what would you put in a first aid kit for your range bag?

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  1. Gun4Fun90

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    So I have always meant to get a first aid kit for my range bag, but it was one of those things I kept putting off and never got around to.

    However after the incident with Kentucky Ballistics I have been thinking that maybe I should not put this off any longer. Safety is the #1 rule of firearms ownership after all.

    So here is my question what would you include in a first aid kit for your range bag? Just like how the first aid kit at our cabin out in the woods has things like anti-venom in or the one I keep in my car includes a emergency thermal blanket, things that I wouldn't think of as typical for general purpose first aid kit there are probably also things that should be in a kit tailored for shooting.

    What would you put in or not put in for that matter a first aid kit meant for your range bag?
     
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  2. Meeks36

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    To me it depends on location of range. All alone middle of nowhere? I would take significantly more then if at a public range in town. I carry a Tourniquet, bleed stop agent, eye pads, bandaids, tweezers, extra glasses, saline eye flush, hard candy, lady’s sanitary pads, a small mirror, Tylenol, along with just basic first aid kit bought at Sams club. This is my carry everywhere kit. Also have a small surgical kit. Don’t know how to use it. Was a gift and to me it’s better to have it and not need it then need it and not have have it. Has Sutures, scalpel, and a few other things. In its own case.
     
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  3. JCooperfan1911

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    A TQ or two is a must.

    I shoot shotguns a lot and high power rifles. If I accidently stumble and blow a fist sized hole in my leg out in the desert, one that’s on me and two bandaids and neosporin will not be adequate.
     
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  4. Corpral_Agarn

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    Short list off the top of my head:
    Tourniquet
    krazy glue
    gauze
    "Israeli" (combat) bandage
    Ibuprofen
    shears
    chest seal
     
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    I carry a TQ, an Israeli bandage, some quick clot, a chest seal, shears, tape, and gauze in a pocket in my shooting bag, along with a few bandaids. So far, I have only had to use a couple of bandaids.
     
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  6. AndyUSMC1107

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    Gun4...NEVER leave home w/out a coupla’ bottles of SUPERGLUE, and a piece of plastic (sucking chest wounds) , an old VN Corpsman “go to.” These day’s, throw in a coupla’ packages of “KWIK-KLOT!”
     
  7. Hartkopf

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    Put a thumb in it.



    Only because the OP referenced Kentucky Ballistics.:)
     
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    Trauma kit has quit clot, Israeli bandage, Tourniquet and chest seal.

    Could add gauze and tape, pulse ox, bandaids and Tylenol but that’s upper limit of stuff.

    I carry trauma kit in hunting bag also.
     
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  9. mcb

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    They make superglue specifically for skin now. It does not make the skin as stiff as it has plasticizers in them and they are more biocompatable. I use Liquid Skin, comes in small tube that are easy to pack and can be thrown away after one use if needed.

    I keep one or two of these in each of my first aid kits whether is the small kit in my EDC bag or my big kit in the truck and range bag: https://www.amazon.com/Medique-Products-92812-Liquid-Bandage/dp/B01HC3QMYA/ref=bmx_6?pd_rd_w=GrZQC&pf_rd_p=b56a886c-2bb4-4e74-b4cf-23d7a76693c8&pf_rd_r=04QRNJ6H6XVAHCYPZ3HT&pd_rd_r=92c6c213-ed54-4309-92ea-f3c10108f3c3&pd_rd_wg=ZOSrN&pd_rd_i=B01HC3QMYA&psc=1

    There are lots of other medical approved super glue too.
     
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    Quick clot, super glue, zip ties, trash bag, packets of bug repellent, aspirin and bandaids.
     
