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Where to buy first aid supplies online for BOB kit

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by manakiah, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. manakiah

    manakiah Issaquah Wa Member

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    I'm building a BOB first aid kit that will have a large number of items. Im having a hard time finding a good online store that has everything!! Such as sutures, breathing tubes etc... Thanks Jason
     
  2. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    OFADAN here on the forum should be able to help with some stuff
     
  3. manakiah

    manakiah Issaquah Wa Member

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    Is that a persons name? Sorry I'm a little new to this
     
  4. rayd8

    rayd8 Formerly Portland, now Alabama! Member

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    Oregon firearms academy is one of the sponsors, headed by OFADAN. They have a website with some items such as Israeli battle dressings, etc. They should have a linked banner at the top of the screen.
     
  5. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Just a quick suggestion, go with a medical stapler in lieu of sutures also open wounds are less prone to infection in the field.
     
  6. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Just a few other tips that you might want to invest in for BOB-First Aid Kits...

    Quik Clot and a Sam Splint

    Most of what I have for a kit consists of many first aid supplies...I've found that most kits only cover one type of injury but leave out another. Some will be for all the major stuff, but will leave out little band-aids and anti-septic. Some just have a lot of band-aids and stuff for bee stings and bug bites but leave out all the big stuff for broken limbs and gunshot wounds...so I've basically just made my own from various supplies I've aquired throughout my military service and just shopping around.

    If you want a list of what is in mine, let me know...
     
  8. 3 AE

    3 AE Oregon Member

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    Try www.chinookmed.com they'll have just about everything you'll need to build up your kit.
     
  9. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    That's a great little site! Heck I'll probably be hitting them up for most of my re-supplies!
     
  10. receo

    receo Sandy, Oregon Active Member

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    I have used PMI Medical for my FA kit purchases over the years. Quick to ship and hard to beat the prices. Good gear.
    http://www.progressivemed.com/
     
  11. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    OFA is a distributor for the Israeli Battle Dressing or Emergency Bandage. Many dealers in the area get their bandages from us. Same bandage now issued to our troops. You can check them out at www.ofagear.com. The bandage is ideal for a BOB because it is multi functional and versatile.

    BOB's have limited carry capacity so this is a good system to go with until you can get to a temporary or permanent shelter where more extensive supplies are available.

    We tape a pair of pre bundled Black Talon Gloves onto the bandage so you always have a pair of nitrile gloves handy. Gloves are a necessity but are bulky and I always seem to lose them. So having them bundled keeps them captured ensuring I have them when I need them and I don't scatter them as I hike/leave. We sell the gloves also but not sure if their on line yet or not.

    Besides standard 1st Aid Training; attending an extensive Wilderness related first responder course would behoove anyone who is serious about this stuff. These wilderness medical courses teach how to treat and maintain someone when medical help is not immediately nearby in the foreseeable future as in the case of a bug out situation. Having the med gear is only 10% of the equation...having the training and skills is the other 90%. This is true of firearms as well.
     
  12. Katonic

    Katonic Kistap WA New Member

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    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    at our shop, we are an Adventure Medical Kits dealer. I have 5-6 different kits and some quick clot in my stash. Its nice stuff and fairly well thought out IMO. Even my wife the RN like their stuff. If you want some kits, let me know.
     
  14. toddt36

    toddt36 tacoma Member

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    This is why I am trying to get my survival (disaster) kits business (online and direct sales) off the ground, premade kits are either incomplete or cheesy. Anyway I had to search from many different areas to find all the items I wanted for my prototype.
     
  15. toddt36

    toddt36 tacoma Member

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    Agree on the adventure med kits, I just added a dental kit (because think how bad it would suck if you had issues with you teeth while trying to make it in a disaster), quick clot, a surgical kit to, plus some Ibuprofen and my wifes migraine medication
     
  16. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Another reminder for you city boys, LOL. :)

    Your well stocked farm supply store will carry things that you otherwise need a prescription for such as penicillin. It's legal to buy that on your own and administer it to your animals. Some of it is refrigerated and has an expiration date. However, in the case of a sudden disaster, your need for those meds might well be greatest immediately for infected wounds, etc., so your stash might well last long enough to save lives.

    They also have other things like syringes etc.

