I would say that first aid kits and supplies are one of the most underrated areas of equipment, but they are certainly one of the most important items.
Whether you are far from civilization where medical help does not arrive in time or are injured at home before going to the doctor, it is important to have medical supplies.
A good first aid kit can literally save a life, and it should never be far away. Today I’m going to talk and share my thoughts on Surviveware’s awesome first aid kit and mini-bonus.
Let’s start with what the Big Pharmacy and Mini Bonuses have to offer.
Specifications of a large first aid kit for survivors
The first aid kit bag is made of 600D polyester, making it able to withstand heavy use.
The 600D polyester container is waterproof, as is the medical equipment inside, which is packed in laminated bags.
Keeping your supplies organized is essential, especially in the event of a medical emergency. Each compartment in the bag is labeled with a function so that supplies can be grabbed quickly.
The bag features a practical MOLLE strap system that allows it to be attached to various surfaces.
Country of origin
It is a product of China.
Here you will find a detailed list of everything that is part of a good first aid kit.
- 600D polyester bag
- 7.5 inch scissors
- Rail 18″ X1
- Alcohol wipes X 10
- Butterfly large X 5
- Butterfly Wednesday X 5
- Large X 5
- Standard X 30
- Square X 5
- Mini X 5
- H-shape X 5
- Cold storage X1
- Combination bandage X 1
- Appropriate bandages x 6
- Pelvic smear X 5
- CPR bag with instructions X 1
- Resuscitation mask X 1
- Earplugs X 20
- Extraordinary quilt X 1
- Eye pads X 4
- Fever flaps X 3
- First aid manual X 1
- Nitrile gloves X 4
- Hydrogel X 5
- Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
- Anti-adhesive bandage X 10
- Laminated bag X 6
- Bag fault X 1
- Dressing X 1
- Safety pins X 10
- Skin cleansing wipes X 10
- Parts of probes X 10
- Emergency wipes for flat tires X 10
- Clasps for X 9 tires
- Triangular bandage X 2
- Tweezers X 1
- Pipe X 1
- Dressings X 2
- Lightweight mini rescue kit with 50 items, first aid manual, removable CPR kit with instructions, 18-inch splint.
Review of First Aid Kit Survival Supplies
When I looked at the pictures on the Surviveware website, I could see that the first aid kit was, well, big. However, many first aid kits these days call themselves large, but end up being on the small side.
So I was quite surprised when I received the large first aid kit, because it is indeed large.
It can be helpful to know the dimensions of a kit, depending on where and how it will be stored. So I decided to grab the ruler and find out the dimensions.
When closed, the assembly is 10 ½” long, 7 3/8″ wide and 5 3/8″ high.
When open, the assembly is 17 inches long from left to right.
And once unfolded, the set is 21½ inches from left to right.
Since the carrying case is a flexible holder, the above dimensions are approximate.
In addition, the large first aid kit comes in a very large resealable bag. After inspecting the bag, I found that it is sturdy and can be used to store other supplies. Therefore, I recommend not throwing it away.
The carrying case is bright red, making it easy to paint the kit and keep it from getting lost because it doesn’t blend in.
A single carrying handle is located on the top for easy movement of the unit when not packed.
Speaking of carrying, there is a MOLLE cushion in the back and two straps with snaps to secure the bag to any surface.
I took a few minutes to carefully inspect the outer material of the bag, and I am sold on 600D polyester. It is very durable and I like that it is waterproof. The stitching on the seams and straps also looks good, and I think they will hold up well.
The last feature on the outside of the bag that I like are the large zippers. I would have been disappointed if the large first aid kit had small zippers, but that is not the case. Large zippers are easy to use with or without gloves.
After unpacking and opening the bag, I was satisfied with the organization of the delivery.
All first aid kits are stored in individual mesh bags with labels on the front indicating the function of each bag. For example, “Skin cleaning/hygiene wipe”.
Behind the main compartments is a compartment that runs the entire length of the bin and can hold various additional supplies.
I searched a little further and discovered that almost all supplies are wrapped in plastic film or sealed bags. This is an excellent feature because it prevents the materials from being affected by moisture or drying out.
There are also some items in the kit that I wanted to highlight because some first aid kits don’t include them, or because I like them.
