. Like you said, the bright side is getting to play with the toys in the FAK.

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 10:30 AM

Great suggestions all around.  I keep two FAK in my EDC bag (one general kit and one field surgery kit) and a half dozen smaller ones throughout the house/shop/car etc.  I'll toss a bit of crazy glue in several of them now.

One thing to consider is dealing with shock.  I did Ice Rescue/CWR on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior in the CG, and while it might be less purposeful in, say, Arizona, an Emergency Blanket is VITAL.  Hypothermia is a real threat, and even in normal temperatures blood loss can simulate the effects enough to warrant inclusion.  The silver thin ones that fold into tiny boxes are fantastic, cheap, take up very little space, just don't try to refold them back ;)


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#70 Carmen Cruz

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 09:02 AM

I have several kits for different things. For example, I am now working as a kayaking guide in a natural park. The first aid kit I carry in the kayak is mission specific.
It has heat blankets p (which are like body warmers on steroids) to treat hypothermia, because I figure if someone is to develop it its more likely it will happen if they fall off the kayak during an accident or something. It also has more heat blankets and more cpr and airway capabities and stuff like that.
So rather than keep several, similar kits everywhere I keep them specialised to their purpose/enviroment.

The one I have on me on day to day college is influenced by the fact that my campus is right next to a college hospital that is huge, so I don't need splints or anything too big because the hospital staff can get to the farthest point in the campus in 10 mins or less.
So far, the one that rides in my backpack to college has: (and yes I do have training)

Hemostatic gauze ( the big kind, this time is quickclot combat gauze)
Hemostatic gauze, the small 3x3 deal
Steristrips
Compeed blister bandaids
Iodine wipes
Alcohol wipes
Manuka honey + ginger + echinacea lozenges ( honey for sore throats, but the ginger in the can settle your stomach too)
Otc antihistamine
Activatex charcoal
Antidiahrreal
Ibuprofen
Paracetamol (analgesic / antipiretic)
Arnica balm, for when you bang you lil toe in a piece of forniture or stuff like that.
Saline solution
Small gauze
After bite cream
Hydrocortisone cream.
Aloe vera gel.
BurGel for the more painfull and severe stuff where aloe vera is not analgesic enough.

#71 Nathaniel P

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 01:21 PM

I recently purchased an ITS Tactical Boo Boo Kit, their version of an EDC First Aid Kit, and it should arrive here today. Fully featured, but still small and portable.


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#72 Sam Nehf

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 05:31 PM

If you want the most size efficient, first aid kit for emergencies only all you need is a bandana, a tube of crazy clue and some duct tape. Might be a little John Wayne but it'll get the job done in a bad situation. In addition to those items I carry assorted bandages, a couple butterfly stitches, some alcohol pads, a sharpie, a stream light stylus pro, pen and field notes pad, trauma shears, some tape, sting swabs and burn cream, also sunscreen packets in case I forget to put it on, hand sanitizer, some sterile 4x4s and a CAT for emergencies, as well as some assorted OTC meds for anything from headaches to stomach issues to minor allerigic reactions. I carry a few other things but that's the basics of it, that's in my day pack. I have a condensed version of that in my maxpedition fatty aka my man purse and then a full size BLS bag in my jeep because I always seem to roll up on accidents or have to use my skills out hiking on when I'm on the trail with the jeep. I didn't buy my bags pre made, I bought the bag and filled it up to fit my needs. Hope this helps
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#73 Mike Blum

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:30 PM

I carry a vehicle IFAK with an added 'ouchy kit' for minor cuts etc. It is a modification of the IFAK I carried when deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. I don't presently carry an IFAK on my belt or in pockets but I have a 'cargo pocket' kit to handle ouchies, and heavier bleeding... bandaids, crazy glue, steripads, one small QuickClot, a pair of latex gloves, and a rubber hospital type tourniquet. I carry that one when I travel on foot in some higher threat level area's, and for short hikes.






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