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

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by conw, Mar 15, 2011.


After reading the list of items and estimated cost, are you interested?

Poll closed Apr 4, 2011.
  1. Yes, sign me up

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  2. Probably, but price/value is a big concern

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  3. No, the one I have is (or I would rather make my own)

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  4. No, I don't need a first aid kit

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  5. Undecided

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  1. conw

    conw Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    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
    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
    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...
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011
  2. Justin

    Justin Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 29, 2002
    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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