My First Aid Kit

After recently getting Wilderness First Aid Certified, I want back and took a hard look at my First Aid Kit we use on Shop Rides, Hikes, Camping Trips, Micro-Tours and Tours.

As I was unpacking my old kit, and organizing supplies for a newly expanded version, I noticed that things fell into 3 broad categories ( I know the practice of putting together a first aid kit is as old as time itself, so I am not professing to any re-invention of the wheel here)

  • Gauze and Bandages

    • 1”x 3’ Adhesive Bandaged

    • 2”x 3” Adhesive Bandaged

    • Gauze pads (2x2, 3x3, 4x4)

    • Adhesive Bandages

    • Knuckle Adhesive Bandage

    • Mini Adhesive Bandage

    • Combine ADB Pad (5x9)

    • Triangular Cravate

    • ACE Wrap

    • Toilet Paper

    • Clotting Sponges

    • Tourniquet

    • Scissors

  • Medicines

    • Excedrin Migraine (mostly for me as I tend to get headaches on campouts, sleeping in tents for some reason

    • Diphenhydramine Tablet (treatment of allergic symptoms)

    • Antiacid Tablets

    • Aspirin

    • Ibuprofen Tablets

    • Acetaminophen Tablets

    • Electrolyte Tablets

  • Wipes and Ointments

    • Chamois Butt’r Anti-Chafe Cream

    • Sunscreen

    • Insect Bite Relief Towelette

    • Antiseptic Towelette

    • Triple Antibiotic Ointment

    • Hydrocortisone Cream

    • First Aid/Burn Cream

Working in such broad categories allowed me to physically organize the materials in logical places. Having the right equipment/materials AND the ability to locate them is crucial to a well organized kit.

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All buttoned up. Weighs in at 15 ounces (426 grams), and is 3”x6”x8”

All buttoned up. Weighs in at 15 ounces (426 grams), and is 3”x6”x8”

My kit will also include a splint, as many of our activities could leave to broken lims (biking, hiking). Lets hope that never happens!

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