2015-01-15 10.37.28I hear you, I hear you…you like bag and knife giveaways.  You better subscribe, like, thumbs up and all that other cool stuff then, because we are gonna continue to do it for the foreseeable future (as well as provide cool education every day as well).

We have another 511 Bag on tap this time.  This time it is the 511 Bail Out Bag.  Obviously you can utilize it as a bail-out-bag, bug-out-bag whatever  you choose to call yours.  But you can also use it as a simple day pack, hunting pouch, range bag, or whatever  you dream up with it.

I carried this bag for about two-three months every single day.  I practiced with it.   That means I actually used it to “bail out”.  Imagine an active shooter situation and you want to defend yourself, that is what I practiced.  It is very easy to pull gear out of it needs to be easy to get to (mags and med kit).  It also securely hold the stuff that does not need to be easily gotten to (everything else).  The strap is easily adjustable for any body type.

My only “gripe” is that 511, while having good intentions, needs to simply leave off the belt loop on the bag.  Nobody I know uses those things.  To be clear though, the bag carries well without it.  With all that said, here is the video.  Please note that it was snowing really hard on this day and I had to get in a small shed while doing the details, the sound is a bit off when I do that. Otherwise, you have a typical Craig Caudill gear review.  Quick, to the point, and on target.

Read the other information below this video to see where you can get one now by ordering, or how to place yourself in the running to win the bag in the video.

 

Here is how you get into the running to win this bag.  We will pick and announce a winner next Friday.

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  • Also include in your comment  the following, go read this blog and the watch the video with it.  Put in your comment below atleast one item that should go in a tactical medical kit.
  • We will pick a winner from those that comment below.

Also if you want to buy one for yourself right now, use this link.  A small percentage of your purchase will come back to use.  Which helps us to keep doing these cool giveaways!  Thanks!

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Ccraig1raig Caudill is the director of Nature Reliance School.  He has taught a range of people ranging from military operators, to little old grannies down the street.  He has an active online school at Dan’s Depot and teaches lengthy classes and short workshops in several states on the topics of survival, preparedness and nature awareness.  Do a google search on “Craig Caudill survival” to see what we mean.  You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.  Please consider subscribing to the youtube channels at Dan’s Depot and Nature Reliance School to learn more and varied lessons

 

 

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471 Responses

  1. Mary Campbell

    Already a subscriber to both channels-
    Israeli Bandage
    Tourniquet

    and btw you have both links pointing to Dan Depot channel

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  2. Jim Moore

    Already subscribe to both
    A tactical med kit needs a chest seal and always gloves

    Reply
    • Troy I.

      “New Subscriber!” Yes you need nitrile gloves, stronger than latex. You can even hold water in them.

      Reply
  3. Bill

    Subscribed to both! Love your tips and I hope to take a class soon.

    Maybe I’m just Captain Obvious here but the first thing I put in any medical kit is gloves. Right on top or out in the open where anyone can find them and get them on.

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  4. Shawn Graham

    Already subscribed, but that’s the same bag I was looking at the other day at cabellas and I didn’t get it because I was wondering if it was large enough to work well for my comms bag. Since you have the same baofeng radio set up in yours I can see that it fits nicely! I would also include an extra battery / charger for the radio and a fold out antenna for greater reach.

    Reply
  5. Adam Thomas

    Already a subscriber! ! I would include a tourniquet, large pad bandage such as a isreali or maxxypad

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  6. Leandro Moody

    Already subscribed to Dan’s Depot & new subscriber to nature reliance school.

    Trauma dressings & EpiPen

    Reply
  7. James Kropf

    Already a subscriber, Nice video on a great bag. I really like the size and flexible configurations. Room for Med kit as well as range items.

    BTW where can we purchase the complete Med Kit you carry, since I assume it is not included in the give away?

    Reply
  8. Patty Kasiewicz

    Already a subscriber to both. Love your stuff , love your information.

    Reply
  9. Steve Sherron

    Already a subscriber. Neosporin & Ibuprophin, 2 things I can’t live without.

    Reply
  10. Ryan Isachsen

    New subscriber to both!

    A few key items to have in your bag/kit:

    Quickclot
    Israeli bandage
    Lots of gauze

    Reply
  11. Fred

    Already a subscriber to both groups. I think it is a very good bag to have for some one who is trying to put a new bag in place for my wife.

    Reply
  12. Mark Myers

    Already a subscriber. I carry a suture kit in my med kit. Thanks for the great videos.

    Reply
  13. Brad Jordan

    “Already a subscriber!”
    I would defiantly have quick-clot in my tactical med kit.

    Reply
  14. Jerry Huffman

    Dan’s Depot Youtube Channel – already a subscriber.
    Nature Reliance School – new subscriber.
    Your kit has a chest seal and an Israel bandage. I usually have at least one surgical clamp, and a pair of tweezers in my medical kit, among other things. The idea being what if you need to remove a splinter or piece of wood from under your skin. Thanks for all the information you all put out there.

    Reply
  15. Vince Harris

    Already a subscriber. Don’t apologize for the sound under the shed it sounds like a really good post VO actually. Definitely a tourniquet and a CPR mask at first thought.

    Reply
  16. Ryan Green

    New subscriber to the Nature Reliance Chanel. You’ve got to have some PPE in your med kit. Latex/Rubber gloves are a great start.

    Reply
  17. Daniel Flowers

    “Already a subscriber!” I would add some quickclot, that always came in handy in Iraq and Afghanistan. Go read this blog and watch the video with it.

    Thanks again for your videos and all you do.

    God Bless

    Reply
  18. Matthew L.

    Already a subscriber.

    I would include three important items in a medical kit.
    1. Gloves: You don’t know everything about the person you’re treating, so you need to keep yourself safe when helping them.
    2. Pressure/Israeli bandage: Controlling blood loss is a high priority, and applying pressure is the first thing to do in heavy bleeding. You can also turn a pressure bandage into an impromptu tourniquet by tightening it down enough.
    3. Superglue: Using this can seal wounds quickly and securely enough until advanced care can be administered.

    Reply
  19. David Andersen

    Already a subscriber to both channels

    Disposable cloves for saftey if you are going to treat other. And israel bandage or something of similarity if you cant aford it.

