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#292222 - 04/23/19 03:08 PM Evaluation of FAKs
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https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/camping-and-hiking/best-first-aid-kit

We have been discussing First Aid kits a lot lately, and this seems like a good, objective evaluation of some of the kits available on the market.

I have been impressed with the work of Outdoor Gear Labs - objective and straightforward
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#292223 - 04/23/19 03:45 PM Re: Evaluation of FAKs [Re: hikermor]
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If I hadn't already customized two first aid kits, I would be considering the Surviveware FAK. One of the first things I see when looking at first aid kits is how organized it is.

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#292224 - 04/23/19 04:05 PM Re: Evaluation of FAKs [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Surviveware, the company, needs help in their marketing department. If you click on "About Us" and scroll down to "Why Trust Surviveware," just under that it says:

"Our products have been featured on NBC, FOX, and CBS."

My initial thought to that was "big freaking deal!" Are they serious? Is there anybody who would give a rodent's tail about how many networks that have featured their products?

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#292273 - 05/10/19 12:44 AM Re: Evaluation of FAKs [Re: hikermor]
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I bought the surviveware small , good kit for the money useing it to replace my old SAR personal one, now for hunting and fishing etc. YMMV

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#292304 - 05/17/19 05:11 PM Re: Evaluation of FAKs [Re: hikermor]
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My criteria:
1. needs to be light and dustproof
2. clearly labeled on the outside
3. Organized for people other than me
4. include meds and gloves

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#292925 - 08/09/19 08:52 PM Re: Evaluation of FAKs [Re: hikermor]
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One observation: Most kits underpack medications; I carry a full bottle of Ibuprofen in some of my kits. (Its one of the most used items.)

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#292926 - 08/09/19 10:47 PM Re: Evaluation of FAKs [Re: teacher]
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Originally Posted By: teacher
One observation: Most kits underpack medications; I carry a full bottle of Ibuprofen in some of my kits. (Its one of the most used items.)


Agreed! With FAKs that have packs of meds I almost never use anything but the ibuprofen, sometimes the dyphenhydramine.
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