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I was just looking to create a first aid/survival kit. I believe it would be cheaper to create one rather than buying it. I could be wrong. If I make a kit or even just buy one, what are items that you would definitely make sure it includes?

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my first aid kit that I carry while camping hunting or hiking, has only a few things.

Duck Tape
Cotton Balls
120 proof shine
Needle
Fishing line

I ain't jokin this is seriously what I take, you'll probably have a different kit, I think it is cheaper plus you don't have to buy all the extra stuff you really don't use.

There are tons of things that can go into a kit depending on where your going and what your doing. I could probably carrying more but this is just general stuff.

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I was just looking to create a first aid/survival kit. I believe it would be cheaper to create one rather than buying it. I could be wrong. If I make a kit or even just buy one, what are items that you would definitely make sure it includes?
really either way. i would do asearch of the survivalist websites for ideas. look at what's available to see if any meet your needs first, if not, decide what you feel is important.

my needs may be totally different than others. i do keep a small first aid kit in all my vehicles and a larger one at the house. granted i can't do open heart surgery with any of them, but i should be able to handle most smaller injuries.

actually some pretty good questions though and hopefully this will open up some discussion that will enlighten us all.
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my first aid kit that I carry while camping hunting or hiking, has only a few things.

Duck Tape
Cotton Balls
120 proof shine
Needle
Fishing line

I ain't jokin this is seriously what I take, you'll probably have a different kit, I think it is cheaper plus you don't have to buy all the extra stuff you really don't use.

There are tons of things that can go into a kit depending on where your going and what your doing. I could probably carrying more but this is just general stuff.
Thanks for the input! What's the shine for other than drinking purposes if you don't mind me asking? I'm guessing used to clean wounds if need be? I may be totally off..

Matches in a waterproof case or a flint rock and striker is an item I would most definitely make sure I have. Along with a compass.


And I will add a first aid kit to my car, but Im also looking for a survival kit to put together for my car as well as at my house, which of course, would consist of more items.
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In the Car(SUV) a Delux Kit, and several extras(like an emergency dental kit), In the house: an Emt kit that runs about $350...plus on the Bug/Bailout bag-2 IFAK's...Although i'm not a medical professional, I was a volunteer EMT many years ago,..and i once stayed in a Holiday Inn...;-)

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In the Car(SUV) a Delux Kit, and several extras(like an emergency dental kit), In the house: an Emt kit that runs about $350...plus on the Bug/Bailout bag-2 IFAK's...Although i'm not a medical professional, I was a volunteer EMT many years ago,..and i once stayed in a Holiday Inn...;-)
But seriously,...Everyone should also have a camp Saw or "D" Saw,. and Axe or hatchet, and an assortment of "edged" Blades for various purposes...
Our Ford Escape has a "Truck" bag with emergency response Gear, a well stocked medic's bag should include: many different sized bandages, Paper & Waterproof tape, Different sizes of Gauze pads, some sort of clotting agent bandage for serious bleeding, and some basic tools like forceps, tweezers and such...Please the Medical pros here fill out the list! I'm sure someone like SSGN_Doc will know a few things im missing at the moment..
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My first aid kit and survival kit are two seprait kits. I carry both on me, plus bigger kits in my car and house. I just have a modified store bought first aid kit with me, some pain pill, extra band-aids and stuff. My bigger kits cover a wider range of problems beside minor cut, scraps, like major bleeding, broken bones, shock, and CPR. My survival kit is all personal assembled. I dont get to the woods as much as I would like. So my kit reflects that. I've seen some good store bought kits that would make a good place to start with, if you wanted to go that way. I'm retooling my kits this week, so I dont have a list of my kits, but when I'm done I can give you what I have in mine.

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For me i have a bit of a bigger subload butt pack i guess its called. But i have medical wise some peroxide, cotton swabs, cotton balls, matches, a multitool, salt/baking soda mix (for cleaning up and stopping blood) and some gun powder. Oh and some cotton cloth for bandages.

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I have an entire field surgery kit.
Strapped to the bottom of on bob.

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In addition to what I have seen listed here; a good medium to large multitool (Leathermen makes a great one..), a lighter or fire starter, 50 to 100 ft of 550 paracord (7 strand type), vasaline, hand santizer, bug bit stick, sunscreen, at least one compass and at least one canteen (with metal cup) or water carrier, a frontier water filter straw or other small system and a shemagh or other square (about 46 x 46 inches) of cotton cloth and a pair of sturdy sunglasses or googles... and if you need, backup perscription glasses or specialty meds....
For food I carry instant expresso, green tea, bullion cubes, raman noodles and two 2400 calorie ration bars. Here's a website that you might find helpful;
http://beprepared.com/?sc=GOOGLE&oc=GOOG069005&gclid=COGfsYOntbgCFYmi4Ao d-HMAcQ
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