Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > OUTDOORS, HUNTING AND SURVIVAL > Survival and Preparations
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Survival and Preparations Long and short term survival and 'prepping'.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-23-2016, 9:25 PM
thomascrowe's Avatar
thomascrowe thomascrowe is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Morgan Hill
Posts: 217
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default Premade home first aid kit

Hi there, any suggestions for good starter premade home first aid kits I can ideally pick up on Amazon? Need to get something for the house, maybe a basic kit that's large enough to expand on my own would be ideal.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meplat View Post
Our only hope as a nation is not with politicians, but with good men, brave and true who are willing to keep their oath to the nation. Are you with the constitution or against it?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-23-2016, 9:28 PM
KrisDSA's Avatar
KrisDSA KrisDSA is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: East Coast / West Coast
Posts: 1,731
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

Ar500 has some but just make you own. That is what we did.
__________________
Glock Sights installed in AV area. PM Me For Prices
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-23-2016, 9:33 PM
HardwoodRods's Avatar
HardwoodRods HardwoodRods is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Currently CA, Soon Texas
Posts: 458
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Make your own, get the stuff you want
__________________
"A free people ought to be armed" George Washington, 1790

"Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have war, let it begin here" Capt. John Parker, 19 April 1776, Lexington Green
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-23-2016, 9:42 PM
Librarian's Avatar
Librarian Librarian is offline
Super Moderator
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Concord
Posts: 33,128
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Blog Entries: 6
Default

Usual followup response: what's your level of training?

Pretty much anyone can use a 'boo-boo' kit - aspirin and band-aids; add neosporin (if you are not allergic), some OTC pills like tylenol and ibuprofen and Benedryl and antacids, and the number for Poison Control, and you're actually pretty well set for 21st century 'civilized' at-home medicine.
__________________
Calguns Wiki, Magazine Qs, Knife laws

Unless there is some way to amend a bill so you would support it,
the details do not matter until the Governor signs or allows the bill to become law.

Ask CA law questions in the How CA Laws Apply to/Affect Me Forum
- most questions that start 'Is it legal ...' go there.

Not a lawyer, just Some Guy On The Interwebs.


Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-23-2016, 10:18 PM
MarikinaMan MarikinaMan is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,052
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

I like REI's kits just because they come in a handy bag/organizer. From there, I expand as needed. The first thing I add is a length of rope for a tourniquet and a good sized roll of 3m micropore tape.
__________________
For Rent - Scope lapping kit $20, plus deposit. West LA
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-24-2016, 10:19 AM
22mobile 22mobile is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 41
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

pretty much what Librarian said put mine in a home depot toolbox ....kids can find what they need for everyday cuts and burns....checked SOS PRODUCTS ...good products and prices...will ship
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-24-2016, 10:46 AM
FeuerFrei's Avatar
FeuerFrei FeuerFrei is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: sign said "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here"
Posts: 3,155
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

... a good tackle box from Plano or whomever works really well.
Segmented compartments with removable dividers work nice.
Plastic or soft side. You pick.
http://www.walmart.com/c/kp/plano-tackle-boxes
Then walk through the pharmacy/med supply department and fill'er up!
__________________
"Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."
-- Frederick Douglass --

“I didn’t know I was a slave until I found out I couldn’t do the things I wanted.”
– Frederick Douglass --
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-24-2016, 12:10 PM
readysetgo's Avatar
readysetgo readysetgo is online now
Better be Ready!
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ventura County
Posts: 5,133
iTrader: 28 / 100%
Default

Never felt 'under gunned' in the sense that librarian posted with this:

Adventure Medical Kits Weekender Kit



Click through with this link to help CalgunsSSA: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=calgushootspo-20
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by wtm75 View Post
And for the record, the NY Daily News is a major newspaper here.
Quote:
Originally Posted by wtm75 View Post
Because your head is in the sand. Look up the facts. They are out there.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-24-2016, 12:17 PM
hermosabeach's Avatar
hermosabeach hermosabeach is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 9,628
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default

most kits are band aids + stuff

The larger the kit, the more bandaids...

If you want tourniquets, splints, case material etc, then build your own is a better way to go...

If you don't have formal training, look for a CERT program in your area...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl1pwKmA9ZQ

This book is a MUST HAVE
The Survival Medicine Handbook: A guide for when help is NOT on the way
by Joseph Alton (Author), Amy Alton (Author)
The authors also have a U tube channel and a web site
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-24-2016, 12:19 PM
db42's Avatar
db42 db42 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,520
iTrader: 21 / 100%
Default

Buy a tool bag from Home Depot ($9)
Buy bandaids, gauze pads, tape, medicines, etc
Put them in the bag.

You'll spend around $45 on all the materials, but you'll end up with a way better kit.
__________________
I use to be an anarchist but I quit that; there's too many rules.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-24-2016, 12:21 PM
hermosabeach's Avatar
hermosabeach hermosabeach is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 9,628
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default

premade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Fg7zA0uUA
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-24-2016, 12:23 PM
hermosabeach's Avatar
hermosabeach hermosabeach is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 9,628
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default

https://store.itstactical.com/medica...ch-fatboy.html

Lightweight 500d Cordura Construction with 420d Pack Cloth Interior
Mil-Spec 550 Type III Paracord Zipper Pulls
Color-Matched VELCRO® brand loop, Webbing and Zippers
All Edges Feature Binding Tape for Quality Construction
Exterior Single Side Channels of PALS/MOLLE for Mounting Tourniquets, Tourniquet Pouches, Shear Pouches, or Rescue Hook Pouches
1″ Color-Matched Webbing Pull Handle w/ Removable 1″ Red VELCRO® brand ONE-WRAP® to denote Medical Supplies
Reverse Zippers to Keep the Dirt and Grunge Out
Exterior VELCRO® brand loop Field for Medical, Blood Type or Unit Identifier Patches (2″ Tall x 4″ Wide)
User Replaceable Shock Cord and ITW Nexus CordLoc
Weight: 4.2 oz.
Measurements: 7″ Tall x 5.25″ Wide x 2.5″ Deep
Includes (2) Black Long MALICE Clips for Mounting to PALS/MOLLE (3 Columns x 5 Rows PALS/MOLLE on Rear)
Includes ITS Med PVC Patch
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-24-2016, 12:25 PM
ElvenSoul's Avatar
ElvenSoul ElvenSoul is offline
Free at Last!
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: TEXAS!
Posts: 14,884
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Go on flea bay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160987670636?redirect=mobile
__________________
If Brexit why not Texit?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-24-2016, 12:27 PM
Librarian's Avatar
Librarian Librarian is offline
Super Moderator
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Concord
Posts: 33,128
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Blog Entries: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hermosabeach View Post
This book is a MUST HAVE
The Survival Medicine Handbook: A guide for when help is NOT on the way
by Joseph Alton (Author), Amy Alton (Author)
The authors also have a U tube channel and a web site
Be sure not to get the first edition (Jan 2012); the second edition (June 2013) is MUCH better. I also just discovered there is a 3rd edition, June 2016.

What's good about this one is it assumes essentially no training and tries to explain. But it helps to have read the book at least once, and looked up the terms, before you need to do any of the things it describes.

ETA: IMHO their (doom and bloom) pre-made kits are somewhat over priced.
__________________
Calguns Wiki, Magazine Qs, Knife laws

Unless there is some way to amend a bill so you would support it,
the details do not matter until the Governor signs or allows the bill to become law.

Ask CA law questions in the How CA Laws Apply to/Affect Me Forum
- most questions that start 'Is it legal ...' go there.

Not a lawyer, just Some Guy On The Interwebs.



Last edited by Librarian; 07-24-2016 at 12:32 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-24-2016, 12:39 PM
ScottsBad's Avatar
ScottsBad ScottsBad is offline
Trigger Warning
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,891
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

I just bought an air tight (it doesn't have to be air tight) tool box and started with the basics. Bandages, tape, scissors, disinfectant, wound cleaning liquid, Celox, medicines, Imodium, ipecac, alcohol, needles, flashlight, lighter, thermometer, heart rate/oxygen monitor, cold pack, etc. Make sure you include a small first aide basics book.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-24-2016, 12:40 PM
ScottsBad's Avatar
ScottsBad ScottsBad is offline
Trigger Warning
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,891
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Librarian View Post
Be sure not to get the first edition (Jan 2012); the second edition (June 2013) is MUCH better. I also just discovered there is a 3rd edition, June 2016.

What's good about this one is it assumes essentially no training and tries to explain. But it helps to have read the book at least once, and looked up the terms, before you need to do any of the things it describes.