    Some people are allergic to penicillin but they should know that by now. Read up on that on google.

    Now (while the internet is running) is the time to learn what the appropriate dosages are, what meds can translate well to humans, how to administer the drugs, and to put in a supply.

    Also it's super cheap to keep a large supply of Ibuprofen (eases pain and reduces swelling internally and externally,) aspirin for fever, anti-diarrhea meds (diarrhea kills more people via dehydration than anything else when conditions and water are impure.) Imodium generic is great for that.

    Medicinal alcohol is dirt cheap and necessary for treating and preventing infection. It will sterilize tools. There is a BIG difference between rubbing alcohol and regular denatured alcohol. Rubbing alcohol has oils in it to replace the oils in the skin which are removed by the alcohol. Please spend some time learning the difference and ask your pharmacist for some denatured alcohol. Denatured is real alcohol with some additives to make it undrinkable, thus avoiding the taxes on "Everclear" type alcohols.

    Lots of salt and sugar is a cheap standby. You can make a "Gatorade" cocktail of sugar and water which are the electrolytes that are needed to save someone who is dehydrated and/or has diarrhea. That's not counting using salt as a meat preservative and in cooking, and sugar for cooking and for energy.

    Baking soda is dirt cheap and will not only compliment your cooking but will help any who have heartburn, if that's all you have.

    Honey never goes bad even if it crystallizes. It's shelf life is forever and it has great food value and of course is a natural sugar for electrolytes and energy and cooking.

    While my wife has a different type of job now, she's an RN first and foremost. We have supplies, believe me.

    FIND a nurse or someone to teach you how to give a shot including calculating the dosage. In med. school they practice injecting into an orange, no kidding. You can do it. Most meds go into muscle, not a vein, and it's not hard to learn.

    Before the discovery of penicillin, many, many wounded people including soldiers died of infection, not the actual wound. A blast of 500 - 1,000 mg of penicillin in the arm followed by tablets for ten days will save many lives.

    You can buy any med you want without prescription on the internet. If the SHTF you're really going to need that extra Viagra, LOL. :) More than half of our drugs are now made in India and you can get the real thing of anything you need with a little google work. The prices are cheap too.

    If every family would spend $100 on basic meds including bulk over the counter generic meds and supplies at Costco or Wal-Mart and real drugs and equipment at a farm supply and India (especially penicillin tablets) and learn their uses, things would go easier for everyone in a real bad time.
     
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  17. toddt36

    toddt36 tacoma Member

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    speaking of honey, it also has antibaterial enzymes in it as well, as well as many possible medical benefits under study.
     
  18. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    OK, I got carried away. This is about bugging out.

    OK, a big bottle of penicillin tablets from India, a bottle of denatured alcohol for sterilizing, a pint bottle of bleach for sterilizing water, a bottle of Imodium generic for diarrhea, some sugar and salt for electrolytes for diarrhea, and a bottle of generic Ibuprofen for pain and swelling. Aspirin for fever. Toss in a thermometer to check for dangerous levels of fever and use cold water on the body to help lower fever.

    Diarrhea and infection are the two biggest killers even today in undeveloped countries where water is impure and sanitation is poor. High fever is also a major killer.

    Edit: When you order meds from India, use a throwaway email address. They are the worlds worst and most persistent spammers after you order. They'll sell your email address for a fact. Don't ask me how I know.
     
  19. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    About wounds. When all else fails, people have been known to use (cheap) upholstery staples and the appropriate tool (special upholstery pliers) to close wounds. These are also called hog rings and hog ring pliers. You need denatured alcohol or boiling water (at least 20 minutes) to sterilize the staples and tools. You need wire cutters or two pairs of regular pliers to remove the staples. Cutters are by far the best. Link to Ebay

    Don't use hydrogen peroxide to sterilize open wounds. Use denatured alcohol. Hydrogen peroxide sterilizes, but it damages tissue and slows healing.

    We prefer and have surgical needles and thread for closing wounds. You can get that at your farm supply store. :thumbup: Use the net to learn how to tie a surgical knot.


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  20. toddt36

    toddt36 tacoma Member

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    good advice on the other meds I will have to pick some up and add some salt sugar to my bug out kit thanks