Safety pins and emergency whistle
The top part of the kit includes a set of safety pins and an emergency whistle. The safety pins are very handy to include in the kit because they are versatile. The emergency whistle is not often considered a first aid item, but if you need help, it is an effective warning tool.
The pliers in this set are made of metal, not plastic. I mentioned it in another magazine, but I prefer metal pliers because I think they work better and are more durable.
I am also incredibly happy with the scissors included in this kit. They are quality scissors, but what I love about them is the size. As with this kit, the scissors are quite large. The large holes in the handle accommodate different hand sizes and can be used with gloves.
While the mini set is equipped with a CPR mask, the main set has a separate CPR bag that can be detached from the main bag. Detailed instructions for opening the CPR bag are included, as well as a CPR mask, gloves and a cloth.
First Aid Guidelines
The outside pocket on the front of the first aid kit contains a small first aid booklet. It describes some of the most common ailments a person may encounter and how to treat them properly. The following illustration shows the contents and cover of the booklet.
Recyclable plastic bags
In the same bag as the first aid kit is a supply of resealable plastic bags. There is one large bag and several small bags that can be used for personal medication.
I was glad to see this item added to the kit, as resealable plastic bags are an incredibly versatile item to include in the kit.
The last thing I wanted to touch were splinters. This is my first kit with this tool in it. I normally remove splinters with a needle and tweezers.
But the needle can be painful to use (no pun intended) and difficult to follow. A splinter probe is a small piece of plastic with a built-in needle and plastic tip. Once the plastic tip is removed, the needle is exposed and can be used to remove the splinter.
A miniature first aid kit
Sometimes I don’t always need a large kit per person, or it’s attached to my backpack or resting in my car. But it’s good to always have a certain amount of first aid stuff on hand.
Step into the mini-kit.
The Mini Kit is a small zippered pouch that fits easily into almost any pocket. Kit features :
- Safety pins
- Latex Gloves
- Small scissors for cutting
- Team Assistants
- Small roller dressings
- Broad and adaptable dressing
But of course the contents of the mini kit can be changed and adapted to your own needs.
When I opened the first aid kit, I saw that there was something else in it. I tore open the package and found a credit card tool.
If you are not sure what a credit card tool is, it is basically a multifunctional tool in the form of a credit card that you can carry in your wallet or handbag.
Features offered by the card :
- 5 cm ruler
- Key 2mm-8mm
- Miniature screwdriver
- Wood saw
- 2-inch controller
- Doz scissors
- Wire Scraper
- A fish scale
I haven’t worked much with credit card tools, but this one looks pretty heavy and sturdy, so I think I’ll stick it in my wallet for a while to see how it works.
Survival software for and against
- Sturdy and waterproof bag
- Large zippers
- Soft girths
- Webbing with adjustable buckle
- Carrying handle
- Individual net bags with labels
- First aid book
- Mini kit
- Shipments are packaged in sealed plastic to protect them
- Accessories in lockable bags
Frequently asked questions
Q: What should I do if the kit is no longer available?
A: When I was browsing the Survivware website, I discovered that they offer a recharge kit for a reasonable price. The refill kit contains most of the parts of the larger kit and can be used to charge it.
Q: Is this a first aid kit to have at home?
A: This first aid kit is suitable for any environment. You can store it in the trunk of your car, attach it to your bike or backpack, hang it on the wall in your workshop and, yes, put it on your shelf at home.
Overall, I think Surviveware’s awesome first aid kit is a great product.
The 600D polyester carry bag is durable, waterproof and offers multiple transportation options.
Medical accessories are neatly stored in the bag for quick and easy access. And the many accessories make it a versatile kit suitable for most medical situations a person may encounter.
Finally, an excellent first aid kit is affordable, which means you can prepare for the unknown during your adventures without breaking the bank.
The only thing I would like to see added to this kit is a tourniquet, but Surviveware offers a tourniquet in its trauma kit.
Thanks for reading and be ready!
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Frequently asked questions
Is it cheaper to buy a first aid kit or make one yourself?
Buying a prefabricated first aid kit has its advantages: it’s cheaper, and you have everything you might need in a handy little package. But if you put together your own first-aid kit, you can customize the contents for each activity and discard stuff you’re unlikely to use.
What should an excellent first aid kit contain?
What should I keep in my medicine cabinet? – NHS
Who makes the best first aid kits?