ETA: IMHO their (doom and bloom) pre-made kits are somewhat over priced.
Yeah, this is a good book I should order the new one.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-24-2016, 1:02 PM
Lugiahua Lugiahua is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,561
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

-What's your training level?
-What's the purpose of the kit? (general first aid vs. trauma/gun shot)
-What's your budget range?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-24-2016, 1:31 PM
hermosabeach's Avatar
hermosabeach hermosabeach is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 9,628
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default

As the OP is in Morgan Hill

http://www.mhcert.com/




About the Training Course
Community Emergency Response Training is a FEMA-certified course on basic disaster preparedness for self, family, neighborhood and community. It educates those of us living in South Santa Clara County about preparedness for hazards such as earthquakes, wildfires, floods, and other emergencies and disasters that may impact our community. It provides training in basic emergency response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, emergency medical operations, community response team organization, and disaster psychology.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, you will be better prepared to safely and appropriately provide assistance to your family, neighborhood, community and workplace following an event when professional responders may not immediately be available to help.

Graduates who have completed all courses are eligible to be deployed providing complimentary assistance to professional responders during emergencies when our professional agencies become overwhelmed. (i.e.: Winter floods in Morgan Hill and also during major city events such as the Morgan Hill's 4th of July Festivities.)

There is no requirement of physical fitness. Youth aged 14 and up are permitted to attend with a parent, but only those individuals who are 18 and older will be allowed to respond and serve as Disaster Service Workers.

There is no charge for the class to residents of Morgan HIll, San Martin or Gilroy.


http://www.mhcert.com/register/
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-24-2016, 2:42 PM
gc44 gc44 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Whine Country, NorCal/Lake County
Posts: 274
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default

Add a few triangular bandages (multiple uses- bandages,slings, tourno's, and much more). Keep it basic unless trained. Red cross has basic/advanced courses, so have at least one family member take one. Teenagers do well at this and you'll get a list of "stuff" to get. Theres good stuff to get at surplus stores too. It's very easy to go overboard on supplies, and no doubt any meds/solutions you put in there will expire before ever used.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-25-2016, 5:28 AM
Taidaisher Taidaisher is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 374
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

As most of the people in this thread of suggested, making your own is the best way to go. Every premaid kit comes with alcohol wipes, band aids, etc. But as far as things you might actually need ICE, your best bet is to build your own, knowing your own needs/wants.

I'm the assistant coach/team manager for my son's soccer team. I bought this Coaches First Responder Kit, 390 Piece, Softsided Bag for the team. Since, buying this kit, I've had to augment with eye drops, tissues, vaseline, tooth saver, etc. As complete as this kit was and even with it being marketed as a "coaches kit", the 1st time 1 of my boys got a bloody nose, there really wasn't anything in the kit to help clean up and stop the bleeding. I guess I could have used several alcohol wipes to clean his face, but that seems like a bit of waste. In came the tissues and vaseline. Eye drops to help irritated from mud, sand, dirt, what have you. Tooth saver (one the dads is a dentist) in case of a tooth getting knocked out. Hydrocortizone, peroxide added also.

Bottom line, if you're really contemplating buying a kit, I would suggest buying the kit for the bag/case it comes in and for the amount of the generic things you get. But you will always have to augment the kit to meet your needs.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 07-25-2016, 11:22 AM
ChuckD ChuckD is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 484
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

When I took the CERT Class they said it should be called "We Aint Coming".

While there is training that may help an individual be of some limited help to a first responder, or in an extreme case be a first responder - for the most part they try to train you to take care of yourself so you don't call them if there is a major event.


Quote:
Originally Posted by hermosabeach View Post
As the OP is in Morgan Hill

http://www.mhcert.com/




About the Training Course
Community Emergency Response Training is a FEMA-certified course on basic disaster preparedness for self, family, neighborhood and community. It educates those of us living in South Santa Clara County about preparedness for hazards such as earthquakes, wildfires, floods, and other emergencies and disasters that may impact our community. It provides training in basic emergency response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, emergency medical operations, community response team organization, and disaster psychology.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, you will be better prepared to safely and appropriately provide assistance to your family, neighborhood, community and workplace following an event when professional responders may not immediately be available to help.

Graduates who have completed all courses are eligible to be deployed providing complimentary assistance to professional responders during emergencies when our professional agencies become overwhelmed. (i.e.: Winter floods in Morgan Hill and also during major city events such as the Morgan Hill's 4th of July Festivities.)

There is no requirement of physical fitness. Youth aged 14 and up are permitted to attend with a parent, but only those individuals who are 18 and older will be allowed to respond and serve as Disaster Service Workers.

There is no charge for the class to residents of Morgan HIll, San Martin or Gilroy.


http://www.mhcert.com/register/
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 8:35 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.