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#174444 - 06/06/09 03:16 PM What is your real EDC FAK?
comms Offline

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1502
Loc: Mesa, AZ
I went through the FAK threads from 2009 and there is no way I am going to carry a toiletry sized bag of first aid items in my EDC. I have a fairly comprehensive purchased kit in my car and a AMK (Adventure Medical Kit) for backpacking. I am looking to add some items to my EDC rather than buy another kit.

So here is what I do carry EDC and it is admittedly incomplete:

latex gloves
sm. bottle of hand-san
6 pepto-bismo pills
6 ibuprofen
6 Tylenol
6 benadryl
anti itch spray
sm. Vaseline for lips (chapped lips & anti chaff)
small pointed tip tweezers
several assorted bandaids
vial iodine
several cough drops
indiv. pouch of electrolyte replacement
small sun screen

Look. This is stuff that might be needed for me or someone I run into on a DAILY basis in a civilized setting. It weighs about 5 oz. (minus the hand-san which is clipped to the outside of my backpack that I EDC.)

MY QUESTION TO YOU IS: IF YOU WOULD ADD 1 OR 2 ITEMS TO MY FAK WHAT WOULD YOU ADD? That item might already be in my normal EDC kit, like a bandanna or what might be found on my Leatherman.

By comparison what did you carry yesterday when you were at the grocery store or the kids ballgame, just living your life. Something, nothing, similar to mine?

I think this new thread will be helpful to those of us who feel their EDC FAK is incomplete.
Don't just survive. Thrive.

#174445 - 06/06/09 03:56 PM Re: What is your real EDC FAK? [Re: comms]
Erik_B Offline

Registered: 08/10/07
Posts: 315
Loc: Somewhere in my own little wor...
1x instant cold pack.
2x bandaids.
3x generic aspirin.
3x my daily Rx meds.
itch relief spray pen
1x The Poor Mans' Micro Suture Kit.
Originally Posted By: scafool
Camping teaches us what things we can live without.

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...Shopping appeals to the soul of the hunter-gatherer.

#174451 - 06/06/09 06:12 PM Re: What is your real EDC FAK? [Re: NightHiker]
massacre Offline
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Registered: 12/07/05
Posts: 781
Loc: Central Illinois
I don't always carry a FAK, but to sporting events and the like, I'll pack a small ziplock with a few nitrile gloves, a few sterile guaze pads and some bandaids.

I EDC some hand sanitizer and often carry some santizing wipes as well.

I really need to include a CPR Barrier just in my EDC.
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.

#174452 - 06/06/09 06:19 PM Re: What is your real EDC FAK? [Re: massacre]
TeacherRO Offline

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2396
Suggestions? I might add a bandanna, replace the tweezers with a tiny SAK ( with tweezers incl., plus a blade and a nail file.) (95% of what I use day to day is the meds...Tylenol, etc.

Edited by TeacherRO (06/07/09 04:01 PM)

#174474 - 06/06/09 09:35 PM Re: What is your real EDC FAK? [Re: TeacherRO]
MDinana Offline

Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2186
Loc: Bluegrass
Personally, I'd replace the alcohol gel with Vionexx or their wipes, but that's just me.

Maybe some butterfly bandages, or a small roll of duct tape (can be used as a butterfly, plus help secure a splint).

My car kit is posted up here. Personally, I don't EDC any first aid items. Part of that is I work in a hospital, but really, just don't feel the need to address many of life's little discomforts immediately. Nothing in a pocket FAK, except maybe aspirin, will dramatically improve an injury that can't wait an hour or 2.

OK, maybe immodium and benadryl would be useful too.

#174477 - 06/06/09 11:22 PM Re: What is your real EDC FAK? [Re: MDinana]
DannyL Offline

Registered: 02/22/08
Posts: 103
Loc: SE Alaska
6 band-aids in my wallet.

I'm no more than 20 ft away from a well stocked kit at work, and at home I have what some would feel a portable MASH unit. And of course, a FAK in the vehicle.

Going into the field...(with a few additions...)
pro-lite .9

This is my latest addition for the field tho...
ultralite pro

Edited by DannyL (06/07/09 09:03 PM)

#174482 - 06/07/09 04:40 AM Re: What is your real EDC FAK? [Re: DannyL]
OilfieldCowboy Offline

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 40
Loc: WY/AK
Electricians/Duct tape and whatever absorbant is at hand (tp, paper tower, chunk of fabric cloth, etc).

Should see about having a -real- FAK in my EDC gear someday.

Edited by OilfieldCowboy (06/07/09 04:41 AM)

#174489 - 06/07/09 01:08 PM Re: What is your real EDC FAK? [Re: OilfieldCowboy]
Brangdon Offline

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Nottingham, UK
Burn gel. It's not just for burns, it can be used as a sterile covering for many wounds. It's probably better than an antiseptic (which, being non-specific, can also inhibit healing).
Quality is addictive.

#174493 - 06/07/09 01:52 PM Re: What is your real EDC FAK? [Re: DannyL]
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Registered: 08/07/05
Posts: 359
Loc: Saratoga Springs,Utah,USA
Danny your links don't work

EDC: Samsung Galaxy Note 2,DR PSK, Swiss Army Champ, Leatherman Blast
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#174501 - 06/07/09 02:26 PM Re: What is your real EDC FAK? [Re: kd7fqd]
Russ Offline

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5210
he's got an http// that doesn't belong.

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