Scott Robertson

My Medic
By: Posted On: 2021-10-25

My Medic First Aid Kit (MyFAK) Review

 

When it comes to being prepared, having a well-stocked first aid kit is essential for new and old scouts alike. After all, anything can happen when you’re out reconnecting with nature.

 

Recently, I received a MyFAK first aid kit from My Medic. I’ve heard many things about it, so I want to share my review with you as well.

My Medic’s MyFAK First Aid Kit

Height 7.5 in
Width 6.5 in
Depth 5 in
Weight 2.1-2.8 lbs
Type Universal
Group Size 1-2+
Environment Dry and Dirty

 

What’s inside the MyFAK first aid kit?

MyFAK has two versions: Basic and Pro.

 

What’s inside the MyFAK first aid kit?
MyFAK has two versions: Basic and Pro.

Its Basic version consists of the following first aid kit essentials:
●    A topical wound wash and eyewash solution
●    An instant cold pack
●    Two disposable pairs of glove
●    An emergency rescue blanket
●    A cloth surgical tape
●    Gauze mod, containing:
●    2 3x4 non-adherent pad
●    3 2x2 non-adherent pad
●    2 2x2 gauze pad
●    2 4x4 gauze pad
●    1 2 gauze roll
●    1 3 gauze roll
●    Two bandage assorted packs, containing:
●    6 1x3 bandages
●    3 2x4 bandages
●    3 fingertip bandages
●    Burn mod, containing:
●    4 burn gel packets
●    1 4x4 burn shield
●    Medication mod, containing:
●    4 Ibuprofen
●    2 APAP
●    2 Aspirin
●    2 Diotame
●    2 Dramamine
●    2 Diphen
●    2 Diamode
●    3 Decorel Forte
●    Clean & prep mod, containing:
●    4 antiseptic wipes
●    4 hand sanitizers
●    Iodine prep pad
●    Treatment & relief mod, containing:
●    3 triple antibiotic ointment packets
●    2 lip balm packets
●    2 sunscreen packets
●    2 sting relief wipes
●    1 white petrolatum packets
●    2 hydrocortisone packets
●    2 oral pain relief packets
●    1 ammonia towelette
●    1 friction frosting (Chamois Butter)
●    A CPR shield
●    Blister mod, containing:
●    3 pieces of blister tape
●    Hydration mod, containing:
●    2 KoKos hydration packets
●    2 water purification tablets
●    Mini sprain & fracture mod, containing:
●    A finger splint
●    Sensi Wrap 1”x15”
●    Tool mod, containing:
●    1 penlight
●    1 tweezer
●    1 thermometer
●    5 thermometer sheaths
●    1 whistle
●    Mini wound closure mod, containing:
●    1 pack of 3 secure strips
●    1 tube of liquid skin
●    Large EMT shears

●    A CPR shield
●    Blister mod, containing:
●    3 pieces of blister tape
●    Hydration mod, containing:
●    2 KoKos hydration packets
●    2 water purification tablets
●    Mini sprain & fracture mod, containing:
●    A finger splint
●    Sensi Wrap 1”x15”
●    Tool mod, containing:
●    1 penlight
●    1 tweezer
●    1 thermometer
●    5 thermometer sheaths
●    1 whistle
●    Mini wound closure mod, containing:
●    1 pack of 3 secure strips
●    1 tube of liquid skin
●    Large EMT shears
●    1 dynalube packet
●    NPA 20-med pack, containing:
●    1 NPA 20
●    1 dynalube packet

 

Review
The MyFAK first aid kit is a very nice kit with a well-made bag. Its durability, size, and weight are reasonable, considering its numerous quality inclusions.

It holds plenty of materials that a first aid kit must have. But the main downside is that it’s also quite expensive, and therefore, not really something a scout would have or afford.

The kit they sent me retails for about $240. However, making a kit with similar size and contents from scratch would probably only cost about ⅓ of MyFAK’s price.

I do think that any scout with a MyFAK kit from My Medic can conveniently respond to any basic emergency.

However, I mainly see it as a kit that a leader or a unit can carry for backcountry trips. Given its cost, it does not make sense for me to use it as a car camping kit.

Nonetheless, My Medic’s MyFAK first aid kit is an excellent investment if you don’t have enough time to make your own first aid kit from scratch and you want the most insurance from your kit.

Pros
●    High quality
●    Suitable for groups
●    Useful supplies
●    Has advanced trauma treatment

Cons
●    Quite costly
●    Its guidebook is only available in digital format

Overall
My Medic’s MyFAK is a good first aid kit, but I think it’s a bit overpriced for its contents. I do like the size, though, and it seems like it should hold up well in any situation.

If you want to buy MyFAK from My Medic, you can visit this link to check it out.