Gord, I am not sure I completely agree with you on that. When I restocked a few items in my kit the cost was a surprising $100+. And this was mostly for basic items such as aspirin, ibuprofen, H2O2, Ace bandages, a replacement wound closing kit. As I look through the kit, there is a dental kit for fixing fillings, a set of air splints, numerous specialized CPR items, a blood pressure cuff, and much more. I can easily account for about $600 woth of items just in my head
. I have no doubt that I could hit $900, the cost of a new complete kit. The bags alone are about $75 and they are laid out for quick retrieval of the items needed for a specific problem. As such, there is some duplication in the kit. For instance, there are gauze and wraps in both hte minor and major trauma bags.
I really think some of these kits are a good value. I also consider the fact that they have probably thought of items that I would not have, unless maybe I went to take a wilderness medicine type of class (which may be a good idea).
You might be right about saving money
if I were knowledgable about emergency
medicine and knew what I felt comfortable leaving out. I will be travelling with two kids
, which heightens my concern even more.