Would YOU buy pre-assembled "real" first aid kits?


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conw
March 15, 2011, 03:33 PM
Hi, please answer poll and respond if needed. Please skim the below list first

edited to add: poll answer 3 should say "The one I have is good enough"

I am thinking - mostly as a hobby, which may be somewhat profitable of course - that it would be a useful service to put together "real" first aid kits and use the buying power of buying bulk/wholesale to sell them at a reasonable price.

Anyone who's ever bought gauze, bandages, etc, online knows it's hard to get anything NOT in bulk, which is fine, but if you just want a simple first aid kit (whereas most preassembled ones pretty much max out at bug bites and minor burns, maybe waterproof bandages if you're lucky or some moleskin) that would actually save lives, you end up spending a lot on a larger quantity of items than you would need actually put in a small kit.

So my idea is, make a general-purpose first-aid kit that is compact and can be stowed in a car, taken to the range, strapped onto a hiking bag, put in a bug-out bag, whatever.

Modular add-ons would also be available for people who wanted more of a general preparedness/survival kit, albeit basic.

Basic items (qty not listed here):
Dyna-stopper trauma gauze
Mini packs of quikclot
Quikclot silver sponge
Iodine
Hand sanitizer
Surgical gloves
Steri-strips (like stitches in tape form)
EMS shears
Adult size airway apparatus
Paramedic field guide/quick reference
Lg adhesive bandages
Sm adhesive bandages
Band-aids
Neosporin
Moleskin
Tourniquets
Regular gauze roll
Various sizes surgical sponges
Oil emulsion dressings
Tegaderm breathable dressings
Duct tape
Super glue
Smelling salts
Irrigation syringe
H2O bag

Modular options:
Basic toolset (light, knife, saw)
Survival items (water purification, signaling items, fire kit, compass, 550 cord, bandanna)
Survival food
Shelter items (silnyl tarp, emergency sleeping bags, ponchos)
Tactical 1st aid in molle pouch (celox-A granule applicator, pressure tourniquet, israeli trauma bandages for abdomen and general purpose, extra dyna-stopper gauze, extra adult airway)


The basic kit could be quite cheap, as low as $85 or perhaps less. The modular options would vary of course...

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Justin
March 15, 2011, 03:45 PM
This isn't really on topic for the General Gun Discussion forum. You might consider sending a PM to one of the mods of the Strategies and Tactics forum to see if it would be an appropriate discussion to have there.

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