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USK, Level 1, and Level 2 First Aid Kits

From Nutinfancy – Urban Survival Kit, Level 1, Level 2 first aid kits

Urban Survival Kit


§ Small day pack (Kelty "Cadence") zipped organization pouches, Columbia® Toiletry Valet.


§ Survival crank or small transistor radio (AA variety like Sony Panasonic RF-P50, Sony ICF-S10MK2,Grundig Mini-300 are good options)

§ 2-way AA cell-capable radios (Motorola #MR351R shown) with 550 cord lanyards

§ Mini polycarbonate signal mirror (Gerber shown)

§ Flare pen or gyro jet with extra flares (optional; also hand held compact signal flares)

§ 2 loud whistles (options: Fox, WindStorm, NRS Storm Safety-brand whistles, 'Ray Gonia' dog training whistle)

§ 2 fine tip black Sharpie® markers, Post Its®, index cards, waterproof paper (Write in the Rain)

§ Fenix L1D and LD20 AA multi-mode flashlights with light cones (red, white)

§ Fenix light headband, Streamlight Stylus Pro penlight, 8 (min) lithium AA and 4 (min) AAA batteries (Energizer Ultimate Lithium shown)


§ Heavy leather gloves (Petzl rapelling gloves shown, any high quality can work)

§ 4 pair disposable Nitrile exam gloves

§ Safety glasses/sun glasses

§ Dust masks (2 min)

§ Foam ear plugs (3 pair)

§ Respirator if SAWC permits (AO Safety® model shown)

§ Sunscreen & chapstick

§ Disposable plastic poncho or rain suit

§ Skull cap and/or sweat band

§ Adventure Medical Kits Thermo-Lite 2 Bivy bags (1 small, 1 large)


§ Leatherman Super Tool 300 (or equivalent)

§ Pry bar (options: Stanley "Wonder Bar II," 10'/25cm "Claw Bar")

§ Multi-bit drivers (like Stanley #68-107 Fiberglass Screwdriver)

§ Gas shutoff wretch (not shown)

§ Heavy wire

§ Heavy duty aluminum foil

§ Gorilla® brand duct tape

§ 3M® electrical tape, mini hacksaw (like Stanley MiniHack #20-807 shown)

§ Spring loaded punch

§ 100 ft 550 nylon cord wrapped on tempered hardboard winder

§ 25 ft heavy duty nylon cord (on exterior to case belay and lashing)

§ Portable saw if SAWC permit

§ Dedicated wire snips

§ 1 small can WD-40

§ Stanley Stanley #10-16 Utility knife with extra blades (or Gerber EAB model, reviewed)

§ Dedicated mini-scissors (Gerber shown)

§ Flint and steel (like "Light My Fire" brand shown)

§ 2 packs Trioxane fuel bars

§ Adjustable lighter, REI "Lifeboat" matches


§ Large OC pepper spray container (as big as SAWC allow; UDAP® brand 8 oz bear spray excellent)

§ Folding tactical/utility blade (Buck Vantage Select shown, many other great options reviewed)

§ Kel-Tec P3-AT .380 auto pistol with extra mag, 50 rds minimum 90 gr Federal HydraShok® ammo

§ Uncle Mikes Size 10 ankle holster & belt holster (Fobus also good), spare mag case ("RIPOFF" brand shown)

§ mid-size survival knife (options: Ontario SP-17, CS SRK, KaBar Combat, Fallkniven A1, Randall RC-5,etc)


§ Level 1 Nutnfancy First Aid Kit (see review)


§ Katadyn Hiker water filter

§ Nalgene folding Wide-Mouth Canteen 96 oz #2595-0096

§ Coffee or paint screen pre-filters

§ Collapsible backpacking bucket


§ As many energy/candy bars (solid chocolate store best) that SAWC allow

§ 2 freeze-dried meals

§ MSR "Pocket Rocket" stove

§ Propane fuel cartridge

§ Tin can/canteen cup/titanium cup with lid

§ salt packets in plastic baggy


§ Miniature playing cards

§ Thermo compass

§ Alcohol swabs

§ Scott-brand blue shop towels

§ Kleenex®

§ Kirtland-brand Household anti-bacterial wipes in baggy


§ Xootr scooter in travel bag (compact, fast, maneuverable escape vehicle, 5 times faster than walking)

§ Rappelling gear (Blue Water brand 150' kern mantle rope preferred)

§ US Army 120' surplus rope ok too; good for 9 or so story escape only though)

§ Rescue 8

§ Carabineers

§ Rappelling seat

§ Sport Parachute, strap adjusted


LEVEL 1 First Aid – Mobility - 5.5 ounces very slim profile - blood loss, disinfecting, minor pain, and bandage exchange

§ Surgi-pads – soak up blood (Johnson & Johnson 5”x9”) (Maxi-Pads for level 2?? – too bulky for Level 1)

§ Non Adhearing bandages

§ Band Aid bandages – small, medium, large, pads

§ (3) Gauze Pads

§ Cotton Swabs

§ Burn Gel w/ bandage

§ Alcohol Pads or even Iodine Swabs

§ Advil, Tylenol, Antacid, anti-diahrea in same small baggy – pills with the writing on them or describe on a label

§ Neosporine

§ Space Permitting:

- sharp REI tweezers

- scalpel or razer blade (new)

- surgical gloves

- moleskin

- Gorilla-brand duct tape (unless carried elsewhere in system)

- superglue vials (for wound closure)

- ACE bandages??

