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GHB First Aid Kit
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I've got my first cut at my "Get Home Bag" done and I've been carrying it back and forth to work for a little over a week. Rather than just buying a pre-made First Aid kit I decided to put one together myself. It's heavier than I would have liked at 1 lbs 10 oz. mostly due to the 10 oz Condor T&T pouch, but it does a nice job of keeping things organized so I'll probably keep it. Here's what I came up with. Feedback is appreciated. Let me know if there's something you think I forgot or can be discarded or if you know of a better (possibly lighter) way to organize things.

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2 pairs of latex gloves
2ea Gauze pads, 3"x4", 2"x3", 2"x2"
10 4" Steri-strips
Assorted Band Aids
10 Alcohol Prep Pads (doubles as a firestarter)
5 Triple Antibiotic Ointment packages
3.5" x 4.5" Moleskin patch
Kravat
Bandage Scissors
Curved Forcepts (best splinter puller ever)
Waterproof Adhesive Tape
Chapstick
Advil
Roll of Tums (extra strength)
Anti-Diarrheal Meds
3" Ace Bandage
6" Isreali Dressing
4.5" Gauze Roll


Here it is all organized:

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#2
Tick removal key, some benadryl and ibuprofen. Just a small bottle with a few each will work, and may make the difference between being able to get home if injured or exposed to bad bites, stings, or plant poisons and dying on the side of the road. If you have tramadol, its a really excellent pain blocker that will leave you clear headed and alert... throw some of those in, too.
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Don't forget to pack a few asthma relief tablets. WinkAngelNinja
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#4
I dunno about over the counter meds, but I don't think you're allowed to carry prescription meds in anything but the bottle with the label on them.
Just tossing it out there.
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Emptymag;152145 Wrote:I dunno about over the counter meds, but I don't think you're allowed to carry prescription meds in anything but the bottle with the label on them.
Just tossing it out there.

Tramadol isnt a controlled substance.
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#6
Cool bag... I may have to grab one of those. I carry an IFAK and a basic boo-boo kit, I could consolidate them into one in that bag.



My recommendation, throw a CAT in there...

North American Rescue C-A-T Combat Application Tourniquet
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#7
I thought about a tourniquet but the truth is, I don't know how or when it's appropriate to use one. I should check out the local community college and see if they are offering any first aid classes this fall. I bet I'd enjoy it and I'd be better prepared to help myself or others in an emergency.
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Rik Bitter;152159 Wrote:I thought about a tourniquet but the truth is, I don't know how or when it's appropriate to use one. I should check out the local community college and see if they are offering any first aid classes this fall. I bet I'd enjoy it and I'd be better prepared to help myself or others in an emergency.

Get some training. I took the refresher course from the red cross last year. They did not even mention a tourniquet.

A tube of super glue will come in handy. A pen and paper also.
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Normanvin;152162 Wrote:A tube of super glue will come in handy. A pen and paper also.

I guess you never know when you'll need to do some emergency arts and crafts.

Seriously tho. What's the super glue for?
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#10
While first aid classes are better than nothing, I think it's mostly a waste of time. Take a first responder course at least, and do some reading up on combat medicine. Even then, it's hard to know everything. You'd get real good experience and knowledge by joining your local fire department and running QRS. Plus then the classes are free.

I let my first responder expire, medical isn't my cup of tea. Still have my book though with lots of good info in it.
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