Advanced First Aid Kit
There is a new concept in outdoor equipment, a survival kit that is both personalized and commercialized. GearPods offer the ability to purchase pre-assembled kits, or components to construct your own kit.
A few weeks ago James Davies, the inventor of GearPods, asked me to assemble an Advanced First aid Kit. Here is my opinion of a custom med kit in a very new commercial case.
When I assembled the kit I tried to look at things that had multiple uses and catered the kit to someone in the healthcare field.
I started on the outside pouch with a small pair of shears (mini shears from www.minishears.com).
The Pods are in a specific order:
4 pairs of nitrite gloves
2 Asprin tablets (325 mg ea) (placed here for quick access in case of chest pain)
(6) 4” x 4” gauze pads
Roll of 1” tape
(1) 3” x 9” Vaseline Gauze
(1) 3” Mosquito Hemostats
1 Ammonia inhalant
2 Vionex hand cleaners
10 Alcohol prep pads
2 Aspirin, 325 mg Tablet
6 Acetaminophen, 325 mg Tablet
8 Ibuprofen, 200 mg Tablet
4 Diphenhydramine, 25 mg Capsule
4 Diamode, 2 mg Tablet
4 Diotame Tablet
6 Alamag Tablet
6 Triple Antibiotic Ointment
4 Hydrocortisone Cream 1%
2 sting relief pad
The order of the pods was designed so that the gloves and aspirin were easy to get to. Next most common things used would probably be the meds so I put them on the other end. If you need to get the trauma or CPR items, then you are just going to have to open the whole kit up (gloves, trauma items, pain meds, antibiotic cream, gauze pads, tape, etc.)
All in all, I think this is a pretty inclusive kit. There is still room for to add other meds and supplies. It covers what you need, but isn’t huge. The case is very rugged and waterproof. There are MOLLE attachment points on one side of the optional sleeve to hold the tube.
This kit is not currently available fully stocked, however, is one use of the components purchased individually. Check out www.gearpods.com for more information.