    For future giveaways first aid kit would be a good/cool idea.

    Reply
  20. Jessica

    Already a subscriber and thanks for all the informative, priceless life saving skills!

    Reply
  21. robert nunziata

    All ready a subscriber to bolth. Med kit should have a turniguet and some sort of bandage (isrealey bandage is good) and I like to have a swat-tendency as well

    Reply
  22. Zack

    Already a subscriber to both! And you definitely need a tourniquet to stop any sort of bleeding from getting serious.

    Reply
  23. JRambo

    I am already subscribed to your Dan’s Depot channel but am a new subscriber to the NRS channel.
    Any med-kit should have suture material. 6-0 for face, lips, and so on. 4-0 for pretty much everything else. A matching set of tissue forceps or regular tweezers, and needle forceps.

    A must in my opinion for all med kits.

    Reply
  24. Matthew Hipsher

    Already a subscriber to both! Definetly an Israeli bandage should go in the kit. As always Craig, great give away and great info.

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  25. Jim Aldridge

    Already a subscriber, and the tactical med kit should include an Israeli bandage.

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  26. Kathy J

    Already a subscriber to both channels….check them every day cause I love your videos. I make sure I have both an Israeli bandage and a tourniquet

    Reply
  27. Lyle C

    Already a subscriber. Great information as usual Craig. Love the vids. Keep ’em coming.
    Items to include in Med kit:
    1. CAT
    2. Israeli bandage of course
    3. A sharpie to document date and time on the tourniquet

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  28. andrew

    Already a subscriber!
    As for the tactical medical kit I would go with an Israeli bandage kit.

    Reply
  29. David D

    “Already a subscriber!”

    go read this blog and the watch the video with it.

    For a tactical medical kit: Benadryl

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  30. David Page

    Already subscribed on both. As many have already said the kit should include a tourniquet and some type of pressure bandage. I think it should also have some type of seal [plastic sheet & tape] in case of a wound to the chest to prevent tension pneumothorax.

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  31. Liam

    Already a subscriber to both. I would put something for clotting, whether it be clotting powder, cloth, etc.

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  32. Peter Ronhovde

    Already a subscriber to Dan’s Depot
    New subscriber to Nature Reliance

    Med-kit items:
    sutures, cold pack, quick clot

    Reply
  33. Ernie

    Already a subscriber to both channels.

    I would say a tourniquet and israeli bandage are 2 of the better things a tactical med kit should include.

    Reply
  34. JS Spector

    already a subscriber on DD, new sub to NRS, good blog article – never without 100mph tape

    Reply
  35. JRambo

    I am already subscribed to your Dan’s Depot channel but am a new subscriber to the NRS channel.
    Any med-kit should have suture material. 6-0 for face, lips, and so on. 4-0 for pretty much everything else. A matching set of tissue forceps or regular tweezers, and needle forceps.

    A must in my opinion for all med kits.

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  36. Humeulus

    Lots of good answers here Craig.
    I’d suggest butterfly closures, quick clot or silver nitrate, a water bottle with a syringe to wash out debris, and a tournequet and duct tape.

    Reply
  37. J Hubbard

    Already a subscriber to Dan’s Depot. New subscriber to Nature Reliance School. Some Items that I’d put in a tactical medical kit would be a tourniquet, Quickclot or Cellox, gloves, Israeli bandage, EMT shears, and some chest seals.

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  38. dennis j poley jr

    I’ve been a subscriber to both channels for quite some time, good stuff!
    In my Individual First Aid Kit, IFAK, there are a few items are very important. Yes it has various bandaids, bandages, and meds, Ibuprofen, antibiotic ointment, etc,. for small boo boos. But the real use of this kit is for serious wounds. and injuries. Right on the outside, quickly accessible, is a tourniquet, for severe cuts to extremities. just inside is a Trauma Pack by Adventure Medical Kits, it is a sealed, pocket sized unit that contains a Quikclot blood stopper, gloves, bandages, tape, dressings, etc. I will take it with me on short hikes, or rides when I don’t bring along my daypack or IFAK, just slip it in a cargo pocket on my pants or coat.
    A couple other items that many people don’t think about are a marker to right info or instructions, a light of some type, headlamps are best, a mylar blanket to treat shock, and a fire starter of some type, lighter, or matches.
    When you do get hurt, count on it being somewhere you’re not expecting it, at night, in the cold, with you’re strong side arm getting disabled.

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  39. Gina

    already a subscriber to both.
    I think gloves are the most important, but satures and a Israeli bandages are valuable aswell.

    Reply
  40. JimBonz

    Already subscribed to both, just found out about this one, Great job doin’ what’cha do! Falls and sprains have, in my 60+ years of woods wandering, been the main thing i’ve had to deal with so 2 ace bandages are always with me. Plus, as I can (hopefully) perform a tracheotomy, I carry a small sugical kit and an airway.

    Reply
  41. Daniel Garcia

    “Already a subscriber!”
    You should add gloves to your mini medical kit.

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  42. JD

    Already a subscriber to both. Thank you, and please keep them coming.

    I would include gloves, and a pile of bandannas (assorted colors). The credit for the bandanna goes to Dave Canterbury, it is one of his 10c’s.

    Reply
  43. Jesse Hancock

    I’m a new subscriber, and I think Chest seal is important. No matter how safe you are with your weapons you never know what someone else might do out there. 

    Reply
  44. Roger Morris

    Been subscribed to both. Quickclot and tourniquet combo should be in there for those really bad times.

    Reply
  45. Kerri Robichaud

    New Subscriber! I carry painkillers, antibiotic cream and bandages in my bag and have for years now, so that would be the first thing going in a med kit for me too.

    Reply
  46. Brittany Staudt

    already a sub to dans new sub to nature
    H and H, tourniqute, cayenne pepper

    Reply
  47. Mary Toleson

    New subscriber though I swear I thought I subscribed before.
    Burn treatment would be good to have in a tac kit.

    Reply
  48. Glen Strecker

    New Subscriber to Nature Reliance School Channel, already a subscriber to Dan’s Depot.

    Good thing to carry in a tactical med kit is Quick Clot and Israeli bandages to handle cases of severe bleeding.

