First-Aid Kits & Blowout Kits


  • First-Aid Kits
  • First-Aid Kit Checklist
  • Blowout Kit Checklist
  • First-Aid Gear & Supplies

First-Aid Kit Philosophy:

Level 1 and Level 2 First-Aid Kits:

A Level I kit has an emphasis on stopping blood loss, disinfecting wounds, minor pain stoppage, and bandage exchange and is geared towards Every Day Carry (EDC) and as such is aimed to be lightweight and has an emphasis on portability.  These may include “Boo-Boo Kits” and Individual First-Aid Kits (IFAK).

A Level II kit is more geared towards medium emergencies such as severe blood loss, wound dressing and is more suitable in situations where you travel in a group or where size, portability and weight are less important. As such these kits are not geared towards EDC.

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First-Aid Kit Checklist:

This is a list of items that should be kept first-aid kits. Keep a first-aid kit in your 72 hour box, in your home, in your vehicles (cars, boats, aircraft, etc.), and in your outdoor/hiking pack. Get the training to properly use these items.

  • Gauze roll
  • Gauze pads
  • Medical tape
  • Scissors
  • Band-Aids
  • Neosporin
  • Tweezers
  • Ace bandage
  • Rubber gloves (2 pairs)
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Eye wash
  • Tylenol
  • Aspirin
  • Antacid
  • Sinus meds
  • Anti-diarrhea meds
  • Cortisone
  • Snakebite kit
  • Sharpie brand marker

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Blowout Kit Checklist:

The blowout kit is intended to immediately control serious bleeding or other life-threatening condition in a combat situation. The contents of the kit are intended to be used on your wounds. The person rendering aid to you will use your items to treat your wounds. The blowout kit will be contained and easily accessible on your weapon’s load bearing gear/vest or in your bugout bag. It is important that each person in your group carry their blowout kit in the same place so as not to waste any time trying to find life-saving items.

  • Roll of gauze
  • Pressure bandage (Israeli or H)
  • Ace or self sticking bandage
  • Petroleum bandage or Asherman chest seal
  • Nasal trumpet
  • Surgical or duct tape
  • Tourniquet
  • Sharpie marker
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Medical scissors
  • Snakebite kit
  • Rubber gloves (2 pairs)

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First-Aid Gear & Supplies:

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