The Basecamp Kit is named as it is designed to be a comprehensive trauma and first aid kit that is too big for the trail but ideal for the vehicle or campsite. A lot of backpackers, hikers, hunters, and outdoorsmen establish a base camp from which day hikes and excursions can embark. On the trail we recommend our “Tracker” kit which is lightweight and minimalistic. The Basecamp kit is heavy and full and will help sustain life until professional first responders can arrive.
First, the kit is packaged in the Ready Up Gear “Osprey” molle pouch. This tactical pouch is over 4 inches deep, 8 inches tall, and 6 inches wide. It includes various organizational pockets. And like all our kits it comes with a simple first-aid style patch attached via hook/loop to the exterior for fast identification.
The list of components is long so here it goes:
- Two C-A-T North American Rescue Tourniquets WITH Soft Molle Tourniquet pouches designed to help you stage your tourniquets on the outside of the pouch as shown in the pictures on this page.
- 1 SWAT-T Tourniquet from H&H Medical
- 1 OLAES 4″ Pressure Bandage from Tactical Medical Solutions
- 4 Pairs of Blue Nitrile Gloves
- 1 Pair of Compact Trauma Shears
- 2 Hyfin Compact Chest Seals from North American Rescue
- 1 Mini Permanent Black Marker
- 1 Mylar Rescue Blanket
- 1 Pre-lubricated NPA
- 2 Elastic Bandages with hook/loop self-closure (compare to ACE Wrap)
- 2 QuikClot Rolled Gauze (Hemostatic Bandages)
- 1 Dynarex Krinkle Compressed Gauze
- 1 Mountain Man Moldable Splint (Compare to SAM Splint)
- 1 North American Rescue 4″ Burntec Dressing
- 1 Triangle Bandage / Cravat
- 1 Roll of Cloth Medical Tape
- 1 First Aid Pack: 4 Packets Burn Cream, 4 Packets Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 8 tablets Ibuprofen, 8 tablets Acetaminophen, 2 Tablets Diphenhydramine, 2 Sting & Bite Wipes, 4 Antiseptic Wipes, 10 Adhesive bandages (compare to Band-aids) and 1 Pair of Tweezers
This comprehensive kit provides the most important name-brand gear for almost any serious medical emergency.
Keep it at the base camp or in your vehicle and make sure everyone sharing in your outdoor adventure knows where it is.