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Stocking Up

Miss Kathy and I have enjoyed having UPS and FedEx delivery at this gate.  We have taken full advantage to say the least.

One of the areas where we were seriously lacking was a decent medical emergency kit.  We were bare minimum in the medicine cabinet.  A few gauze pads, some surgical tape and every day band aids was just about it. Both of us agreed this was just plain damned silly since we spent the biggest amount of our time multi- miles and double digit time increments from the closest emergency medical services.  It was high time to do something about it.

Emergency Medical Kit

The starting point was this military medical kit from Cheaper Than Dirt.  It is a minimal field emergency medical kit but provided the basics along with room in the bag to add more stuff.

Over the course of the last 30 days we have supplemented the pack to where we are comfortable with the contents as far as most minor emergencies go.

Items added include:

Water Jel Burn Jel

Dynarex Povidone Iodine Scrub Solution

3M Steri Strip Skin Closures

U.S. Military Field Style Medic Instrument Kit

Braunamid Synthetic Suture / Needle Combinations

3M Micropore Surgical Tape

Moleskin Roll

Cortizone, 2oz Boxes (Pack of 2)

Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages Variety Pack, 280 Count

All-purpose Sterile Sponge, 4 Ply

Surgical Disposable Sterile Skin Stapler

Neosporin Original First Aid Antibiotic Ointment

Adventure Medical QuikClot

We added some items we had on hand like pain killers and antibiotics and we feel comfortable with the contents.  Total price was around $200.

We ordered some other things too — I’ll let you be the judge of the reason for these additional items.  Maybe it was the ease of delivery that was available at this gate; maybe it was that these items are readily available NOW and we feel they may be in shorter supply at some point in the future.

For whatever reason, these items are stored away in the Old Girl for future use whether it be on an oilfield gate or out at the Desert Refuge.

Fenix HL21 Headlamp, Black

Fenix E05 Led Flashlight

Sanyo Eneloop 8 Pack AAA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries

Sanyo Eneloop 2000 MAH LOW Discharge AA Batteries

Yellow Jacket 2-Foot Extension Cord with Lighted Power Block

Windmill Delta Stormproof Lighter

Vector Quintuple Refined Butane Fuel – 3 Pack

Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container

Reliance Products Aqua-Pak 2.5 Gallon Rigid Water Container

No-Spill 5-Gallon Poly Gas Can

BatteryMINDer 12 Volt Charger/Maintainer/Desulfator

Camco 30 Amp Replacement Plug

Progressive Industries 30 amp Replacement Receptacle

MTM Forest Green 50 Caliber Ammo Storage Can

Disclaimer: Several of the links above are Amazon buying links. We appreciate the few extra dollars we receive when you purchase something via one of these links. As always, it costs you nothing extra.

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