I will be the first to admit that a first aid kit and medical knowledge was not a priority when I first got started with preparedness.
It was mainly due to the fact that my medical knowledge was quite weak. I knew how to clean a wound and put on a bandaid, maybe using a wrap and that was about it.
As my preparedness knowledge and understanding grew, so did my desire to learn. Being weak in first aid knowledge wasn’t a good excuse to just ignore it. I realized how important it was to spent a very long time devoting myself to learning about medical knowledge.
I still think there’s plenty more for me to learn, but now I think first aid and medical knowledge, as well as having first aid kits and supplies everywhere, is probably in the top 5 most important things for preppers.
One kit that was missing from my arsenal was having a good trauma kit.
The BearFAK is designed to address more life threatening injuries such as excessive breathing, trouble breathing, respiratory issues and more. This is a kit that many Stop The Bleed courses cover. I would highly recommend that everyone get into a Stop The Bleed course, as well as get involved in various first aid and medical courses.
These classes will give you hands-on experience and show you exactly how and when to use the items in your kit.
Don’t be intimidated by first aid knowledge, it can truly save your life or the life of someone you care about, or maybe even a complete stranger.
The BearFAK comes with:
- Refuge Medical Patch
- Gen 7 CAT Tourniquet
- QuickClot Bleeding Control Dressing
- Trauma Shears, 7 1/4″
- Hyfin Chest Seal, Twin Pack
- Decompression Needle, 14g
- Nasal Pharyngeal Airway. 28fr
- Emergency Trauma Dressing (ETD), 6″
- Abdominal Pad, 5×9 (3)
- Compressed Gauze
- Emergency Blanket
- Gauze, 4×4 (2)
- Gauze. 2×2 (2)
- Rolled gauze, 3″
- Flat Duct Tape
- Medical tape, 1” x 10 yds
- Permanent Marker
- Nitrile gloves, pair
- Antiseptic wipes (6)
I decided to get the kit in red because I feel the brighter colors make the kit easier to find. This is important for other people to be able to distinguish the kit in order to use it.
Don’t keep medical knowledge and first aid kits a secret from your household or anyone you’re traveling with or hiking with. A first aid kit should be accessible to everyone and everyone needs to know how and when to use everything inside of that kit.
This kit is hands down my new favorite first aid kit that will be going everywhere with me in addition to my other boo-boo and smaller first aid kits.
Focus on prioritizing the size and weight for first aid kits because they are going to help to save your life or the life of others.
Take a look at my full review here: