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    Lightbulb Help Build My New FAK!

    I just purchased the Maxpedition FR-1 (http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/...4&idcategory=7) and need suggestions. I've been browsing this and other sites for FAK lists, and have put together my own list based on what I think is reasonable given my training level and every-day needs (I have only basic first-aid training and live on the border between an urban and sub-urban area). I want this to be a small/compact, light-weight first-aid kit, repair kit, and survival kit, so feel free to include such items as duct tape, safety pins, sewing needles, unwaxed dental floss, etc.

    What would you put inside? All suggestions are appreciated!
    Last edited by vrbsroma; 10-05-2009 at 12:21 PM.
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    Individual first aid kit

    Just some suggestions. Don’t think they’ll all fit in the pouch selected. No survival tools included. I keep those in a separate pouch.

    1 CPR safety shield
    4 exam gloves
    1 1oz bottle hand sanitizer
    1 pen light
    4 Therma-Dot single use thermometer
    1 Space pen
    1 Write in the rain note book
    4 tongue depressor
    4 individual cotton tipped applicators
    1 small roll Gorilla tape
    4 folding paper cups
    2 bite sticks
    4 ammonia capsules
    12 2-pack Medique Medi-lyte heat relief tablets
    12 2-pack Excedren Extra strength (or favorite brand)
    4 2-pack Alka Seltzer
    1 25-count bottle Dulcolax laxative
    12 2-count Pepto Bismol – anti-diarrhea
    12 2-count NyQuill daytime
    12 2-count NyQuill nighttime
    12 2-count Benadryl allergy/antihistime relief
    6 3.5g packets Water-Jel burn relief
    6 1/32oz packets WaterJel triple antibiotic ointment
    6 1/32oz packets 1% hydrocortisone
    3 15g gel glucose tubes
    4 Sting-kill wipes
    4 IvyX cleanser wipes
    4 alcohol prep pads
    4 PAWS antimicrobial wipes
    4 Providone/iodine prep pad
    2 Antimirobial scrub brush
    1 Asherman chest seal
    1 20cc irrigation syringe
    1 250ml bottle sodium chloride irrigation solution
    1 4oz bottle eyewash
    1 eye wash cup
    1 combat application tourniquet
    1 self-applied restricting band
    1” x 10yd adhesive tape
    1 moleskin
    4 1”x3” bandaids
    4 finger tip bandaids
    4 knuckle bandaids
    12 butterfly closures
    2 2”x3” patch bandage
    2 2”x4” elbow/knee bandage
    1 8”x12” trauma bad
    2 Israeli 6” trauma bandages
    2 sterile eye pads
    12 2”x2” gauze pads
    6 4”x4” gauze pads
    1 2” gauze roll
    1 4” gauze roll
    1 4” Ace bandage
    2 4”x4” WaterJel burn dressing
    1 8”x18” WaterJel burn dressing
    1 12”x16” WaterJel facial burn dressing
    2 triangle bandages
    1 instant activation hot pack
    1 instant activation cold pack
    1 hot/cold pack holder
    1 SAM splint
    2 SAM finger splint
    1 5Ύ” bandage scissors
    1 7Ό”Utility scissors
    1 3½” tweezers
    4 single use Krazy Glue
    1 surgical stapler kit
    1 emergency dental kit
    1 Sawyer bite & sting kit

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    vbsroma- Looks like jerry has it pretty well lined out for you. Also look into my bag post and check out some of the other lists in the Whats your gear sticky.

    Then take what you think you need from those and put it together. Then post it with a list and pics and we will let you know what we think you need to gain or loose.

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    It might help if I said what I plan to get, if it all fits...

