Rather than have separate kits for each major piece of equipment (including outdoor/hunting gear), I used a FoodSaver to vacuum pak an IFAK that can be quickly moved from pack to pack (or even a thigh pocket).
The first picture is of the separate components (I have since added a cravat, see last picture) – Chest Dart, HyFin chest Seal, Nasopharyngeal airway (pre-lubricated), 4″ Israeli Dressing, Z-fold dressing, and 2 pair of Nitrile Gloves.
The 2nd picture is everything compressed into a quart-bag. Notice the notches towards the top but below the seal – IMPORTANT!! You WILL need a knife or scissors to open this package without these – I’ve played around with and with these notches, the package is easily opened with minimal effort.
The last picture is with the cravat and Z-fold dressing removed from their respective packages. Do NOT remove the chest seals or NPA or chest Dart from their respective packages (until needed) – will GREATLY reduce their usability.
This topic was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by wheelsee. Reason: picture edits
This topic was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by wheelsee.
GREAT question!! You have been to DCH class right?? No?? Well those that have will know Scott’s answer to this………. ON MY PERSON!!
I have a half-dozen TQs that reside within arm’s reach as I type this out. Carry same number in my truck. ALWAYS have one in my R thigh pocket. Have one on each of my PCs. Have a half-dozen in EACH of my vehicle aid-bags.
BTW – total cost for the above kits, less than $50. You did take advantage of the 20% off sale from Rescue Essentials, right? Also keep an eye on Chinook Medical.
If you have ANY questions on medical kits/supplies, ASK!! That’s what we do here (MVT) – TRIBE!