Review of St. Mike Medical kit
It is a well rounded kit. Like any stocked kit, it will need to be customized with a few little additions here and there to meet one's specific needs. I think that I may have misunderstood that it would come with shoulder straps, which could be upgraded with those available from First Spear. Once I repacked the kit by groups, I found that the top closure to the main compartment left a gap between the zipper, top material between the zippers and the Velcro'ed flap. Small items (a roll of surgical tape & assorted small packs of gauze) fell out when I rolled the kit a couple times to test if any items could potentially fall out. I believe that the strip of fabric and zippers could be made longer in the future to close more of the gap on the roof of the compartment; while still allowing it to be swiftly opened when needed. The Velcro'ed side compartment for the TQ's, NPA, Izzy bandages, etc could use a little more fabric & Velcro overlap to ensure that the items stored in the elastic loops do not fall out of the sides of the compartment. A 2-3 inches wider band of Velcro on the inside surface of the same compartment's flap may also help to secure the items from falling out of the sides. I mention this because 2 vacuum packed bandages did fall out of their elastic loop and the compartment. All contents fit in the pouches of the bag with room to spare for additional small items (meds, stethoscope, gauze, tape, etc.) as needed. Just be aware to secure smaller items inside the zippered pockets. It is a good kit and bag, but I question if I will add straps to carry it as a pack due to these concerns.