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  • G42
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    Welcome to the Forums O_V59_FR

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  • O_V59_FR
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    I use an old medpack pouch taken from a load bearing vest left from my airsoft days, and it's stuffed in my Synapse 25 or Guide's Pack.
    It carries a pair of medical-type scissors, a pair of nail scissors, some band aids, disinfectant, these little duct tape-ish strips that can be stuck on a wound to keep it more or less closed, a snake venom pump, various types of medication like paracetamol, alcohol wipes, baby wipes and water purification tablets.

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  • TRD
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    Originally posted by WineCountry View Post

    Great setup. Where do you get the small ziplock bags?
    I also recommend pill pouches from CVS/Target/Walmart.

    I prefer EzyDose myself as they are slightly thicker. Think freezer bag versus standard ziplock.
    https://smile.amazon.com/Disposable-...s%2C237&sr=8-5

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  • G42
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    Originally posted by WineCountry View Post

    Great setup. Where do you get the small ziplock bags?
    I'm not gheebuttersnaps but I use tiny bags in my jewelry making all the time... you can pick them up at most craft stores, amazon, etc.
    As seen in the link below, since 'Ziplock' is a trademark, you want to search for 'reclosable'

    https://www.michaels.com/clear-with-.../10286299.html

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  • WineCountry
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    Originally posted by gheebuttersnaps View Post
    What do people use for First Aid Kits

    I use an Osprey (correction— I originally said EC. It’s Osprey) toiletry kit.
    To me, it would be way too small for toiletries but it was PERFECT as a First Aid kit. The little clear pouch at the bottom is detachable and perfect for my personal meds (inhaler, epipen, spare contacts). The upper 2 held everything else I needed for others in our group including a full coband roll, scissors, several pairs of disposable gloves.
    Cheers!

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    Great setup. Where do you get the small ziplock bags?

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  • MTeric22
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    Originally posted by BigBadD View Post
    A bit pedantic, but contrary to many traditions the recognised international (ISO) symbol for first aid is a white cross on green, or a green cross on white. The red cross is a protected symbol, not for public use. Perhaps the option of a green First Aid kit could be produced?
    LiteAF also offers green.

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  • BigBadD
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    A bit pedantic, but contrary to many traditions the recognised international (ISO) symbol for first aid is a white cross on green, or a green cross on white. The red cross is a protected symbol, not for public use. Perhaps the option of a green First Aid kit could be produced?

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  • MTeric22
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    I use a Dyneema white pouch from LiteAF. It has the red cross on the front and it holds bandages of all sizes, ointment, ace bandage, etc. It is also waterproof and extremely light. As the company name suggests. TB is also great just a little bulkier than I would prefer.

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  • 3rdCoastHighlander
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    I use an old Altoids tin, wrapped with a heavy duty rubber band. I pack various bandaids/butterfly/bandages, mole skin, styptic stick, a few swabs, an antiseptic packet, a few Imodium & Benadryl tabs, a needle and dental floss, (Elsewhere in my pack, I have a small tube of Tylenol/Advil, tweezers on my multi-tool, duct tape on a pencil, lip balm, a few latex gloves, a few safety pins , a small bottle of saline solution). I have a different small First Aid kit for car trips.

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  • vcdgrips
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    I carry a “boo boo” kit. That has a few band aids, otc and cold meds etc.

    My first aid kit is geared toward combatting exsanguination. As such, it contains two tourniquets, gauze, H bandage, gloves, duct tape etc. It also contains clothing shears, nasal trumpet and a Tension Pnuemo Needle.

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  • TRD
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    Originally posted by moriond View Post
    Abby noted in the Share Your Bag Hacks/Creative Uses thread that the Size #4 Knitting Tool Pouch (which recently joined the list of retired pouches), is a great size for holding disk inhalers.

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    Oh wow that's genius. Wtg Abby!


