what should i carry in my first aid kit

Discussion in 'Activism / Safety' started by steve, May 8, 2009.

  1. steve

    steve Guest

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    im going on a trip this weekend, what should i pack as far as first aid? i have bandaids, neosporin and some baby wipes, idk what else i could really need...advice??????????????
     
  2. littleblackxj

    littleblackxj New Member

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    Depends where you are going really. If you are taking a trip through some populated areas with cell phone service, then you won't need to take blankets and water purifiers. What you definitely need is some:
    absorbent compress dressings
    adhesive tape
    antiseptic wipe packets
    aspirin
    instant cold compress
    Scissors
    roller bandage
    sterile gauze pads
    sterile gauze pads
    Tweezers
     

  3. SkaniVitassut

    SkaniVitassut Guest

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    HI Im a newbie

    Hi everyone i am new to this. Just thought that i would say hello to everyone! dont really know
    what else to say.I love sms, nothing else to say so bye
     
  4. Sean

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    That looks like a good list. If you need a First aid kit, chances are you will need more than band aids. The only things I would add to this list are a roll of duct tape, and a good bone saw. :D Maybe a large caliber hand gun??

    Seriously though, it is important to be able to stop bleeding. Gauze, tape, compress.

    Have fun on your trip.
     
  5. zahgurim

    zahgurim zero the hero

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    You guys have forgotten the most important one:

    -flask o whiskey

    Good as a both a disinfectant, and a sleeping aid for camping on rocks.
    Also good for starting a party when you meet the rare hotty on a bike. :)

    My first aid kit:
    -duct tape
    -crazy glue
    -sterilized fishing line, with a hook needle (for stitches)
    -whiskey (for cleaning/anaesthetic purposes)
     
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  6. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    One 45 caliber automatic, two boxes of ammunition, four days concentrated emergency rations, one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills, one miniature combination Rooshan phrase book and Bible, one hundred dollars in rubles, one hundred dollars in gold, nine packs of chewing gum, one issue of prophylactics, three lipsticks, three pair of nylon stockings.
     
  7. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    I carry one in my Jeep but not my bike.

    Where do you all store your kits at on your bike?
     
  8. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Camelbak
     
  9. bantam700

    bantam700 New Member

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    Shoot, a fella can have a pretty good time in Vegas with all that stuff
     
  10. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    I was wondering if there were any other Kubric fans here.;)
     
  11. Grape Ape

    Grape Ape Younger than Hack Tavern Member

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    Most important
    -Allergy medicines if allergic to anything Epipen or something similar
    -extra prescription medications
    -extra pair of glasses or contact lenses and lens care items.
    -your list of emergency phone numbers
    -spare cash just incase
    -roll of toilet paper, can be used as absorbant bandage over sterile bandages, plus reduces chances of wiping with poison ivy or other irritating wild foliage

    other items choose to suit space and type of activity

    -adhesive tape, you can substitute duct tape. to keep it small, roll duct tape off of big roll onto a smaller roll such as a chapstick tube or something similar.
    -moleskin, one blister can ruin an entire trip
    -aspirin
    -crazy glue for closing cuts
    -absorbent compress dressings
    -sterile gauze
    -adhesive bandages in several sizes
    -antiseptic wipes
    -antibiotic cream like Neosporin
    -hydrocortisone cream (1%)
    -calamine lotion
    -acetaminophen and ibuprofen
    -tweezers
    -sharp scissors or knife but good scissors are preferred for cutting clothing from wound or cutting bandages.
    -safety pins
    -plastic gloves (at least 2 pairs) to protect you or others from bodily fluids, they take up no space but may save you from major bloodborne pathogens


    If you still have space-
    -antiseptic solution (like hydrogen peroxide)
    -soap - antibacterial soap
    -disposable instant cold packs
    -alcohol wipes or ethyl alcohol
    -thermometer
    -mouthpiece for administering CPR, again to protect you from disease or infection.

    Probably forgot some stuff but this is a good start. Make sure you tell the others with you that you have first aid items and where they are incase you get injured and are knocked out or otherwise unable to communicate. That way they are not tearing their clothes off and tying sticks to you to keep you alive. Unless they are very hot members of the opposite sex, then the ripping their clothes off is a good thing, as long as you are not injured.
     
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  12. flatlandRider

    flatlandRider New Member

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    I always bring a small survival pack,
    - emergecny blanket
    - matches (in dry pack)
    - some small pouches of food/snacks
    - folding saw (great for minor trail maintenance, first aid, etc)
    - extra water!
    - small mirror (signal tool)
    - swiss army knife (or leatherman tool)

    All the above including my 1st aid kit and minor bike repair parts fit into my Topeak bag, the bag rack has a tools and extra spokes inside the tube. If a plan on going out all day.. gotta bring the BOB!
     
  13. Sean

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    Hey Flatlandrider, are you associated with the flatlander team out of Sarasota Florida?
     
  14. flatlandRider

    flatlandRider New Member

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    nope, just a rider out of Orlando. I also do IMBA bike patrol riding up in Santos
     
  15. Sean

    Sean New Member

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    Truly flat out in Orlando, and no offense but not nice weather. I guess you got some hills just north of you
     
  16. ardvark_ann

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    Check out www.PreparedSociety.com for all of your first aid kit questions. The guys over there won't let you forget a single thing that you may need while out on your bike.