« on: February 19, 2012, 05:50:30 PM »
Ok guys what's in your first aide kits? I'm not talking the small boo boo kind with bandages and some oinement, I'm talking full blown kits. I've got over the counter drugs and some perscription kind (pain killers/anti-inflamatories and head cold allergy stuffs, but could use some antibiotics). Tons of dressings and bandages of all different sizes as well as a couple turniqets. I even have three suture kits with needle I thread a nurse friend gave me. I wish I had more and different sizes of those. The thing I worry about is that here in Hawaii there are only two medical supply distributors. One of them, which contains emergency federal medical supplies, is located in a low lying flood area. If a tsunami hit that area all those supplies would be gone. I don't think they have drugs though. I don't remember seeing those when I was there.
But if you chose to bug in or were trapped and cut off from help would you be able to provide medical attention. I'm no surgeon but I can stitch people up well enough. Shoot I even remember on The Best Defense on the Outdoor channel last season they even talked about emergency field dentistry and what you should have. They even went as far as talking about drilling teeth and such.