collapse

Author Topic: First Aid / Suvival Kit  (Read 627 times)

Offline BBD87

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2016
  • Posts: 8
First Aid / Suvival Kit
« on: November 25, 2017, 03:49:45 PM »
Just curious what y’all carry in your packs for first aid and/or survival.

i.e. did you make a kit, if so what does it contain or did you purchase a kit?




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline fish vacuum

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 2053
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 04:52:59 PM »
I bought one that I keep in the truck just because it was cheap and it can't hurt to have it. I'll get flack for this, but I think most first aid kits are pointless unless you're days away from civilization. Bandaids? Gauze? Tape? My pack has electrical tape and game bags in it.

Offline jrebel

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 6436
  • Location: East Wenatchee
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 05:18:31 PM »
With the exception of quick clot (or something similar) and about 10 aleve / ibuprofin my pack carries everything I need without a special kit.  In the field you need to improvise....stick for splints, belt for a tourniquet, cloths for bandage, rope for secureing items, etc......no need for sterile dressings or bandages......In most cases, if the wound is bad and you cannot stop the bleading, you will likely perish / die in the field. 

Offline RB

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 1769
  • Location: Arlington, washington
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 06:10:40 PM »
With the exception of quick clot (or something similar) and about 10 aleve / ibuprofin my pack carries everything I need without a special kit.  In the field you need to improvise....stick for splints, belt for a tourniquet, cloths for bandage, rope for secureing items, etc......no need for sterile dressings or bandages......In most cases, if the wound is bad and you cannot stop the bleading, you will likely perish / die in the field.


 :yeah:

Something in case of a headache, heartburn, or a small cut. Everything else improvise the 50-100 feet of paracord in my pack plus a Delorme in reach will help. Just remember all bleeding stops eventually, carry more supplies in the truck.  :)
IAFF #3728

Bob Beam

Offline Larry S.

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 143
  • Location: Edmonds, WA
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 08:03:07 AM »
If (like me...heart probs) you require or may need meds on a regular basis, be sure to have them in your kit. Then, be sure that everyone in camp knows where they are, how many/much to administer if you go down, and - more importantly -  how and where to administer them. For example, "one under the tongue every five minutes" is a lot different (and more pleasant) than one up the other end of the digestive system every five minutes. Just sayin'...
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
    - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Think like a man of action. Act like a man of thought."
    - General James Mattis, USMC (ret)

"Better is the enemy of good enough."
   - Sergey Gorshkov, Admiral of the Soviet Fleet

Online pianoman9701

  • Mushroom Man
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 26120
  • Location: Vancouver USA
  • NRA Life, MH, WFW, CCRKBA, NAGR, RMEF, WSB
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 09:15:36 AM »
I pack a first aid kit with tourniquet, Quickclots, bandages, a few Xanax, tweezers, scissors, gauze, etc. I pack a survival kit which includes a small book on survival (keep your mind working), firestarter and lint/wax eggs, rubber tubing, whistle, cat food in pouches, and a few other things. All-in-all, it probably adds 1-1.5 lbs to my pack. Well worth it.
"Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens based on the actions of criminals and madmen will have no positive effect on the future acts of criminals and madmen. It will only serve to reduce individual rights and the very security of our republic." - Pianoman

Offline Bob33

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 16775
  • Groups: SCI, RMEF, NRA
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 09:48:53 AM »
I believe the greatest survival threat is usually hypothermia. Being able to stay warm and dry for at least one night  is essential. Fire starters, tinder, and emergency bags are always with me.
Nature. It's cheaper than therapy.

Offline runamuk

  • And then it happened I found my Precious
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 17436
  • Location: Dayton or somewhere in the Blues.
  • Mine
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 11:03:25 AM »
I believe the greatest survival threat is usually hypothermia. Being able to stay warm and dry for at least one night  is essential. Fire starters, tinder, and emergency bags are always with me.

 :yeah:

I don't carry much I am alone so chances of surviving a bad bleed or fall are slim, no one would be looking for me, so if I can't sort it out myself all the first aid junk in the world won't help.

 
benchleg

Offline jdb

  • the illustious potentate
  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2007
  • Posts: 2964
  • Location: selah
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2017, 12:05:16 PM »
I pack a first aid kit with tourniquet, Quickclots, bandages, a few Xanax, tweezers, scissors, gauze, etc. I pack a survival kit which includes a small book on survival (keep your mind working), firestarter and lint/wax eggs, rubber tubing, whistle, cat food in pouches, and a few other things. All-in-all, it probably adds 1-1.5 lbs to my pack. Well worth it.
cat food????
nuke the gray whales for jesus!

Online Zardoz

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2012
  • Posts: 2835
  • Location: Kelso, WA
  • Groups: NRA,GOA
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2017, 12:50:32 PM »
I pack a first aid kit with tourniquet, Quickclots, bandages, a few Xanax, tweezers, scissors, gauze, etc. I pack a survival kit which includes a small book on survival (keep your mind working), firestarter and lint/wax eggs, rubber tubing, whistle, cat food in pouches, and a few other things. All-in-all, it probably adds 1-1.5 lbs to my pack. Well worth it.
cat food????

