As someone who has an old FAK full of out of date and other useless items I am interested in getting myself a couple of new FAKs. I am interested mostly in just buying already assembled FAKs and I like the look of the lifesystems ones (I saw someone on here velcro'd it to an obvious place to the outside of their bag.... I think that's a great idea and may steal that) and then just keeping the bits up-to-date, in good condition, adding useful bits (like anti-histamines, tick removers) and removing not so useful things (if there are any!) as I go.
I would like to get a FAK for 'lone' day trips and a FAK for 'lone' weekend/weeklong trips (I say lone, since if I'm in a group it's still nice to know you have what you need, and you won't end up having to borrow bits from others, plus 'lone' because you've otherwise got to rely on others also bringing one). I think it could be good to have the small FAK attached to the outside of the pack and the bigger
There are so many Lifesystems FAKs, heres a handy comparison chart: http://www.lifesystems.co.uk/imgs/fi...Chart_2011.pdf
it's hard to know which one would be most suited to bushcraft day trips and which would be most suited to bushcraft weekend+ trips (in the UK, where you will typically not be more than a phone call away from the emergency services)
Any suggestions on a kit for these, bearing in mind that on the longer trips I could take both. Have the smaller one velcro'd to the outside of my back and the bigger one tucked away inside the sack (maybe a note inside the smaller one, saying BIGGER FAK, FOR BIGGER MISTAKES, IN PACK! )
So what two lifesystems kits would be most apt and what may you wish to add additional to them?