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Multi-part First Aid Kit (FAK)

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by DKR, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Based on feedback, I have modified this post to suggest folks start with the AM Red Cross std FAK contents, than add as they get additional training.

    Red Cross FAK contents
    The RC rommends that all first aid kits for a family of four include the following:
    • 2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
    • 25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
    • 1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
    • 5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)
    • 5 antiseptic wipe packets
    • 2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
    • 1 blanket (space blanket)
    • 1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
    • 1 instant cold compress
    • 2 pair of nonlatex gloves (size: large)
    • 2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)
    • Scissors
    • 1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)
    • 1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
    • 5 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches)
    • 5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)
    • Oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass)
    • 2 triangular bandages
    • Tweezers
    • First aid instruction booklet
    A good first step ....
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  2. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Got this down. Have a Doctor in the group, he buys the medical supplies - including fully stocked STOMP bags, IV kits, everything. We also have a trained Nurse and Corpsman in the group as well. Everyone gets certified and trained in First Responder, First Aid, Intensive Trauma First Aid, and CPR annually.

    Great info though!
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  3. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    *beast joins falcons group*.....lol
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  4. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    I agree with beast...Got room for an old Sapper there Falc?:D
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  5. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    LOL yeah if the REST of the group can stand ya! BOTH of ya!
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  6. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    lol, im game
  7. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Sign me up...
  8. Mechwolf

    Mechwolf Monkey+

    I'd like to join too Falcon. I need a good Doctor cause the Nurse I live with is always trying to kill me ;)
  9. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    everytime i see the word "nurse" my oral fixation from childhood kicks in....lol
  10. Gunny Highway

    Gunny Highway Hard Work and Sacrifice blessed by God's Grace Site Supporter

    Finding a decent group is like looking for Bigfoot Falcon...I know he's there - i just can't see him LOL
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Best medic I can boast is a trauma room nurse. Male, huge, and in seriously good shape, physically and FAK equipped. (He can hump my ammo stock for both of us. Good shot, too.)
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