First Aid Kit to EDC bag?

mj1993

Test Drive
Location
United States
So the first aid kit in my '01 Xterra is long gone. One of the previous owners must have removed it. I had an idea to replace it with either another first aid kit or an ever-day-carry bag. Anyone else done this? What bag did you use and what did you include in yours?
 

maillet282

If you bleeding, Imma fix you
Moderator
Location
Ontario Canada
I have a multitude of med bags that ive used jn my rig. ( all pictures taken from google images )

I used a blackhawk SO med bag

, CTOMS second line med bag

, 5.11 tactical 72 pack
, and currently started using a camelback medbag


but i also use the med bags for work. I am thinking of getting a molle panel to attach a condor detachable IFAC and use that.
http://www.amazon.ca/MOLLE-Quick-Detach-First-Pouch/dp/B00KRMODJU/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1451604629&sr=1-2-fkmr1&keywords=condor+medical+pouch

Don't really need all of my work med bag unless i am wheeling. Will post pics of everything once i get home
 
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Jeff Zuptich

Test Drive
I used a coated wire, modular shelf to make a molle panel on my tailgate. Then I got a tacticle first-aid molle bag. The kind that in velcros to make a portable bag. It has everything a good first aid kit should have, all the stuff from the OG bag and then a whole lot more. The original was pretty skimpy. I added a tourniquet and 3 Qwik Clot bandages and sponges. I feel that any first aid kit should have those things in them now what with gunshot wounds becomming so commonplace. And they have little molle pouches with a slot on front for dispensing latex gloves
 

12° North Industries

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Agreed 100%. With this.

Well, on the flip side it would be best to say it is best to not exceed your skills with the supplies but having the supplies isn't such a bad thing either.

Every 8-10 years I personally find myself being at the right place at the right time (somewhat depends on outlook of course) and because of that I've spent a deal of time and even money to have built up a field trauma like kit that has a few things in it that I admit I would be hesitant to attempt to use myself at this point but being on scene as in a first responder situation, if someone else qualified to use the supplies was available and also on scene; that could make a huge difference in someone's life/ or lives.

I blame my parents for giving me a preppers mindset. lol
 

maillet282

If you bleeding, Imma fix you
Moderator
Location
Ontario Canada
Well, on the flip side it would be best to say it is best to not exceed your skills with the supplies but having the supplies isn't such a bad thing either.

Every 8-10 years I personally find myself being at the right place at the right time (somewhat depends on outlook of course) and because of that I've spent a deal of time and even money to have built up a field trauma like kit that has a few things in it that I admit I would be hesitant to attempt to use myself at this point but being on scene as in a first responder situation, if someone else qualified to use the supplies was available and also on scene; that could make a huge difference in someone's life/ or lives.

I blame my parents for giving me a preppers mindset. lol
Nothing wrong with this mind set. The biggest issue is people have something they will be urging to use it. I’ve seen it were some first responders have needle decompressed a chest when it was not required because they had the needles to do so.

By keeping the equipment to your skill set you will also be less prone to perform delegated medical acts when your technically not leagaly allowed to do so.
 

Bushnut

First Fill-Up (of many)
since I'm not a first responder I thought I would just keep it simple and think about what was the most likely event I would need to use the kit...I came up with arriving at an accident scene on a rural road. so I packed simple and cheep. a bag of feminine hygiene products, duct tape, some combat field dressings and some quick clot. I also have a small booboo kit in the glove box.
 

maillet282

If you bleeding, Imma fix you
Moderator
Location
Ontario Canada
Well, on the flip side it would be best to say it is best to not exceed your skills with the supplies but having the supplies isn't such a bad thing either.

Every 8-10 years I personally find myself being at the right place at the right time (somewhat depends on outlook of course) and because of that I've spent a deal of time and even money to have built up a field trauma like kit that has a few things in it that I admit I would be hesitant to attempt to use myself at this point but being on scene as in a first responder situation, if someone else qualified to use the supplies was available and also on scene; that could make a huge difference in someone's life/ or lives.

I blame my parents for giving me a preppers mindset. lol
Also in an edc situation all you would need in your kit during the 10-15 minutes of waiting for fire or ambulance would be something to stop Massive bleeds, basic airway management, and respiration managment.

This is more for city conditions when paramedics are usually 10-15 minutes away. But these limited equipment can still work in a field environment.

My biggest recommendation will still be to take first aid training including a stop the bleed course. And if ou descide to pack a tourniquet in your kit please make sure is purchased from a reliable retailer and that it’s approved by the COTCCC/COTECC ( so far there are only 2 that are approved. The CAT TQ and the SOF-TW)
 

12° North Industries

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@maillet282 Covered.., and good advice to heed.

We happen to deal with a lot of current or ex LEO/Military guys so we do dabble further than whats seen at this level: https://www.12degnorth.com/medical-emergency-safety We're working with a great and longtime industry supplier to both State and Federal agencies abroad but on improving and developing some contracts of our own with some specialized organizations for both supplying some items and being able to host and offer some C.O.R.E. classes as well. Yes you might be able to schedule your bachelor/bachelorette party in Vegas and attend a class that works within your wedding dates if it comes to fruition by next year.. likely it will be summer of 2020 that it happens. Lots of planning in organizing such things.

Right now our biggest focus is getting a couple rigs to be in the 2020 Expo West show as a participant not a spectator status and until I can delegate a person to spend more time setting up and arranging said CORE classes.
 

mantree

Wheeling
Location
Fort Collins
I am a emt and I am moving to 2 bags. I will have the life threat bag (trauma dressing, tq, chest seal, adjunct airway, aspirin) that will be in a rip away pouch on the back of my seat then a extended bag (band aids, sam splints, triangle bandages, bvm, gauze, and other bandaging) very few things can be seriously misused.
 

Xterrorista

Lockers Installed
Supporting Member
Location
Aurora, CO
Mine was missing too and I've got this one full of misc first aid. Whoever didn't like the factory first aid kit straps decided to just cut them off so I've got to figure out how to reattach them. 20190827_170610.jpg
 
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