After the success of my car bag post (not to mention the success of the epic hijack) I thought i'd post about my EDC first aid kit. As i've mentioned before, one of my work duties is to conduct product demonstrations and training events all over the country. Sometimes i run these events solo, and sometimes I'm part of a team. I started carrying this to support my team and provide a small amount of relief from the small injuries that almost always happens, while having some supplies to treat larger injuries. I do not have an IFAK or trauma kit in this kit, but it is something i'm going to add. I guess you could call this an "Enhanced Snivel Kit". Some of the items may seem odd, and i'll give you my reasoning or history that made me carry the item after the description.
The Kit lives in a Maxpedition Fr-1 pouch attached to my Hazard-4 sling bag that acts as my daily carry/briefcase.
Note the ITS first aid patch
Here is the total load
Small Tip Tweezers
5" Hemostats - I find these better for removing large splinters and metal shards than the tweezers
Small LED flashlight
A butt load of alcohol wipes - these and the band-aids are probably the most used items in my kit
AirBorne Tablets - very helpful after tearing down in the rain or other situations that are hard on the immune system
Curad Colloidal Silver Gel - I'm allergic to most over the counter wound solutions (neomycin, bactricin, polymycin Ect). This stuff is great. wounds heal very fast with minimal scaring
Small roll of gauze
precut first aid tape strips
3 sheets of moleskin
Buttload of various band aids - again, one of the most often used items
Med Tape - I usually use this for finger wounds and splits rather than band aids
Benadryl - Ran a demo with a kid from our warehouse. we went to a hibachi place for lunch before we set up. kid ordered salmon, but didn't realize they were cooked on the grille with the shrimp and the kid was allergic to shellfish. his reaction was mild and it didn't take him out, but he could have used some benadryl.
Imodium AD - Nothing worse than an 8 hour drive to Redstone Arsenal where you have to stop every 30min. Nuff said
Aleave - The only thing that takes care of my head ache/neck spasms.
Iodine Prep Pads
Electrolyte Tablets - I'm the water nazi when we work in desert climates, but i can't always see everyone.
Antiseptic Cleaning wipes - No sting formula for some of my lady teammates
Germicidal cloths - Sometimes we bleed, and sometimes we bleed on the gear.
items to add
I've got a couple of items i'd like to add.
small bottle of optical saline
Thoughts? additions? Hijacks?