    Reply
  49. Tim Cotton

    Already a subscriber to both.

    Combat Tourniquet, Quick Clot and a couple of pairs of Nitrile Gloves.

    I love the reviews. Keep them coming!

    Reply
  50. John M Hazlett

    Already subbed to one, new sub to the other!

    Tourniquet!

    best of luck all!

    Reply
  51. Trish Clapper

    already a subscriber to Dan’s Depot and new subscriber to Nature Reliance School I would add alcohol pads and bandages

    Reply
  52. Jeff Kushen

    New Subscriber to both channels, but I always stop by to check them out..Tourniquet and a gloves should always be in a medkit!

    Reply
  53. Real Ricky Ross

    Already a subscriber!

    Quickclot

    (blood loss is why most folks die in an emergency situation … to me, stopping the loss of blood is most important)

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  54. RichardSitz

    Already a subscriber to both. All tactical kits should include a tourniquet, an Israeli bandage, an airway tube, and a chest seal.

    Great video. I’m working on putting together a general medical kit and a tactical med kit at this time.

    Reply
  55. BJ Gaskill

    “Already a subscriber!” to Dan’s
    New Subscriber to Nature Reliance School

    TQ

    Good Luck everyone!!!

    Reply
  56. JamesK

    New subscriber to Nature Reliance.
    (Already a subscriber to DansDepot.)

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Reply
  57. Marlana W.

    New Subscriber to both channels.

    Israeli Bandage was an item in the video

    Thanks for the chance!

    Reply
  58. Frederic Kremer

    New Subscriber
    go read this blog and the watch the video with it.
    water purification tablets and a lighter

    Reply
  59. Carolyn Barnett

    “New Subscriber! I would add plastic wrap( liked the kind you use to wrap food) to keep the items dry

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  60. Lee Shaver

    Already subscribed at Dan’s ,New to Nature Reliance School Channel 4×4’s and plenty of them.

    Reply
  61. Scott

    New subscriber

    Chest decompression needle

    I liked the isralie bandage, very multipurpose. Need to include gloves

    Reply
  62. Nick Beales

    New Subscriber!

    Israeli bandage!

    I hope that everyone realizes that a well equipped b.o.b. is far more important than a b.o.v. (see which one lets you down first!)

    Reply
  63. bryan

    subscribed to both. ways tho seal a wound. needle and thread or crazy glue or quick clot

    Reply
  64. James Tyson

    I’ve been subscribed to Dan’s for several years now and new to the Nature Reliance School.

    I would include Quick Clot & if attainable, some sort of nerve block like Lidocaine.

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  65. J. Jones

    Already a subscriber to both!

    Everyone has great suggestions for items in a med kit.

    One thing I always think important is to have some sort of water purification drops or small filtration in the event you do not have clean water immediately on hand.

    Thanks

    Reply
  66. Nathan Foshee

    Subscriber to both. You should always have Super Glue. Never know when you will need stitches!!

    Reply
  67. Chris Leaver

    New suscriber for Youtube channels

    I’m glad you mentioned Israeli bandages. I have several and keep them in all of my kits.

    Reply
  68. Victoria Boekweg

    New subscriber!
    That Israeli bandage would be the first thing I would get!

    Reply
  69. Al Quackenbush

    Already a subscriber!

    Chest Decompression Needle – <– not something I would have originally thought about.

    Reply
  70. Marilu

    New subscriber… In such a bag – my TC3 response kit, PPE and comms – FT-60.

    Reply
  71. Jack Daggett

    Already subscribed to Dan’s Depot; a new subscriber to NRS.

    Always have plenty of gauze.

    Reply
  72. Jerry Bowers

    Already subscribe to “Dan’s”
    New subscriber to “Nature”
    Gloves would be good to have in a tactical medical kit.
    Love your stuff!

    Reply
  73. Brett

    New Subscriber!

    Stopping bleeding can be crucial so I would say tourniquets, trauma pads, quickclot, things to clean wounds with. Next to that antiseptics.

    Reply
  74. David McCheyne

    New Subscriber to both.
    Medical kits get Adhesive Medical Strips. Sometimes it’s the little things that get (infected and kill) ya.

    Reply
  75. craig

    Already subscribed to Dan’s, new subscriber for Nature Reliance School. Gloves, gauze, small set of medical sheers and duct tape go into my kit usually.

    Reply
  76. Karen Meharg

    New Suscriber. Items in kit tourniquet, chest decompression needle, chest seat, glove.

    Reply
  77. Nicole

    New Subscriber to both! Awesome channels! I’d add some PPE to the list.

    Everyone – go read this blog and the watch the video with it!

    Reply
  78. Mary Starnes Saunders

    “New Subscriber!”
    Make sure you have plenty or gauze in your medical kit. Overlap with things you need for your K-9.

    Reply
  79. Linda Beasley

    New to Nature Reliance School channel.
    Liquid stitch (surgical super glue) in tactical first aid

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  80. Greg Hemsoth

    Already a subscriber!
    Quickclot
    Israeli bandage
    Plenty of gauze
    Tweezers
    Scissors (med-lg size)
    Scalpel

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  81. Stephen Davis

    New Subscriber! Let’s start with the ABC’s , I would first have a CPR barrier followed by abdominal sponge. (Large enough for most wounds but can be cut down smaller. 🙂

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  82. Victor

    “New Subscriber!”go read this blog and the watch the video with it.

    One item that should go in a tactical medical kit is a list of the items that the pack contains and in the same arrangement that they are in the kit. This may help someone else that might use your kit to tend to your wound.

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  83. Bob T

    Already a subscriber! Keep up the great work!

    In my tactical medical kit, which rides on my plate carrier I carry a C-A-T, EMT shears, Quik Clot, Israeli Bandage and a couple of pairs of gloves.

    Reply
  84. Edward Jackson

    I am subscribed to both. I have been a subscriber to the school. I enjoy your clips keep up the good work.

    Reply
  85. Jeff

    New subscriber! Definitely need a tourniquet, and save the wrapper to use as a chest seal if you don’t already have one.