- Salt and/or electrolyte drink mix (to revive dehydrated hikers)

- Transport tubes – Peroxide & Iodine

- Suturing kit

- Medical Tape

- Vaseline

LEVEL 2 First Aid - ROL (Rule of Law) situations to stabilize patients & transport to better care. Gun Shot Wound care

§ 5x9 Kendall-brand Abdominal Pad (1),

§ 4x4 in J&J-brand Topper Sponges (4),

§ 4x4 in J&J Surgipad thick gauze pads (6),

§ 4x4 in J&J All-Purpose sponges (gauze pads) (6),

§ 3x3 in J&J (or other brand) Gauze Pads (8),

§ 3x8 in Oil Emulsion adaptic dressing (4),

§ 2x2 in J&J (or other brand) Gauze Pads (6),

§ 2 Equate-brand tampons,

§ Kendall-brand 4.5 in x 3 yd gauze roll,

§ 10cmx12cm Tegaderm® transparent dressing (4),

§ 6cmx7cm Tegaderm® transparent dressing (8),

§ 1 roll Nexcare-brand microspore medical tape,

§ ¼ inch 3M-brand Steri-Strip (4),

§ 1/2 inch 3M-brand Steri-Strip (4),

§ BandAid-brand (or Nexcare-brand) large bandaids (15),

§ BandAid-brand (or Nexcare or 3M-brand) large elbow/knee adhesive bandages (5),

§ 2x2 in non-adherent pads (Telfa-style) gauze pads (4),

§ latex tourniquet,

§ military compressed triangular OD bandage (1),

§ Polymem® (pending addition),

§ mini super glue tubes in baggie;


§ Streamlight Stylus Pro penlight with AAA lithium batteries,

§ Fiskars general purpose scissors, hemostat (1),

§ Size 11 Scalpels (4),

§ REI-brand sharp tweezers,

§ LaCross-brand Tini-Tweeze tweezers (small, flat bladed),

§ Benchmade-brand Rescue 5 cutting tool,

§ 4x6 in Bagettes-brand plastic bags (2),

§ 1 US Military Document Envelope (NSN 8105-00-334-4120),

§ wooden cotton swabs (10),

§ large sewing needle on index card material,

§ single edge razor blade (1 maybe 2),

§ Gorilla-brand duct tape wound on hotel key card,

§ latex gloves (2 pair),

§ folding magnifying glass,

§ 35mm film container for eye washing;


§ k1/2 oz mini bottle of Povidone-Iodine solution,

§ 30ml BandAid-brand antiseptic wound rinse (others ok too),

§ PDI-brand 10% Benzoin Tincture swabs in foil package (5),

§ BD-brand Alcohol Swab (16),

§ PDI-brand Povidone-Iodine prep pad (medium size, 10),

§ Neosporin NeoToGo spray,

§ Neosporin-brand antibiotic ointment (1 tube, 6 single use packets),

§ 4 oz Swift-brand Eye wash,

§ 4 oz Hydrogen Peroxide,

§ 1.5 oz hand sanitizer gel;


§ Chapstick,

§ GoldBond-brand single use antiseptic wipe,

§ itch relief cream,

§ Benadryl-brand itch relief stick,

§ ½ oz Clear Eyes-brand eye drops,

§ 10ml transport tube of Burn Free or Medi-Burn relief gel,

§ Adventure Medical Kits-brand compact Emergency Bivy sack,

§ 6 in ACE bandage (1),

§ 4 in ACE bandage (1),

§ moleskin sheets (2);


§ salt packets in baggie (6),

§ Extra-Strength Tylenol (lots), Advil (lots), Loperamide (lots), Benadryl tabs (20), large antacid tablets (5), heavy duty pain killers (your choice, use with care), antibiotics (10 days worth);


§ oral thermometer in case,

§ cotton balls,

§ CPR MicroShield,

§ flexible finger splint,

§ suturing kit (includes syringe and 1% Xylocaine local anesthetic, not shown),

§ BlackHawk-brand medic roll;


§ Quick Clot, flexible splints, emergency dental kits

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