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    My Individual First-Aid Kit (IFAK)
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    - Carry Case -- Maxpedition FR-1
    - Emergency Guide Book -- EMS Field Guide: Basic & Intermediate Version (Informed)
    - Adhesive Bandage -- Small -- 6
    -- Large -- 6
    - Knuckel Bandage -- 2
    - Fingertip Bandage -- 2
    - Wound Closure Strip/Butterfly Strip/3M Steri-Strip -- 6
    - Abdominal/Trauma Pad/Pressure Bandage -- 1
    - Gauze Pad/Surgical Sponge -- Small (3" x 3") -- 4
    -- Large (4" x 4") -- 4
    - Non-Adherent Pad/3M Tegaderm -- Small (3" x 4") -- 2
    - Blood Stopper (Gauze Pad + Gauze Roll/Kling) - 1
    - Gauze Roll/Kling -- Small (3") -- 1
    -- Large (4") -- 1
    - Alcohol Wipe/Prep Pad -- 6
    - Antiseptic/Providone-Iodine/Betadine Wipe -- 6
    - Surgical/Medical/Adhesive Tape/3M Blenderm/Micropore -- Roll -- Small (1/2") -- 1
    -- Roll -- Large (1") -- 1
    - Elastic Compression Bandage/ACE Wrap/3M Coban -- Large (3") -- 1
    - Triangular Bandage -- 1
    - Eye Pad -- 2
    - EMT/Trauma Shears -- 1
    - Straight Hemostat -- 1
    - Tweezers -- 1
    - Pen Light -- 1
    - Space/Emergency Blanket -- 1
    - Nitrile Exam Gloves -- Pair --1
    - Moleskin -- Piece (4" x 4") -- 1
    - Tincture of Benzoin -- Swab Stick -- 2
    - Quik Clot/Celox -- Small Sponge -- 1
    - Second Skin Burn Pad -- Small (2" x 3") -- 2
    OR
    - Water Jel Burn Gel -- 2
    - Neosporin/Bacitracin/Neomycin (Antibiotic Ointment) -- 8
    - After Cuts and Scrapes/Hydrocortisone (Anti-inflammatory, Anti-itch) -- 6
    - Tylenol/Acetaminiophen (Pain Reliever, Fever Reducer) -- 8
    - Advil/Motrin/Ibuprofen (Pain Reliever, Fever Reducer) -- 8
    - Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic Acid (Pain Reliever, Fever Reducer, Anti-inflammatory) -- 8
    - Benadryl/Diphenhydramine (Antihistamine) -- 8
    - Immodium/Diamode/Loperamide (Antidiarrheal) -- 8
    - Zip-Seal Plastic Bag -- Small -- 1
    - Duct Tape -- Roll -- 1
    - Lip Balm -- 1
    - Super Glue -- 1
    - Permanent Marker -- 1
    - Safety Pins -- Small -- 4
    -- Large -- 4
    - Rehydration Salt/Electrolyte Replacement -- Packet -- 2
    - Unwaxed Dental Floss -- Roll -- 1
    - Sewing Needle -- Large -- 2
    -- Small -- 2
    - Scalpel/Surgical Blade/Razor Blade -- 1
    - Disposable Thermometer -- 4
    - Pen/Pencil -- 1
    - Paper/Pad -- 1
    - Cotton Swab/Q-Tip -- 8
    - Ammonia Inhalant/Smelling Salt -- 6

    Suggestions? Anything I should toss or add? Anything I have wrong (I'm not EMT)? Thanks!

    ---------- Post added at 11:28 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:25 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry D Young View Post
    Individual first aid kit

    Just some suggestions. Don’t think they’ll all fit in the pouch selected. No survival tools included. I keep those in a separate pouch.

    1 CPR safety shield
    4 exam gloves
    1 1oz bottle hand sanitizer
    1 pen light
    4 Therma-Dot single use thermometer
    1 Space pen
    1 Write in the rain note book
    4 tongue depressor
    4 individual cotton tipped applicators
    1 small roll Gorilla tape
    4 folding paper cups
    2 bite sticks
    4 ammonia capsules
    12 2-pack Medique Medi-lyte heat relief tablets
    12 2-pack Excedren Extra strength (or favorite brand)
    4 2-pack Alka Seltzer
    1 25-count bottle Dulcolax laxative
    12 2-count Pepto Bismol – anti-diarrhea
    12 2-count NyQuill daytime
    12 2-count NyQuill nighttime
    12 2-count Benadryl allergy/antihistime relief
    6 3.5g packets Water-Jel burn relief
    6 1/32oz packets WaterJel triple antibiotic ointment
    6 1/32oz packets 1% hydrocortisone
    3 15g gel glucose tubes
    4 Sting-kill wipes
    4 IvyX cleanser wipes
    4 alcohol prep pads
    4 PAWS antimicrobial wipes
    4 Providone/iodine prep pad
    2 Antimirobial scrub brush
    1 Asherman chest seal
    1 20cc irrigation syringe
    1 250ml bottle sodium chloride irrigation solution
    1 4oz bottle eyewash
    1 eye wash cup
    1 combat application tourniquet
    1 self-applied restricting band
    1” x 10yd adhesive tape
    1 moleskin
    4 1”x3” bandaids
    4 finger tip bandaids
    4 knuckle bandaids
    12 butterfly closures
    2 2”x3” patch bandage
    2 2”x4” elbow/knee bandage
    1 8”x12” trauma bad
    2 Israeli 6” trauma bandages
    2 sterile eye pads
    12 2”x2” gauze pads
    6 4”x4” gauze pads
    1 2” gauze roll
    1 4” gauze roll
    1 4” Ace bandage
    2 4”x4” WaterJel burn dressing
    1 8”x18” WaterJel burn dressing
    1 12”x16” WaterJel facial burn dressing
    2 triangle bandages
    1 instant activation hot pack
    1 instant activation cold pack
    1 hot/cold pack holder
    1 SAM splint
    2 SAM finger splint
    1 5Ύ” bandage scissors
    1 7Ό”Utility scissors
    1 3½” tweezers
    4 single use Krazy Glue
    1 surgical stapler kit
    1 emergency dental kit
    1 Sawyer bite & sting kit
    There's some great stuff there. What do you keep everything in? what type of pack?
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