    Reply
  86. Kyle Hamilton

    Dan’s Depot-Already Subscribed
    Nature Reliance School-New Suscriber

    I deffinitely agree with the above req. on Quick-Clot, Maxi-Pad as well as Tampon for verious uses. A small blade is always usefull as well. Sure it’s redundant but 2 is 1 & 1 is NONE!!

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  87. Kyle Hamilton

    Dan’s Depot-Already Subscribed
    Nature Reliance School-New Subscriber

    I definitely agree with the above req. on Quick-Clot, Maxi-Pad as well as Tampon for various uses. A small blade is always useful as well. Sure it’s redundant but 2 is 1 & 1 is NONE!!

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  88. Conor McGarry

    Already a subscriber for dans’ depot.

    New Subscriber for Nature Reliance Channel

    You should put in Celox.

    Reply
  89. Don

    New subscriber.
    I would include quick clot gauze, steri strips, and a medical stapler (staples are faster and easier than sutures)

    Reply
  90. Brent

    New subscriber

    I would add :

    Tourniquet
    Israeli dressing
    Chest seals
    28-32 fr. nasal airway

    Reply
  91. Kate

    Subscribed… I’ve seen several of you videos before this but hadn’t subscribed till now… Thanks…

    Reply
  92. Jerry Kimbrel

    Already subscriber

    Info on tourniquets and suturing you have a great website

    Reply
  93. Thom Hance

    New Subscriber! to one and already subscribed to Dan’s!

    The Israeli bandage has always fascinated me!

    Reply
  94. Dan Jones

    New Subscriber! I would also include a very sharp knife or razor with a sterilizing agent in case an incision must be made.

    Reply
  95. wil stewart

    long time subscriber to Dans depot, new subscriber to nature reliance.
    a bottle of super glue for closing superficial cuts is a good thing to have.

    Reply
  96. Thomas Cole

    Already a subscriber!
    In a Emergency first aid kit one item would be the TQ

    Reply
  97. William Ray

    New subscriber to both. Every kit needs personal protective gear, gloves ,mask

    Reply
  98. Michael Robinson

    “New Subscriber!” to both channels;

    In all my kits I always carry 1 pair of surgical hemostats and
    one pair of sharp tiped tweezers. Both of these offer many
    uses the variety of packs that I use.

    Reply
  99. Todd

    New subscriber to the Youtube channels. 🙂 My mother was a medic. She told me one of her top items was duct tape!! So I always have some in my bag. One of her favorite medical and everyday sayings was…” If you can’t duct it, **** it!” 🙂

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  100. carol clark

    New Subscriber! eye wash knife cause you never know when you might need one

    Reply
  101. Forest

    New subscriber! Great website.

    Asherman Chest Seal should be in every first aid kit if you are involved with hunting or target shooting.

    Reply
  102. Randy Alexander

    New subscriber to the Nature Reliance channel. Include a TQ, or tourniquet, in your tactical medical kit.

    Reply
  103. Steve Stavlo

    New subscriber- go read this blog and the watch the video with it. I would put wound glue.

    Reply
  104. Shareen Mioskowski

    Already a follower of both.
    Antiseptics and Disinfectants should always be a part of the kit.

    Reply
  105. Michael Allen

    New Scriber I had all that in two of my kits. I will fix my third and fourth kits with the missing items. Need to make a better comprehensive checklist.

    Reply
  106. Mark

    Go read this blog and the watch the video with it.
    A suture kit with blood clotting bandages.

    Reply
  107. Brett M

    Already subscribe to Dan’s Depot, NRS is new to me. Disinfectant and gloves would be a go-to.

    Reply
  108. Dan

    New subscriber to the Nature Reliance School channel

    Of the items in the video, I would have the TQ first and foremost, but I think I would place the need for a CPR mask/kit in there at the same importance level.

    Reply
  109. Michael Foster

    Already a Subscriber.

    Two things I would carry is at least one way of purifying water (filter or chemicals) and at least two ways to start fire. Both can be quite useful in a medical scenario.

    Reply
  110. David Knight

    Appears to be a very reliable bag with multiple purposes. I would love to have one.

    Reply
  111. James R Childers

    Already a subscriber,read blog ,watch video,bandages should be in the bag

    Reply
  112. James R Childers

    Already a subscriber,read blog ,watch video, acesbandages should be in the bag

    Reply
  113. Steve B

    Already a subscriber! What every bug out bag needs is a means to create fire… and purify water

    Reply
  114. Richard Wallace

    New subscriber. Good gear and good info. In a med kit, I like good sharp scissors or shears and sting-kill swabs.

    Reply
  115. Randy Davenport

    Already subscriber. I am disabled and this bag would be perfect to carry my medical supplies when I go out.

    Reply
  116. Chris

    New Subscriber!

    Med kit items: Israeli bandage, tourniquet, chest decompression needle, chest seal

    Reply
  117. Glen Saul

    Dan’s Depot Youtube Channel – already a subscriber
    Nature Reliance School – new subscriber

    I would definitely have surgical gloves & mask, suture kit and epi-pen.

    Reply
  118. MichaelDubya

    Already a subscriber.
    Watched videos, read blog.
    Gloves & Israeli bandage

    Reply
  119. Earl Herman

    New Subscriber. Love alot of your video’s. As for including something in the bag, I would recommend a Pressure Dressing.

    Reply
  120. DrJason

    I am already a subscriber to both. An Israeli bandage should be in everyone’s first aid kit.

    Reply
  121. Dan

    New Subscriber, although I have been watching your videos for a while. As for the med kit items – a tourniquet, good shears, Ibuprofin, alcohol pads, tweezers and a suture kit to name a few.

