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Aid bag contents

My aid bag is pretty well stocked for trauma, but that's because I held onto a lot of supplies that would have otherwise been thrown away. Off the top of my head, I don't know how many of each I have, but it's a bunch.

ACS dressing
http://www.firstrespondersupplies.com/asccustompages/products.asp?Produc...

Israeli Bandage (Can be used as field dressing or pressure dressing. Great bandages. GET SOME!!)
http://www.promedkits.com/israeli.html

Field dressing (Should be able to find them in army surplus stores, but Israeli bandages are replacing them)

Cravat
http://www.mcrmedical.com/category/triangular-bandages.html

EMT shears
http://www.firstrespondersupplies.com/asccustompages/products.asp?catego...

CAT tourniquet (I have tourniquets with plastic and metal windlasses. Plastic ones have been known to break in theater while applying them to legs because of the pressure required to stop bleeding from the thigh
http://www.narescue.com/Portal.aspx?CN=ECE992A3404F&MN=!MN!

4"x4" cover sponge
5"x8" gauze
Kerlix roll
ACE wrap
(All four can be found at any pharmacy)

VS17 Panel
http://www.bestglide.com/VS17_Info.html

Strobe Light
(VS17 and strobe light are for marking pickup points)

I have quite a bit more, but my aid bag also contains my survival kit. I have fluids and supplies to start IV infusions, but administering IV fluids is something you probably won't have time for and is not a high priority in treating a traumatic wound at the first aid level

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4 years 32 weeks ago, 7:37 PM

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do you think it appropriate to put JD#7 in a plastic bottle? seriously i am picking up some of this gear,thanks for posting

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 32 weeks ago, 1:02 PM

runawaygun762

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No I don't, LBC

I have read this in other places, the benefits of having booze in an aid bag, but it doesn't really work that well as an antiseptic. Iodine works better, as does rubbing alcohol. I'd stick with with fluids designed for medical use.

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4 years 32 weeks ago, 1:16 PM

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