 :yeah:   :dunno:

Offline Stein

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 2828
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2017, 03:03:11 PM »
Pretty minimal here, I take quick clot if running a saw or a Havalon, but other than that just a few things for foot care and a couple band aids and super glue.  For survival, I have a lanyard with a whistle, lighter, truck key and compass.  I also have a backup tiny knife and a few other things, everything for both kits easily fits in the lower pocket on my bino pack or a thigh pocket in my hunting pants.

Offline Alchase

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 10924
  • Location: Tinker AFB, OK
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2017, 07:00:55 PM »
I pack a first aid kit with tourniquet, Quickclots, bandages, a few Xanax, tweezers, scissors, gauze, etc. I pack a survival kit which includes a small book on survival (keep your mind working), firestarter and lint/wax eggs, rubber tubing, whistle, cat food in pouches, and a few other things. All-in-all, it probably adds 1-1.5 lbs to my pack. Well worth it.
cat food????

 :yeah:   :dunno:

We use to carry red or green label cat/dog food as emergency only food.
The idea was, you would only eat it in an emergency because it tastes well like cat food, LOL

Kind of like Fritos as a fire starter. They work awesome as a fire starter, but I keep eating them .

Only 2 defining forces sacrificed themselves for you:
The American Soldier and Jesus Christ. One died for your freedom, the other for your soul.

My rock,
He trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle.
Psalm 144.1

Online pianoman9701

  • Mushroom Man
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 26120
  • Location: Vancouver USA
  • NRA Life, MH, WFW, CCRKBA, NAGR, RMEF, WSB
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2017, 05:52:00 AM »
 :yeah:
Put a couple of Snickers in your survival kit and see how long they last.  :chuckle:
"Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens based on the actions of criminals and madmen will have no positive effect on the future acts of criminals and madmen. It will only serve to reduce individual rights and the very security of our republic." - Pianoman

Offline fish vacuum

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 2053
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2017, 03:49:46 PM »


I pack a first aid kit with tourniquet, Quickclots, bandages, a few Xanax, tweezers, scissors, gauze, etc. I pack a survival kit which includes a small book on survival (keep your mind working), firestarter and lint/wax eggs, rubber tubing, whistle, cat food in pouches, and a few other things. All-in-all, it probably adds 1-1.5 lbs to my pack. Well worth it.
cat food????

 :yeah:   :dunno:

We use to carry red or green label cat/dog food as emergency only food.
The idea was, you would only eat it in an emergency because it tastes well like cat food, LOL

Brilliant!

Offline Bofire

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Posts: 5223
  • Location: Yelm
  • Harley YAR YAR YAR!
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2017, 05:50:17 PM »
I carry a good first aid kit, mostly for use on others, for me I have two bandaids in my wallet(life long habit) I keep a can of dog food for Rocky and a couple bottles of water.
Carl
When the chips are down..... the buffalo is empty!!

I do not shop at Amazon

Online Antlershed

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2007
  • Posts: 3993
  • Location: Tenino, WA
Re: First Aid / Suvival Kit
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2017, 05:57:10 PM »
:yeah:
Put a couple of Snickers in your survival kit and see how long they last.  :chuckle:
That was one of the main survival things from Hunters Ed that stuck with me. “Pack something you won’t eat until you absolutely have to”. I used to carry Spam.  :chuckle:

 

* Recent Topics

Whats everyone tinkering with these days? by BrandonWatts
[Today at 11:54:50 AM]


Anti theft trailcam. by Ridgeratt
[Today at 11:54:31 AM]


Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #20 Cedar River Taxidermy $500 certificate by Rainier10
[Today at 11:54:08 AM]


Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season by redi
[Today at 11:51:18 AM]


wtb-small enclosed cago trailer by kisfish
[Today at 11:47:00 AM]


Good Story by idaho guy
[Today at 11:45:53 AM]


New pistol advice by DOUBLELUNG
[Today at 11:45:19 AM]


Coyote with shotgun by AWS
[Today at 11:44:57 AM]


Fitting a drop box mag conversion to a stock by BULLBLASTER
[Today at 11:40:26 AM]


New Bird gun help by Tjkride
[Today at 11:34:59 AM]


Ruger M77 7mm Mag sale or trade for SCOPE by TeacherMan
[Today at 11:28:06 AM]


Vortex viper pst 4-16x50 by fillthefreezer
[Today at 11:26:32 AM]


Outback Canopy for sale (2013 Dodge 1500) by TeacherMan
[Today at 11:25:18 AM]


Will this pigeon trap work ? by beardog51
[Today at 11:24:19 AM]


New rifle! by h20hunter
[Today at 11:22:11 AM]


2017 Oils? by huntnphool
[Today at 11:22:00 AM]


Alliant Black MZ by floatinghat
[Today at 11:17:44 AM]


Trapping Marten by Trapper John
[Today at 11:17:17 AM]


Otter by Trapper John
[Today at 11:14:28 AM]


Fuel Pump/Filter or something else by jackelope
[Today at 11:13:13 AM]