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I spend a lot of time in the mountains skiing, touring, mountain biking and hiking. If you do any of these, you MUST carry a first aid kit. I'm consistently shocked at how many times I've come across injured people with no first aid kits or training. This is an excellent starter kit; small, lightweight and with just about all the things you need and none that you don't (OK, maybe I'd swap a sponge for a bandage, but nothing's perfect).
You can then add any extras you might need as there's some spare space in the bag... I suggest some paracetamol, ibuprofen, a couple of aspirin for stroke victims and maybe one or two more non-adherent bandages.
Please ignore the reviewer who marked this kit down for containing duct-tape... duct tape is spectacularly useful for emergency first aid for all sorts of uses; bandage retention, immobilisation and at a push, to suture large open wounds. The contents of this kit are also considerably more expensive to buy separately.
Buy this, then spend a few hours on Youtube watching first aid training videos or even better, go on a course.
It'll all feel like a waste of time and money when you do, but one day, I guarantee you'll be glad you did; for your benefit, that of your family or a friend, or just a random who you come across bleeding on the trail.
I haven't carried or needed a first aid kit for years but I felt I ought to start. This seemed to fill the need, light and fairly minimal. I am amused that it can claim to be for 1 person for 1-2 days. What algorithm is used to calculate usage.Anyway now carried for 4 days so I guess it should have run out by now. The contents seem fine but as someone else commented the safety pins are ridiculously large - they will be replaced. A separate foot care kit will be carried on longer trips but this seems fine as far as it goes.
I have to say, I think this is over-priced for what you get. The duck tape isn't necessary and the roll of zinc tape is too big. There are no scissors. I'm sure you're really paying for the waterproof bag and you could fill it with your own stuff a lot cheaper.
I normally carry a first aid kit that I've made up myself but that inevitably means that it has loads of stuff in it. I wanted something really light but still with all the basics in. The AMK seemed to fit the bill and so it has proved. Not had to use it personally but a couple of friends have already availed themselves of it's contents. Usual fantastic service from Facewest. Thanks!
Nice little kit with common-sense contents. On the down side only one bandage, no scissors, an overly large roll of duct tape, and only three (overly) large safety pins. On the plus side in addition to the expected wipes and dressings there's moleskin for avoiding blisters when a hot spot appears, a couple of sting/bite wipes, a neat little pair of tweezers that look fine enough to deal with ticks, a decent-sized roll of zinc-oxide tape, and a small phial of antiseptic.
I "improved" my kit with another small bandage, some small safety pins, Compeed plasters, scissors, some painkillers and Diocalm, and took out the roll of duct tape and replaced it with a couple of strips of flat folded tape with removable backing. Don't think there was anything totally superfluous in the kit and I would have given it a 5/5 if it weren't for the minor deficiencies.
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