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**Starting on Page 2 I posted pictures of my first aid kit**

Up front, I am NOT a doctor a nurse a technician a emt or medic, some of the products I have in the case is there for someone with experience that can utilize what I have in an emergency pre/post shtf

The first aid kit is perhaps one of the most overlooked addition to prepping, here is my list, the kit gets updated every 4-5yrs, this list doesn't include our IFAKs, If you feel I should add something to my kit please feel free to advice or critique this. FYI, this kit is mobile not just stacked on shelf's

trauma kit:

(1) C.A.T (NAR)
(2) Quikclot 50G
(2) FOX Chest Seal
(3) Israeli Bandage Battle Dressing Ever Ready First Aid Compression
(1) SAM Splint (36")
(1) Guedel Airway 100mm
(1) Guedel Airway 90mm
(1) Nasopharyngeal Airway 28 Fr
(1) CPR- Pocket Mask w/case

general purpose:

(16) 1 X 3 Adhesive Strips
(6) 2 X 4 Adhesive Bandage
(10) 4 X 4 Gauze Pads - 12 ply
(2) Emergency Pressure Dressing
(2) 3" Conforming Gauze
(1) Trauma Dressing
(2) 5 x 9 ABD Pad
(2) 4.5" Fluff Dressing
(6) Iodine Prep Pad Wipes
(1) Xeroform Dressing
(5) 3 x 3 Gauze Pads
(1) 1" X 10yds Cloth Tape
(2) 3" Elastic Bandage
(1) 3" Black Cohesive Wrap
(2) Triangular Bandage
(4) Eye Pads
(4) Cotton Swab
(1) 4 X 4 WaterJel Burn Dressing
(1) Survival Blanket
(6) Nitrile Gloves (L)
(1) Eyewash
(4) Cold Pack
(10) Alcohol Prep Pad Wipes
(10) BZK Wipes
(5) Antimicrobial Hand Wipes
(10) Antibiotic Ointment Unit Dose
(24) Packets of 2 tri-buffered aspirin tablets
(24) Packets of 2 acetaminophen 325mg tablets
(24) Packets of 2 ibuprofen 200mg tablets
(24) Indivdually packaged 25mg diphenhydramine tablets
(24) Individually packaged Diamode, anti-diarrheal caplets
(24) Packets of 2 Diotame tablets
(24) Packets of 2 Alcalak tablets
(3) Single Dose Ceralyte packets
(12) Triple Antibiotic unit dose packets
(12) Hydrocortisone 1% unit dose packets
(4) Packets of 2 Lyte 'N Go tablets. Acetaminophen (Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer) 325 mg Analgesic drug for fever and flu symptoms, minor aches and pains, menstrual cramps, toothache and common colds. Compare to Tylenol. Ibuprofen (Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer/Inflammation Reducer) 200 mg Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory analgesic drug for headache, toothache, backache, muscular aches and minor arthritis pain. Comparable to Advil. Diphenhydramine (Allergic Reactions, Colds, Sleep) 25 mg Antihistamine for stings, bites, allergies and cold symptoms. Comparable to Benadryl. Diamode (Anti-Diarrheal) 2 mg Loperamide Hydrochloride. Comparable to Immodium. Diotame- (Anti-Diarrheal/Anti-Nausea/Upset Stomach) 262 mg Bismuth Subsallcylate May be used prophylactically. Comparable to Pepto-Bismol. Alamag(Indigestion/Heartburn/Upset Stomach) 300 mg Dried Aluminum Hydroxide Gel 150 mg Magnesium Hydroxide tablets. Antacid for treatment of above. Comparable to Maalox. Ceralyte (Dehydration/Electrolyte Replacement) 10 grams Rice based oral electrolyte salts. For replacement of electrolytes and fluids lost through diarrhea and vomiting. Lyte N Go (Electrolyte Replacement) 2 tablets. Chewable electrolyte replacement that needs no water to process. Antibiotic Ointment (Infection Prevention). Hydrocortisone Ointment (Anti-itch) For the temporary relief of itching associated with minor skin irritations and rashes.

