All our packs are made from Cordura and other top quality materials; UNLESS otherwise specifically noted, contents are sold separately. Our packs have undergone over fifteen years of design, rigorous testing, and redesign for function and durability. They are made exclusively for us in the USA. These are the BEST first aid packs on the market. You will be pleased with their look, construction, and durability; with basic care, they will last a lifetime.
Our use of velcro tech-fabric let's you to decide how you want to organize your first aid kit. Our system permits rapid access to what you need when you need it and protects first aid supplies that are not currently in use from damage while other parts of the kit are being used.
A few IMPORTANT things about how our packs are designed.
We don't like pills packaged in blister packs. They take up too much space and create a ton of micro-trash. Instead, our packs have removable velcro loop strips designed to hold screw-top Nalgene bottles. The medium 4-loop velcro strips hold one- and two-ounce Nalgene bottles and the small 6-loop strips hold 1/2- and 1/4-ounce bottles. The wide mouth Nalgene bottles are great for large tablets, like antacids, and for ointments. (Avoid carrying ointments in metal or plastic tubes, they break or leak). Narrow mouth bottles are great for carrying liquids like oil of clove, povidone-iodine, alcohol, Tincture of Benzoin, etc. Some liquids work well with dropper tops, for example, alcohol used to help prevent ear infections in children after swimming, oil of clove for tooth or gum pain, or povidone-iodine for your back-up water purification system.
Cotton-tipped aplicators (aka: Q-tips) can be helpful when applying Tincture of Benzoin, povidone-iodine, and ointments to a patient's skin. We recommend carrying them in a 28 ml Nalgene Snap Top Vial to keep them clean. The vial fits into the zippered internal pocket of any pack.
Vertical pockets on the interior spine of the pack are designed to hold auto-injectors, pens, pencils, thermometers, otoscopes, scalpel handles, ampoules, etc.
Gloves can be carried in 50 ml Snap Top Vials. One pair of heavy trauma gloves fit into a vial or two pair of lighter-weight exam gloves.
We don't believe in carrying individually wrapped gauze pads. Instead we recommend carrying two-inch gauze rolls. (It's pretty easy to cut a gauze pad from a roll but an entirely different matter to create a roll from gauze pads.) An entire gauze roll, or part of one, can be carried in a 50 ml Snap Top Vial to protect it from water and dirt.
Many of the pack photos are shown with first aid supplies in them to illustrate the concepts described above; UNLESS specifically noted otherwise the contents are sold separately. We do not sell Rx or OTC medications.