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#72529 - 09/02/06 05:40 PM My updated FAK
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1032
Loc: The Netherlands
Recently added some stuff to my FAK and put it in a new pouch. The old one was to small.

A big thank-you to Tom, active on this forum as Massacre for sending some Povidone-Iodine pad's and Antibiotic Ointment. Thanks!



The contentslist:

1 Traingulair bandage
1 space-blanket
1 elastic bandages
1 pair vinyl examination gloves
1 flexible thermometer
1 pair nitrile examination gloves
1 ABD-pad
3 ointment-pad's
2 ORS
1 steri-strip pack of 10
1 assortiment elastic bandages
7 Band-Aid's
2 quick-dressings
3ft Duct-tape
1 CPR-mask
1 golf-pencil
1 click-away itch relief
6 Q-tip's
1 pair of tweezers
1 insect-forceps
7 Reactine (Antihistamine)
10 Acethaminophen 500mg
10 Aspirin
4 Immodium
2 Triple Antibiotic Ointment
1 tube Betadine 30gr
2 saline sotution 0.9% 10ml
6 Povidone-Iodine prep-pad's
6 Alcohol prep-pad's
1 antiseptic towlette
1 pair of scissors
4 safety pins
3ft medical tape
1ft clear tubing
6 gauze pad's

This kit is carried on hiking trips, etc. and on the belt. For EDC I carry another kit:

modified coghlan's pack-2 EDC FAK

Please comment
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#72530 - 09/02/06 05:58 PM Re: My updated FAK
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Loc: Illinois, USA
I think it looks like a great kit.

this is very similar to my FAK supplies.

I added a Bloodstopper bandage to mine because of its multiuses. and to be used for more severe traumas

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0008GKJ98?v=glance
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#72531 - 09/03/06 12:39 AM Re: My updated FAK
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Posts: 781
Loc: Central Illinois
You're welcome Jim. And nice kit. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#72532 - 09/03/06 03:17 AM Re: My updated FAK
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I'd add an EMT and Trauma Doctor in there, but that's just my preference. <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

Seriously though, that's a really tight FAK, Jim.

I have to know... Where did you get that flexible Thermometer?
I want one of those for my FAK.
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#72533 - 09/03/06 09:40 AM Re: My updated FAK
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Loc: The Netherlands
The flexible thermometer came with a CarePlus FAK made by tropicare, only available in The Netherlands, sorry.

(First time you can get something exclusively in The Netherlands <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />)
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#72534 - 09/03/06 02:52 PM Re: My updated FAK
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Loc: The Netherlands
I think a Bloodstopper would be to bulky for my kit.
But the ABD-pad and traingular bandage would be good for that severe trauma.
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#72535 - 09/03/06 04:00 PM Re: My updated FAK
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A very nice kit, Jim.

I used to carry an eye cup and a 1oz. bottle of sterile water for flushing out the eyes (as in the case of a chemical splash), but I see almost no one does this, is there a reason?

Also, I've carried a safety razor (for shaving that hairy leg or arm (or back <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> ) for better adhesion of tape and also a toothbrush for cleaning out roadrash-type abrasions, but again I seldom see these things in others kits.

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#72536 - 09/03/06 04:08 PM Re: My updated FAK
JIM Offline
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Loc: The Netherlands
Well, I think that people don't carry saline and eye-cups because it's to bulky. I do carry 2 10ml saline ampules for cleaning small wounds.
Not a lot, but I can't carry more in my kit.
A safety-razor: Good idea! I'll add one right away. (OR I could just use the Duct-tape for removing the hairs...........ouch!! <img src="/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />)

Why do you say: ''used to carry'' and ''I've carried'' in your post? Don't you carry a FAK anymore??
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#72537 - 09/03/06 06:02 PM Re: My updated FAK
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Quote:
Why do you say: ''used to carry'' and ''I've carried'' in your post?


Because of people like you that have made me rethink everything that I "used" to carry before joining this forum. I've got a lot of great ideas from the all folks here. The items I mentioned may find their way back into my revised FAK. As you say, the eye cup and saline is kinda' bulky.


Edited by BreathingMeat (09/03/06 06:06 PM)

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#72538 - 09/03/06 09:44 PM Re: My updated FAK
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Loc: Virginia, US
Quote:
The flexible thermometer came with a CarePlus FAK made by tropicare, only available in The Netherlands, sorry.


Figures... <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
We have 'em for fish tanks... I wonder... LOL
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