Something New

This week we have a new Austere Provisions Company Exclusive product to announce as well as some new off the shelf items.

Onto the exclusive…

The Austere Provisions Company 72 Hour Individual Sick Call Kit.

I started this project last year and had moved it to the back burner due to a couple other projects I am working on until I got an email from a good friend traveling in Europe. The jist of the email was that he had woken up after a night of socializing with some industry friends and colleagues to much more than a relatively minor hangover. Symptoms included fever, chills, fatigue, and cough among others. My buddy’s complaint was that while he had a fairly comprehensive individual trauma kit in his luggage he did not have any basic meds to control symptoms or treat everyday issues such as a cold, headache, congestion, stomach upset, or any other of a host of issues that are common when traveling or in the field.

Compounding this was the fact that he was traveling and while he had been to this European city numerous times before he did not know of a local pharmacy to source meds from and wasnt in much of a condition to be going out anyway, turns out it was snowing outside as he was having his own personal summer courtesy of his immune system inside.

In the end, after a number of conversations I was convinced that this kit needed to be on the shelf and available to active travelers and adventurers today and not sitting on the back burner. Now some of you may be thinking to yourself: “self, havent these kits been made by numerous others before, why does this guy think his is so special?” Well, what I think makes this kit superior is that each content and the kit itself is the distillation of the most useful meds on the market packaged in a durable and water safe package with a large enough quantity of items to cover most issues for a solid 3 days.

The content list comes from the most common meds used during numerous deployments around the globe as well as carried in my personal kit. Each med is individually packaged for easy dosing and organization. So what is in this thing? Contents as follows:

-Acetaminophen 500mg 12 Packets of 2
-Aspirin 325mg 18 Packets of 2
-Ibuprofen 200mg 18 Packets of 2
-Phenylephrene HCL 5mg 18 Packets of 2
-Diphenhydramine 25mg 18 Packets of 1
-Loratadine 10mg 3 Packets of 1
-Alamag Plus 24 Packets of 2
-Loperamide HCL 2mg 12 Packets of 1
-Meclizine Hydrochloride 25mg 3 Packets of 1
-Cold Relief Multi-Component Tablet 12 Packets of 2
-Zantac 75 6 Packets of 1
-NoDoz 200mg 9 Packets of 2
-Talnaftate 1% 12 Packets of cream
-Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement Solution (Assorted Flavors) 6 Stick Packs

All that in a 12×12 LOKSAK bag leaving plenty of space for the end user to add personally prescribed meds or extras for extended trips. As the kit comes when ordered the bag is roughly half full and folds to 6×12, easily fitting in an assault pack, carry on, or brief case.

A few quick pics:

From Product Releases
From Product Releases

So if you are looking for a good sick call kit to keep you in tip top shape no matter where your travels take you consider the Austere Provisions Company 72 Hour Individual Sick Call Kit

72 Hour Individual Sick Call Kit available exclusively at Austere Provisions Company

A few honorable mentions added this week:

We are very happy to add Littmann Stethoscopes to our line up. While we feel that all of Littmann’s products are top of the line we have been particularly happy with the Classic II SE. I personally carried one of these for a number of years and continue to keep it in a sick call diagnostic bag. The Classic II SE combines a capable design with a compact and lightweight footprint. And of course we had to go with the Black Edition so it is tacticool in that late 80’s early 90’s way.

From Product Releases


Littmann Classic II SE Black Edition available at Austere Provisions Company

Next up is a tool I have been carrying for quite some time in my diagnostic kit which serves a number of purposes including basic auditory tests, but more useful in the field is the ability to help identify long bone fractures. If a question mark just popped into your head take a minute and do an internet search for “tuning fork” and “fracture diagnosis” and you will find a myriad of sources about the accuracy of such a technique as well as various ways to perform this test. Through my research and use 128mhz seems to be the most accurate and multipurpose.

From Product Releases

128 mhz Tuning For now available at Austere Provisions Company

Next up is a very common tool, EMS Shears. We are currently offering three options in our line of EMS Shears. Two sizes in an all black, fluoride coated model and a single size in the standard stainless steel version trusted for years.

From Product Releases

Fluoride Coated EMS Shears now available at Austere Provisions Company

From Product Releases

Stainless EMS Shears now available at Austere Provisions Company

Alright, I know we didnt destroy any gear this week but trust me when I say that each item we have featured in this post is a tried and true item that I keep in my own gear bag. That includes the Sick Call Kit which I happen to build a couple for myself to stash in various locations.

That is all for this week, I look forward to bringing you more next week. Until then, stay sharp and stay safe.

Mike

P.S. I wanted to take a minute and apologize for no post last week. My wife and I headed out to do a little camping on Thursday and came back on Friday to find a flooded house due to a broken water line in our kitchen. We have spent much of the week cleaning and coordinating with insurance and construction resources. Thanks to everyone who has offered assistance, it is much appreciated.

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