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First aid/medic bags in your tacoma?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by burnseason, May 18, 2011.

  1. May 18, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    burnseason

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    being here in afghanistan, and talking to my medic - who happens to have a tacoma... has kinda made me consider carrying a medic bag/first aid kit in my truck. granted, the risks are nowhere near as bad back home in the USA as they are here on the afghanistan/pakistan border - however, i still think this would be a great addition to your ride. anyone carry one? what all does it contain? also, does anyone keep a bug out bag in their tacoma? ive got a maxpedition pack i keep with some bug out gear in it and i think it'll be a mainstay in the back, behind my rear seats.
     
  2. May 18, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I have a medical bag behind the driver side rear seat, pretty much contains teh basic first aid stuff.
     
  3. May 18, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    My truck came with a first aid kit. This one:
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  4. May 18, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    I carry one because of the kids. Got one in the wife's car too.
     
  5. May 18, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    Other than some bandaids, it probably wouldn't be worth carrying anything. Someone brought up the idea of carrying an AED, but unless your certified to use/maintain any equipment you carry, there are a lot of legal troubles that could follow if you do more harm than good.
     
  6. May 18, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    I do one better.... I just take an actual MEDIC with me when I go wheeling.. :D
     
  7. May 18, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    I think having more would be a good thing. You (the person who owns the medic bag) may not be trained to use it, or have the knowlege, but someone at the scene might, and not have the supplies.
     
  8. May 18, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    chris4x4

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    See....I found they can be too heavy, same reason I carry a gun, and not a cop....
     
  9. May 18, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    i think this was one of the add ons i could pick when i was building my tacoma... glad to see it. this is the kit i use. i am a certified combat life saver, mind you, so i am fully aware of how to use my gear... this is what i have:

    https://www.tacmedsolutions.com/store/Products_Detail.php?ProductID=56

    behind the seat... and this one in the glove box...

    https://www.tacmedsolutions.com/store/Products_Detail.php?ProductID=48

    small IFAK's but the exact same thing that we carry here in afghanistan. cool thing is, its small, but has alot of very good stuff.
     
  10. May 18, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Got this when I bought the truck and also carry another kit with some more stuff in it (ice packs, wraps, pain pills, etc) for when I go camping and also because I play sports on the weekends.
     
  11. May 18, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    Depends on what you're taking. A first aid kit may suffice, but anything more isn't worth it. In the example of the AED, it would be more hassle than convenience. If you were to carry something like an AED, it would need to be PM'ed every six months by a qualified technician. There's also other expenses that go with it: batteries need to be maintained, electrodes need to be kept in date, PM results kept on file, etc.

    Even working in a hospital, if I work on a piece of equipment, and it kills someone, my ass is on the line to prove that the machine was working perfectly when I last touched it. I also have a company (hospital) to back me up and say "Here's the proof that this wasn't Rex's fault." I can only imagine what would happen if a normal person on the street has an AED, and kills someone with it.
     
  12. May 18, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    This ^ :D

    When I'm out in the middle of nowhere offroading, miles and miles away from a hospital, I think the least I could do is have a first aid kit. I mean, I have a first aid kit for the truck (tools), so I should definitely do something for myself and others if something bad happens. My girlfriend made one for me because she'll most likely be the one bandaging my idiocy. It's got bandages, gauze, antiseptic, superglue, burn cream - the basics. I keep it in my toolbox.

    Of all my friends, I'm the only one who's ever prepared, so that makes it double important.
     
  13. May 18, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    as cheap as a first aid kit is, i think you are foolish NOT to carry SOMETHING with you in your ride. but that's just me.
     
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    I just make sure I have plenty of napkins from various fast food places and rubber bands.
    That is about it. I am thinking of one of those travel kits. We have one we take camping.
     
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    i keep a glock17 in my first aid bag
     
  16. May 18, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    I've got one in mine along with a gallon of water and 2 MRE's. It's come in handy a few times.
     
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    I carry a good First Aid Kit in my truck. Never know when someone could get hurt while wheeling, or hiking, etc. Easier and cheaper to be at least a little prepared. Plus, kids always seem to get themselves into trouble.
     
  18. May 18, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    A civilian (non medical person) is generally protected under good samaritan laws. First Responders who have been trained are held to a higher standard of performance, though.
     
  19. May 18, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    Not necessarily. Good samaritan laws are usually for reporting people in clear violation of the law. It doesn't protect someone from killing another due to incompetence.
     
  20. May 18, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    I keep a little Coleman camping first aid kit in my truck. I think it was like $10 or $15 at Wal-Mart. It has all the basic first aid necessities (pain relievers, creams of all sorts, guaze, bandaids, tape, tweezers, etc)

    Plus I keep a few terry towels under the backseat that serve a few purposes: Keep my towing stuff from clunking around, Wipe stuff off if needed, and could be used in first aid situations if necessary.

    I also keep a few alcohol swabs in the center console.
     
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