My Medical Trauma Kit




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This is a tour of my DIY Medical Trauma Kit made up of various items, which I bought individually or from other First Aid Kits.

Step 1: Top Pouch

This is where I keep my my Trauma Shears and 2 pairs of Nitrile Gloves.

Note: The Trauma Shears have a paracord loop on the handle so the can be strapped into the velcro, so they won't fall out when in transport.

Step 2: Top Zipper Compartment

In this compartment I keep 20 conforming bandages (5cm x 4m).

Step 3: Main Compartment

I have not, yet, filled up the top part of the main compartment.

Note: next steps are about the individual products.

Step 4: Gauze Swabs Bag

This small bag holds my 3" x 3", 2" x 2" and 7.5cm x 7.5xm Gauze Swabs.

Step 5: 2 X 36 Inch Sam Splints

Step 6: Cleaning & Scissors

2 x Surgical Scissors

2 Packets of 10 Cotton Tips

2 x Wound Cleansing Tube

UPDATE: I just ordered 10 more irrigation cleansing tubes.

Step 7: 4 X Finger Splints

Step 8: SPF 50+ Sunscreen & Antiseptic Solution

Step 9: 3 X Space Blankets

Step 10: No. 15 Wound Dressing

Step 11: 5 X Triangular Bandages

Step 12: 4 (2 in Each Pack) X Instant Ice Packs

Step 13: 2 X 1L Bottles of 0.9% Sodium Chloride

I keep one bottle in my kit and the other one as a spare.

Step 14: 2 X 1L Bottle of Distilled Water

Again, I keep one bottle in my trauma kit and the other spare.

Step 15: Sports Kit

In my sports kit, I keep 2 Instant Ice Packs, Scissors, Tweezers and 2 rolls of Elastic Adhesive Tape.

Step 16: Post Wound Care Kit

In my post wound kit bag I keep non-adherent pads, an adhesive island dressing, a wound dressing, wound closure strips (5 packs of 5 strips), wound plaster and a large wound dressing.

Step 17: Now the Left Side Compartment

In this compartment I keep 4 x Stretch Bandage (10cm x 3.2m), 4 x Stretch Bandage (7.5cm x 3.2m), 4 x Stretch Bandage (5cm x 4.9m), 2 rolls of adhesive plaster and 24 safety pins (SML, MED & LRG).

Step 18: Front Compartment

In the front compartment I keep a variety of things, so let's go through them!

Step 19: Things

I keep a container of Vicks, PawPaw ointment and a light which has a normal light, the white part flashes green, it can also be steady as well, and there is a whistle in the end.

Step 20: Gauze

I have 3 x 3 inch and 2 x 2 inch gauze swabs.

Step 21: 4 X CPR Masks

Step 22: Minor Wound Kit

In this kit I keep small band-aids and large ones, splinter probes, Burn Aid Gel and a triple antibiotic ointment.

Step 23: Ibuprofen and Some Tweezers

Step 24: 4 (2 Packs of 2) Instant Hand Warmers

Step 25: Now to the Right Side Compartment

This is where I keep my cleaning things;

- Cotton Balls

- Pocket Tissues

- Hand Washing Packets

- Alcohol Pads

- Antiseptic Cleansing Wipes

- & also some spare bags.

Step 26: And Second Last...

I really like how the bag has backpack straps as well, as well as having handles, and a shoulder strap this bag is very versatile.

Step 27: Things I Would Like to Add or Put In...

These are some things that I would like to add to my trauma kit when I can buy them;

- Itch Relief Spray (for bites, stings and rashes).

- Guedel Airway Kit

- Stethoscope

- Bandage Clips

- Insta-Glucose

- Bio-Hazard Bags

- Utility Knife

These are the things I have which I need to put in;

- No Water Pump Hand Wash

- Ink Pens

- Pen Light

- Lighter/Matches



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    15 Discussions


    Tip 2 months ago

    tourniquets, get two pairs of shears. hemostatic dressings ie quikclot. also flares and mechanic gloves

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    Reply 2 months ago

    I just got a new bag about a week ago, so I may do an update when I have re-stocked it based on your comment and others! Thank you for your input :)


    1 year ago

    Been a while since this was posted so disregard if this has been addressed.

    You'll need to triple up on gauze pads & add both tourniquets and Quick Clot. Olaes bandages would be an excellent addition as well as chest seals.

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    Reply 1 year ago

    Hello! I have updated the kit since this was posted and I have added some more gauze swabs, and also I have added another smaller kit more major wounds, which is pretty much made up of many 20x20cm Combine Dressings.

    Tourniquets are on my buying wish list - haha, I will also add some Quikclot dressings and Olaes bandages to the list.

    Thanks for the ideas!


    Question 1 year ago on Step 16

    Where did you get the plastic bin that you used for your minor wound kit?

    1 answer

    Tip 1 year ago on Step 19

    I have added a headlamp for hands free light along with extra batteries.


    2 years ago

    remember people are allergic to Latex some of your items do contain this item

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    Reply 2 years ago

    Yeah, the first thing I would like to add as well is some non-latex gloves and them keep I guess replacing things with non-latex items.


    2 years ago

    This is an excellent start! You might want to see step 5 in my 'ible, and the comments section at the end where some esoteric stuff gets chewed on.. Your kit appears to be a good one, UNLESS you are having to field dress a gaping gunshot wound or apply a tourniquet. You should consider a "combat gauze" that has a clotting agent (kwik clot or the other kind). Those things are pretty awesome!

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    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing that with me! I will look into buying some combat gauzes! Thanks again!


    2 years ago

    I like this a lot...can you tell me where you found the bag itself?

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    Reply 2 years ago

    Hello I brought the bag off E-Bay for $85!


    2 years ago

    Nice assortment you got there, why not add a few utility knives and lighters to it for disinfecting and opening infections?

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    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks for the comment! I'll have to buy a utility knife and out in some lighters! Good idea!