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    space blanket

    I was going through my PCI checklist for my gear and when I got to my personal FAK, and I discovered that I had overlooked a space blanket. I am an army medic and sometimes work with a forward surgical team and a MEDEVAC unit. Evac times are pretty good, however sometimes a bird can be delayed based on enemy activity.

    I have a few hypothermia preventing items in my aid bag knowing that blood moves heat through the body and loss of it can make a patient hypothermic, but it never occurred to me to have a small space blanket in my personal FAK. I try to have my gear as low profile as possible (based on an embarrassing situation I put myself into involving a helicopter and advice from Kyle Defoor), but Iíll be putting one into mine.

    I have my tourniquet attached to the front of my IOTV above my mags high enough that they don't interfere with a reload.

    Contents of my FAK packed in a Tactical Tailor Vertical E&E pouch:
    1 ea 36 fr Nasopharyngeal Airway (NPA/ nose hose)
    2 ea Hyfin chest seals
    2 ea 14ga 31/4" needle catheters
    1ea 6" Izzy
    2 ea Combat Gauze packets
    1 ea space blanket
    Tourniquet, nose hose, chest seal, dart!

    In chaos, there is hope!

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    Kino, looks like a good list to me.

    Something that might be interesting would be to list beside each thing what it is used for (yes, some are obvious). I bet their are secondary uses for even some of the most obvious items, and some may be items that the layman wouldn't think of applications for.

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    Looks like a great "boo boo" kit.

    However I would add additional items for more severe trauma.
    Something to contain massive hemorrhaging. (Gauze rolls, quickclot, Israeli bandage ect...)
    As well as a triangular bandage for wrapping and splinting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchclimber View Post
    Looks like a great "boo boo" kit.

    However I would add additional items for more severe trauma.
    Something to contain massive hemorrhaging. (Gauze rolls, quickclot, Israeli bandage ect...)
    As well as a triangular bandage for wrapping and splinting.
    It is designed to augment an IFAK/BOK
    The sun will rise tomorrow; itís your attendance of the event that is uncertain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.L. Davis View Post
    Feel free to comment...
    That's a nicely stocked kit. I like the sun block...often overlooked until after the fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_s View Post
    Kino, looks like a good list to me.

    Something that might be interesting would be to list beside each thing what it is used for (yes, some are obvious). I bet their are secondary uses for even some of the most obvious items, and some may be items that the layman wouldn't think of applications for.
    Good call Rob, I marked up a few things... also, this pack is intended for those that are going to be isolated for a few days... and again, it is not a stand alone IFAK, it is intended to augment the trauma kit that folks are already carrying.

    Duct Tape - Too many freaking uses to list
    Q-Tips - Cleaning, probing and medicament application
    Tweezers - Tweezering, tick/stinger removal
    finger scalpel - cutting and poking
    1 X 3 adhesive bandages
    large adhesive bandages
    knuckle bandages - Great bandages, fit lots of goofy shapes
    Steri-Strips
    Aspirin - Primary Blood Thinner/Heart Treatment; also Analgesic
    Acetaminophen- Primary Analgesic (non-inflammation); also Fever Reducer
    Ibuprophen - Primary NSAID
    Diphenhydramine - Primary Treatment for Allergic Reaction; also Hay Fever, Common Allergies, Motion Sickness, Sleep Aid.
    Bismuth Subsalicylate - Primary Antidiarrheal and Antiemetic
    Electrolyte Tabs
    Sun Block - Keeps Yancey ready for those unexpected photo ops
    Blistex
    Floss picks - Oral hygiene, also used to probe and clean wounds
    4X4 Gauze Pad
    2X2 Gauze Pads
    2X3 non-adherent dressing
    Triple Antibiotic
    Petroleum Jelly - only a few less uses than duct tape
    Burn Cream
    Insect Rep Wipe - After use, tie the wipe to the top of your pack or shelter
    Iodine Wipe - Used for wound cleaning, also can be used to treat water
    Alcohol Wipe
    Sting eze - Alcohol and somecaine as a topical analgesic, good for numbing
    PAWS Wipes

    Note: Floss picks replaced actual dental floss... in a field environment it was found that keeping your dirty booger pickers out of your mouth as much possible is not a bad idea.
    The sun will rise tomorrow; itís your attendance of the event that is uncertain.

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