You think that is a good personal med kit. Well, as I see it, that figures for you especially since you have vasoline at the very top of the list. If you are wounded you can take your kit and jerk off while someone with a real first aid works on you. As to a syringe, with what size needles? As to sutures, of exactly what type are you speaking. The wrong type are worthless if you take them for first aide. And since you always talk SHTF scenarios what do you think of some Atropine with the necessary kit to inject it?med kit =vasoline, moleskin, 2 ace bandages, liquid bandage, iodine, injectable anti-diahrettic, serious sedatives, stimulants, painkillers, about 1/2 oz total. About 3 ozs of antibiotics. Syringe, sutures, a bit of gauze, tweezers, mirror. There's other stuff that can serve medical needs, like the water filter (sterile flushing of wounds) cookpot (same thing, sterilize tools) SOG mulitool (holds sutures, ) straight razor(shave around wounds, debridement) cord, wire, tape, bandana(binding wounds or injuries) candle, soap, bug dope, bug netting (keeping insects off of wounds)
As to water filters they are not part of a medical kit. They would be a survival tool kit component but not a med kit. Using the filtered water would be much better than using boiled water for any cleansing of wounds. Aren't you the guy always writing about unecesasary risks in SHTF scenarios - like just recently didn't you write about too much movement caused by swinging an axe - and now you want to start a fire to boil water! Use a type 1 level filter which eliminates 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses, parasites and also removes many pollutants (something boliing may or may not do, and boiling may enhance some bad properties of some pollutants).
Now as to a cook pot, are you kidding! If you absolutely need to boil water for survival purposes of any type, then this is why you should carry a metal canteen not a cook pot in your SHTF personal gear. A cook pot is a waste of valuable space and of carry capacity for the bearer of the load even if a small aluminum one. It is useless. Eat cold meals to survive, keep fires to the absolute bare minimum. Use the canteen to melt ice or snow - yes you have to pack it in a small openning, so what.
Would it be so bad to carry a small sterile eye wash container? Of course having some sterile eyewash solution in the kit would be a handy thing to use to wash out an eye OR to wash a wound also. It would also avoid wasting all the time you would take to boil water or filter water, that is once you found a water source. I sure thought we were talking first aid here in a SHTF scenario, and I don't want to be waiting for you to fetch the water Gunga Ding, let alone boil it.
Now I will admit that those ace bandages are invaluable part of any first aide kit. They are great for certain types of injuries such as sprains, breaks, gun shots & stab wounds (hold other bandages in place well while applying pressure to wound), reportedly for certain types of snake bite (but you had better know which types because if ou use this on a bite from a viper or pit-viper too bad for you). They have many other uses.
Now as opposed to bug netting, more gauze would be recommended in my kit. It will do a wonderful job of keeping a wound free of insects if you wrapped it properly.
Bug repellant in the med kit is also a bad idea. It should be brought along if you can bring it but not in the med kit. If it leaks it can screw up things badly by contamination or corrosion. Yes have you ever seen what 99% Deet does to paint and many plastics.
I wonder did you forget temporary fillings and caps. Very small items but invaluable when you have a bad tooth.
As to iodine, what type, I hope you mean Provodine Iodine or do you mean tincture of iodine?
Serious sedatives and stimulants have no place in a first aid kit although they may be in a medics kit. Pain killers are ok though as are antibiotics. Which would you recommend for longest shelf life under SHTF conditions and as far as having the broadest spectrum of treatment.
Cord or wire absolutely unnecessary in a first aid kit. You want cord then use a roll of dental floss, many great survival capabilities.
Bandana for dressing wounds - yeah you do yourself with a bandana. A sterile triangular bandage would be better in the kit.
What about small scissors - they are found in most small first aid kits I have ever seen.
Amonia inhalents, also a good deal, along with amonia swabs for bug stings.
My goodness what about antihistamines.
As to the runs, maybe you could use a hot beef injection to stop them, but for most people lomotil would be a good choice. I on the other hand would also want something milder than that along the lines of a chewable Kaopectate - if only because this will not completely plug you up like lomotil. This is prefferred in certain cases of food poisoning because you want to pass some of that crap out of you rather than retain it. Take both, and judge which to use.
Soap and a candle, I wonder if you could combine them somehow with the vaseline and have a party with yourself. Candles are not needed in a first aid kit, but may be a good idea for a survival kit. Soap is ok if antibacterial stuff, and I mean the stuff used in hospitals not the crap you usually get at the supermarket.
Of course much of this might go into a Medical Kit carried by a medic, the rest in your survival kit but not a fiorst aid kit. Most other people would only require and only have room for a first aide kit with all their other gear - and wasn't that what was being asked about - a personal first aid kit - yes it was what was asked about in the paragraph asking about first aid stuff - not a medics kit?