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#294582 - 01/16/20 02:36 PM Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit [Re: Alan_Romania]
hikermor Offline
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Loc: southern Cal
Romania, he speak with straight tongue, Kemo Sabe. Compared to just a few years ago, there are lots of very fine lights out there.

A good review article is this:
https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/camping-and-hiking/best-headlamp

They speak well of the Zebralight H600,which I have. It is the best light I have ever used and it is well worth the expense if you get outdoors at all. They also like the Petzl E-lite, which is a great small, dependable headlight which can be tucked in almost anywhere.

Another goodie which I have just acquired,and which seems quite decent in my limited experience is the Knog Quokka, alailable, as far as I know, only from REI : https://www.rei.com/product/169056/knog-quokka-rechargeable-headlamp

Even smaller than the Petzl, weighing less than two ounces, it can be tucked in almost anywhere. It is not the only light in this category.

You need good lighting if you are out after dark,an event which will occur sooner or later. A reliable headlamp is the foundation of such a system. a headlamp can be held in the hand very easily, and sometimes is best employed in that manner. But it is often nice to have both hands free. in addition, I always have a key chain light with me, and a supplementary hand held light or lantern as well.

Cavers advocate having three independent sources of light when venturing underground, and that dictum applies equally well, IMHO, at night when above ground as well.

Lots of good headlamps out there....
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#294594 - 01/17/20 12:58 PM Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Eugene Offline
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I just got this one https://princetontec.com/product/snap/
because you can take the light out of the headlamp and stick it on something if you want.

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#294601 - 01/17/20 09:20 PM Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
teacher Offline
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I add a squeeze light to my kits.

And
cash
exam gloves
small folding knife
a rubber banded mini bic lighter

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#294611 - 01/19/20 01:06 AM Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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I may go with something affordable such as the SYNC 200.

https://princetontec.com/product/sync-200/

Jeanette Isabelle
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#294613 - 01/19/20 01:53 AM Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Doug_Ritter Offline

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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
I may go with something affordable such as the SYNC 200.

https://princetontec.com/product/sync-200/


Good choice because it has a switch that isn't so easily turned on accidentally, liek to many headlamps with clicky switches..
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#294616 - 01/19/20 03:58 AM Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Phaedrus Offline
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Most of the mid-to-upper tier Petzl and Black Diamond lamps have a lockout feature, too.
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#295049 - 03/06/20 08:32 PM Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Posts: 2348
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
I had to remove the activated charcoal and the dental kit. However, in the process of rearranging, I was able to put the Kelly Forceps back in.

MEDICAL INFORMATION / TRIAGE
(1) Wilderness & Travel Medicine
(1) Tactical Combat Casualty Reference Card
(4) Tactical Combat Casualty Care Card
(1) Fresnel Lens

PERSONAL PROTECTION
(1) Biohazard Waste Bag
(1) Rescue Mask, Soft Case
(6) Personal Antimicrobial Wipe
(2) Emergency/Survival Blanket
(2) Respirator Mask
(6) Bear Claw Glove Kit
(1) Crews Safety Glass - BearKat

BLEEDING
(2) Combat Application Tourniquet, Rescue Orange
(1) QuikClot, 25 g
(2) Trauma Bandage, 4"
(4) Compressed Gauze

AIRWAY
(2) Bolin Chest Seal
(1) Hyfin Vent Chest Seal Twin Pack
(2) Nasopharyngeal Airway w/ Lube, 28 Fr
(2) ARS Decompression Needle, 10 g x 3.25"

WOUND / BLISTER / BURN
(3) Burn Jel, 3.5 g
(1) 30 Band-Aid, 6 Knuckle, 6 Moleskin
(1) Durapore Tape, 1"
(1) Stretch Gauze, 3" x 12 yds.
(1) Wound Closure Strips, 0.25" x 4"
(2) Non-Adherent Dressing, 3" x 4"
(5) Sterile Gauze Pad, 3" x 3"
(6) Povidone-Iodine Prep Pad

IMMOBILIZATION
(1) Elastic Bandage Wrap, 3" x 4.5 yds.
(1) Splint, Orange, 4.25" x 36"
(2) Cravat Triangular Bandage

MEDICATION
(1) Eye Wash, 4 oz.
(2) Glucose, 15 g
(6) Aspirin, 2/pk (Analgesic)
(6) Diamode, 1/pk (Anti-diarrheal)
(6) Diotame, 2/pk (Stomach)
(6) Diphen, 1/pk (Antihistamine)
(6) Hydrocortisone 1% Creme, 1.5 g
(6) Ibuprofen, 2/pk (Anti-inflammatory)
(6) Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 0.9 g
(2) Hydration Powder
(1) Insect Bite Treatment

INSTRUMENTS
(1) Catheter Tip, 18G
(1) Digital Thermometer
(1) EMT Shears, 7.25"
(1) Irrigation Syringe, 20 mL, Luer Lock Tip
(1) Scalpel, Sterile, #11
(1) Tweezers
(3) Safety Pins, 2"
(1) Blood Pressure Kit
(1) Disposable Penlight
(1) Stethoscope, Sprague
(1) Flat Duct Tape, 1.89" x 2 yds.
(1) Hemostat, Kelly Forceps Straight, 5.5"

LIGHTS
(1) SYNC 200

As you can see, I did add the headlamp. Given the finite space of the medical bag and what I have in it, are there any additional recommendations?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#295070 - 03/07/20 10:34 PM Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Loc: Somewhere in Florida
I wanted to keep the activated charcoal. The odds of needing it are slim; this is one of those times it is best to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

To make room for it, I removed the glucose, one of the hydration powders, and the insect bite treatment. Here is the updated medication:

MEDICATION
(1) Eye Wash, 4 oz.
(6) Aspirin, 2/pk (Analgesic)
(6) Diamode, 1/pk (Anti-diarrheal)
(6) Diotame, 2/pk (Stomach)
(6) Diphen, 1/pk (Antihistamine)
(6) Hydrocortisone 1% Creme, 1.5 g
(6) Ibuprofen, 2/pk (Anti-inflammatory)
(6) Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 0.9 g
(1) Hydration Powder
(1) Activated Charcoal

Jeanette Isabelle
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#295252 - 03/17/20 11:47 PM Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Posts: 2348
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
I'm not sure if I'm indecisive or just trying to find ways to get everything I want in my medical bag, but I was able to get the dential kit back in.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#295274 - 03/19/20 01:00 AM Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
AKSAR Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 1164
Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
I'm not sure if I'm indecisive or just trying to find ways to get everything I want in my medical bag, but I was able to get the dential kit back in.
Jeanette Isabelle

I guess I must be slow in my old age, but I just don't see the problem? If you can't get everything you think you need into your bag, why not just get a bigger bag?
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