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Repost: Letter from Customer

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Original post from z-medica:

Orginally posted:  Posted by Christina Guman on Wed, Oct 24, 2012

I’m a municipal law enforcement officer from New England and have attended some great classes put on by Dark Angel Medical and QuikClot.

I had an extra Combat Gauze pack in my kit and gave it to a friend a few weeks ago who is a registered Maine guide/Kayak guide and hospital Rad Tech.

Gear Junkie Touts Breathable SOL Escape Bivvy in Top 10 Gear List

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Though our new SOL Escape Bivvy won’t hit store shelves until January 2012, the product continues to receive major awards from leading outdoor interest media. The most recent plaudits come courtesy of prominent outdoor gear blog, the Gear Junkie, which included the Escape Bivvy in its 2011 “Top 10 Gear List”.

The Bivvy also received a 2011 “Best in Show” award — recognizing the most innovative gear that debuted at the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show — from the Gear Junkie in August and a Fall/Winter 2011 “Gear of the Year” nod from National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Here’s what the Gear Junkie had to say about the SOL Escape Bivvy, following a thorough field test of the product earlier this fall:

What’s the Shelf Life of QuikClot?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Q. What’s the shelf life of a Quickclot bag? Is there one? It’s entirely possible that I’ll never use it, or may use it within a few years – so I just want to make sure it’ll survive in the bag for a year or few years.



A. Hey Nick,

An unopened package of QuikClot has a shelf life of three years. The only Storage No-No — don’t leave a pack of QuikClot in direct sunlight for an extended period of time. Other than that, QuikClot can be stored at  high or low temperatures (even below freezing). Please note: once the package has been opened, QuikClot loses sterility and should be used immediately.

Testimonial: Suture Syringe Kit Saves the Day of Backpacker in Alaska

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I spend a ton of time backpacking and hiking the outdoors and there are two pieces of equipment that are with me on each and every trip: an Adventure Medical Kits Weekender and an Adventure Medical Kits Suture Syringe Kit. Both proved invaluable on my most recent adventures to the Wrangell — St Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010 Round-up

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Many of us at Adventure® Medical Kits just got back from another busy but great Outdoor Retailer Summer Market — the trade show for leading outdoor manufacturers and retailers, which takes place the first week of August in Salt Lake City, UT.  Prior to and during the show, AMK was recognized by OR’s organizers as one of its ’40+ Legacy Partners’. The initiative, which included special call-outs on OR’s website and signage on the convention floor, honored AMK as one of only 54 companies that has exhibited at Outdoor Retailer for at least 40 shows. Below is a summary of other highlights that occurred during OR:

DIY Gear: Using an Emergency Shelter to Create a Vest

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Here’s an interesting question that came in over our blog today:

Q: I’d like to make a vest out of the SOL Thermal Bivvy-  should the seams be sewn or will an iron work to weld seams?

A: My advice is to sew the seams, rather than trying to weld them.  If using an iron to weld seams, I would be worried about excessive heat weakening the fabric or causing the two layers of the fabric to separate.


Ask the Doc Mailbag Round-Up

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Here are some questions that people reading our blog have submitted recently…

Q: How do I verify the expiration date on your oral rehydration salts?

A: The manufacturer of the oral rehydration salts we use does not include and expiration date on the package, as rehydration salts aren’t classified as a drug by the FDA.  Because this product is fairly inert (unlike a pharmaceutical), I wouldn’t have a problem stocking a packet that was a few years old in one of my own kits.  However, if you are concerned that your product is too old to be used safely, you can contact our customer service department and arrange a replacement.

AMK’s Natrapel 8 hour at Mid Atlantic Truck Camper Rally

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

mid atlantic truck camper rally

Look for DEET-free Natrapel 8 hour at this week’s Mid Atlantic Truck Camper Rally (April 15 -18) in Sanford, VA. Outdoor expert Brian Brawdy will be on site with his camper at the Tall Pines Harbor Campground handing out the gear-safe, as effective as DEET Natrapel 8 hour wipes to attendees and discussing outdoor safety.

Along with the Natrapel 8 hour wipes, Brian will be distributing Tick Reference Cards containing valuable advice on identifying and safely removing ticks, as well info on how to recognize symptoms of Lyme Disease.

The Gear Junkie Packs AMK’s Travel Wipes for Everest Trip

Thursday, April 1st, 2010
Fresh Bath Travel Wipes are alcohol- and rinse-free

Fresh Bath Travel Wipes are alcohol- and rinse-free

Check out this post from outdoors columnist Stephen Regenold (A.K.A. “The Gear Junkie”) on what to pack for a major climbing expedition.  In the post, Regenold — who is part of an expedition that will attempt a climb of Mt. Everest this spring  — recommends packing Adventure Medical Kits alcohol-free Fresh Bath Travel Wipes:

“On an international trip, you never know when your next shower may or may not come. I bring baby wipes from home in a pouch or options like Adventure Medical Kits’ trip-specific cleanup product, the Fresh Bath Travel Wipes. They are heavy-duty antibacterial moistened wipes made for travel.”

Backpacker Picks Three AMK Products for Spring Gear Guide

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Backpacker recently honored Adventure Medical Kits by selecting three of our products for inclusion in the magazine’s influential Gear Guide issue. BP”s editorial staff chose AMK’s Day Tripper kit (first aid kit),  Blister Medic (blister treatment) and the Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy (lightweight bivvy) for the Guide’s “Essentials” category. Here’s what Backpacker said about  each product:


Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy

“It packs down to the size of a kiwi fruit and weighs less than four ounces, but this lifesaver reflects 90% of your body heat.”

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Day Tripper