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Posted: 2/11/2002 5:14:02 PM EDT
I know you have a first aid kit in your BOB, but do you also have a surgical kit? In reality knowing how to properly clean and stitch cuts would come in handy. Where would the best place to get a kit like that and the information on how to use them. Obviously without going to med school. =) Smalls LCpl of Marines
Link Posted: 2/11/2002 7:59:59 PM EDT
Sorry,but if the SHTF and I found out I was'nt rambo the hard way,I would rather bleed out or die of an infection than to have some "Doctor" who used to be a car mechanic or whatever say,"drink this beer and bite down on this leather strap'cause this might hurt."Having gutted many deer I would'nt want to try to fix that mess without serious,dedicated schooling. Remember,you might not feel it but the person you're carving on does![:D]
Link Posted: 2/11/2002 8:05:44 PM EDT
I think The Sportsmans Guide has them.
Link Posted: 2/11/2002 8:09:11 PM EDT
[url]http://www.always-safe.com/product104.html[/url]
Link Posted: 2/11/2002 8:11:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/11/2002 8:38:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2002 9:12:48 PM EDT by sigman]
If the SHTF on a major scale limiting all medical help,then mortality rates rise,simple infections like bronchitis can kill let alone a major wound.Thats life,but it still sucks to think about dying from a something like a bite from a rabid animal,or a black widow,or rattlesnake. Thats the problem with SHTF scenarios,they might be fun for some to fantasize about,but in reality they are what nightmares are made of.I am looking at going to med-school after the army and during H.S. I volunteered at my local hospi- tal.I worked in the E.R. "admitting area" on occasion and some of those people would'nt of made it without(simple,yet skilled) medical care,heck with all my problems I had as a baby I would probaly be dead. Sorry to go OT.to answer your question,yes I would carry a med kit,but only with the hopes that one with the proper training could use it. My perfect SHFT team would include a trauma surgeon and a Delta operator,if they are'nt on hand I would settle for a Army SF medic and a mean lawyer![:D]
Link Posted: 2/11/2002 8:52:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2002 8:53:02 PM EDT by Vinnie]
[url=www.tapco.com]Tapco.com[/url] has a Field Surgical Kit for 39.99.
Link Posted: 2/11/2002 9:09:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Vinnie: [url=www.tapco.com]Tapco.com[/url] has a Field Surgical Kit for 39.99.
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I could very well be talking about something I have no clue on but I thought a GOOD kit would run at least $300.The two things I would'nt skimp on for a BOB would be a gas mask(if you think you would require one)ALL medical supplies Oh yea,and the pack itself. [:)]
Link Posted: 2/11/2002 9:36:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sigman:
Originally Posted By Vinnie: [url=www.tapco.com]Tapco.com[/url] has a Field Surgical Kit for 39.99.
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I could very well be talking about something I have no clue on but I thought a GOOD kit would run at least $300.The two things I would'nt skimp on for a BOB would be a gas mask(if you think you would require one)ALL medical supplies Oh yea,and the pack itself. [:)]
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This is just the surgical part. Hemostats, tweezers, scissors, scalpel, sutures, etc. I thought the question was about adding to a first aide kit.
Link Posted: 2/11/2002 10:21:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2002 10:24:31 PM EDT by schv]
[url]www.Galls.com[/url] Has great med gear. I just completed my first responder training for the police academy. As others have said in this post, basically if you are not a surgeon you don't need a surgical kit. Even the best medics only prolong death if they cannot airlift or transport you to a hospital. The only things we can worry about is Airway/Breathing/Circulation. You can open an airway, breath for them with a pocket mask or BVM, and you can perform CPR if they have went into cardiac arrest. Other than general first aid for cuts, burns, etc. all you can do is try and keep someone alive until help can reach you. And remember all bleeding eventually stops....just try to stop IT before it stops itself!!!!
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