The above doesn't include my surgical kit, bandages and gauze from the older kit, I will add to the list later

in addition to the above
sugar, salt, baking soda, I keep enough to make 5qts of saline
(4) Triple Antibiotic cream in tubes
(3) bottels of benadryl 600 tabs per bottle
(6) bottles penicillin 250mg 60 tabs per bottle
(6) 8oz bottles of hand sanitizers
(4) 32oz 91% isopropyl alcohol
(4) 32oz hydrogen peroxide
(2) 16oz white vinegar
(3) 16oz bragg raw unfiltered/unpasteurized apple vinegar
(4) 24oz all natural unpasteurized honey
(40) iosat tablets

Hardware

(2) SHEARS/EMT 7.5" BLK
(1) Mini Tweezer w/Vial
(1) Hand Sanitizer (1.5 oz bottle),
(1) Lister Bandage Scissor
(3) Hemostat 1 straight 2 curve
(2) Emergency Blanket WOOL
(1) BP Cuff/Stethoscope
(1) Petzl Headlamp
(1) Knife w/ Window Punch & Belt Cutter
(2) pill splitters
 
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I will post pictures once I get a new container and new organizers, right now it's all in a military heavy canvas cargo bag, I'm thinking of using a 80qt cooler to house it all, something like a coleman 80qt extreme, plus it will help maintain a somewhat temp stable environment
 
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Up front, I am NOT a doctor a nurse a technician a emt a medic, some of this I have in case there is someone with experience that can utilize what I have in an emergency pre/post shtf

The first aid kit is perhaps one of the most overlooked addition to prepping, here is my list, the kit gets updated every 4-5yrs, this list doesn't include our IFAKs, If you feel I should add something to my kit please feel free to advice or critique this. FYI, this kit is mobile not just stacked on shelf's

trauma kit:

(1) C.A.T (NAR)
(2) Quikclot 50G
(2) FOX Chest Seal
(3) Israeli Bandage Battle Dressing Ever Ready First Aid Compression
(1) SAM Splint (36")
(1) Guedel Airway 100mm
(1) Guedel Airway 90mm
(1) Nasopharyngeal Airway 28 Fr
(1) CPR- Pocket Mask w/case

general purpose:

(16) 1 X 3 Adhesive Strips
(6) 2 X 4 Adhesive Bandage
(10) 4 X 4 Gauze Pads - 12 ply
(2) Emergency Pressure Dressing
(2) 3" Conforming Gauze
(1) Trauma Dressing
(2) 5 x 9 ABD Pad
(2) 4.5" Fluff Dressing
(6) Iodine Prep Pad Wipes
(1) Xeroform Dressing
(5) 3 x 3 Gauze Pads
(1) 1" X 10yds Cloth Tape
(2) 3" Elastic Bandage
(1) 3" Black Cohesive Wrap
(2) Triangular Bandage
(4) Eye Pads
(4) Cotton Swab
(1) 4 X 4 WaterJel Burn Dressing
(1) Survival Blanket
(6) Nitrile Gloves (L)
(1) Eyewash
(4) Cold Pack
(10) Alcohol Prep Pad Wipes
(10) BZK Wipes
(5) Antimicrobial Hand Wipes
(10) Antibiotic Ointment Unit Dose
(24) Packets of 2 tri-buffered aspirin tablets
(24) Packets of 2 acetaminophen 325mg tablets
(24) Packets of 2 ibuprofen 200mg tablets
(24) Indivdually packaged 25mg diphenhydramine tablets
(24) Individually packaged Diamode, anti-diarrheal caplets
(24) Packets of 2 Diotame tablets
(24) Packets of 2 Alcalak tablets
(3) Single Dose Ceralyte packets
(12) Triple Antibiotic unit dose packets
(12) Hydrocortisone 1% unit dose packets
(4) Packets of 2 Lyte 'N Go tablets. Acetaminophen (Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer) 325 mg Analgesic drug for fever and flu symptoms, minor aches and pains, menstrual cramps, toothache and common colds. Compare to Tylenol. Ibuprofen (Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer/Inflammation Reducer) 200 mg Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory analgesic drug for headache, toothache, backache, muscular aches and minor arthritis pain. Comparable to Advil. Diphenhydramine (Allergic Reactions, Colds, Sleep) 25 mg Antihistamine for stings, bites, allergies and cold symptoms. Comparable to Benadryl. Diamode (Anti-Diarrheal) 2 mg Loperamide Hydrochloride. Comparable to Immodium. Diotame- (Anti-Diarrheal/Anti-Nausea/Upset Stomach) 262 mg Bismuth Subsallcylate May be used prophylactically. Comparable to Pepto-Bismol. Alamag(Indigestion/Heartburn/Upset Stomach) 300 mg Dried Aluminum Hydroxide Gel 150 mg Magnesium Hydroxide tablets. Antacid for treatment of above. Comparable to Maalox. Ceralyte (Dehydration/Electrolyte Replacement) 10 grams Rice based oral electrolyte salts. For replacement of electrolytes and fluids lost through diarrhea and vomiting. Lyte N Go (Electrolyte Replacement) 2 tablets. Chewable electrolyte replacement that needs no water to process. Antibiotic Ointment (Infection Prevention). Hydrocortisone Ointment (Anti-itch) For the temporary relief of itching associated with minor skin irritations and rashes.

