Monday, October 15, 2007

My FAK

This is the FAK that I bring everywhere with me...to work, on hikes, geocaching, camping, on field trips, etc...

I would love feedback on it...tear it up...show me what's weak or missing...bearing in mind that I have more trauma stuff in my home & car (gloves and bandages/kerlix and tape and SAM splints and saline and betadine scrubs)

NFA's First-Aid Kit



My kit, handle wrapped in blaze duct tape to make it easier to find, shown next to some paperback for scale...




What you see when you open the kit...a bunch of freezer-weight ziplocks, hopefully ordered by need as you go in...




Here are all of the components unpacked from the FAK...I like the bags because it keeps thing separate/organized/dry and also stops all of the stuff from rubbing itself apart when I move the FAK from place to place...




1st bag - nitrile gloves, tape, triangular bandage, secure strips...




2nd bag - israeli bandage (IZZY)...




3rd bag - kerlix, combine dressings, bloodstopper dressing...




4th bag - bandaids of various shapes/sizes, second skin, hand sanitizer, sting-eze, tweezers...




5th bag - saline for irrigation and clorox (for water treatment and/or making disinfectant solution)...clorox is in a second ziplock




6th bag - (going clockwise from top) slap-on thermometer, advil and tylenol, wet ones and nice n' clean wipes, sunscreen, betadine wipes, hand sanitizer, triple antibiotic, insect repellent, duct tape, benadryl (tabs and strips) pepto bismol, actifed, immodium...




7th bag - gorilla tape wrapped around ZS card (in its own ziplock), whistle, multitool, flashlight...


OK...have at it..