    Reply
    • Fizzlecat

      Reading most of the first aid selections, tournequets are the most recommended. But PLEASE be sure you know how to safely use them and rotate them, or the victim could end up losing an arm or leg. QuickClot or something similar would be very good to have- it has expiration dates- check it often. Gloves are a must have, as well as a CPR barrier. Antibiotic ointment ( doctors are suggesting polysporin instead of Neosporin, as people are developing allergies to Neomycin). A hands-free led light and method of starting a fire would be a priority as well. Israeli bandages include the clotting factor and a way to apply pressure. I would include the self-sticking bandaging tape that doesn’t stick to skin but sticks to itself for wrapping bandages or splints. Small travel sized bottles with alcohol for sterilizing and betadine for disinfecting wounds and hands. OTC pain killers such as ibuprofen or tylenol. Note Ibuprofen will be better against pain due to inflammation. Aspirin in case of a heart attack or stroke- make sure the victim is not allergic! Both aspirin and ibuprofen will increase bleeding tendencies. Benedryl for simple allergies and to help with sleep. Wound dressing material: gauze, ABD pads, Maxi pads, dressing tape, etc. I would be hesitant about using sutures or super glue to close wounds if they cannot be properly cleansed with sterile saline. Prepackaged syringes with sterile saline can be kept on hand. If you close a wound that is contaminated, it will come back to haunt you. Anti-nausea and anti-diarrheal medications to prevent dehydration. (One should have a method of disinfecting water, no matter how clean it looks in an emergency situation. I recommend Sawyer filters- compact and effective, plus has filters that don’t need replacement.) A good pair of medic or bandage scissors, and a sharp knife. Emergency blanket. You can make a makeshift seal for sucking chest wounds out of a square of plastic wrap. Tape on 3 sides and leave one untaped. Finally, a good, compact first aid guide. Some people tend to go blank mentally when in a crazy situation. Sorry to take up so much room with suggestions. I’ve been a nurse forever. Thanks again!

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  122. Robert

    Already a subcriber to the blog. I am a new subscriber to the youtube channel. Israeli bandage is a good item to have in your med kit.

    Reply
  123. bruce

    new to one not the other. As an older man w/health issues I always need to carry a supply of critical meds’ otherwise makes not much of a difference.

    Reply
  124. Nancy S

    New subscriber. Med kit needs tweezers, gloves, Neosporin, Ibuprophin, gauze, Israeli bandage, mask, suture kit, and so much more.

    Reply
  125. Bill R

    New subscriber to both Youtube channels
    Epi-Pen would be a necessary item in my bug out bag

    Reply
  126. Traci Miller

    new subscriber to one,

    I think every med kit should have ointments, iodine, and face masks.

    Reply
  127. Monte

    Already a subscriber to DD and New Subscriber to the School. I feel that you need a tourniquet and chest seal. Its too hard to just say one item.

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  128. Acujosh

    Great compartmentalized bag. I like the ease of carry. ALways good to be prepared!

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  129. Mark Pierce

    Already a subscriber to both. I would suggest soft meds such as Ibuprofen and tylenol for light pain relief.

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  130. Roger

    Already a subscriber! One item that should go in a tactical medical kit is a chest seal.

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  131. William Bacus

    I am a proud subscriber to “Dan’s Depot” and a new subscriber to “Nature Reliance School”. An Item that I would put in a tactical med kit would be several protective gloves.

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  132. Rooster

    Already a subscriber to Dan’s Depot, new to Nature reliance School. I add benadryl to my kits.

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  133. Richard Pellizzari

    Already a subscriber.
    go read this blog and the watch the video . I would add a set of nitrile surgical gloves and a couple of chest seal bandages to the tactical medical kit. Thank you Mr. Caudill for all the work you do and the great informative videos you create. 

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  134. Lane Martin

    New subscriber to NRS.

    Gloves are the first thing in every kit I put together.

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  135. John

    I’m already a subscriber & Medical Gloves, which are not mentioned in the video.

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  136. Kevin N.

    Crazy glue the cheap stuff it dries faster can seal up a deep cuts allowing it to heal faster. Or you can use it to seal up a blister .

    One caveat: keep the glue out of the wound itself, that creates a barrier that prevents healing. You just want the glue on the skin surface only.

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  137. Adam Proctor

    Already a subscriber! A tourniquet and gloves should always be in your tactical medical kit!

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  138. Eric L

    New subscriber to your Youtube channels but already subscribed to the email list.

    Your trauma kit should always have bandage material and something to cut it with (trauma shears). Good quality bandaging material can be used to bind wounds, stabilize fractures and form part of a tourniquet. Shears for removing it, or removing clothing from an injured limb.

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  139. David - NorthTexas

    Nice Sling Bag. 511 does a nice job on their products!!!
    Thanks for the reviews.
    DIN

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  140. Doug W.

    Craig. Well done. Subscribed to both. Awesome bag. And even have some room to invite my Italian friend, Giuseppe Beretta, to travel with me.

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  141. Joel Vogel

    Already a subscriber.
    Med kit handy items,
    Magnifying glass and a headlamp.
    Because it’s the little things that can get you and they usually happen at night.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  142. Vernon Spurrell

    Thanks for the chance to win this great bag.
    New Subscriber to both Youtube channels.

    I would definitely include nitrile gloves, some 4×4 gauze, a QuikClot gauze, and some Duct Tape.

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  143. Bryant

    New subscriber. 1 thing you need no one thinks of is a tampon, learned.in.iraq they are perfect for gunshot wounds

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  144. Colley

    New sub to Nature Reliance School. Already subbed to Dan’s Depot. Gotta have the naso pharyngeal tube.

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  145. Barry

    I have watched many of the video but just didn’t subscribe but I have now so that makes me a NEW SUBSCRIBER!
    Probably I would start with “gloves” – the first step in any medical procedure.

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  146. Dewayne Thornsbury

    Already a subscriber to both!

    Gloves
    Tourniquet
    Chest Seal

    Keep up the good work and great videos!

    Reply
  147. J.Bumberger

    New Subscriber

    Great video, always carrying tourniquets in the kits, we kayak and hike alot and these are vital to have along.

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  148. Larry CHAMBLISS

    New subscriber to one. Sterile gloves for the med kit for your protection and theirs. Also backup prescriptions is a must have.

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  149. Joe Frohlcih

    Already a subscriber. go read this blog and the watch the video with it. This bag should be good since 511 makes it.

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  150. Scott W. Swope

    I am a new subscriber to both sites on u tube. I would think that everyone should have an Israeli bandage or some other version to keep bleeding to a minimum. Also gloves to protect yourself because you never know about the other person and what they may have.

