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Old 08-26-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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I want to build out my first aid kit and need a good place that I can get all of the below at a good price, that is available to the public. Any suggestions?

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Kerilex/gauze
Ace wraps
Tourniquet
Tape
Emergency Trauma Dressing/Izzy or similar pressure dressing
Kravats/Triangular bandages
Splinting materials(Sam splints)
Asherman Chest Seals
Quickclot
Hemcon Bandages.
EMT-sheers
Forceps
CPR-mask
Burn-dressing / burn-jel
hydration salts
Irrigation syringe
Sailen solution
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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Costco has or used to have a pretty good kit for $20.
Neatly packed, nice case.

I actually bought a few BMW first aid kits in Germany recently (German cars are required to have a first aid kit onboard at all times) which has nearly everything packed neatly in a small bin. Even a mylar warming blanket.
I keep them in the cars (not BMWs) and packed on my motorcycles.
You just never know.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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Costco has or used to have a pretty good kit for $20.
Neatly packed, nice case.

I actually bought a few BMW first aid kits in Germany recently (German cars are required to have a first aid kit onboard at all times) which has nearly everything packed neatly in a small bin. Even a mylar warming blanket.
I keep them in the cars (not BMWs) and packed on my motorcycles.
You just never know.

I have a basic kit, I need to add to it as commercially sold kits are not designed to handle sever trauma/massive bleeding

anyone know a place? Walmart and sams club don't carry most of this stuff.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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this for work or home?
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Just go through Galls.com if you don't have an easy access to the hospital supply rooms. I made sure I stocked up before I left PA. I never liked their shipping charges though but they have some interesting things on their site that aren't really available other places.

Quickclot is really just Kitty Litter that stuff is wonderful.

Also be mindful of expiration dates and I'd include a tube of glucose on your list. More likely to be around someone that's experiencing a diabetic emergency than most others.

Tourniquets are only for those extra special situations too. Something to consider that would be multi purpose is just getting a Blood Pressure Cuff, it provides a good baseline vital, and can double as a Tourniquet by pumping the pressure to 250 or 300 to cut off circulation and just sealing the valve, plus, you can restore blood flow easily by just releasing the pressure on the cuff. They also can improvise wonderfully as a pressure bandage.

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Old 08-27-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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A couple good places on-line, otherwise, you can pick up supplies sometimes from military supply stores or a hospital.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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I want to avoid paying shipping, is there really no place around here that sells this stuff?
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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you can try Carolina Medical
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