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 First aid kit
Ok. I want to assemble a first aid kit that will be appropriate for hiking. For years I have carried band aids, tape, aspirin, ace bandage and other things.
What do you think are the essentials for a good first aid kit? I have been fortunate enough to never need much more than band aids and Motrin, but, what if?


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I keep a fresh stock of Advil Liqui-Gels but other than that I'm lazy and just buy a kit every few years when the stuff expires. This is the one I've had for a while (the Trail model) and it's less than 20 bucks. Seems to have a little bit of everything. Never have (and hope never to) need it. I always think I should carry a SAM splint but still haven't bought one. It's only 10 bucks or so and I've seen one in use on the trails. Probably should, but probably won't.



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I just have a homemade kit from various other kits and added items. Heavy gauze pads, tape, and rubber gloves are more important to me than moleskin and knuckle band-aids. I also carry some kind of pain/fever reducer and a space blanket. I have a separate kit for repairs and inconveniences. Since my actual first aid kit sees very little use I it's important to check it at least once a year as items expire or get wet/worn out from riding in the pack.

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Being out there solo, I have a really nice kit that I bought a long time ago from EMS. I keep it fresh every year.
My thinking is: "Ya never know"!

Actually, thanks for reminding me...it's time to check it out and make sure all is there. I had to use it a few times this year so far....you guys know me! :oops:

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From recent experience ... not only is it important to keep your kit "fresh" as several suggested, but also to spot-test some things in advance.

I recently took a spill on a local trail and cut myself on a rock. I thought, no biggie I've got two first aid kits in my pack, including one I had recently picked up at a convenience store. :roll: Opened the brand-new pack but the band-aid was so cheap that within 5 minutes it fell off (and bled through as well). No problem, I've got backup in Kit #2. Unfortunately I'd been carrying that kit around for years, so that one was pretty dried out. I then bummed a band-aid off a fellow hiker, and guess what? Pretty flimsy as well, plus by then the bleeding had stopped, so I just continued without one. When I got home, I put on a brand-name Band-Aid and it stayed on a for a week. So now I carry that brand only. But this has me wondering what else I should pre-test to make sure it works when I need it ...

I've never been stung by the way (hiking or otherwise), so I'm one of those who will only find out when it happens. I think you guys have convinced me to add something to my pack just in case ...


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First aid kit is not something that you can spare on. I'd rather buy a good quality kit, and once the stuff expires just hand pick fresh components from a local store to renew it.


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