A Review of the American Medical Kits Ultralight Pro First Aid Kit

I recently received a first aid kit, the American Medical Kits Ultralight Pro.  This is a lightweight kit that was developed for the use of the Yosemite Mountain Guides.  It is now available for retail sales. This is ideal for anyone who needs a light, watertight kit.  The professional-grade components found in the kit include a Laerdal® CPR Mask with O2 valve, SAM® Splint, and deep stock of bandages, dressings, and medications.

The kit is designed for groups of up to 10 people for trips up to 7 days.  It’s comes in a water resistant Ripstop case, (The colors are a bit bright for my tastes).  The contents are further packaged in Aloksack watertight bags tested waterproof to 200′.  That makes this kit perfect for paddling or boating as well.

• Features: 
• Pull-out Ultralight & Watertight .9 Bag
• EMT Shears
• SAM
• Laerdal
• Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine
• Wound irrigation System to clean and close wounds
• Group Size: 1-10 People
• Trip Duration: 1-7 Days 
• Bandage Materials
• 5 Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, 1” X 3”
• 2 Bandage, Conforming Gauze, 3”
• 1 Bandage, Elastic, Self Adhering, 3”
• 2 Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 2” X 2”, Pkg./2
• 4 Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 3” X 3”, Pkg./2
• 2 Dressing, Non-adherent, Sterile, 3” X 4”
• Bleeding
• 2 Gloves, Nitrile (Pair), Hand Wipe
• 2 Trauma Pad, 5” X 9”
•Blister/Burn
• 22 Molskin, Pre-cut & Shaped
• CPR 
• 1 CPR face shield, Laerdal
• 1 CPR Pocket Mask, Laerdal
• Fracture/ Sprain
• 1 Bandage, triangular
• 1 SAM splint, 4” X 36”
• Instrument 
• 1 EMT Shears, 4”
• 1 Pencil
• 2 Safety Pins
• 1 Splinter Picker/ Tick Remover Forceps
• Medical Information
• 1 Comp. Guide to Wilderness & travel Medicine
• 1 Patient Assessment Form
• Medication
• 4 Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine 25mg)
• 2 Aspirin (325 mg), Pkg./2
• 4 Diamode (Loperamide HCI 2 mg), Pkg./1
• 2 Ibuprofen (200mg), Pkg./2
• Other 
• 3 Aloksak Waterproof Bag, 6” X 9”
• Survival Tools
• 1 Emergency Reflective Blanket, 60” X 96”
• Wound Care
• 6 After cuts & scrapes Anethestic/ Antiseptic Wipe
• 1 Syringe, irrigation, 10 cc, 18 gauge Tip
• 1 Tape, 1” X 10 yards
• 1 Tincture of Benzoin Topical Adhesive
• 4 Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 1/32 oz
• 1 Wound Closure Stripes, ¼” X 4”, Pkg./10
• Idea Uses
• Climbing Guides
• Guides
• Mountaineering
• Outfitters
• Trip Leaders
• Weight: 3 lbs. 11oz.
•Size: 10.25 X 7.5 X 7.5

As you can see from the contents list the kits is well supplied.  With the addition of a few items, I would feel comfortable taking this kit into the field.  I would add extra band-aids (I always seem to use a lot of them) more antibiotic ointment and an Israeli Battle Dressing. There is lots of extra room for you to personalize your kit.  While this is a good kit for field use, this is not a complete kit for a BOL (bug out location).  You would need to add a significant amount of additional supplies.

This is a good kit for what it is designed for to carry in the field.  I would recommend it.

Howard

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