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Working on First Aid Kits

Have been working on putting together a few level one first aid kits, ala the video I posted a few days ago from USNERDOC. These are smallish kits meant to be put into an EDC bag and cover the routine bumps, scrapes, headaches and so on of real life, with a bit of depth for dealing with more serious injuries. I've been pretty much just EDCing some ibuprofen, tums and a couple of bandaids for as long as I can remember, so this will be a good addition to my kit. I've put together a fairly similar kit for my wife and have enough supplies left over to make a few additional kits to stash in the vehicles.

About half of the supplies I dug up around the house. I went to several stores and found Wal-Mart to have the best selection and price, when compared to the local pharmacies (Walgreen's, CVS, etc.). However, there are quite a few items that are hard to track down, so I still need to order some of the specialty items online and will most likely go through Chinook Medical Gear. I've heard good things about them and they look to have the best prices on most things. I'll post up pics when the kits are complete-ish.

So far, the kit is compact and lightweight. There are a few admin-style pockets where it fits in my CamelBak Urban Assault. As I will be traveling with this kit, I'm making mine airline-friendly, so I'm buying compact size brand name meds (Advil, Tylenol, etc.) and keeping them in their packaging to avoid any potential confusion from the geniuses that work @ TSA.

Have to say, this has been one of the more satisfying and cost-effective prep projects that I've undertaken in a while. Not breaking the bank while increasing my prep'dness at the same time. Nice.