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First Aid Kit

#1 Post by Maccabee » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:49 pm

What do you all have in your first aid kit when going shooting? What do you consider basic necessities and nice-to-have-as-well?

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#2 Post by Bacchus » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:32 pm

I usually have an Adventure Medical Kits Trauma Pak in my bag:

https://www.amazon.com/Adventure-Medica ... trauma+kit

Depending on the vehicle I drove, I also have a basic first aid kit.
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#3 Post by Bucolic » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:55 am

I carry a simple and basic kit in my range bag along with some quick clot pads. Band aids, triple antibiotic cream, hydrocortisone cream, gauze pads, etc. - mostly for minor cuts and stings. If I drive the truck, I have a larger kit with me as well and the club that runs the range has first aid supplies as well.


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#4 Post by Manchu » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:27 am

My buddy is a paramedic, so he has a full emergency pack in his truck. But In my pack I have a bottle of Advil, because I’m an old bastard, a pair of glasses, quick clot sponge, Israeli bandage, chest seal, and a tourniquet. A boo boo kit isn’t bad to have, but I just focus on what happens if someone is accidentally shot. But buy two of each minimum, have one that you can open up and train with. It’s all useless if you don’t know what to do with it.

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#5 Post by Maccabee » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:02 am

Thanks for the replies, which mostly align with what I was thinking. Just wondering if there was something I hadn’t thought of.

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#6 Post by AZAndy » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:17 am

I have some bandaids and antibiotic cream in my range bag because I used to tear up the knuckle on my thumb on the cylinder latch of a 642. That gun is gone, so it doesn't happen anymore, but I still have the stuff in case something bites me (like the time I shot full-strength .357 in a 640 and split the skin at the base of my thumb).
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#7 Post by Vjornaxx » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:25 am

Basic:
Adhesive bandages
Antiseptic ointment
Burn cream
Pain killer (ibuprofen or aspirin)
Gauze/non-adhesive bandages
Medical tape
Duct tape
Sharpie

Nice to have:
Pressure dressing/Israeli bandage
Non-latex gloves
CAT or SOFTT-W tourniquet
Clotting agent infused bandages
Chest seals
Medical shears
Face barrier

The basics will address more likely scenarios such as cuts, burns, and headaches. The tape and gauze can make improvised dressings for more serious injuries. The nice-to-haves are specialized for more traumatic injuries and hopefully you'll never have to use them.
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#8 Post by featureless » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:35 am

Manchu wrote:Israeli bandage, chest seal, and a tourniquet. A boo boo kit isn’t bad to have, but I just focus on what happens if someone is accidentally shot. But buy two of each minimum, have one that you can open up and train with. It’s all useless if you don’t know what to do with it.
+1. A "blow out kit" should be in every range bag. Boo boo kits are comfort items and are nice to have but the blow out kit will keep someone (hopefully) from bleeding out or suffocating should the unthinkable happen during that nice sunny range trip.

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#9 Post by Maccabee » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:09 pm

Just ordered some supplies for a blow out kit. One set for home and another for the range bag. Thanks for the info.

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#10 Post by richardw » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:56 pm

First aid

The best contents of a first aid kit are dependent upon the kinds of injuries you could encounter in a given situation. So the hiking on the beach will be different from hiking in the forest.

Asked upon 50 years of experience in the military and civilian htrekking and hiking experience I have assembled a kit that will deal with most horrors. The contents of my kit have to kept within the limits that make them easy to carry but still complete enough to deal with most injuries. The items I carry and the reasons for doing so are enumerated below.

1. Two bandanas which can serve as tourniquets, large surface wound covers, or as as a sling when used together
2. 1/4inch x inch dowel for tourniquet twist.
3. Two surgical pads that are 4x8 inches
4. Four 3x4 non stick gauze pads
5. Stretchable hypo allergenic adhesive tape
6. Stretchable 2 inch gauze roll
7. Antibiotic ointment m
8. Hydrocortisone cream
9. Bandaid variety including finger tip and knuckle bandaids
10. Larger bandaids for areas up to 3x2 inches
11. Kevlar thread and curved needles for stitching or gear repair
12. Gorilla tape to pull open slashes closed
13. 4 ozs of 91% isopropyl alcohol to disinfect (and fire start)
14. Aspirin, Ibuprofen, antihistamines, and decongestants
15. High concentration debt solution to keep bugs off wounds

And that is about it. I carry it in a waist/hip pack that also has my Sawyer water filter, snare wire for trapping small game, KaBar Agama folding knife, compass, one cup of unsalted dry roasted peanuts, and a couple granola bars.

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#11 Post by Wino » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:17 am

Have All Purpose J&J first aid kits in both vehicles center consoles. Have added some clotting agents (bandages and powders), otherwise just plain.
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