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I used my first aid kit the other day, no big deal just a band-aid for a stuck family we ran into, but it inspired me to go through and check the expiration dates. Yikes! Most of the items had expired like 4 years ago! The other thing I noticed was that it was designed for two people (ie food, water, space blankets, etc) and not for the family of four that I have become and certainly not for kids. So ...long story short what are the rest of you using when it comes to first aid? Anybody use the stuff from www.race401.com ?
 

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My first Aid Kit got stolen by some car wash mudda F%@&*^.Bastard!!!Now I roll with a dirty sock & tape & hope I dont get cut. :mad:
 

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I've have a little above basic first aid kit. It's mostly comprised of hospital stuff that my mom gets from work.

I think the only thing I have used in it are the band aids (thank god)
 

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i saw an awesome survival/first aid kit at a gun show two weeks ago.

One gun, ammo, and enough food to feed 2 people for 3 days in the size of the briefcase. it was awesome, lol.
 

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I use this place. Right down the street from my house. block over from the westminster mall. I use the back Pack kit. good for 1 to 4 people. I have tons of all kinds of stuff from them at my house. You never know when you may need this stuff.

http://www.maydayindustries.com/kits.html
 

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Tubig said:
I've have a little above basic first aid kit. It's mostly comprised of hospital stuff that my mom gets from work.

I think the only thing I have used in it are the band aids (thank god)
Thats why my surgery was so expensive ;D
 

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Went ahead and move it to misc fj tech. ;)

excellent thread to start, this is a neccessity for any vehicle
 

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I think at a minimum everyone should have a kit for home

Got this one for the garage at Costco:
From First Aid Exchange - easy to refill as each section is marked. Mounted to wall in garage next to workbench


We also keep one in the Kitchen and Bathrooms:


I am a docent with the Laguna Consevancy and need to carry light but good kits for hikes and biking. One of the biggest things we carry is aspirin (heart attacks) and Benadryl (allergic reactions to stings etc) and tick removers. REI has some of the best pre-packed kits and have all sorts of options there: http://www.rei.com/camping/TOC/First+Aid?cm_re=toc*toc*first_aid&vcat=REI_SSHP_CAMPING_TOC

The car depends on the trip/event... I have back-packs with everything from first aid to survival (three day). These can be expensive (we get them through our CERT program at work) but also can be made and there are many sources that can provide that info (FJ Forums has some good ones by our own So Cal members) - check out American Red Cross for starters... http://www.redcross.org/services/hss/lifeline/fakit.html

Best advice I got (cause I know others will list their kits and have much more info) is get training in First Aid, CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) as these are much more popular today.
 

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Do yourself a favor and buy Quick Clot.

It helps stop severe bleeding and that's something you MUST do in an emergency situation.
 
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Got some from the time I was in the hospital with an IOD....good stuff! Super glue was also developed as a liquid stitch for skin cuts....got some of that too.
 

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uphill said:
Do yourself a favor and buy Quick Clot.

It helps stop severe bleeding and that's something you MUST do in an emergency situation.
We cary Quick Clot in all our service vans first aid kits. I bought it through Galls. Nobody ever used it untill I used it on a guy who just about cut thru his arm when a skill saw kicked back on him like a year ago. He was a framer. It's great stuff.
 
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