NOTE: This Medical Module is old. Here’s the latest version:
BUILDING A BUG OUT BAG: Medical Compartment
(Research & Development Video)
SHOUTOUT: I would like to give a HUGE shoutout to “Bodin87”, who was kind enough to mail me a care package of several medical supply items to help me with this compartment. Bodin87 works in the medical field and was able to provide with me with a lot of guidance in this video.
This video shows the Medical Compartment for my bug out bag redesign project. I have everything stored in a Maxpedition F.I.G.H.T. medical pouch, and the items are heavily influenced by USNERDOC’s Level II FAK, although scaled down. I tried to focus on having enough gear for blood loss and not include too many items that I have no idea how to use.
With the Medical Compartment, the actual items are secondary to “knowledge”. Since I am no medical expert, I decided to sign myself up for a few classes in my local area: a CPR certification class and a Wilderness & Remote First Aid course given by the American Red Cross. For those of you looking to build your own first aid bag, I would recommend taking the classes FIRST before building all of your gear in order to focus on the items that you actually know how to use.
Please feel free to offer any constructive comments to help me refine my system. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!