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Do you make your own first aid kit?

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"Chances are, your average store-bought first-aid kit doesn’t have everything you need — most of them are stuffed full of bandages and antiseptic wipes, with the occasional gauze pad or instant ice pack in the mix." How to Make Your Own Medical Supplies
Do you make your own first aid kit for camping?
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This topic just came up on another (VS) camping forum.
I lived in West Virginia for 3 years and really got into backpacking. Every chance I got, I headed for the Great Smokie Mountains for car tent camping and if I could swing a few days, I would backpack a short section of the Appalachian Trail with a few friends. (a "short section" is considered 20-75 miles).
Anyways, a member of our group was a young doctor that gave seminars and helpful tutorials on first aid and first responder situations that everyone took to heart.
This is my First Aid Trail Pack that I have refined over the years and modified it occassionally to suit the short day hikes and Loop Trails that are usually found around campgrounds. This is not to replace the big First Aid Kit you keep in your car, van, truck or camper - this is a "downsized" version intended for short trips away from the campground.
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What... no list? ...
I see many duplicates to what I carry in my small kit...

I always carry a clean handkerchief and a Swiss army knife (Victornox tinker) in my pockets.

Here's some of the things in my small FAK;

The bag/pouch used was originally a small camera pouch (not sure these are available anymore)
6 band aids, large fabric
6 fabric knuckle band-aids
6 butterfly band aids/wound closure strips
12x12 piece of very heavy aluminum foil- for use in splinting fingers... cut to size
1 small, 35mm film canister sized, roll of high quality duct tape (3M or better) re-rolled from large roll

Ace bandage or roll of 3M vet-wrap (ace bandage for animals)
1 U.S.G.I. battle dressing, no coagulant.
Coagulant, If carried (what I had went out of date ) its in a separate packet.
2 small rollers of sterile gauze
sterile gauze pads assorted (in zip lock bag)
6 safety pins, medium
space blanket - check every couple of years they can get old and have the aluminum flake off
1 plastic eye cup
scissors (quite small folding)
Hemostats, mosquito (small)
1 Swiss army knife small, key chain w/sharp blade,tweezers, toothpick and scissors
1 Fresnel magnifier, credit card size
spare glasses
eyeglass repair kit

lip balm/chapstick,
Tylenol 500 Mg.
chewable antacid/tums
sudefed (typically generic)
anti diarrhea pills- loperamide hydrocloride, 2mg Note; use with caution some professionals think intestinal problems are better left to run its course.

Topical/surface applied, antiseptic do not take internally; povidone-iodine, 3/4 ounce (liquid in a squeeze bottle)
OPTIONAL antibiotic wipes/providone-iodine

NOTE: this pouch is kept in only one position in only one tote/case always located in the same place under the same cot, or in the vehicle; so no hunting is required to find it. (I have a couple of duplicates)

supplies in other places than the camera pouch/FAK
soap Personal sized (motel/hotel bar)
cravat(sling)- BANDANNA
550 cord
BIC LIGHTER (typically at least 3; one in a pocket, one in the cooking supplies and one in the canvass clothing bag.

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Side note, check your items from time to time too. For example, I have a First Aid kit in my bathroom, sealed in a plastic shoe box/lid. I do not have air conditioning, nor am I in an extreme climate (Seattle). Out of sight, out of mind. I rarely need to dip into it (thankfully). Today I made an interesting discovery, my "Curad Wet-Proof Adhesive Tape" contained within is now worthless. The adhesive (what's left of it) is stuck to the wrong side of the tape now. Now, to be fair, I'm sure it's at least a decade old, but when I needed to use some, it's worthless garbage. My other roll, made by Johnson and Johnson is still fine (probably even older). The point is, don't assume that since you've stocked something, you're done. Check it from time to time to see what needs replaced.
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I usually try to go through my critical supplies (I consider the camping supplies "critical" since they make up a large part of my emergency supplies) and update them near the first of each year then review them (especially batteries and medicines) before the first trip.
I don't really stock "adhesive" tape since I have experienced issues with poor adhesive performance in the past. (I use high quality duct tape (3M or better) since it can be relied upon to stick even in adverse conditions.... Beware; low quality duct tape often will not even stick to itself after only a year or so...

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