In cases of forced evacuation, like when you have to get out NOW, there’s always a good chance that someone will get hurt or already is. There are probably thousands of first aid kits on the market to take care of evacuation “boo-boo’s”, but most of them are more advertising in a pretty box or bag than they are worth.
Let’s face it folks, when you can’t get to your local immediate care or the nearest emergency room, you are going to have to take care of the the wound(s) yourself. And you don’t want a pretty box full of plastic bandaids to be your solution to a possible life threatening injury.
Instead of showing you a bunch of those over-priced and of doubtful usefulness name-brand first-aid kits to go into your “evac-pack”, we’ll take a look at some necessary components to the first-aid kit. Instead of the pricey container most companies want to sell to you, find your own container and with the money saved buy better quality components.
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At this time, our focus will be on trauma, as in a bleeding wound that needs attention quickly so the evacuation doesn’t leave the victim behind as other than alive. I’m not here to show you how to do first-aid, just to show you some products that make first-aid easier and more effective.
Although the injured person may need something to kill the pain, more than likely whoever is patching them up will need to “steady their nerves” with something other than meditation. I have found a multipurpose product that might already be an integral part of your evac-pack–>
- Local Veterinarian Details First Aid Kit Essentials For Pets (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com)
- Valemount homes under evacation order due to high waters in Swift Creek (theprovince.com)
- Have Kids? You Need This in Your First-Aid Kit (simplystated.realsimple.com)
- Emergency Evacuation; Do’s and Don’ts (socialsity.wordpress.com)
- DIY First-Aid Kit Fits In Your Pocket (lifehacker.com.au)
- This Altoids Tin First Aid Kit Is Packed with Bandages and Fits in Your Pocket [First Aid] (lifehacker.com)
- Urban Aid Kits to the Rescue (fabsugar.com)
- Enlightening First Aid – The Nursing Kit is a Compact Portable Clinic and Functional Flashlight (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)