Adventure Medical Kits Weekender
Historic Range: $29.93-$60.00
Reviewers Paid: $35.00-$45.00
1 lb 10 oz
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.
- 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
- 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.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $45
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.
Price Paid: $35