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How To Make An EDC First-Aid Kit

Today we’re going to get into the down and dirty of an EDC (Every Day Carry) first-aid kit.

First, let’s take a quick look at the “criteria” of an EDC FAK:

Compact (must be able to fit in a normal-sized pants pocket)

Lightweight (less than 4 oz.)

Capable of treating common injuries/illnesses (minor cuts and scrapes, minor burns, headaches, etc.)

Capable …

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Extreme First-Aid Gear

When discussing wilderness/survival first-aid kits, a lot of people are confused as to whether or not to pack advanced first-aid equipment such as sutures and airways. In this blog post, we’ll look why extreme first-aid gear is generally a waste of space in your kit. I’ve answered this question before in this blog post, but …

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When Every Ounce Counts

We’ve already talked about how to make a lightweight first-aid kit, but what about an ultralight first-aid kit? What first-aid equipment should you carry when every ounce counts? Today, I’m going to show you how to build a first-aid kit that weighs less than 2 ounces, but still has solid capability. Sound impossible? I’ll prove …

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Kid-Related Tips For Your First-Aid Kit

The blog post today is going to be a little different. Usually, I focus on first-aid kits for things like camping, or for your bug out bag. Today we’re going to change it up a little and go over some aspects of how your first-aid kit can be optimized to handle medical emergencies with children. If …

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Disaster First-Aid Kit

No matter who you are and where you’re living, being prepared for a natural disaster is something that you should be concerned with. Major disasters happen all the time, many without much warning.

One of the most important things that you can do to prepare is to have a solid first-aid kit.

There’s no doubt that natural disasters …

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How To Make A Camping First-Aid Kit

In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at how to make a camping first-aid kit! While a camping first-aid kit doesn’t need to be particularly unique, there are still a few situation-specific elements that need to be discussed.

Let’s jump into this…

The core of a camping first-aid kit is going to contain the …

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Get Your Gear Dirty

In previous blog posts, I’ve talked about what first-aid equipment you should have in your kit, whether that’s a vehicle first-aid kit or a lightweight hiking kit. Now I want to point out the importance of practicing with your gear. Getting formal first-aid training is vital, but it’s also important to literally open up your …

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Urban Vs. Wilderness First-Aid Kits

The environment you’re in has a major impact on what injuries you’re likely to sustain. Therefore, your environment should play a major role in choosing the contents of your first-aid kit. In this blog post, I’ll go over the two main environments you may find yourself having to survive in: an urban setting, and a …

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Useful Links

Today’s blog post is going to be a little different. I want to share some links from various places across the web with you guys. There is a lot of information out there about first-kits and not all of it is very helpful. In this post I want to point out the best articles and …

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