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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 20:32 pm 
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Title pretty much explains it all :)

Do you guys have original kit in your medic bags? Do you have an actual modern first aid kit? Is it all just biscuits and bubble wrap? :D

I imagine it would vary from private battle (don't want to damage any original gear), to public battle to static display but i'm interested to find out.


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:18 am 
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At public shows I have the original items a medic would carry. If I am taking part in a battle at somewhere like Beltring I tend to have some used field dressings with fake blood on them to give the spectators an impression that the guy I'm treating is wounded. I also carry plasters, adheshive tape, scissors, a triangular bandage and safety pins in case anyone does get a minor injury. I always make sure that my canteens are full of drinking water - it gets pretty hot in the areana and the lads often get dehydrated. :)

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:07 am 
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If on display I put original kit in it, if at a battle or on a walk I put a modern small first aid kit in it to cover our members. People presume that if you're wearing the red cross that you have some medical knowledge!

I can't say anything, when I needed a bible for a quote at Spanhoe last yr I went to the first US chaplain I saw, luckily he was actually a bible carrying chaplain!

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:23 am 
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That was me. You wanted a quote from Psalm 91.

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I have it full of first aid bandages.
Post war though but usable if need be.

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I have several "original" packs, and then have the no duff in a separate one!

Even then I had to scrounge off Kate once this year! :roll: :D

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 14:27 pm 
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Original for displays, CAS/SIM for battles, etc, and a "NODUFF" live kit in the tentage encase of real accidents or casualties. As has been said "ALL" water bottles full of drinking water and a jerry can with the live kit.

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I have two US medic pouches & harness (usually kept in my jeep) one has a modern usable first aid kit, the other has WW2 dated bandages.
I think its important to have a 'real' first aid kit with you at displays.
However, when I recently suffered the dreaded Garand thumb, I realised that my first aid kit was still in my jeep & my jeep was at home in the garage !! :oops:

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And for the Ardennes marches;
Extra socks and spare gloves.
Probably also some chocolate for energy.

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Haven't collected enough stuff to put on display, so for the time being I have a moderna first aid kit and plenty of (current) bandages from the army to fill my two medics pouches.

Also, plenty of handwipes.


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