The above doesn't include my surgical kit, bandages and gauze from the older kit, I will add to the list later

in addition to the above
sugar, salt, baking soda, I keep enough to make 5qts of saline
(4) Triple Antibiotic cream in tubes
(3) bottels of benadryl 600 tabs per bottle
(6) bottles penicillin 250mg 60 tabs per bottle
(6) 8oz bottles of hand sanitizers
(4) 32oz 91% isopropyl alcohol
(4) 32oz hydrogen peroxide
(2) 16oz white vinegar
(3) 16oz bragg raw unfiltered/unpasteurized apple vinegar
(4) 24oz all natural unpasteurized honey
(40) iosat tablets

Hardware

(2) SHEARS/EMT 7.5" BLK
(1) Mini Tweezer w/Vial
(1) Hand Sanitizer (1.5 oz bottle),
(1) Lister Bandage Scissor
(3) Hemostat 1 straight 2 curve
(2) Emergency Blanket WOOL
(1) BP Cuff/Stethoscope
(1) Petzl Headlamp
(1) Knife w/ Window Punch & Belt Cutter
(2) pill splitters

Maverick...great supplies...just a recommendation...a chest decompression needle (14 gauge x 3.25 in.), you can buy them straight from North American with a very good protector for about $9...if money is an issue, just get the gauge I recommend. Also a few I.V. needle kits...while you might not be able to get the IV bag solutions over the counter...maybe a nice chat with the family doctor might get you a few. Fluid replacement during blood loss is a big thing.
 

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Maverick...great supplies...just a recommendation...a chest decompression needle (14 gauge x 3.25 in.), you can buy them straight from North American with a very good protector for about $9...if money is an issue, just get the gauge I recommend. Also a few I.V. needle kits...while you might not be able to get the IV bag solutions over the counter...maybe a nice chat with the family doctor might get you a few. Fluid replacement during blood loss is a big thing.
I have an I.V. set with needles, since IV solution has a relatively short shelf life I believe? I thought in extreme emergency I would be making my own solution with sugar, salt and baking soda, good call on chest decompression needle.
 

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Maverick thank you for post! Could you tell me, is a Window Punch/Belt Cutter difficult for a female to use? Does it require a lot of upper body strength to smash a window with the tool?
 

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Maverick thank you for post! Could you tell me, is a Window Punch/Belt Cutter difficult for a female to use? Does it require a lot of upper body strength to smash a window with the tool?
Not difficult (but) it's light so some strength would be needed and knowing the right location on the glass, personally I think the glass breaker is a waste, I would opt for a ball-ping hammer or an escape hammer such as these, in fact I keep a ball-ping mounted below the driver seat because I do travel over a lot of waterways.

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Not difficult (but) it's light so some strength would be needed and knowing the right location on the glass, personally I think the glass breaker is a waste, I would opt for a ball-ping hammer or an escape hammer such as these, in fact I keep a ball-ping mounted below the driver seat because I do travel over a lot of waterways.

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Fantastic! Thank you very much! I especially appreciate the pictures. You can imagine what kind of a ping pong ball hammer I'd be looking for without the visual help :)
 

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finally found a first-aid kit which have suturing needles in it..propably 'cause it's meant for people traveling in the bush, just waiting for pay-day and in goes the order
 

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but having "a kit" like you Maverick would be great..you are like a small hospital ;)
 

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but having "a kit" like you Maverick would be great..you are like a small hospital ;)
Like I said, I may not know what to do with it all but in an emergency I may be around folks with the knowledge to utilize it, If I am in a group setting I would hope for a Medic Nurse Doctor never the less, I plan on doing some reading ;) I can stitch myself done it a couple of times already.
 

