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I travel the back country and have thought I am fairly well prepared. My "FAK" is very basic, my knowlage is a little ahead of my kit. I was at a trade show this last week with my wife and saw some really cool compact kits for not a lot of money.

It kinda made me think about up dating it. I get around the back country in a Rhino and camp in a fifth wheel so it is not like I don't have the room. I was thinking a small one for the Rhino and a bigger one for the trailer.

What do you all carry and where? Thanks, Bunk

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Hi Bunk,

this is probably one of the least discussed aspects of prospecting

and one of the most important.

I always carry a small, very compact first aid kit in my backpack and another

in the 4x4. I have never had to use it aside from a bandaid

for a blister once about two years ago.

One thing that is missing from first aid kits which can be

pretty important is that powder that stops bleeding. I forget

what the proper name for it is, but nowadays it can be had cheaply

and it can save a life.

A good topic, which is typical from you,

Flak

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Hi Bunk,

this is probably one of the least discussed aspects of prospecting

and one of the most important.

I always carry a small, very compact first aid kit in my backpack and another

in the 4x4. I have never had to use it aside from a bandaid

for a blister once about two years ago.

One thing that is missing from first aid kits which can be

pretty important is that powder that stops bleeding. I forget

what the proper name for it is, but nowadays it can be had cheaply

and it can save a life.

A good topic, which is typical from you,

Flak

Here is a link to Biolife. I bought some on recommendation from one of my hunting partners that actually used it and he said it works great.

http://biolife.com/

Hope this helps...This is what mine contains and is clipped to the back of my quad:

(16) 3/4"x3" Adhesive plastic bandages

(1) 2"x4" Elbow & knee plastic bandage

(1) 1-3/4"x2" Small fingertip fabric bandage

(4) 2"x2" Gauze dressing pads; (2) 2-pks

(4) 3"x3" Gauze dressing pads; (2) 2-pks

(2) 4"x4" Gauze dressing pads; (1) 2-pack

(1) 5"x9" Trauma pad

(1) 2" Conforming gauze roll bandage

(1) 3" Conforming gauze roll bandage

(1) 36" Triangular sling/bandage; w/2 safety pins

(6) Aspirin tablets; (3) 2-pks

(6) Alcohol cleansing pads

(6) Antiseptic cleansing wipes (sting free)

(3) Triple antibiotic ointment packs

(1) Burn relief pack; 3.5 gm.

(1) 1"x5 yd. First aid tape roll

(1) 6"x9" Instant cold compress

(1) Sterile eye pad

(2) Exam quality vinyl gloves; 1 pair

(1) 4-1/2" Scissors; nickel plated

(1) 4" Tweezers; plastic

(1) First aid guide

Of course I have a couple of packets of the Biolife with it too.

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Medical grade super glue insted of stiches,

Yeah I hear ya and I know it works well too.....I just cant bring myself to put that goop on a bad cut. It just seems like I would be stuck together like that forever. I know its good though.

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Yeah I hear ya and I know it works well too.....I just cant bring myself to put that goop on a bad cut. It just seems like I would be stuck together like that forever. I know its good though.

When using superglue on a cut/wound, you should leave one end of the cut unglued for the wound to drain any infection or fluids.

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Good first aid kit with super glue and a few anticoag patches plus a hemostat.......... AND the knowledge of how to use it all. I have an extensive kit for the truck and a compact but very complete one that is always with me........ The one in the truck has stopped much bleeding from car accidents I come upon!

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