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I am going to add a Boo Boo Pouch to my rig and was needing some info on what to put in it. This would be for home defense and trips to the range. No combat oriented stuff is needed. I ordered a Tear-away fold out so there is plenty of room for lots of stuff as it'll mount to the back of my vest.
Detailed answers with links or pics would be very helpfull.
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I am going to add a Boo Boo Pouch to my rig and was needing some info on what to put in it. This would be for home defense and trips to the range. No combat oriented stuff is needed. I ordered a Tear-away fold out so there is plenty of room for lots of stuff as it'll mount to the back of my vest. Detailed answers with links or pics would be very helpfull.
FWIW, most would regard a boo-boo pouch as a component of an IFAK/BOK/etc. Boo-boos are the little stuff you wouldn't bother with in the fight, or in home defense like you mention. Boo-boos need band-aids, 4x4s, neosporin, etc. Clarify what you're wanting to do? Then visit the links CLHC posted.
And a couple of points here:
First, based on your description of where you want to have this item and use it I would recommend you find a med class focused at people who carry guns on a regular basis. This will give you education on how to use the gear and how to select the proper gear you will want to carry.
I recommend for Blow Out Kits:
Combat dressing (cinchtight, H-bandage, OLAES, etc)
Packing material (Primed gauze is my preferred)
TQ (TK-4 or SOFT-T)
Tape (CMRT from H&H or homemade mini rolls of duct tape)
Nasal Airway lube optional
Decompression needle (14ga at least 2" long preferrably 3+)
I also like to have a light source in my gear but thats me.
Second, I am not sure which med pouch you got but I prefer to keep mine on my chest so that I can easily reach them when/if injured. If I put it on my back I may not be able to reach it after I have been injured and it would really suck to bleed to death with a med pack inches out of reach. Just something to consider.
Third, I like to keep a booboo kit (different from a blow out kit) stashed in my go bag, admin pouch, ruck, whatever, but not in my blow out kit. I want to avoid going in my blow out kit as much as possible until I absolutely have to so I dont pull the duct tape out to repair a piece of gear, or the primed gauze to cover a little scrape. So I keep them separate but I still like to keep a booboo kit around.
I keep things like:
dose packets of tylenol, aleve or ibuprofen, aspirin, caffeine, immodium, pepcid, tums, guafinesin with dextromethorphan, cough drops, pseudoephedrine, antibiotic ointment, hydrocortisone cream, and antifungal cream.
small container of eye wash
assortment of bandaids
couple of 4x4s
small roll of tape
I keep a more comprehensive kit with a few other items (mostly prescription) but this is a solid kit (from memory) for you to keep with you when on the road or in the field. I generally try to keep enough of that stuff on hand to deal with minor stuff for 3 days. This is recommended for any team mate, family member, etc. This sort of setup allows the individual to take immediate steps to managing minor issues before they get worse and before they can get to the medic/drugstore/doctor/etc based on the environment you are in.
Thanks for the insight. I am new to this but would like to be prepared and you guys have helped my family and I out a ton. Working on getting a kit together now.
Again, thanks for all of the input and direction.
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