Lets see Your First Aid Kit and how you mount it.

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  1. Traxx

    Traxx Long timer

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    Okay, I am looking into gearing up my bike. I keep a first aid kit everywhere. In the truck, the tractor, the house, the shop etc.....My kits are all to large to stow on or in the bike. So, show off your Life saving equipment.
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  2. Coffeeman

    Coffeeman Coffeeman

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    Do you duct tape?
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    Ummmmmm, no.
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  4. Mastery

    Mastery Mr. Funny Man

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    I use the Condor Rip Away EMT pouch. Tri-fold and has pockets; holds a ton of stuff (and I mean A LOT...I'll include a list of what I carry now below...but there's still room left!). Fits easily in my pannier. I'll attach a couple of photos. You can see the CPR mask I carry (red container on the left side) and there's a SAM split sitting under it as well. It's not EMT level, but it's more than 99.9% of people carry.

    The most important thing is knowledge. Get into a EMT or advanced FA class if you truly want to learn how to help somebody that's hurt.

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    FAK contents (last number is quantity):
    Condor Rip-Away EMT Pouch 8" x 7" x 5.5" 1
    First Aid Red Cross velcro patch 2" x 2" 1
    SAM splint 4.25" x 36" 1
    Red tip tourniquet Normal, compressed 1
    TK4 combat tourniquet Single 1
    Quik Clot Sport clotting sponge 5" x 5" 50g 1
    Celox hemostatic granules 35g 1
    Israeli hemorrhage control bandage 6" 1
    Combine ABD pad 5" x 9" 2
    Gauze pads 2" x 2" 5
    Triple layer non-stick pads 3" x 4" 2
    Non-adherent pad 2" x 3" 1
    EpiPen Single dose 1
    DentalMedic complete first aid kit pocket-sized pouch 1
    Tylenol 2-pack 3
    Advil 2-pack 2
    Bayer aspirin 2-pack 2
    Aleve 2-pack 1
    Vick's DayQuil 2-pack 2
    Alka-Seltzer 2-pack 1
    Blistex single pack 2
    Oral pain relief - benzocaine single pack 2
    Burn gel - lidocaine single pack 2
    Antifungal cream - tolnaflate single pack 2
    First aid and burn cream - benzalkonium single pack 1
    Medi-Lyte electrolyte replacement 2-pack 3
    Diamode diarrhea medicine single pack 1
    Sting relief insect bite - lidocaine single pack 3
    Antacid - calcium carbonate single pack 2
    Pepto-Bismol 2-pack 3
    Poison ivy/oak/sumac cleaners single pack 2
    Alcohol prep pads single pack 5
    Hand sanitizer single pack 2
    Splinter out disposible tweezers single pack 1
    Icepack single pack 1
    Triple Antibiotic ointment 1 ounce 1
    Hydrocortizone Plus cream 1 ounce 1
    Hydrogen peroxide spray 2.0 fluid ounces 1
    Visine Advanced eye drops 0.25 fluid ounces 1
    3M temp-DOT thermometers 3
    Non-latex gloves Pairs 3
    Flexible fabric bandaids 3/4" x 3" 8
    Bandaids Miscellaneous sizes 10
    Medical scissors 1
    Prestige Medical clothing shears 1
    Metal tweezers 1
    Gauze tape Rolls 2
    Couple of other bandages like rolled elastic and large pad bandages
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  5. Traxx

    Traxx Long timer

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    Looks good. Thanks.
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  6. Mastery

    Mastery Mr. Funny Man

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    :thumb

    Just remember, you can't pack everything unless you have an ambulance carry it behind you. The basics don't take much room and for 99.9% of the issues, it's enough to get a person to a pharmacy or a medical center.
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  7. bomber60015

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    I agree . . . .knowledge is far more important that equipment, in this case.
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  8. Traxx

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    Classes, check. I have basic and intermediate FA and then the standard CPR classes already. They are renewed annually for work, along with water survival etc....
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    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    My first aid kit consists of some ibuprofen and couple band-aids. Looks like I need to step up my game.
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    motoexp Been here awhile

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    +1
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  11. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Going to disagree, and I am a guy who carries a fairly robust FAK. I'm Red Cross first aid / AED certified, including infants.
    Mostly what we need is a boo-boo kit. A way to make people feel comfortable when they are injured. Ibuprofen and Immodium and Sudafed.

