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#262129 - 07/27/13 02:49 AM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: ]
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Why does choosing the right flashlight seem to be the most frustrating part of any project?

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#262130 - 07/27/13 02:56 AM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
...For like three bucks at Wal-Mart you can get 15 lumen LED Penlights. I recommend those. Takes one AAA battery.
Agree, a reliable 15 lumen light that takes a (relatively) common AAA battery is the way to go. You'll essentially be getting a Fenix E01 clone -- kinda sorta. I may need to swing by Wal-Mart ...

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#262132 - 07/27/13 04:29 AM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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The inclusion of a space blanket/heatsheet is not a bad idea. If a person "goes down" and it is not advisable to move them, a hasty shade could be rigged. Just a thought.
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#262135 - 07/27/13 02:08 PM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: MoBOB]
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Originally Posted By: MoBOB
The inclusion of a space blanket/heatsheet is not a bad idea. If a person "goes down" and it is not advisable to move them, a hasty shade could be rigged. Just a thought.


Excellent point, MoBOB. A hasty shelter could be invaluable, if you can't move a victim and have to wait for help. Shade from the sun, cover from the rain or wind...

I while I don't think we need to make our FAKs full on PSKs, I like mine to be minimally stand alone, including a little shelter, water and fire. When doing something like canoeing, for example, I put mine in a cargo pocket in my pants, so I have it in the event of a bailout. Having a few essentials could be a lifesaver if I'm away from the rest of my gear.

I guess it goes back to the bigger picture of what else the missionaries will be carrying, and how.
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#262136 - 07/27/13 02:51 PM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: bacpacjac]
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Hmmm, IMO shelter is beyond the scope of an FAK -- First Aid, not extended care. That said, I hope they do carry PSK's which do cover shelter requirements in whatever climate they happen to find themselves.

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#262164 - 07/28/13 06:32 PM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Hi....I didn't read through the posts. If it wasn't mentioned....source for travel/individual items.... www.minmus.biz Standard disclaimer. Like the selection.

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#262233 - 08/01/13 03:51 AM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Does anyone have experience with the Adventure First Aid 2.0?

http://www.adventuremedicalkits.com/prod...amp;product=228

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#262235 - 08/01/13 11:35 AM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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A 2" elastic bandage is pretty wimpy. I much prefer a 3" or 4", and at least two. You can probably do better.
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#262238 - 08/01/13 12:55 PM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: hikermor]
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A two inch elastic bandage is all I can put in the current kits also.

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#262239 - 08/01/13 02:54 PM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Only my large bulk supplies FAK has a 4" wrap. The AMK Comprehensive Kit has a 3" elastic wrap and a SAM splint, but no 4" wrap. Really, most FAK's are designed to size/cost constraints much as JI is doing with her's, and you must make-do until better can be found.

Jeannette, you might like to check the inventory on the AMK Fundamentals kit as a point of departure -- add/trim/delete as required for your size/cost constraints.

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