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on 27 February 2016
I was surprised at the overal quality of this pack.
The scissors are a little small for my fingers and they probably won't cut more than a bandage but it's still good for its intended purpose.
All plastic tweezers are next to useless, this is no exception. However it may be good enough for splinters if big enough. They have around 5mm serrated edge that grips tight but you can see gaps between the edge.
Plasters are good enough, standard size for cut fingers or such. Not water proof but they do retain stickeness for a while. Not particularly padded if your hoping for blister comfort.
Iodine packs and alcohol wipes good size and moist.
Triangular bandage for a sling. Instructions are Chinese for slings, personally I know how to do several varietys of slings so not an issue for me but there are pictures with the Chinese instructions if your not sure.
The rubber band is not the sort of rubber band you would use for your mail, it's a 15mm wide rubber band and around a Meter in length. Good if you want to put pressure onto a wound for the gauze pack.
A good amount of paper tape, would say its a half roll, enough for most situations your in.
I added Some of my own stuff in there, what you put in is up to you for your situation, but the list gives you an idea how much extra I got into the pack for its size.
4 x paracetamol.
4 x ibuprofen.
4 x antihistamine.
4 x aspirin, (good if you meet someone with heart issues and a general hangover starting point)
4 x anti heartburn tablets. ( this can be a life saver)
15 x waterproof butterfly sutures (two sizes much more useful than plasters)
1 x emergency space blanket (think shock)
2 x saline pods for wound, eyes or burns in some situations
2 x boiled sweets.
1 x sterile razor blade. Not intending surgery but it's always useful for getting out splinters.
1 x set of latex free gloves. Not sterile but can still be useful
If I had more room I would like to put something in for burns, unfortunately these type dressings are quite bulky, however if I come across a little gel pack I might try and squeeze it in.
Don't bother with antiseptic creme, it's useless, keeps the wound too moist, your better scrubbing with the iodine and patching.
I intend this to be in my bushcraft/camping bag for myself. It's in the front pocket and fits perfectly. I know med stuff is meant to be green, but the red is ideal for my bushcraft, especially if I have to tell someone to grasp the red bag at the front. If it where green it would pretty much be every item in my pack which could be confusing.
Would recommend for camping or the car.
I know the weight can be a little bit more than some people would like to carry, but it does not matter if your doing the DofE, wild camping or bushcraft, you and people around you are in the most uncontrolable situations and it pays for it self on the extra weight.
I don't think there is any pack out there that suits everyones particular needs but if you you want a good starting point to customise for your own needs then this is a great start.