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Christopher Nyerges
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« on: February 02, 2016, 11:47:51 AM »

I just posted an article about Art Lee, who describes how he puts together a first aid on the cheap, using primarily the 99 cent store. 
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 12:49:03 PM »

Much like my own kits. The only ready made kits I am okay with are industrial ones and they are expensive. I would buy decent quality "bandaides" and switch out the flash light in the home kit for a head lamp. I want two hands to work with or if one handed not hold a light. I can't stand holding a flash light in my mouth. The main point is there is no reason not to have them. Not familiar with the Salonpas patch. Another thing I have at home and is close to my go bag is a muscle rub for sore backs and legs.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 05:37:11 PM »

That's a really good article.  I have seen things like chest decompression needles and other advanced medical gear recommended for every day carry or hiking.  I'm pretty sure that his kit will handle pretty much everything short of a zombie apocalypse.  You are way more likely to get ding, dented or gashed than a sucking chest wound.

Except for Vec.  But i'll bet you a nickel that he has a much larger 1st Aid kit for just such occasions.    
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2016, 11:08:36 PM »


 the 99cent store and the dollar store offer many good items for the buck ... pun intended .... i have usewd them both for many household items that are far cheapder than a market or a drugstore...etc... ... shopping does pay off...

 good article ....

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 02:06:05 AM »


... shopping does pay off...

 Dude


True

http://dirttime.com/how-one-man-uses-the-99-cent-store-for-his-first-aid-needs

I must admit though, I've personally never needed more than band aids or an emergency room....... knock on wood Undecided Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2016, 11:50:01 AM »

That's a really good article.  I have seen things like chest decompression needles and other advanced medical gear recommended for every day carry or hiking.  I'm pretty sure that his kit will handle pretty much everything short of a zombie apocalypse.  You are way more likely to get ding, dented or gashed than a sucking chest wound.

Except for Vec.  But i'll bet you a nickel that he has a much larger 1st Aid kit for just such occasions.    

i find that the more nihilistic and suicidal i've become, the less i get injured. funny, that.


the first aid kit is mostly for innocent bystanders these days.

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2016, 05:41:50 PM »

No ones really innocent, their just in the wrong place...  I'm surprised CA hasn't made you wear a warning learning? Something like "reacts explosively to morons, stay back 500 meters" I'll bet we. Old get that on the ballot, is Prop 69 already taken? 
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2016, 07:56:13 PM »

i totally agree with getting most items from the 99cent store. except for band-aids. actual band-aid brands are the only ones i've found that are decent.
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2016, 10:06:57 PM »



 Bighat that has been my experience also they seem not to stick or are dried  out... the sticky part  i mean...

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2016, 10:09:08 AM »

i totally agree with getting most items from the 99cent store. except for band-aids. actual band-aid brands are the only ones i've found that are decent.

Same here, I usually buy them in bulk online though. Band-AIDS and steri-strips, those will fix most mistakes. And anyone with kids knows that a band-aid makes everything better!

I do the same bulk buy with generic meds if I can count on the expiry date not being to soon. Realisticly most of my fak meds will expire and be tossed, even with rotation, bulk buys just give me to much but I still save a ton, even if I go nuts and get the unitized ones.
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2016, 08:50:58 PM »

if you have betadine in your kit, any bandage will stick.

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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2016, 08:14:49 PM »

Realisticly most of my fak meds will expire and be tossed
Don't toss your fak meds.  They are still good, unless you are carrying nitroglycerine or viagra.

Also, if you don't know the difference between povidone and provolone, don't even think about steristrips, sutures, supergluing, staples, or any otherwise closing a wound.
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2016, 09:28:03 PM »

Realisticly most of my fak meds will expire and be tossed
Don't toss your fak meds.  They are still good, unless you are carrying nitroglycerine or viagra.

True, my definition of expired is quite a bit beyond what is on the label for any tablets. My doc even said the epi pens are generally good for a year or two after the date if the solution is still clear.
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