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Author Topic: Kits and preparedness  (Read 6842 times)

Jerry D Young

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Re: Kits and preparedness
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2010, 12:11:36 PM »

Cool! I like it! My brother has one similar that will do double duty if we have to bug out of the BOL.
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Re: Kits and preparedness
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2010, 10:03:06 AM »

When I first saw it at TSC I said to myself "I want it! It would make bugging out on foot so much easier!" Well, it took a year to convince the girlfriend that I wasn't smoking crack and we needed it around the house. It gets a lot of use, but it's "real" purpose was for bugging out :D
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Re: Kits and preparedness
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2015, 12:39:08 PM »

I was going over my supplies and kits, like tools and first aid items. THis got me to thinking. (Okay alert claxon is now off after going Battle Stations) :)

Consider dual purpose items, eg Female hygiene pads, unscented for the original and secondary use as improvised dressings.
Duct tape or the like with a few trshbags, makes a good improvised dressing for sucking chest wounds.  Salt and sugar in maybe one ounce vials for emergency re hydration not just for flavoring. Additional 550 or para cord for lashing ot the tying of splints into position. Clean rags for cushioning, TP use or the like.

One thing that occured to me, The pool treatment chlorine tablets. IF you think about it, that will chorinate a large amunt of water so unless you are working on the 500 gallon level or better, remember that the concentration will be a hacke of a lot bigger than the typical water purifiation atabs.

Sewing kit, add heavier thread and canvas needles, No not for sutures, well okay maybe in a really bad situation, but clothing and equipment repair.

Quart and gallon sized zip locking bags. and more thantwo ways to make a fire. WHile it may sound odd a small shovel in the aid kit may be yuseful if you do not have  hazmat containers for blody or blooded insturments a truiple bagged and wel buried place to dispose of said material my be sueful.

Just my 2 cents Oh and sorry for being away for so long.
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Re: Kits and preparedness
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2015, 09:37:07 PM »

Good points :)

I keep duct tape and masking tape in my first aid kit, you can make butterfly closures with both. I also keep plastic wrap in there since it is good for keeping dressings dry, will keep moist dressings moist, helps with sucking chest wounds, etc.

Instead of pool tablets I have granulated pool shock so I can mix up a gallon of bleach at a time. I talked about it here: http://forum.survivalistssite.com/index.php?topic=2238.0

There's a recipe for oral rehydration solution kicking around, I've got it. It's a bit more than salt and sugar, it was created by an ER trauma nurse / combat medic I knew. I keep some mixed up and ready to add to water.

I like the shovel idea. A plastic garden trowel would be great for small things. I keep one in my BOB for 'cat holes' or to dig a small depression for a fire. I'll have to add one to the medical kit too :)
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