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Post by Jason B on Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:23 pm

Wile in the bush u must have at least a basic first aid kit , you can expect to be injured at some point weather its just a little cut , rolled ankle , or even a broken bone. not only should u have a basic kit you should know how to use it . I was a combat medic in the Army and i have found if your going to pack any extra items make your first aid kit better, Be prepared for the worst. i carry a bit more then a basic kit , sutures, a few needles , compression bandages and lots more. I will take pictures of my kit and itemize so we all can compare it never hurts to know more and have the rite equipment
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Post by Jeff "LFB" Kindy on Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:49 pm

Right on! Good idea. Show it man!

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Post by Mathan Maloch on Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:33 am

Sweet. I have a ifak I carry everyday. Just general stuff but it sure does come in handy.
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Post by JAMIE B on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:22 am

awesome.
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Post by CJS Knives (Captain Jeff) on Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:48 pm

i keep modifying my FAK, but its still pretty basic compared to what a field medic would carry! lol

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Post by JAMIE B on Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:59 pm

yea, i have duct tape, bandages and anti "poop" pills and advil and such, now i have to add a little more but since i dont plan on sewing myself up, i will learn about compresses and other techniques to save time and to get me out of the situation im in...hopefully!
if not i have jason there for me!
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Post by CJS Knives (Captain Jeff) on Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:14 pm

yea, i am not about to sow myself up either!
a couple years ago, while fishing i fell and badly injured my hand. at that time i only had little bandaids and a bandanna. my wife had the truck, and she wasnt going to pick me up for another 45 minutes. i used the bandanna to wrap around my hand and some rubber bands to apply pressure.

after my wife came we went home to "see how bad it was". i shouldve gotten stitches. instead we used super glue to close up the deep wound.

i now carry super glue in my FAK, and i have a nasty scar to remind me why!

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Post by JAMIE B on Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:12 pm

nice thinking.
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Post by Jeff "LFB" Kindy on Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:30 am

Be careful with the superglue. The kind specific for wounds has a smaller grain structure. The regular stuff you buy at the store has a longer grain structure and less pliable. Be sure to only use it on the outside of the cut to close it up. The longer grain structure will work its way into you skin.

Supposedly the "Krazy" glue is more apt to wound closing and is mor pliable.

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Post by CJS Knives (Captain Jeff) on Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:19 pm

i dont remember what brand it was, but i will keep that in mind. all i know is it worked!

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Post by Mathan Maloch on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:41 pm

Be careful closing up deep wounds. It needs to be washed thoroughly or you could seal in an infection.
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Post by JAMIE B on Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:55 pm

good point.
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