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  151. Vicki Schaaf

    Subscribed to both. Everyone has very good items for the med. kit.
    I guess I would put in a very small stuffed teddybear for the injured kids I came across. That would help all the oowee’s.
    This bag would be just the ticket.

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  152. WVscout

    Already subscribed to both.
    I would include a tourniquet , Isreali bandage, gloves.

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  153. Lenny Griffin

    I am already on-line with you folks. Thanks again for all the great information. Lenny

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  154. Bennet Erbaugh

    New Subsriber

    Tongue depressors for multiple uses. Hemos and surgical shears as well.

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  155. Billi

    Already a subscriber. A pair of nitrile gloves and something to mark where to find the medkit

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  156. peter chao

    “New Subscriber!”

    go read this blog and the watch the video with it. Gloves!

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  157. Gary

    Added Nature Reliance School and already subscribed to the Dan’s Depot Channel.

    Nasopharyngeal airway and Israeli Bandage

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  158. Rob Horton

    Frontiersmen LA 110 .
    Already a Subscriber , love the info, have used many of your scenarios in our group.

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  159. BB

    New subscriber.

    i would suggest that in the medical kit some type of sheet, perhaps mylar, in the event of bad weather. Keeping someone covered to maintain body heat or to keep dry is sometimes critical in medical emergencies.

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  160. BB

    New subscriber.

    Medical kit should include something to keep person dry or warm (i.e., mylar sheer).

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  161. Benji Benge

    New Subscriber
    One thing I always keep in a first aid kit is a baggy of cornstarch. It truly has a hundred uses. But
    go read this blog and the watch the video with it.

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  162. BB

    New subscriber.

    Medical kit should include something to keep person dry or warm (i.e., mylar sheet. )

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  163. Frances Walker

    I am a subscriber to both, and have learned a lot. Since I’ve only had basic first aid and CPR, I obviously have a lot to learn. I would be sure to include tweezers and “drawing salve” in a first aid kit (since I always seem to get splinters).

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  164. Robert kaupp

    I am a new subscriber to both ……..it is a must to have a tournaquite. And a chest seal as part of your kit

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  165. Drake Firebeard

    Already a subscriber to both channels! A tourniquet is essential to a tac med kit! Thanks Craig.

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  166. Josiah Martinez

    Already subscribed
    Things to include in a medkit:
    Epipen
    Tourniquet
    Tiger Balm
    (It helped me when my knee swole up and it was hard to walk)

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  167. Rick Coleman

    New Subscriber. Should always have band aid type dressing for small stuff and a good anti-biotic to go with it.

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  168. Ed Kimmel

    I am already a subscriber.
    I have Israeli bandages, and a Tourniquet, also quick clot

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  169. Zachary Doll

    Already a subscriber to Depot, but not to Nature Reliance! So a new subscriber there.

    Israeli Bandage and tourniquet

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  170. Steve Sanders

    New Subscriber! Should definitely have some triple-antibiotic ointment and compression bandages.

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    • Paul

      Already a subscriber to both. I agree with others…vitrile gloves on top for sure.

      Reply
  171. Marko Stojanovic

    Already a subscriber!

    gloves… one has to protect himself even when helping others

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  172. Dennis

    Already a subscriber!

    The video mentions an Israeli bandage and the blog mentions gloves.

    I’d make sure to add in superglue, though it does need rotating out every so often.

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  173. Mitchel Hinson

    I have been subed to Dans Depot for a while but am now a new sub to Nature Reliance!
    Being able to stop blood is very important an the Israeli bandage does a good job.

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  174. Ken Cannon

    I LOVE all of the information and details about what to do in preparation,, the knife is an awesome tool and is the toughest part of my b.O.b.
    I would love to add the bag for my gear,,
    Thank you.
    Sincerely
    Ken Cannon

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  175. Jim Barnett

    Already a subscriber!

    ALWAYS enjoy your site and the awesome instructional videos.
    Jim B.

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  176. Aaron M.

    New Subscriber!

    Always good to have a **tourniquet** in your med kit! I have CAT tourniquets in my kits.

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  177. Tim Petty

    New subscriber!

    Definitely Quikclot but for smaller wounds, I like the spray Quick Seal – it’s spray powder that could used multiple times for non-life threatening bleeders.

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  178. Paul

    New subscriber to youtube, and gloves should be in the tactical medical kit. I keep some in the car as well as the first aid kit(s).

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  179. Zach

    New subscriber

    I would definitely have a good pair of shears, quality bandages and tourniquet

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  180. Dewey

    New Subscriber to both Channels
    I would add a water bottle and filter like a Sawyer.

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  181. George

    New Subscriber! Excellent blog! Definitely check out the blog and the video at http://www.dansdepot.com/blog/items-tactical-medical-kit/
    The things that come to mind to add to the bag are Gloves, a Glock 42, couple extra mags, quick clot, emergency information, and more tourniquets. Love the Israeli bandage, ordering a few for my range box after I finish my comment!
    Thank you for the info!

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  182. Charlie

    Already a subscriber

    Gloves baby gloves. Anyone get hurt, I am not touching all that blood without gloves.

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  183. Eric Seberg

    Already a subscriber!

    gloves (not mentioned in the video)

    Thanks for the opportunity

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  184. Lori

    Already a subscriber!
    The blog video recommends adding: tourniquet; Nasopharyngeal airway; Chest Decompression Needle;
    Chest Seal;Gloves (not mentioned in the video). For me gloves are a MUST! I also like a tube or two of super glue (emergency suture) and Celox (because it’s a mechanical clotting substance and doesn’t give you the risk of causing clots in areas of the body remote from the injury.).
    Thanks in advance!

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  185. Jim mckay

    New subscriber “go read this blog and the watch the video with it”.
    You always need band aids preferably children’s bandages they stick better.

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  186. Tera

    Already a Subscriber!!!
    go read this blog and the watch the video with it.

    I would put my 1st Aid kit in it first off.

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  187. James Davis

    new subscriber to both channels. you need gloves in the kit, rubber/nitrile.

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  188. Michael

    New Subscriber

    Nasopharyngeal airway and you need to get professional training to use.

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  189. Sarah P

    New subscriber… I have a few basics… you’ll need tourniquets, swabs, syringes… I also am trying to have some herbal first aid like salves and tinctures. Slowly coming along.

