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Anyone carry a small first aid kit in/on there bags?

It always seems when you get those little injuries that require some attention, your nowhere near the first aid kit or your in a location that you can't get out of that fast such as on a roof or in a crawlspace. I'm thinking of maybe getting one of these pouches: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/de/de8d4ab2-6475-4dc1-9781-a62235173d9a_300.jpg
to stick on the back of my toolbelt where I have a pocket I never use and putting a few first aid type supplies in it so I have them where I am.
 

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Seems like a good idea but i would totally make fun of anyone on my job with a first aid kit strapped to them. Until i cut my finger on some coil stock that is
 

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I keep a huge plastic tool-box in my truck at all times. It's a prepper's medical dream come true.
If I can't get from where I'm standing to where my truck is fast enough for what's in that box...I'm gonna need more than a first aid-kit.
 

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I keep a huge plastic tool-box in my truck at all times. It's a prepper's medical dream come true.
If I can't get from where I'm standing to where my truck is fast enough for what's in that box...I'm gonna need more than a first aid-kit.
So......what's in your kit??
 

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You aint really working until you bleed.
Suck it up cupcake.
I ain't worried about bleeding a little. I just don't want to leak blood everywhere.

I keep a huge plastic tool-box in my truck at all times. It's a prepper's medical dream come true.
If I can't get from where I'm standing to where my truck is fast enough for what's in that box...I'm gonna need more than a first aid-kit.
I wouldn't think of it as a major emergency kit, just something for the cuts that won't stop bleeding, like the aformentioned coil stock cut, or the wood splitting wedge I took to the shin a couple weekends go.


There have been few instances where a quick bandaid & ointment would have saved me pain for weeks. Like the time I got a nasty infected cut finger changing a toilet seat in an apartment or the time tore the tip of a finger up with a drillbit. The later case, I didn't even have a first aid kit with me. I'd looked at it that morning as I left my shop to install a fire extinguisher bracket in one of the apartments and thought I wouldn't need it. Somehow, I was drilling a hole in drywall for the anchors and my finger met the side of the brand new, razor sharp drillbit. The first aid kits at work are kept in the front of the workvan which could be anywhere from 10 feet from the ladder up to 1/2 a block away.
 

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So......what's in your kit??
Really? Well, okay...since you asked.

Assorted sterile bandages of every size and shape.
Gauze
Assorted bottles of bee sting, sunburn, type ointments
Benadryl, aspirin, etc
Tape...all kinds of tape...medical, duct, electrical, assorted color duct tape (the small, narrow rolls)
Pins, needles, safety pins
10 oz bottle of iodine...bottle of 90% isopropyl, bottle of witch hazel
2 10 oz bottles of bottled drinking water
Assortment of wooden splints (just mostly sanded narrow strips of wood...works as kindling also)
An army surgical field kit with anything you need to work on a wound or sew stitches
Roll of mono-filament, hooks, bobbers, rubber worms, etc
Assorted fire starting material...water-proof matches, a couple of bics, tinder material
Candles
I have a emergency tooth repair kit in case you lose a filling or have a crown come off
Snake bite kit
Eye wash cup and eye patch
"Quick Clot"-2 packages for serious arterial wounds
Large bottle of antacids
Bag of hard candy
Assorted flashlights
Fold-able bow-type saw
Assorted knives and razor blades
Smelling salts

There's probably 20 more things I can't think of.

In another canvas bag is a plastic garbage bag with a pair of old shoes, clean jeans, tee-shirt, sweatshirt, socks, belt, knit cap and gloves.

I built a rack that rides on the top of the pick-up bed at the front. I have a fiberglass top. On that rack, along with the above is a wooden box with flairs, oil, trans fluid, brake fluid, washer fluid, antifreeze, straps, assorted ropes, chains, jacks, rags etc, etc.

The quintessential Boy Scout...Be Prepared.
 

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needle, tweezers, eye wash with eye cup, antibiotic treated bandaids.

I you need more than that for bleeding, bring duct tape and maxi pads.
 

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Electricians Tape & a piece of my handkerchief if necessary....
Im quite partial to house wrap tape lately also acts as a split
 

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I keep a pair of latex gloves and a mouth shield taped to the inside of my hardhat, gloves for severe bleeding, mouth shield for CPR. I have used the gloves twice (not the same pair)
 

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I'm a Medic-First Responder, so I keep a pretty advanced first-aid kit in the truck. I always tell guys, "Depending on what stupid thing you've done, if I can get to you within a minute or two, I've got a pretty good chance of keeping you alive until the Big Boys with the good drugs and equipment gets here." It's not as advanced as plan to make it, when I get around to it, but it works for now.

If I saw someone running around a jobsite with a fanny-pack first-aid kit, I'd prolly run him off. If you need the equipment within five seconds of your injury, you're probably not gonna make it, anyway.
 
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