    Somebody falls down and there's a bone sticking out, about all you can do is try to keep it clean, stop bleeding and make 'em feel comfortable until you can get 'em to help. A sucking chest wound, same. Most everything else is bandaids and ibupropfen.

    Good idea for a thread.
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  12. Traxx

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    I see your point, but.....Gloves, a CPR barrier, antiseptic wipes, and sterile bandages are a must. Splints etc.. not so much. I am looking for a very compact kit that will fit under the seat. There is a space for something under there.
    If a band aid can cover it, it doesn't rate the FAK. Ibuprofen, immodium and sudafed are great choices. I will add aspirin for heart attack though.
    Oh and EMT scissors.
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  13. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf High functioning sociopath

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    Under the seat isn't the best place unless you again are limited to aspirin and bandaids. A kit for anything more isn't any good if not accessible.

    I actually have three kits on me. A booboo kit...few bandaids, neosporin, guaze, and acetaminophen in a small waterproof pouch in my Klim suit, a compression bandage and blood stopper and more advanced drugs like imodium in my tank bag, and if riding really remote a more advanced kit in the lid of my right pannier that includes SAM splint, etc.
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    Well, I don't see me having the panniers all the time. I am looking for a EDC solution. On the bottom of the seat it looks like a spot for a manual or something. If I can use that space it would be excellent. I will have a more complete FAK for the panniers during long distance/or off road travel.
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  15. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Agree, gloves always, and in different spots. And antiseptic wipes too. I do carry baby wipes or equivalent but you need a good way to make things sanitary. Good point on the aspirin too.

    One thing I want to add is a way to irrigate wounds or eyes. I guess a bottle of saline?

    One of the guys I ride with keeps his FAK (in a red pouch with the white cross) clipped to the outside of his luggage so other people can see it, presumably if he is incapacitated.
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    I have already had one FAK stolen from my truck, go figure. :( So accessible may be an issue.
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    I would advise non trained peeps to carry just essentials in your kit, like the boo boo kits referred to above.
    Just call for help - that is the FIRST thing you need to do for yourself or if you come across someone seriously injured.
    Mind you, what appears to be all intact, could have very serious internal blunt trauma, not to mention trauma to spleen and the great vessels.
    Call for help.
    "Pre-hospital" providers are trained to assess and get you to an appropriate facility. Quickly.
    Now what would you carry in a boo boo kit, ... lets talk about it.
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  18. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Dang! Stole your FAK! Well, hope it helped someone, but dang!

    Okay, dug out the kit out of my "go-bag". It goes everywhere with me.

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    You can pretty much see what's there.
    I've got a little tweezer and some safety pins there, q-tips and alcohol swabs. Gloves, 6 or 8. Assortment of band aids plus gauze pads and nonstick ones (I have cleaned and bandaged a guy who crashed a skateboard). IBU 200s and Loperamide 2mg (diarrhea/bad guts).
    Need to replace my Ace bandage maybe but I do have tape. Would like to get a Sam splint and a way or two to stop big bleeding.
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    I would add the non trained personnel get trained. A day or 2 a year can make all the difference. If you can a week long course is even better.
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    i have a CPR mask and gloves on a Velcro tearaway on my mirror
    In my Rally3 jacket back pocket i have a triangle bandage, space blanket another gloves 2 crepe bandages and a small but sharp pocket knife
    In either the pannier or tank-bag i have a more comprehensive care kit, codine, cremes, banaides, tweezers, tea candle, blah.. rubber banded to this is my satellite phone
    wanted to put a kit in a easy access box on the bike but water ingress, easy access = sometimes easy open on a rough road and theft was a concern
    looking for more ideas... would like to mount a quick release small torch / strobe somewhere for site / traffic management if i could
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