One of the guys here asked me to help him out with making a FAK. He stated he had little medical experience and wanted a comprehensive FAK for his novice skill level. My intent was to modify a commercially available kit, but it backfired. It seemed harder than what I initially expected. I thought a good starting kit would be an Adventure Medical Kit .9. The content seemed solid for a good FAK, I though some simple modifications could do it justice. Bottom line, the nylon pouch is not durable (zipper broke) and customer support sucks when directly contacting the company. My only suggestion if you use this kit as a starting kit purchase it from REI or someplace that stands behind their products. You can check out the original kit Ultralight & Watertight .9 - Ultralight / Watertight - Medical Kits - Adventure® Medical Kits - First Aid Kits and Survival Gear Bandage Materials 5 - Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, 1" x 3" 3 - Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, Knuckle 1 - Bandage, Conforming Gauze, 3" 2 - Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 2" x 2", Pkg./2 3 - Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 3" x 3", Pkg./2 2 - Dressing, Non-Adherent, Sterile, 3" x 4" Bleeding 1 - Gloves, Nitrile (Pair), Hand Wipe 1 - Trauma Pad, 5" x 9" Blister / Burn 2 - Moleskin, Pre-Cut & Shaped (11 pieces) Duct Tape 1 - Duct Tape, 2" x 50" Fracture / Sprain 1 - Bandage, Elastic with Velcro, 2" Instrument 3 - Safety Pins 1 - Splinter Picker/Tick Remover Forceps Medication 2 - After Bite Wipe 2 - Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine 25 mg) 2 - Aspirin (325 mg), Pkg./2 2 - Diamode (Loperamide HCI 2 mg), Pkg./1 2 - Ibuprofen (200 mg), Pkg./2 2 - Acetaminophen (500 mg), Pkg./2 Wound Care 6 - Antiseptic Wipe 2 - Alcohol Swab 1 - Cotton Tip Applicator, Pkg./2 1 - Syringe, Irrigation, 10 cc, 18 Gauge Tip 1 - Tape, 1" x 10 Yards 1 - Skin Tac™ Topical Adhesive, Wipe 3 - Triple Antibiotic Ointment, Single Use 1 - Wound Closure Strips, 1/4" x 4", Pkg./10 Bottom Line- This is what I gutted from the pouch. The original pouch sucked. Ace Bandage was too small to be useful. Glove were very thin. Gauze was replace with Kerlix that was better packaged. 5x9's - I do not find much value in them in an emergency setting. (No need to pack 2 rolls of duct tape.) I hate standard medical tape for austere settings. I do not believe things should be lock tagged. It prevents inspection and familiarization. Here is what I added. SOL 2 Person Heatsheets- Thermo Regulation and Signaling I repackaged it for better storage. Whirl Pak with PurTabs. Clean Wound Debreidment and Rehydration People drink out of canteens, your mouth is a very dirty place. Ceralyte- Hydration, common outdoor ailment H&H Primed Gauze- Much better packaging and product than standard gauze. H&H Mini Compression Bandage- this would take the place of the 5x9 and cheap gauze. SWAT-T - Multi Function Constricting Band that packs really well. Scalpel- Generally not needed but better than using a BK2 for medical issues. Heavy Duty Gloves and CPR Mask. If you are going to render aid to someone else, be safe. Whistle and Glow Stick- Signaling and a source of light in a dark area is very important. Trauma Shears- General utility cutting tool. Safer than using your knife, especially with nerves. Chem Tape- This stuff is 10x better than duct tape. I roll it against a old gift card for easy storage. 6 feet should do just fine. Book Medicine for the Outdoors It is a very well written, comprehensive resource. It is geared to give the lay person exceptional knowledge, without being over ones head. I also added Mastisol and good Steri Strips for wound closure, along with a triple antibiotic ointment. - Just a little extra for wound care. Hydrocortisone Cream and Pepcid was added to aid in Allergic Reactions. Overall the kit weighs exactly 1lb more than the original AMK UL .9 kit with the same foot print. However it provides much more capability when handling true emergencies. This kit would be well suited in a personal vehicle if you came across a motor vehicle accident as well as a bushcraft outing with a simple ailment.