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Old 09-18-2015, 06:54 PM   #1
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Great first aid kits from American Red Cross

I was looking for a store bought first aid kit that I thought was both affordable and well stocked with things one would need in the event of say... a serious car wreck.

Looked around and found nothing affordable, much less well stocked. I considered buying all the stuff and making my own but that's not as affordable as it used to be for an extensive kit.

Then I came across these on the American Red Cross web site:

Deluxe Family First Aid Kit - Red Cross Store for $27 surprisingly big and very well stocked.

First Aid Kit PLUS - Red Cross Store for $21 smaller, handy sized but still lots of stuff.

They are well stocked, cleverly laid out in pockets inside and there seems to be room enough to add a few extras of your own in each kit. The pocked interior is similar on both kits. The soft-side bags are nearly indestructible, as opposed to a plastic box. And even if you dropped them, all the stuff stays in place. Perfect. I should have thought to look on the Red Cross site sooner. I have seen these same kits marked up much higher at web retailers.

Ordered 2 of each for camper, home and vehicles.

1st pic is the smaller kit showing the pockets. 2nd pic is the big kit.
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:32 PM   #2
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Interesting. I will need to open in a real browser so I can compare to my current kit. I like the looks of the larger kit, but the Medes always seem to reach expiration dates before needed.


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Old 09-20-2015, 05:02 PM   #3
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Awesome.... well worth the money..
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:16 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. Just ordered mine . Again thanks.
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:35 PM   #5
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2 of the 4 kits I ordered arrived today. Shipping time not bad, as I ordered them Friday night and this is Wednesday. The kits are the smaller ones in the top picture.

Arrived in good order and as pictured. You can't break the box because it's a bag. And it's almost impossible to spill the kit as it's all zippered in place. Pretty well stocked. Nicely organized. And you can't beat the price at $21

Not as much room for extra "add your own stuff" as I had hopped, but a little bit. Need some butterfly closures and just a few other things.

The other two should be here by the end of the week.
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Don't forget a couple QuikClot Combat Gauze packs....

They work!

And a suture kit....
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:40 PM   #8
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Don't forget a couple QuikClot Combat Gauze packs....

They work!

And a suture kit....
OK on the Quick Clots. Suture kits should be reserved for those who know what to do with them. That excludes me. But I will be picking up a few butterfly closures. Noticeably absent from both kits.
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:15 PM   #9
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The "Big Kit" came today. Shipping from Washington to Georgia was more than a week but it didn't cost much.

There's room in this kit for add-ons. There is a large pocket up front that is all but empty except for a cardboard instruction sheet. That will hold a lot of extra stuff.

The organization is a little better than the smaller kits with the "stuff" being divided up into smaller pockets. While the smaller kit is just about spill proof, you can spill the contents of this kit from all the little dividers, but that will take some effort.

There are some brief instructions on the paginated inserts that work like a ring binder. In fact, it IS a ring binder. The instructions remind you how to use the contents of each section.

The part I like best about this kit is it's shape. It fits easily either under a car seat or in my case the rear door pocket of the truck.

In my opinion, worth the $27, the few bucks shipping, and the weeks wait.
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:21 PM   #10
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Stuff to add:

Hand sanitizer
Eppi-pen (is that how it's spelled?)
Snake bite kit (NO CUTTING!)
butterfly closures

and other stuff I haven't thought of...
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That would be really nice in a cabinet in the camper.
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Thanks for the insight and recommendation! I ordered the larger one for our new RV. Should be here Thursday.
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