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Bed rail mounted first aid kit

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by fgeorge097, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Aug 10, 2018 at 10:34 PM
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    fgeorge097

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    Looking for something good...recommendations?
     
  2. Aug 10, 2018 at 10:53 PM
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    jmauvais

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    For....?

    Bed rail mounted sounds like a bad idea. Grab a couple of IFAKs and put them under the rear seats. Most kits you buy are useless, they are basically charging you $100 for some bandaids and a pair of gloves.

    Some kits are really good, but you need to know how to properly use the equipment to appreciate those kits.

    So grab some IFAKs, individual first aid kits. Should include some bandages, tourniquets, and maybe some gloves. Watch YouTube videos of how to properly apply tourniquets. Throw in some bandaids, and maybe some basic meds like Motrin, wound cleaner like bactine, and anti-itch cream, and call it good. It’s all you really need.


    My personal kit has gloves, advanced and basic airway equipment, mouth to mouth barriers, bandages, Vaseline bandages, Motrin, sterile water, Tylenol, cortisol cream, bactine, tourniquets, IV equipment, needle decompression equipment, anti nausea medication, antacids, basic splints, and assorted tweezers and things for splinters. I’m probably forgetting a lot. (And yes, I’m trained and licensed to use this stuff) You don’t need all of that, but it probably cost me about $400 or so to build it up. You can an effective kit for about $60.
     
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  3. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:38 PM
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    Kirbstomp1287

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    Outer Limit Supply has a bed rail mounted quick disconnect first aid kit. Its super expensive but seems to have really quality stuff.

    Maxxpowell has a YouTube video on it that is pretty indepth.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY-6MS0YHf0

    Me personally, I went the same route as the guy above me and basically just grabbed an IFAK and some medical pouches and have slowly added more and more stuff to them that range from tourniquets, airway equipment, chest seals, quick clot and Sam Splints to basic medicine, band aids, tweezers, bug bite meds, neosporine.
     
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  4. Aug 11, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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    Not really helpful as far as the bed rail question, but if you are building a bit check out skinny medic on YouTube, he has some good videos describing different pieces of kits, pros/cons, etc.
     
  5. Aug 11, 2018 at 9:02 AM
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    Bed rail mounted first aid with a cap or not? I wouldnt put any ointments or pain relief drugs in a kit back there if the box is in the sun, they decompose quickly if stored too hot. I have a rather large custom kit behind the rear seat where I keep all the perishable stuff, and keep a few smaller first aid pouches in my pack and truck boxes in back in my shell - but those just contain bandages and such for hiking and for quick access for convenience.
     
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    What is your medical background/knowledge?

    Granted I fully understand that while you might not have the skills/training someone in your group may.

    As a military trauma nurse I have airway adjuncts, chest seals, several CAT's a RAT(I wanted to play with it... The CAT is superior)
    Sam splints, hemorrhage packs, Israeli dressings, IV supplies plus14 gauge needles for chest decompression or large bore IV access. CPR masks and other odds and ends, I don't pack meds, as in a true trauma situation meds aren't going to help, perhaps benedryl would help if it was an anaphylaxis and not traumatic.


    If you don't have the training, don't go trying to get all fancy YouTube warrior... Makes it harder for us as professionals to clean up after you and you may injure the person further.
     
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    Hey there...I built one with a knickoff pelican case

    was pretty easy... just took me a bit to work through it.
    I used some brackets from HomeDepot… mounted the "T" to the box using some silicon washers to keep the moisture out.

    That bracket is held to the rail with a rail nut.... tighted in with an eye bolts. I used to Nuts locked together at the right distance (took a few adjustments) to secure to the rail nut. Added the "L" bracket to add a way to lock it down. this way, you can turn the eye bolt with the lock on.

    Takes a minute to pull on/off... so if you're bleeding out, not the quickest release :).

    One thing... this way it does actually sit a bit off the actual wall of the truck bed... and can bounce a bit... I rarely noticed it... but am a bit OCD, so I took a 3" section of pipe foam... cut it lengthwise, and glued it to the wall of the truck bed behind the kit... kind of like a little bumper if that makes sense.
     
  9. Aug 11, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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    Now this is the Person I would Want to have on the trail with me....
     
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  10. Aug 13, 2018 at 2:02 PM
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    Very important to not exceed your training, most places cover you under the a good Samaritan law.
     
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  11. Aug 13, 2018 at 6:09 PM
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    jmauvais

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    Good Samaritan law covers everyone WITHOUT medical training. It does almost nothing for those with medical training. Those with medical training should know what to do and how to do it, even if not perfect due to lack of proper equipment.
     
  12. Aug 30, 2018 at 11:01 AM
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  14. Aug 30, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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    I do not get the bed rail idea, I keep my "crash" bag behind my front seat. Super easy / quick to grab if need be, so why the bed rail?
     
  15. Aug 30, 2018 at 12:40 PM
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    I imagine most people mount it there for looks. If you get locked out of your truck, it could come in handy for sure being outside.
    I also keep one behind my seat and one in my tool bin in the bed.
     
  16. Aug 30, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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    i admit it … looks cool :)
     
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