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always been wondering would I have the balls to do it or would I give the honours of stiching me to someone else..
 

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Maverick thank you for post! Could you tell me, is a Window Punch/Belt Cutter difficult for a female to use? Does it require a lot of upper body strength to smash a window with the tool?
We use a simple spring loaded tool. They can be found on line for around $6-10. It is sort of like a center punch for metal. EZ PZ just put it in the corner of the window push the window shatters, GLOVESshould be used. NOT FIRTS AID STYLES.
Good luck be safe & God bless.
 

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in that kit I ordered,there are things I don't know how to use like how to insert an iv needle to a patient,so just out of curiosity on a scale from 1-10 how difficult is it to find that vein??
just looking at my own, pretty easy to find,but this is something they don't train us in our first-aid courses
 

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in that kit I ordered,there are things I don't know how to use like how to insert an iv needle to a patient,so just out of curiosity on a scale from 1-10 how difficult is it to find that vein??
just looking at my own, pretty easy to find,but this is something they don't train us in our first-aid courses
Finding veins is a monkey skill. What I mean is, some days I hit every one, other days, I could not hit the wide side of a barn. Not that bad.
However there is a lot more to IVs than catheter placement.
1) Any time you introduce an IV you open the skin. This invites infection.
2) If you think the IV is good, in the vein and it is not you ave another problem. If the line infiltrates that's a whole New ball of wax.
3) Fluid over load has to be watched out for. If you fill the lungs with fluid you could drown your PT.
This is just to start. A lot of good can be done with just NS or LR. A lot of bad can be done also. Knot knowing could make or kill.
Oral rehydration is faster than one thinks. Rectal rehydration is an option also...
If you give the fluids at the wrong time you could make the PT hypertensive. If a diabetic and you gave LR you could make there BGL go way up. This would require of a scarce resource, insulin.
A lot more to think of than IV placement. Please don't get me wrong, glad you have them. Sorry got a call, got to go.
 

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doc pops,
had a thought that it wouldn't be that easy,well as you said better know what to do than to improvise...so I have them,if I ever need them I hope to have someone around that knows how to use them..
thanks for the reply,knew I would get an answer :)
 

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doc is right!

"CONCLUSIONS: Despite a more rapid restoration of plasma volume, IV rehydration was not advantageous over ORAL rehydration in regards to physiological strain, heat tolerance, RPE, or thermal sensations" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17146319

And here;
"The limited data to this point contradict conventional wisdom that intravenous (IV) rehydration is superior to oral rehydration for athletes who rehydrate between two bouts of exercise. Traditionally, it has been reasoned that the immediate entry of fluids into the bloodstream via IV offers a multitude of benefits for a healthy, dehydrated athlete looking to replace fluids rapidly. Our findings, however, indicate that the rehydration process is more complicated than simply the speed at which fluid enters the circulation and likely is influenced by physiological responses stimulated by oral fluid ingestion. Whether caused by oropharyngeal and thirst perturbations or other factors, given the speed in which fluids taken orally enter the circulation and become part of sweat, these responses should not be underestimated" http://journals.lww.com/acsm-csmr/Fulltext/2008/07001/Intravenous_versus_Oral_Rehydration_.8.aspx
 

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dear god,this is more complicated what I thought...ok, I understand why you study x amount of years to become a dr...no easy way here.
but I've learned something and know that I know so little ;)
 

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dear god,this is more complicated what I thought...ok, I understand why you study x amount of years to become a dr...no easy way here.
but I've learned something and know that I know so little ;)
That why I put it this way (above) "some of this I have in case there is someone with experience that can utilize what I have in an emergency"
 

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we can only hope that if shtf we can find someone with the skill..we collect the stuff and most of it will be what we can actually use..some of it not, I'd hate to do things looking at some book with pictures ,with a needle in my other hand and saying, oh, take it easy I'll just follow the pics here and we'll be fine,say if it hurts..

but still I'm prepared to do anything in my powers to keep someone alive if I have to
 

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