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#79494 - 12/09/06 02:08 AM "Altoids" first aid kit
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Registered: 11/12/06
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Loc: South Jersey (the 51st state)
Took me forever to finally eat a tin of Altoids (not a big fan of the taste) and now I have the empty tin. Going to use it as a EDC firstaid kit to keep in the backpack that I never leave home without.
So far I have:
Small SAK
roll of adhesive tape
tube of burn cream
(1) 2 pack of Acetaminophen
(1) 2 pack Ibuprofen
4 antiseptic wipes
4 band-aids
2 butterfly band-aids
(2) 1 1/2 X 2 non-stick pads

It all fits snugly in the tin.
Keep in mind this is nothing more than something to EDC not intended for BOB or long term survival.
Anything I missed?
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#79495 - 12/09/06 02:17 AM Re: "Altoids" first aid kit
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 707
Loc: Alamogordo, NM
91gdub,
Good start yet you've missed alot. Try looking at Doug Ritter's PSK list of items for a few ideas. I surely would want AT LEAST some firestarting items in there.
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#79496 - 12/09/06 02:34 AM Re: "Altoids" first aid kit
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Firestarting equipment is something that should be included in a survival kit, yes, but I don't think it should be in a first aid kit.
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#79497 - 12/09/06 02:37 AM Re: "Altoids" first aid kit
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EDC FAK, not a PSK...
IMO ditch the tube and the roll of tape, make your own smaller roll or even tape some to the inside of the tin, for 2 bandages you won't need that much tape. Use individual packets and you can have antbiotic, burn cream, more bandages.. also add at least a needle for splinters, sewing is good, safty pin would be better as it has more uses.. and for me, a little pad of mole skin is nice to have around.. other people will more then likely have more and better ideas


Edited by Excomantia (12/09/06 04:01 AM)
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#79498 - 12/09/06 03:24 AM Re: "Altoids" first aid kit
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 707
Loc: Alamogordo, NM
All of you are right. I misread and was thinking PSK instead of FAK!! sorry
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#79499 - 12/09/06 05:21 AM Re: "Altoids" first aid kit
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Registered: 11/12/06
Posts: 172
Loc: South Jersey (the 51st state)
I always have my trusty old zippo in my pocket, and spare bics and matches in the bag. thanks for the tip I'll look at his kit
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#79500 - 12/09/06 05:22 AM Re: "Altoids" first aid kit
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Loc: South Jersey (the 51st state)
Great ideas. Will do some modifications.
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#79501 - 12/09/06 05:35 AM Re: "Altoids" first aid kit
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Found a bunch of stuff at www.minimus.biz that I used to repack mini boo-boo kits recently.


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#79502 - 12/09/06 06:26 AM Re: "Altoids" first aid kit
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2816
Loc: La-USA
I agree with JC about fire starting material does not belong in an FAK.
In my larger FAK, I still carry 1 large and 2 medium "Battle Dressings". I know that when those have been used that I will start carrying the next closest civilian (aka: silly-villian) version of the Battle Dressing: old-fashioned OB pads. I have found them a very important item of any large FAK!
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#79503 - 12/09/06 09:11 AM Re: "Altoids" first aid kit
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Loc: SF Bay Area, CA
Its a good start.
When you say "first aid cream", what are the ingredients?

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