The Perfect Bug Out Bag First Aid Kit
In our last podcast we discussed preparing a medical kit for your bug out bag. If you haven't listened to our podcast you can catch it here. Our discussion was primarily based on the article found on www.thebugoutbagguide.com. We do encourage you to look at their site as there are some great details and links available in the article.
The podcast contained a lot of information on medical supplies, which can be confusing as everyone has their own preferences. So in this post I felt it would be best to summarize the key items for your medical kit. Again, storing a variety of medical supplies, medicines and instruments, can take up a lot of space, so we encourage you to also have a medical kit in your main storage at home or at your BOL. This list is for a quick portable med kit.
My pick of supplies would include the following -
- Suture (prolene, ethilon, etc)
- Multi-tool (leatherman or similar to drive the suture needle and cut tape/suture)
- Coban (self adhering bandage, can be found at pet stores for much cheaper)
- Quick clot (such as Celox)
- Tourniquet ( We recommend R.A.T.S type found here)
- Antinausea (Zofran, Promethazine)
- Antacid (tums, rolaids, etc)
- Anti-diarrhea (Imodium etc)
- Broad Spectrum Antibiotic (Ciprofloxacin 500 mg, Cephalexin 250 mg, Augmentin 875 mg)