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Re: First Aid Kit

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:48 pm
by Cross Country
I always took a "kit", but never used anything more than Band-Aids, gauze, disinfectant, and tape and that's with lots of days backpacking.

Re: First Aid Kit

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:45 pm
by Carne_DelMuerto
I've been in the "A" camp as well, but am looking to beef it up a bit. Age and fatherhood has made me more cautious. I have always carried a few Vicodin (left over from some cracked ribs) and Immodium. The latter is something that I think can really save you in what could potentially be a bad situation.

Re: First Aid Kit

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:05 pm
by markskor
Another well-pondered, chronic “A” –

Minimal kit includes:

30 ‘of duct tape – (wrapped around a Nalgene)
Large curved needle, hemostats, and dental floss – (able to suture most small wounds.)
Superglue, bear rope - never know
A few antibiotic wipes
Few more alcohol wipes
Ace bandage
Toilet paper - (gauze?)
Alcoholic spirits - (sure, call it medicinal)
Glide - chafing/burns.
Small Swiss Army knife - w/ the scissors

And a pill jar – lightweight but loaded –
Oxycodon, Vicodin,
Immonium, Tums,
Aleeve, Excedrin Migraine…and a large pile of common sense.

Re: First Aid Kit

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:19 pm
by oldranger

What about crutches? :D


Re: First Aid Kit

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:45 pm
by Cross Country
I agree with the anti diarrheal med. idea. I got diarrhea in Gardner Basin and didn't have Gator Aid. I really had a difficult time hiking over Gardner Pass. Hiking out wasn't any fun either. I got diarrhea at Tunamah Lake too. That time however I had plenty of GA and hiked out with no problem. One can live on nothing more than GA and do lots of strenuous exercise at the same time for several days in a row.

Re: First Aid Kit

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:59 pm
by rlown
Umm.. Gatorade isn't the same as imodium. Gatorade is great for electrolytes, but imodium is for a GI problem.

First aid kit

Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 9:03 am
by jameswhite
Hi there,

I've going out trekking for a few days soon with a few friends, and I was wondering if anyone would recommend taking anything more than a cheap travel first aid kit. One of my mates is bringing duct tape which apparently is useful for broken/sprained limbs, but any other suggestions would be great.