  11. illinoisburt

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    Regular boxed first aid kit you find at Wal-Mart for camping (type with small space blanket, freeze bag, chem sticks, and tweezers). Add in a few tampons, maxi pads, quick clot, sharp scissors, hemostats, butane lighter and a couple rolls of powerflex bandages. Sounds like a lot of stuff, but realistically its maybe $35 excluding the quick clot. I keep one of these in all of my vehicles. Got the same along with extra vet items (meds, blood stop, disinfectants) and staplers in the horse trailers. Keep fairly decent medical kits in the house. Hunting pack is limited -- some bandaids, quick clot, vet wrap, stapler, and hemostats -- my biggest concern there is not gunshots, it's falling or getting cut while field dressing. Always tell someone where you are going and when to expect you back in case your cell is dead or no service.
     
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    I forgot about TAPE.

    Gotta have tape. Electrical, athletic, duct.
     
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    The range where I shoot has a well stocked first aid kit, so that simplifies my personal kit.

    My kit is in a small plastic box designed for packing soap in luggage: A couple of Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment, a papaya tablet (crush, wet, and apply to neutralize insect stings), two naproxim sodium tablets. tweezers, tornoquet, and a magnifier.
     
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    Bold clot spray, rubber hose (pressure but not quite cutting off circulation) tape, a lot of gauze both in rolls and 4x4s, plastic wrap, neosporin, inkpen and pad of paper. GPS coordinates if your not at a public range or busy place. Just think, you call 911 and worst case scenario you wait for a helicopter or truck. You need to put yourself together well enough for that 30 minute wait. If your driving in then they will probably tell you where to go and meet your EMS transport team.
     
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    Standard trauma kit plus extra mini-tubes of superglue, duck tape, gaffer's tape, rigger's tape and electrical tape.
     
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    As most above, for the range it’s both a “booboo” kit for cuts & scrapes plus a trauma kit with chest seals, tourniquets, hemostatic gauze, & compression bandages.

    But that’s also my vehicle FAK since I have a long daily commute on an interstate.
     
  17. .38 Special

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    Yay, a first aid kit thread!

    I see we are off to a good start with plenty of chest seals and Quick-Clot, but I note that no one yet has suggested tampons, surgical kits, or urinating on open wounds. It's still early in the thread, though!
     
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    This thread reminded me to check my workplace first aid kits.
    They are pitiful!
    No quick-Clot, triangular bandages, or any of the items that I consider necessary for anything more than a skinned knee.
    Time for some updates.

    In the meantime, it's lucky that the fire and police departments are a block away... .
    -And my trauma kit is in my SUV, just outside.
     
  19. hso

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    Those aren't in first aid kits since they're very expensive, specific to the venomous critter type, and require refrigeration (just in case you were looking for some in a cabin kit).
     
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    I pack a vacuum sealed IFAK resupply in mine since the kit I have with me has to be small enough to actually carry in the bag. I have larger kits for a broader range of injuries in the vehicle. Buy a good IFAK resupply and leave the improvised stuff to people that won't spend $100 on professional quality equipment even though their life could depend upon it.

    BTW, training is vitally important. I treated a GSW in a parking lot once and the guy that was shot and I were the only ones not freaking out and running around like chickens. Training trumps everything. If you're not trained you're probably going to be nearly useless. So, take a class, or six, learn your gear, practice periodically.
     
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    You must have missed post #11.
     
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    -Just bought the missing ingredients to put in my car kits.
    Thanks to the OP for the reminder.
    The city can pay for updating the workplace first aid kits.
     
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    jmorris, our “as issued” Vietnam “bug juice” would “methinks” melt titanium...if we ever came across any during our “field trips” in “The Beast!”
     
  24. illinoisburt

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    I take it some people don't ever travel with women. Maybe it's not a life threatening medical emergency but if you are out somewhere and a lady needs them, your trip just got cut short or requires a major detour especially when out in the boonies. Plus is darned cheap alternative for large gauze pads.
     
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    Absolutely! Simple 4 hour FA class from Red Cross should be on everyone's to-do list. Plus don't play with things you don't know how to use correctly (i.e. sutures & scalpels).
     
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