Maxpedition FR-1 First Aid Kit

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Hi Folks, as promised, here is my Maxpedition FR-1 first-aid kit. Please note this is not a survival kit. I use this kit for treating ailments and injuries only. You too can build your own premium kit, one which will meet your specific medical needs. It just requires some time, planning and patience. Stay safe.

Maxpedition FR-1 Pouch (khaki)

Main interior compartment:7″ x 5″ x 3″ or 17.7cm x 12.7cm x 7.6cm

Weight as configured: 44 ounces or 1261 grams

Notable Features: carry handle, torch-lair, elastic compression cord, webbing, internal elastic loops and pockets, full zipper opening, clamshell design, YKK zippers, water resistant 1000 denier ballistic nylon, but not waterproof.

This kit is equipped with approximately $300 – $350 in medical supplies. I did not keep a running total. This is only an approximate rough figure. Some items can be removed and carried separately.

1 Streamlight Stylus Pro flashlight
1 EMT Trauma shears (tan) with MSM Trauma Pouch (coyote) from Milspec Monkey or TheOpsDesk
1 CAT Tourniquet with Tactical Tailor Tourniquet Pouch (coyote brown). The CAT Tourniquet can be found on eBay
1 Slip-N-Snip folding scissors
1 Folding utility razor (orange)
1 Nail clipper
1 Mini Sharpie marker
1 4x Fresnel Magnifier lens
1 Fisher Space Pen
1 Hemostat
1 Stainless steel dental mirror
4 Safety pins
1 Techni-Edge knife (a.k.a. exacto knife)
1 Sterile Surgical Blade (disposable)
1 Tweezers
3 Sewing Needles
2 AAA batteries

Supplies and Medications
1 Neosporin mini pump spray
1 Laerdal Face Shield
1 Nasal airway tube with Dyna lubricant
1 Surgical tubing (heavy duty elastic tubing to serve as a possible tourniquet)
1 Lightweight rubber tourniquet
1 Roll breathable first-aid tape
1 Dukal (Ace bandage for sprains and joint support)
3 Sterile wipes
1 Gauze roll
4 Cotton rounds
1 Sunblock wipe
2 Poison Ivy wipes
1 Bug X 30 insect repellant wipe
2 Benzalkonium Chloride Antiseptic wipes
1 NexTemp disposable thermometer
2 Hydrogel burn dressings
5 Finger sleeves
2 Muscle Jels (similar to Icy Hot or Ben Gay)
2 Ammonia Inhalants (smelling salts)
2 Stingkill with benzocaine
2 Sting-X (to alleviate painful stings)
3 Alcohol prep pads
3 Povidone Iodine prep pads
1 Vaseline tube
5 ML syringe for irrigating/flushing wounds
2 Finger splints or tongue depressors
2 Kendall Q-Tip applicators
1 Tampon
1 Tissue Adhesive (veterinary skin glue — similar to Dermo bond)
1 Mini tube Crazy glue

Sealed blister kit — splinter lance, sterile cushioned pads and advanced healing pads

Sealed minor bleeding kit — 25 assorted Band-Aids and 1/8″ Steri-Strips

Sealed burn kit — burn cream with lidocaine and Cool Jel

Sealed mini pharmacy — Zantac, Motrin, Aleve, Tylenol, Aspirin, Imodium AD, Halls, Pepto Bismol, Benadryl, Claritin, Prilosec, (I will be adding Antibiotics, Ambien and Malarone — malaria medication to the mini pharmacy) I also added Duexis to the meds, which contains 800 mg ibuprofen and 26.6 mg famotidine.

Sealed mini dental repair kit — with instructions, toothache medication, cotton pellets, pick, plastic applicator, floss and Dentemp filler

Sealed major bleeding kit — 1 QuikClot Sport sponge, 6/0 Nylon monofilament sutures w/cutting needle, 5/0 Nylon monofilament sutures w/cutting needle (heavier gauge and more robust), 1 pack of ¼” Wound Closures Strips, 2 Surgical Dressings, 1 Trauma Pad, 3 Sterile Pads, 10 various Non-Stick Dressings, 2 Tegaderm Films, 2 Eye Pads

Declaration statement: This is to certify that this traveler has been equipped with this medical kit for personal use only in the event of an emergency, illness or accident. This medical kit has no commercial value. It is the personal kit belonging to this owner (name).

The small plastic bags can be found at Survival Resources.

These are some of the suppliers I used to build my first-aid kit:
Mfasco, Rite-Aid, CVS, Moore Medical, First-Aid Survival Kits, ITS Tactical, REI, National Survival Center,,,, Going Gear and Survival Resources,First-aid, Amazon, eBay, Rescue, etc…


Chris Pare says:

well i'm getting an aid kit today and bringing it to school!

Michael Gibbons says:

Could you do a review of your big orange first aid kit? That looks cool. An item list also?

Titus Pullo says:

Too many items. Much of that is not needed.

igrovit says:

Прикольные у вас там маленькие упаковочки делают! 👍

Lazy boy Hernandez says:

I would like to buy on$$

LucklessPine31 Isagamer says:

Where do you get one? I would like to buy one

grouch314 says:

This is very impressive. I like how much gauze you have in there. A lot of kits seems to rely on quick clot and only have 1 or 2 gauze dressings.
Personally, if I could only carry one first aid item it'd be a pack of sterile gauze swabs.

DuckTective says:

Wow I would love to have you near me in the zombie apocalypse

stormycliffs says:

Impressive you can fit all of that in there, just my 2 cents – If I were you I would put 1 surgical mask and 1 dust mask, and a small lighter to sterilise tweezers. So all in all, how much do you estimate all the equipment you took out on the table cost? not including the pouches themselves. thanks.

TubeDeviant says:

Impressive, fitting all of that into the FR-1.. I need to grab one or two of those incase they discontinue those..

TEST S says:

You know something I noticed most medical kits don't contain anything for burns if they do its 1-2 items just my 2 cents 🙂

Steven Clark says:

Where did you get the larger first aid bag?

Marcia G says:

OMG! VERY impressive for such a small carry. You did a great job on stocking the kit and videoing the contents. I have seen a lot of bags that size or even a little larger, but none can compare to the amount of good items in the bag! Keep up the good work.

Scott Case says:

You have one of the coolest first aid kits on YouTube I'm putting together my own something like your's

Jeremy P says:

what pouch are you using to hold those shears?

Leo Lion says:

good pak. You might want to check with Fire and or the Hospital, They do not use, sell, or advise anyone to use the ammonium inhalant anymore, due to the actual burning of the tissue of the nose throat and the airway. There are and have been to many law suits due to the usage of the inhalants. Please check and be safe.

Papa Smurf says:

sweet med kit , I'd take out all the scissors and just leave the one that will help with weight

Admiral Preparedness says:

Do you have a file that lists each item, cost and source?

Excellent kit!


jonathan aviles says:

im impress great stuff

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