Adventure Medical Kits Weekender

2 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Specs

Weight 1 lb 10 oz

Reviews

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The AMK Weekender is a great all-around first aid…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $45

Summary

The AMK Weekender is a great all-around first aid kits that's big enough and complete enough to get the job done, but compact enough to always have available. This very well stocked kit has most components a small group could reasonably expect to use over a long weekend. This kit is very well organized and is sorted by category, so it is very easy to quickly see and find what you are looking for in a situation where aid is required yet still leaves room to augment and customize this kit.

Pros

  • Thorough and complete first aid kit
  • Great size kit for 72-hour bag or car camping
  • Very well organized to see and find specific components
  • Case has room to customize and add more components

Cons

  • Limited quantity of meds; should have more Tylenol and Motrin

This first aid kit would be my first choice if I could only have one first aid kit. I have two Weekenders, one always in my hiking daypack and one my 72-hour bag to complement other smaller and larger AMK first aid kits. Again, if I could only have one kit, it would be the Weekender.

The organization of the Weekender is superb as are all AMK first aid kits. The Weekender is very well stocked, but the case leaves plenty of room to augment with some more frequently required items such as band aids, triangle bandages, moleskin and additional meds without making the case too bulky.

AMK is very generous with the quantity, quality and variety of essential first aid gear for the cost. This is a particularly good bargain if you can catch a 20% sale that many of the outdoor retailers offer. It's great for the general purpose, small rout limited duration trip that it's designed for.

My only critique is the limited number of meds—two 2-packs of Motrin and Tylenol is a bit limited in my opinion.

Overall, a great first aid kit that I have been very pleased with.

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This kit has everything you would need short of behind…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $35

This kit has everything you would need short of behind the counter medicines. The kit is sectioned with pockets for the various medical emergencies. For example, open wounds has its own pocket. Some items are found twice in different pockets, because some emergencies require the same item-clever.

The book on various emergencies is a good read and quite extensive. The CPR part is a good refresher. The various tool items are good quality and cover the majority of emergencies. There is enough room to add more stuff (I added a small survival knife for backup and  dedicated tick remover).  The splinter remover is also  good quality and  can remove ticks.

The whole kit folds up and fits perfectly in my camelbak. The kit lives up to its name-weekender. 

Manufacturer's Description

This incredibly versatile kit is perfect for everyone from the family that is going car-camping to the backcountry guide. Built with weekend adventurers in mind, this kit packs a variety of medical essentials in an affordable, organized package. Perfect for small groups going on short adventures.

Visit Adventure Medical Kits's Weekender page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Weekender First-Aid KitAlways be prepared for every trip outdoors with the Weekender First-Aid Kit. Enjoy your weekend camping or week-long treks knowing that you are ready for any emergencies. It's compact and lightweight, but it provides you the supplies you need to handle most backcountry emergencies. There's one Laerdal CPR face shield for protected mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, irrigation syringe and wound closure strips to clean and treat wounds, a wide array of medications for pain, inflammations, and allergies, hopsital-quality medical tools, trauma pad, and wide elastic wraps. This medical kit also has a variety of bandages, ClacierGel and 11 pre-cut Moleskins to mend burns and blisters, and a couple of Easy Care instructions and guides on fractures and sprains, wilderness and travel, bleeding, and medications. For organization and convenience, every Urethane zippered pockets are labeled for specific injuries. This kit is ideal to use with groups of 1 to 6 people. Be ready for any situation outdoors. Order the Weekender First-Aid Kit today.

- SunnySports

The Adventure Medical Kit Weekender is the perfect size first aid kit for groups up to 6 people and a trip up to about 7 days. There are too many items contained in this kit to name them all, but there is enough for up to 6 people for up to 7 days. Materials to assist in bleeding and cpr, wound care, burns, blisters, pain medication, and splint resources. FREE with this kit is the book titled, A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine. Adventure Medical Kits put all the necessities into one neatly organized package saving you time and money on your own first aid kit shopping trip. Weight: 1 lbs. 10 oz. Size: 8.5 x 7 x 4 in.

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

A best-seller for over 15 years, the Weekender kit is designed for trips ranging from a weekend camping trip up to a week-long trek. With Easy Care(TM) organization, it is simple to find the right supplies to administer medical care, and the compact, lightweight design doesn't weigh down a pack. The perfect balance between affordability and carrying the supplies you need to handle most backcountry emergencies. Includes: Bandage Materials 5 Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, 1" x 3" 5 Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, Knuckle 2 Bandage, Conforming Gauze, 3" 2 Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 2" x 2", Pkg./2 2 Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 4" x 4", Pkg./2 2 Dressing, Non-Adherent, Sterile, 3" x 4" Bleeding 1 Gloves, Nitrile (Pair), Hand Wipe 1 Instructions, Easy Care Bleeding 1 Trauma Pad, 5" x 9" Blister / Burn 1 GlacierGel (Large Oval) 11 Moleskin, Pre-Cut & Shaped (11 pieces) CPR 1 CPR Face Shield, Laerdal Duct Tape 1 Duct Tape, 2" x 5 Yards Fracture / Sprain 1 Bandage, Elastic with Velcro, 3" 1 Bandage, Triangular 1 Instructions, Easy Care Fracture & Sprain Instrument 1 EMT Shears, 4" 1 Pencil 3 Safety Pins 1 Splinter Picker/Tick Remover Forceps 3 Thermometer, Disposable Medical Information 1 Comp. Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicine 1 Patient Assessment Form Medication 2 Acetaminophen (500 mg), Pkg./2 2 Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine 25 mg) 1 Aspirin (325 mg), Pkg./2 2 Ibuprofen (200 mg), Pkg./2 1 Instructions, Easy Care Medications Wound Care 6 After Cuts & Scrapes Antiseptic Wipe 1 Cotton Tip Applicator, Pkg./2 1 Instructions, Easy Care Wound 1 Povidone Iodine, 3/4 oz 1 Syringe, Irrigation, 20 cc, 18 Gauge Tip 1 Tape, 1" x 10 Yards 2 Tincture of Benzoin Topical Adhesive 1 Wound Closure Strips, 1/4" x 4", Pkg./10

- Mountains Plus

Built with weekend adventurers in mind, this kit includes a variety of medical essentials in an affordable, organized package. Perfect for small groups going on short adventures.

- CampSaver.com