March 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm #4980
One of my main ‘rules’ is if you are carrying something with the potential to cut yourself severely (a knife/axe/machete etc) carry the means to treat a severe wound…
This is my most compact first aid kit I carry and is the foundation that all my other modular medical kits grow from, it’s primary purpose is to treat a traumatic bleed but it can fulfill other useful functions as well
Motorbike innertube cut into a long strip for a tourniquet (Also highly flammable, can be used for cordage type purposes and can even be made into a catapult/harpoon!)
First Field Dressing (For wound dressing, but also the pad makes for a great tinder and the cloth tape strips can be used to make char cloth or torn up for cordage)
2 pairs disposable gloves (For hygiene, can also be used for water carrying, blow up and draw on faces as a distraction if you are treating children)
1 pack ‘Quikclot’ (A GREAT item, but DOES NOT substitute the need for direct pressure on the wound!)
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By the way, I don’t smoke, the cigarette packet is there purely for scale!March 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm #5010
Excellent little kit! I always love the fact that some people carry stuff like this, it’s vitally important. Much rather save a life than have to take one.
Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.March 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm #5026
Very cool Toby, having multipurpose item is always great option.March 29, 2014 at 8:37 pm #5158
Real nice kit. Instead of QuikClot, I prefer Celox. Here’s more info if you’re interested.
I also carry sutures and wound closure strips. Very useful for moderate to deep cuts. Many of my supplies are ordered through Chinook Medical Supplies.
Hope this is helpful. Having a terrible time getting links to work on here. Can anyone offer any suggestions?
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