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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by TRD View Post
    I have to mention the now-discontinued unsung hero of the TB lineup. The knitting tool pouch #4. I got it as an add-on to a trade and had no idea what to do with it. That little beauty filled with Mickey and Star Wars band-aids, two 2" gauze squares, individual alcohol wipes, individual bacitracin pouches and a foldable pair of scissors is the ultimate secret weapon in thrilling mildly injured children and even the occasional adults. Character Band-aids. I cannot emphasize this enough. I've given them to amused executives in first class and small children who don't speak any languages I understand.
    Abby noted in the Share Your Bag Hacks/Creative Uses thread that the Size #4 Knitting Tool Pouch (which recently joined the list of retired pouches), is a great size for holding disk inhalers.
    Originally posted by Abby View Post
    OK, I have a few. No pictures, sorry.
    3. For those traveling with allergies and asthma: Size 4 Knitting Tool Pouch is exactly the right size for a disk inhaler. (In Aubergine, it even matches the color of my disk inhaler!) And size 2 tool pouches neatly fit two epi-pens (although those come in different sizes, so measure yours). Both clip nicely inside your bag so you don't have to spend any time at all rooting for something you need RIGHT NOW.
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  • Salmanila8
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    I use a small Ghost Whale in Mars Red for a FAK in my bag. It contains an assortment of bandages and some gauze, alcohol wipes, antibiotic ointment, travel packs of Advil and Tylenol, and individually wrapped Pepto/immodium/benadryl, and some tweezers. Nothing fancy, but enough to handle small scrapes, headaches, and tummy aches.
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    Last edited by Salmanila8; 06-20-2021, 06:58 AM.

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  • TRD
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    I have to mention the now-discontinued unsung hero of the TB lineup. The knitting tool pouch #4. I got it as an add-on to a trade and had no idea what to do with it. That little beauty filled with Mickey and Star Wars band-aids, two 2" gauze squares, individual alcohol wipes, individual bacitracin pouches and a foldable pair of scissors is the ultimate secret weapon in thrilling mildly injured children and even the occasional adults. Character Band-aids. I cannot emphasize this enough. I've given them to amused executives in first class and small children who don't speak any languages I understand.

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  • squaredot
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    I use a clear 3DOC as my toiletry kit, which also includes a small, but flexible, first aid kit. I used to use a mini OP for first aid, but have switched to a suitably sized plastic bag, as I carry the same FAK when backpacking - a baggie is small, light, and I don't care what happens to it.

    The kit contains:
    • 3 alcohol wipes
    • 3 sterile gauze packs about the size of a standard alcohol wipe that unfold into a 10"/25cm strip
    • 1ea small and medium colloid bandages, for wounds that are likely to crack or weep
    • 1ea small, med, knuckle, fingertip commercial sterile bandage/plaster
    • 1 0.25in x 1.5in steri-strips 6 pack
    • 2 0.25in x 1.5in steri-strips 3 pack
    • 3 applicator vials of benzoin tincture, for adhesion prep and sterilization
    • ~20"/50cm leukotape p wrapped around a small section of bamboo dowel
    • 4 0.9g hydrocortisone packs
    • 2 0.9g antibiotic packs
    • Travel size pain reliever bottle repurposed for general carry, typically containing:
    small info sheet with picture of pills + info/documentation, rolled and inserted into the bottle around the internal circumference.
    6 bismuth subsalicylate chewable tabs
    3 loperamide in cut down blister pack
    5 small pseudoephedrine
    5 aspirin
    5 naproxen sodium
    5 diphenhydramine

    Total FAK comes in around 2.5oz/70g. The items are flexible enough that I can treat a wide enough range of injuries in the short term. It's small and light, so I can toss it into whatever I'm carrying on a given day.

    As part of my larger regular travel toiletry kit, 3DOC contains:
    • Merkur 23c
    • Synthetic shave brush
    • Standard small size gluestick case repacked with Arko shave soap
    • 5mL bottle of tea tree oil
    • Dr. Bronner's Castille as soap and shampoo, in a small Visine-style dropper bottle
    • GUM foldable travel toothbrush
    • travel size toothpaste
    • small titanium tweezers
    • nail clippers


    Total setup fits inside 3DOC quite well, with no bulging.
    Last edited by squaredot; 12-05-2020, 10:16 AM. Reason: formatting

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