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  190. mike tyree

    New subscriber. I would add dental floss and oil of cloves. I think dental is not stressed enough in first aid.

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  191. Jeff Valenzuela

    I’m already a subscriber. I agree with you that a tactical med kit absolutely needs a tourniquet. I would maybe add an Israeli bandage. Thanks for all the great content.

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  192. Ann O.

    Long-time DD YouTube subscriber, new to Nature Reliance School. I always keep latex gloves with me — simple, effective and cheap! Also, individually wrapped alcohol wipes are a must, in my opinion. Thanks for giving away such a useful, practical bag! Good luck, everyone!!

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  193. Travis

    New subscriber to Nature Reliance School channel. Go read this blog and the watch the video with it!

    One thing I would add to a tactical medical kit would be a either a skin stapler or suture kit.

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  194. Tyneisha

    New subscriber to both channels! A tourniquet should always be in a tactical medical kit!

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  195. Sue

    I have dial-up so I cannot watch you-tubes or channels Do you have regular e-mails?

    Bandages of all sizes & shapes need to be in a tactical first aid kit.

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  196. Raymond schroerlucke

    I am already a subscriber to both channels and for the tactical medical kit. what you need is foxseal,celox,swat-t ternicat,and latex gloves.
    thank you

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  197. Robbin Palmer

    “Already a subscriber!” Quickclot, a tourniquet, gloves, plastic bag and duct tape can be used for a great chest seal …

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  198. BJ

    Already a subscriber. That israeli bandage was awesome something I definitely need to add to my kits
    Awesome review

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  199. Fred C

    Hi Craig, Already suscribed to both channels. Thanx again for the good info, Radio, compass. I also have a blinking small red light that can be seen for miles. Think it would be a good addition to all bags. Take Care, Fred C.

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  200. Liz Stallings

    Already Subscribed. Gloves to protect yourself and the patient (blog). An isreali bandage for major trauma (video). Various sterile pads and rolls of gauze for smaller wounds. Quick clot. Etc.

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  201. Jerry Wheeless

    New subscriber to both! Just discovered ya’ll at the winter adventure weekend and have been checkin you guys out ever since; awesome stuff, great reviews, lots for my family and I to learn! I would include a pair of the strongest magnification reading glasses I could find, a high lumen output LED headlamp, at least one pair of surgical suture forceps, betadine solution, CAT tourniquet and nitrile gloves instead of latex. Thanks for your awesome sites and your passion to pay forward the knowledge you guys have! Be blessed!

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  202. Ted Kane

    A long time subscriber to Dan’s Depot. New subscriber to the Nature Reliance School. Always need a Epi pen and a triangle bandage in a trauma kit. Thanks.

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  203. Ken Beggs

    A subscriber to Dan’s Depot, new subscriber to Nature Reliance School.

    Triangle bandage, maxipad and you can use cellophane in a pinch for a xucking chest wound.

    Thanks!

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  204. Angela Bezanson

    New Subscriber to both you tube channels! Israeli bandage and chest seal will be my next items added to my gear. Thanks for sharing all this helpful information.

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  205. Sean Rutter

    Already a subscriber. One of the items you mentioned in the video was the chest decompression needle. That’s not something I would know how to use even though I’ve taken an EMR course. It makes me think maybe I should continue my education into EMT classes.

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  206. GatorGeek21

    “New Subscriber to both!” Tactical medical kit could include duct tape, Israeli bandange & Tourniquet. Now can I please win it! :-)

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  207. GatorGeek21

    Oops….no duct tape in the tactical med kit. I swear I watched it….honest I did. I got it confused with another one when I was trying to catch up. So much great content it all blurs together.

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  208. Dana J

    Already a subscriber to both channels. Nitrile gloves, tourniquet, and cutting tool (trauma shears and/or pocket knife). Thanks for all of the useful info you share!

    Reply
  209. Kevin

    New Subscriber, though I thought I’d already subscribed…

    Knowledge and training is the most important thing for a first aid kit, but in an emergency, esp when it isn’t something you’ve trained hard at (or done several times) it is easy to forget or confuse the steps needed for first aid for some of the less common or more complex injuries. So the best thing (IMO) to put into your first aid kit is either a pocket first aid field book or some home-printed guides, tips, or keys to help you remember what and how to react when the red stuff isn’t where it belongs….

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  210. Fred C

    Already a subscriber to both. go read this blog and the watch the video with it. Put in your comment below atleast one item that should go in a tactical medical kit.
    Radio, Compass. I also have a small flashing red light that can be seen for miles away. Nice Bag, useful. Thanx again for the good info.

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  211. Bret

    New subscriber.
    Definitely a must see for video and to read the blog.
    For me personally, I’d also carry a spare Bible in my Med kit, a well as clotting agent, Israeli tourniquit, super glue….

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  212. Jim Lipscomb

    I like to keep a small container of baking soda to draw spider bite toxins out. New Subscriber to both.

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  213. Doug Price

    “New Subscriber!”
    small headlamp or flashlight
    chest seal or at least plastic bag and tape
    Tournique
    Celox
    Israeli Bandage

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  214. Johnny Wilson

    Already subscriber to one and new to the other…

    As for the med kit, tequila and cigarettes…

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  215. Timothy S Coen

    New Subscriber!! Go read this blog and the watch the video with it.
    A field med kit should include a small field surgical kit that include stitching materials and tools and iodine tablets …

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  216. John Pritchard

    Already a subscriber to both channels, looks like a good bag, and I don’t mind any scuff marks…

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  217. Momma Kathy

    Already a subscriber.
    I think a 2-way radios to communicate would be good to put in the bag.
    Can call for help then use med kit to care for the injury. Definitely need some kind of antiseptic to cleanse a wound.

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  218. Bull

    Already a subscriber to “Dan’s Depot”, new subscriber to “Nature Reliance School”. The Israeli bandage is new to me, that’s a very interesting product. I believe, like many of the other commenters, either latex or nitrile gloves and some sort of antiseptic wash should be included in any medical kit. Thank you for the great information, it is appreciated to have another source for survival knowledge.

