Aid First

by DarylD
(Atlanta, Georgia)

Hunter First Aid Kit

Hunter First Aid Kit

Hunter First Aid Kit

Sometimes we forget about first aid kits and just how important they can be when facing a wilderness adventure - and I include a case where the fertilizer has hit the ventilator and where any kind of injury may be not good.

While updating my survival box I had a chance to review my first aid kit and found it lacking in several areas.

I have several kits for the home and camping and build on them when I can. I wanted, however, a kit that was geared more toward the hunter as knife cuts, scrapes, and gunshot wounds would be more probable in a survival situation and which would be quickly available in my survival gear.

So, I went on a quest to find a better first aid solution and I think that I stumbled across one; the "Hunters First Aid Kit" by Adventure Medical Kits. This kit supports 1 -7 people and is intended for:

- Avid Hunters and Fishermen
- Base Camp
- Camping
- Group Leaders
- Guides/Outfitter Services
- Overnight Hunting and Fishing Outings

Features include:

- LaerdalĀ® CPR Face Shield for protected mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
- Detachable Field Trauma kit for trips away from basecamp.
- Irrigation syringe and wound closure strips to clean and close wounds.
- Petrolatum gauze promotes healing and doesn't adhere to deep puncture wounds.
- Bright orange exterior with reflective piping makes kit easy to find when you need it.
- A wide array of medications to treat pain, inflammation, and common allergies.
- Hospital-quality tools, including EMT Shears and precision forceps set the standard for backcountry medical care.
- Wide variety of wraps and bandages to immobilize fractures and provide support.
- Trauma pads and wide elastic wraps to control life-threatening bleeding.
- 400d coated nylon fabric with water-resistant taped zipper.

One of my requisites was that the unit had to be compact and could be stuffed into a back back pouch for transport. It also had to be able to break down should I have to downsize for portability. This unit allows me to do that as the Field Trauma Kit can be detached and removed from the kit and attached to a belt or strap should I leave my base camp or have to skedaddle real quick.

Here is a full list of contents:

Bandage Materials
1 Bandage, Elastic, Self Adhering, 2"
2 Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 2" x 2", Pkg./2
1 Bandage, Conforming Gauze, 3"
2 Dressing, Non-Adherent, Sterile, 3" x 4"
6 Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, 1" x 3"
6 Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, Knuckle

1 Gloves, Nitrile (Pair), Hand Wipe
1 Instructions, Easy Care Bleeding
1 Trauma Pad, 8" x 10"
1 Trauma Pad, 5" x 9"

Blister / Burn
11 Moleskin, Pre-Cut & Shaped (11 pieces)

1 CPR Face Shield, Laerdal

Duct Tape
1 Duct Tape, 2" x 50"

Fracture / Sprain
1 Bandage, Triangular

1 Scissors, Bandage with Blunt Tip
1 Splinter Picker/Tick Remover Forceps
3 Safety Pins
2 Thermometer, Disposable

Medical Information
1 Comp. Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicine

3 Ibuprofen (200 mg), Pkg./2
2 Aspirin (325 mg), Pkg./2
1 Instructions, Easy Care Medications
2 Diamode (Loperamide HCI 2 mg), Pkg./1
2 Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine 25 mg)
2 After Bite Wipe

Wound Care
6 After Cuts & Scrapes Antiseptic Wipe
1 Syringe, Irrigation, 20 cc, 18 Gauge Tip
1 Dressing, Petrolatum, 3" x 3"
1 Tape, 1" x 10 Yards
1 Instructions, Easy Care Wound
2 Tincture of Benzoin Topical Adhesive
1 Povidone Iodine, 3/4 oz
1 Wound Closure Strips, 1/4" x 4", Pkg./10
2 Cotton Tip Applicator, Pkg./2
3 Triple Antibiotic Ointment, Single Use

The only items that I will be adding are Celox granules, the Celox Gauze Z-Fold, and tourniquets.

The kit size: 9" x 7" x 5" and weighs 1lb. 11oz. As shown, the kit fits in a SAW pouch perfectly, which allows me to attach it to my A.L.I.C.E pack or fasten to a belt and which also adds an extra layer of protection. The SAW pouch was purchased through "The Sportsman's Guide" (

This system should take care of the most common injuries one might get as well as having a (detachable) trauma pack for more serious injuries.

It may be worth taking a look at for your first aid needs.

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Nice kit
by: Todd Owen ( Denver , Co )

have to reply to the guys comment regarding the tourniquet and it not being meant for Snake Bites... I think if you check on any real medical Site they all encourage that to stop the venom from going to far into your limbs and vital organs. Just a suggestion

nice one
by: Shaykh Idris

Tourniquets: fine for amputations, not recommended fro treating snakebite. Otherwise, looks like a thoroughly thought out kit. Sutures?

by: Felicia

Excellent info!

good job
by: dale

sounds good brother,looks like you remembered all the things you would need on a trip.see you soon.

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