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#287778 - 01/12/18 01:40 AM Re: Bug Out First Aid Kit [Re: Russ]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Loc: Ocala, FL
Originally Posted By: Russ
I look at that list and wonder ... how big is the bag that carries it? That looks like the contents of the back of an ambulance manned by an EMT or two.

I'm buying the contents a little at a time to be sure that what I buy will fit in the kit. Once the kit is full, I will stop buying additional supplies.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#287779 - 01/12/18 01:53 AM Re: Bug Out First Aid Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
hikermor Offline
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I would rather buy the supplies appropriate for the anticipated event, and then purchase the bag(s) that will contain them. Nowhere is it written that everything must fit into one container.
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#287780 - 01/12/18 01:57 AM Re: Bug Out First Aid Kit [Re: hikermor]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4821
Loc: SOCAL
Just my opinion, but a bug-out kit should be small enough to allow for ease of transport. Any large kits should be pre-staged at the site to where you are bugging out. That includes all supplies: food, tools, ammo, camping gear, first aid and serious medical gear.

The stuff you carry or throw in your car/truck should be stuff selected to assist in getting to your bug-out location. If you donít have a bug-out location, you might want to start with that.

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#287781 - 01/12/18 02:07 AM Re: Bug Out First Aid Kit [Re: hikermor]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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I saved the lives of two CPR dummies, took a class on first aid though I learned more from studying books and practicing on myself. As for practical experience, I helped my grandmother with her oxygen therapy (though I don't anticipate that experience coming in handy in the future). I treated three burns, wrapped a sprained ankle, treated a hand caught in a door and I applied and changed bandaging (not including band-aids) more often than I can count. I also learned procedures (and practiced them until I became comfortable) such as taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse and respiration) and avoiding cross-contamination from friends and relatives in the medical profession.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#287782 - 01/12/18 02:20 AM Re: Bug Out First Aid Kit [Re: Russ]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1783
Loc: Ocala, FL
Originally Posted By: Russ
Just my opinion, but a bug-out kit should be small enough to allow for ease of transport. Any large kits should be pre-staged at the site to where you are bugging out. That includes all supplies: food, tools, ammo, camping gear, first aid and serious medical gear.

The stuff you carry or throw in your car/truck should be stuff selected to assist in getting to your bug-out location. If you donít have a bug-out location, you might want to start with that.

The biggest problem with a bugout location is the bugout could take place this year or seven years from now, if at all. Also, what might seem like a safe location now, may not be at the time we bugout.

The planned location is a timeshare. Unfortunately, we can't store items at a timeshare. Fortunately, the company works on the points system instead of the weeks' system which gives us greater flexibility.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#287783 - 01/12/18 02:33 AM Re: Bug Out First Aid Kit [Re: hikermor]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Loc: Ocala, FL
Originally Posted By: hikermor
I would rather buy the supplies appropriate for the anticipated event, and then purchase the bag(s) that will contain them. Nowhere is it written that everything must fit into one container.

A part of the decision process came down to cost. The $49.95 bag was the largest that could fit my budget. I wanted quality and organization and I know this company offers both (no affiliation).

https://www.chinookmed.com/category/home-containers/packs/cases/home/travel/adventure/1.html

By bringing a box of gloves with me, I don't need to worry about space for more gloves. I imagine I will need more gloves than what this bag can hold.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#287805 - 01/12/18 09:50 PM Re: Bug Out First Aid Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
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most of what gets used for me is Ibuprofen, band-aids and tape.
for your application, I'd add much more on the meds list. Full bottles of ibuprofen, stomach meds, etc.

I include a lighter, pocket knife and keychain flashlight in mine.

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#287806 - 01/12/18 09:57 PM Re: Bug Out First Aid Kit [Re: TeacherRO]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4821
Loc: SOCAL
Rather than a keychain flashlight, consider a headlamp to keep both hands free.

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#287807 - 01/12/18 10:15 PM Re: Bug Out First Aid Kit [Re: TeacherRO]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Ocala, FL
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
most of what gets used for me is Ibuprofen, band-aids and tape.
for your application, I'd add much more on the meds list. Full bottles of ibuprofen, stomach meds, etc.

I keep a bottle of aspirin, which I regularly replace, in my EDC bag.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#287809 - 01/12/18 10:46 PM Re: Bug Out First Aid Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6419
Loc: southern Cal
The thing that works is to have one or two pairs right on top, ava ilable as soon as your bag is opened. Saves a bit of time and helps the aider to avoid a potentially serious error. The big box is to replenish, resupply the initial stash....
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