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    Med kit for family

    My wife and I are about to have our 3rd and last child. ThT means there are 3 adults (mother in law) and 3 kids.
    Iím looking to put together a kit for the 6 of us God forbid there was ever a bad situation and any or a few of us ever got hurt. Trips together, highway accidents or collapse of society yada yada

    I was thinking of grabbing 3 Activity Group RMT ratchet TQ and 3 for kids. After that chest seals and packing gauze and gloves etc.

    Iím curious what components and how much of each component would be a good amount to have us covered in this kit and whatís a good bag to carry it In without getting into silly pricing.
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    This is far from comprehensive, but off of the top of my head:

    BAG:
    Tactical Tailor First Responder Bag

    HEMCON:
    CAT TQs (4)
    ACE wraps (2 x 2", 3 x 3")

    Combat Gauze (4) *if someone is on a prescribed blood thinner or has a clotting disorder, Chito Gauze should be considered
    4"x4" Gauze (sold as loose pack; you want enough to keep around for minor wound dressing)
    Rolled gauze ("kerlex" or "kling"; 4 rolls)


    MISC. TRAUMA
    SAM splints (2 x 36", rolled)
    Triangle bandages (2)
    Rigid eye shield (2)
    Assorted Band Aids

    MISC. MEDICAL
    OTC meds (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Benadryl, Claritin, Imodium, Pepto)
    LiquidIV (or similar electrolyte powder)
    30-day supply of any necessary Rx'd meds

    SUPPLIES
    Headlamp with spare batteries
    Emergency blankets (2)

    Shears (no need to go crazy...they all work fine)
    Grease pen (never dry out, write on anything...including bloody dressings and skin)
    Cloth tape (2" 3M Durapore is the best)
    Alcohol prep wipes
    Tweezers
    Moleskin
    Sunscreen
    Bug spray
    Petroleum-soaked cotton balls
    Bic lighter
    Nitrile gloves (add in a couple of pairs that are one size larger than normal)


    Chest seals can be easily improvised. No need for exotic stuff like NPAs, decompression needles, pocket BVMs, etc. If you have the training to know how to use them, throw them in if you feel the need.

    I'm sure I'm forgetting some important basic stuff, but that's a solid "do it all" type of bag you could slap together and store easily enough. You can make some waterproof/tearproof bags to store stuff in by wrapping gallon ziploc bags with duct tape (Ranger purse).

    I'm a really big fan of the CAT and SOFT-TW tourniquets. I've used them quite a lot and have used a CAT on a kindergarten age child (boating accident), so anecdotally, the concerns regarding TQ application on children and not fitting kind of goes out the window by grade school. A SOFT-TW will work if you're planning for the wee one.


    *EDIT: The stuff in bold above is to highlight what I feel you should get first if you're putting a kit together around a budget.
    Last edited by GTF425; 11-21-22 at 14:44.

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    Unaware of your background medical knowledge, but I'd recommend some tac med/basic EMT/red cross basic first aid/ youtube videos :-) training on how to use basic items properly.
    Unless you are already in the health professions and getting additional suggestions.

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    Experience is very little. Couple shooting classes that thought a few things and learning online.
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    Remember the probability of use. Yeah, have 'some' trauma stuff, but most things are boo-boo kits things (band aids, ice packs, ace wraps) or medical (tylenol, benadryl, etc.).

    I like Adventure Medical Kits, supplemented with a couple TQs and a couple hemostatic gauze.

    Some things you will not be able to use on kids, especially small kids (NPA airways, some TQs, etc.). Peds needs peds-specific stuff for the most part.

    Edited to add, it's academic unless you have some training. Basic first aid, CPR, and stop the bleed. That's what you need.

    GTF425's kit is pretty good.
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    Anyone know what tq are good for infants?

    Was thinking of these for my 4 and 7 year olds. Too big for infant iD suspect
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTF425 View Post
    BAG:
    Tactical Tailor First Responder Bag
    Any thoughts on a simple booboo/medical bag (separate from above)? Been searching around for something simple, easy and budget friendly.

    At this point thinking HPG Tool Roll (more organization) or GP Medium Pocket (less organization) both under $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndmiller View Post
    Any thoughts on a simple booboo/medical bag (separate from above)? Been searching around for something simple, easy and budget friendly.

    At this point thinking HPG Tool Roll (more organization) or GP Medium Pocket (less organization) both under $50.
    Look at the tool bags at harbor freight, that is what I've used for about 5 years as a boo boo kit.

    Here is a cheap one, the have others. A silver sharpie will mark this one anyway you want it.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/tool-s...ets-61469.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndmiller View Post
    Any thoughts on a simple booboo/medical bag (separate from above)? Been searching around for something simple, easy and budget friendly.

    At this point thinking HPG Tool Roll (more organization) or GP Medium Pocket (less organization) both under $50.
    As others have posted, tool bags work great for this purpose and are generally much higher quality than cheap bags marketed for medical purposes.

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    We have a few of these; keep one in the vehicles, on top of the refrigerator, etc. https://www.tramedicresponse.com/sho...s/tramedicube/

    Also have a number of them in different places around our worksites. Their design makes them easy to carry around and to spot in an emergency.

    The cool thing about TraMedic is that they have visual aids included in the subkits, with the subkits divided by injury. So, you pull the subkit based on the injury, and it has everything you need to treat that injury right in the subkit. The visual aids also help with remembering how to treat each injury. Not sure if they still offer them, but TraMedic used to offer really good videos for training. Even kids could watch them and remember what to do. If you are looking to coach your kids up on this stuff, might be worth taking a look.

    Disclosure: I know the guy who owns the parent company, Tactical Medical Solutions (they make the SOFT-T), but I'm not employed by them nor would I get anything from this recommendation.

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