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  219. Brian

    New subscriber to both (How did that happen?). As mentioned quick clot and gloves

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  220. JLA

    Already a subcriber, have been for a while!

    — Tourniquet (I have a C.A.T. & a R.A.T.S.)
    — Nasopharyngeal airway
    — Chest Decompression Needle (just in case there is someone around who knows how to use it, because I don’t)
    — Chest Seal
    — Gloves (3 pairs of HD black nitrile)

    I also keep both a 4″ & a 6″ IBD in my kit, two 50g Quikclot sponges & a pack of Quikclot Z-fold combat gauze.

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  221. Jim Criswell

    New subscriber! Gloves were already mentioned and probably tampons and/or maxipads were too, but that would be my suggestion. Also, panty hose for very cold weather…guys, you can wear them under your jeans or tactical pants and you wouldn’t believe how warm they will help keep your lower torso and extremeties…you could stuff them in your BOB in a small baggie… JC

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  222. Denis Sanders

    I am a new subscriber to both channels.

    My wife and I have med kits that we always have ready if need arises and the one common item is the blood clotting bandages, every kit we have has a few in it.

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  223. Nathan

    New Subscriber! ….

    A tactical medical kit needs an Israeli bandage. I’ve got one, do you you?

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  224. Brad E

    Already subscribe and new subscriber to Nature Reliance.
    Gloves for personal protection, Israeli trauma bandage, gauze etc.

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  225. adam

    New Subscriber

    I would include a small piece of petroleum glaze. It would give you a good seal for a through and through chest wound, or an improv chest seal in case of more than one chest wound. Also some sort of quick clot, but you need to be in real bad shape for that.

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  226. 12yearoldbushcrafter

    New subscriber!

    Good old paracetamol or aspirin. Headaches and muscle pain can deconcentrate you ALOT.

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  227. Thomas Hudspeth

    “New Subscriber!” go read this blog and the watch the video with it. At least one item that should go in a tactical medical kit? Duct Tape, it fixes anything. Seriously, it can work in so many ways to help in an accident/emergency.

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  228. Louis Miskovich

    New Subscriber.

    I would say an epi-pen. There are many things that can be improvised, but not an epi-pen!

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  229. Justin Jagielski

    New subscriber!

    I think an important item for a med kit is something to wash a wound out, yet also multi purpose like a flask of moonshine or vodka (not to drink). Would work well as an antiseptic, a source of fuel, and could be used to pull other medicinal properties from leaves, berries, etc..

    . . . I guess you could drink it too.

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  230. John Ruckman

    Already a subscriber to Dan’s Depot YouTube channel, new to Nature Reliance School YouTube Channel.
    I would definitely put a blood clot bandage in with the emergency first aid kit for this 511 Bail out bag. You never know when you’ll need it.

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  231. Heather De Luna

    New Subscriber (to one channel) — already subscribed to the other. Working in the medical industry, I always have some toss-away gloves with me. They come in very handy for a ton of situations.

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  232. Garry

    New subscriber

    Israeli bandage and nitrile gloves i would think as an always must have

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  233. Frank Tessier

    Already a subscriber. I should add a chest seal though, to be honest, I’ve already got the wrapper in hand my Israeli bandage came out of.

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  234. Tom C

    Dan’s Depot “Already a subscriber!”
    Nature Reliance New subscriber!”
    I would include gloves and tweezers.
    Thanks for all your great info.
    Tom

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  235. David Malpass

    New subscriber to both.

    Some items needed in medical kit: cell phone to call 911; tourniquet; CPR pocket resuscitator; Israeli bandage; splint

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    • Kevin N

      Go read this blog and the watch the video with it. I would include a first aid kit with that.

      Reply
  236. Ritchie Shiver

    Already a subscriber! oh i really would love this bag. i know i havent been round alot lately but ive been busy with a group called “Project Healing Waters” if you get the chance look into it and maybe ill see you by that steam in the woods 🙂

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  237. Rich Flagg

    Already a subscriber; this would make a great Bug Out bag for all my VA meds for sure when I go on trips and stuff.

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  238. gene paranuk

    Already subscribed to dans depot…new subcriber to the other…
    nitrile gloves has been repeted…besides obvious use , you can carry water in an emergency

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  239. George Stewart

    “New Subscriber”!
    The following items should be included in your Tactical Medical Kit!
    Tourniquet
    Nasopharyngeal airway
    Chest Decompression Needle
    Chest Seal
    Gloves

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  240. George Stewart

    “New Subscriber”!
    The following items should be included in your Tactical Medical Kit!
    Tourniquet
    Nasopharyngeal airway
    Chest Decompression Needle
    Chest Seal
    Gloves
    Israeli dressing
    Calamine lotion
    Bite wipes
    Pain relievers
    Ammonia inhalers
    Bleed stop bandages
    Butterfly strips
    Adhesive tape rolls
    Elastic bandages
    Burn aid packages
    Alcohol wipes
    Antiseptic wipes
    CPR mask
    Assorted size bandage strips
    Trauma dressings
    EFA – First aid book
    Scalpel handle and blades
    Suture set

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    • James Kropf

      What are you guys going to “CUT” with that Scalpel? I would highly suggest adding an irrigation syringe, a suture kit and/or superglue in it’s place.

      Reply
  241. Steve Hoffman

    Already subscribed to both. Field guide to medicinal plants. Basic bandages.

    Reply
  242. Daryl Salley

    Already a subscriber. Quick Clot SiIver, Israeli Bandage, Tourniquet. Great site. Never miss it. Plan on taking the Survival course.

    Reply
  243. Anthony Brunscheon

    I am a new subscriber to both. I like to keep tampons in all my med kits. They are great for everything from broken noses to bullet wounds. They are also great for emergency fire tinder. Break up the fibers, rub a little chapstick into it, and spark with a ferro rod.

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  244. Michelle

    I am already subscribed to both. I always learn something new from you and the comments. Thank you for reminding me to take classes so I know how to use the items you mentioned. The Israeli bandage sounds like a very useful item to have. Thanks for sharing your vast knowledge.

    Reply
  245. Thomas Whitten

    Looks like a good enough bag to me. Should work just fine 🙂 I’m already subscribed as well.

    Reply

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