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Post by lwb86 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:48 pm

So I've picked up a military first aid box from princess auto and its a bit bigger then the old ammo can I used to use. So I figured this would be a good time to reevaluate what's in my kit. Looking for ideas suggestions etc

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Post by MasterYota on Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:51 am

Excellent topic. I've got a small belt pouch first aid kit that I've thankfully never had to open...

I've discovered more often than not, the best investment comes in the form of a good pair of tweezers. There is nothing worse than making a sliver or puncture worse than by picking at it with needle-nose plyiers...

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Post by lwb86 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:31 am

the tweezers are a good one id actually have to check if my kit has one. if not im going to add a set. i have a set on my swiss army knife that is in my war bag but its not always in my rig for just short day trips. i was also thinking of grabbing a buckers first aid kit as well since there is always lots of powersaw shenanigans on most our trips and its geared to such an emergency and is in one simple kit

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Post by Vertigo on Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:49 pm

My buddy Brad at Practical Tactical downtown sells some very unique products that should find their way in to an offroaders first aid kit. One is particular is called "Kwik Clot", and does exactly what it suggests...it is a powder that is applied to a wound that stops bleeding very quickly. I carry a Level 1 First aid kit http://www.irl.bc.ca/Safety%20+%20Clothing/first_aid_kits.htm. I have added some various other things to it that come in useful, extra gloves, crazy glue (for small wounds), etc. with the room that box provides, you can tweak your kit a bit, but a level one kit I would say should probably be the minimum.
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Post by Vertigo on Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:50 pm

The biggest thing with a First aid kit really is restocking it...make sure to replace what gets used Cool. Most people (including myself) forget to do this.
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Re: Offroad first aid kits

Post by lwb86 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:47 pm

the one i have is a custom unit its basically what wcb wants every truck in the oilpatch to have in it at the time i bought it its just got a few things extra . extra gloves, scissors 2 cold compresses etc

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Post by MasterYota on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:59 pm

The jack-ass in me says you can fix just about anything with a red-hot tire iron and a tournequette...

I've always found it to be handy to have a small "how to" book in the first aid box. Its really easy to forget how to do something in a stressful moment... Especially when these skills are seldom used and for most of us, rusty...

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Post by lwb86 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:37 pm

lol i dont think the tweezers have ever been used in my kit its always the buck knife and needle nose pliers lol!

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Post by MasterYota on Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:05 pm

The tweezers are for "extraction", not amputation... Razz

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Re: Offroad first aid kits

Post by lwb86 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:16 pm

this is what i had before

and this is what i am now using this allows me room to add a few extra things

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Post by MasterYota on Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:57 am

I have the exact same setup!

At least the box and the bag are the same...

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