Posted 11 March 2018 - 05:24 PM
I live in an urban environment, have been a paramedic and police officer (so I've seen a good crisis or two), and in time left that world, received more education and training, and work solo in
a clinic prescribing psychotropics although I can make an educated guess for 80% of what you'd go to your PCP for (although I'd only treat this stuff in a real SHTF sort of situation). Due to my life experiences, training, and personal learning, I carry very little of what you'd find in a standard off the shelf FAK. I really have no interest in various creams, ointments, wraps, myriad BandAids, etc. It's unrealistic to move about with cervical collars, diagnostic tools, suture kits, and other such things.
Since there's little I can do to protect my own airway or keep my heart beating, I carry the following in my EDC bag:
SOF-T-W tourniquet because of the flat fold technique. In theory, I like the CAT better.
QuikClot Z-fold dressing although Celox seems to be the new "in."
Hyfin Compact chest seal because it's compact. Others are HUGE.
Compressed Z-fold gauze.
These can aide in an emergency I have some ability to treat.
I also have an Altoids tin with the following to make myself more comfortable:
lisinopril 10mg, varying quantity because I take it
ondansetron ODT 8mg, 2 tabs - my wife always seems to be nauseated
cetirizine 10mg, 5 tabs - I'm allergic to nature
loperamide 2mg, 5 tabs...who wants liquid ****s
diphenhydramine 25mg 4 tabs...sleep, allergies
ranitidine 75mg 4 tabs...for acid reflux in others
ibuprofen 200mg 16 tablets(need to get myself more 800mg)
2x2 in. gauze
I keep a white handkerchief in my back left pocket.