DIY Flat First Aid Kit (Video & Transcript)

DIY Flat First Aid Kit (Video & Transcript)

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(NOTE FROM SHANE) I’m a huge fan of food saver bags for numerous uses across the board. Personally I wouldn’t wrap all my trauma in it because it does add time, but I’ll leave that up to you. I did want to share one tip that I like to do for speedy opening of these bags. Purposely give yourself a little extra empty space at the top of the bag and ensure all material stays below it during the sealing process. This extra space allow for quick cutting (opening) with a knife without the fear of cutting the material and it can easily be folded over while in storage so the space is negligible. One additional thing you can do is mark a cutting line across the empty space for quick identification while in a hurry. It’s small time saving things that really make a difference in a high stress situation.

 

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Transcription provided by American Preppers Network

Number of speakers: 1 (Jason)
Duration: 8 min 44 sec

DIY Flat First Aid / Flat Trauma Kit

Ok You-Tubers, today’s video is going to be DIY Flat First Aid and/or trauma kits. As you can see these are the flat first aid or trauma kits. See how flat they are? Alright so, I got the idea from a company, which I am going to post the link and company’s name on the screen right now. They came up with these for combat troops over seas. Alright so, what they did was they gave each, they designed for each troop to hide these under their chest plate. Under their armor plate and such. Right so, if they get shot, hurt or injured they are able to pull this out from behind the chest plate and start treating the wounded. I thought that was an awesome idea hell why not do something similar for civilians such as myself right and pass it along to others. So I sat there and took a food saver bag and piled in a lot of medical supplies, not a lot but enough for 2 people. This one is actually for one. So I piled medical supplies in there and took it to the food saver and sucked all the air out and got it thinner than I thought I was gonna get it which is pretty good. So now, if you belong to a patriot group or militia, I like using the words militia but not in a bad way. So these things can go behind your chest plate and this is just for one person.

angry prepper 1If you design it and you put in what you want and how you want to set it up, its completely up to you, this is just a sample. So for preppers, this can go into your bug out bag, your camping bag whatever you want and it takes up very little room. Now, in comparison to this..this is a comprehensive first aid kit, with a little more supplies in it but can only treat 3 people. So now these two together treat 3 and this treats three. Look how bulky this is. So you wanna save room, you make your own flat trauma kits or first aid kits.

angry prepper 5In here you have triple antibiotics which you can get the thin, single serving gel packs that you can also put in here. You can take and add those Tylenol single serving packs. You can also put em in here as well. I didn’t put any band aids in here but you can put band aids in here. so there’s a lot of things, even a CPR mask can go in one of these and get it pretty thin. Which I’m gonna try next, a CPR kit.

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So as you can see this thing is pretty bulky and it takes up a lot of room if you put it in your bag, if you don’t put this in your bag and you marry it to your armor or your vest it’s bulky and sticks out, if you have to lay down on top of it its a pain in the ass. Even if you put it on your side its still in the way of getting to your weapons. So its all how its designed. Even if your left handed it gets in he way of maybe reaching for a clip or something cause its just bulky.

Alright so that’s just an option. This, here, again this is a two person first aid kit and this is a one person. So go with two persons first. 4×4 gauze wrap. Back here you have what is that called conclusive dress for bullet holes and things like that. And here you have a surgical dress you should actually have two in here and not one because surgical dress takes a lot to stop the bleeding or slow it down. IF you don’t have this. If you have this then you don’t have to use to much to stop or slow the bleeding down. So that’s a two person trauma/first aid kit. This is just a one person first aid kit which you may need two. Oh, by the way this has a set of gloves in here to. So you see the gloves here, surgical dressings, this is regular gauze and this should be two 4×4 in here and some wound sealer or stopper blood right here.

angry prepper 3This, this is what I carry. I haven’t looked at this thing since I started carrying this. Down side. The down side to this is once you break the seal its hard to repackage again. Now you use items in here you can always roll it up and stuff it back where you had it and that’ll keep it closed but the downside to that is if you don’t put it back and put it in your bag it can open back up and the stuff can just fall out. Where as this, you just zipper it closed. Upside to these it saves a lot of room. As you can see, it saves a hell of a lot of room and its pretty straight forward and fast to use. So you decide how you want, you rip this open, preferably because its tough I would use a knife, cut it open and pull out the exact items you need. Where as something like this, even if you have it set up a certain way you still have to dig through it somewhat to get to the or what you need. I usually put the 4×4 gauze a little deeper in and you have to dig through it to get to it. Not a lot of digging but none the less its still digging where i can just open this up, pull out the gauze and be done with it, pull out the blood stopper and be done with it. So that’s the upside to this. The upside to this is that you know exactly where everything is and you could probably treat three maybe up to four people with this. This treats three. You can add another one person it still doesn’t take up as much room as this. Man this must be, it might be five of these to one of these. Alright so now if you packed five of the three people, it would treat fifteen people and save a hell of a lot of room. But again guys, its just an idea, its something to pass on. If you like it great, if you don’t you can curse me out in the comments there. There is enough trolls in the world to do that.

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So also, most important I found this book yesterday and thumbed through it for a second and had to get it. Its Wilderness and Travel Medicine, a comprehensive guide. See how small it is. It has EVERY advice you would need while out in the wilderness, camping bugging out or whatever your gonna do for a first aid or even some trauma care in here. The book is by Adventure Medical kit. It cost $ 16.00. It’s updated by Dr. Eric Weiss. Like I said I just grabbed it yesterday and thumbed through it. I thought it was an awesome book a lot of stuff I leaned as an EMT and I wouldn’t of thought of being out in the woods. This is a fourth edition. Its been updated 4 times. So that is a book to get if your going to start a trauma kit or first aid kit. This book should defiantly be in there with it.

Anyway, thank you for watching, this is The Angry Prepper and I am going to be doing more videos this year. Excuse my absence last year and no updates I have just been really busy. Alright, thank you guys.

 

 

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