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#51 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:28 PM

Here's what we've got so far.....

A small gauze bandage (but non elastic), some bandaids, lube (can never have enough lube, especially for burns), alcohol prep pad, tefla pads, and sodium cloride/sodium bicarbonate packs - not as good as alka seltzer, but still good for hangovers and upset stomachs. This was also good if someone had cramps from heat exhaustion, quite common in the tropics. The civilian cepacol is for runny noses and sore throats, also quite common in tropical conditions (along with diarhea).

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Edited by Salvage Sailor, 20 August 2008 - 01:31 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:31 PM

Now let's look farther into the kit

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:32 PM

Original camoflage bandages and compress/sling bandage

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:35 PM

Bandage, Muslin, Compress, Camoflaged - dated July 1972

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:36 PM

The field dressings are also dated 1972

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:37 PM

Instructions, reverse sides

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:39 PM

Entire kit & contents untouched for 30+ years

Now it's going right back into the case and will be clipped either to my Davis belt or inside my butt pack. One day I'll get around to showing the whole setup

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 03:39 AM

Would anyone happen to have a listing of what items were in the M-3 or Unit 1 bags, Viet Nam, Gulf War I or II, when originally issued to the medics? Also, what is in the current "Combat Life Saver" Bags?


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