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cheapest place for a belt first aid pouch?

Discussion in 'Hygiene and First Aid / Medicinal' started by troutman, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. troutman

    troutman Nomad

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    I'm looking at making an emergency belt first aid kit- with cpr face shield, gloves, emergency (foil)blanket and heavy gauze dressings. The cheapest empty belt pouch I have found is around £8.

    By the time I fill it its going to bring the total up to around £14, any ideas for cheap pouches that will fit a 3" utility belt? it doesnt have to have any first aid signs etc on it either, just not camo.

    Any reputable surplus shops etc out there?
     
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    Poundland. You can guess the price, just buy the extra bits nfrom the chemists.
     
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    Regarding the CPR mask, I don't know about there but over here the Red Cross sells them. Might be worth checking to see there as well?
     
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    Wilkinsons had some outdoor belt FAKs in their sale. Good base to build on. They had burns kits reduced too.
     
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    Thanks chaps- karrimor one looks good for the price! :)
     
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    Be careful with buying cheap. Most of us on this forum spend a lot of time out in the woods. If you have a quality FAK pouch then it will not tear apart in the brambles.
    I paid £14 for this one and it will hold up during your bushcraft adventures.
     
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    Not the cheapest option, but I purchased one of John Fenna's leather sporran pouches for my FAK, and there was enough room left over for some firelighting stuff. In case the patient disnae recover, you can sort out a pyre.

    :)

    Windy
     
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    Thanks guys, some good options to consider. I may end up with a life systems or similar pouch in red, atleast it would be easy to identify ;)
     
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    Bought one of these today while out, appears a good quality material and can be locked, comes with a handle on top, I've added an eyewash to the kit with other bits.

    Must ad, it can be released from a belt without undoing the belt.
     
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