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    i am putting together my own little basic first aid kit [for individual not group]

    what would you consider essential?

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    I carry stuff that I'm familar with, so no hi-tech surgical instruments, plasma or other cool gadgets. I also packed as realistic as I could and thought about the situations I could find myself in. it als reflects my knowledge: which is basic.

    - Large Field Dressing
    - 2 smaller dressings
    - Plasters (various sizes)
    - 1 role plaster tape (1 inch wide)
    - 2p Non-latex gloves
    - Sterigel
    - Tick removal thingie
    - Tweezers
    - Small scissors
    - Needle
    - Small tin of Vaseline
    - Paracetamol
    - Immodium
    - Antihistamine
    - Puritabs (Chlorine based)
    - Personal medication

    It covers all incidents I can think of I might encounter myself in. Anything from blisters and headache to a major cut I'm thinking of adding a small tube of ointment that can be applied in case of burns (fire).
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    Pretty much as above but with antacids and a small savlon tube along with a foil blanket
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    One item I like to have is a bottle of Iodine - ideal for treating wounds and also water (providing you know what strength it is and how many drops per litre are required).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahjno View Post
    I carry stuff that I'm familar with, so no hi-tech surgical instruments, plasma or other cool gadgets. I also packed as realistic as I could and thought about the situations I could find myself in. it als reflects my knowledge: which is basic.

    - Large Field Dressing
    - 2 smaller dressings
    - Plasters (various sizes)
    - 1 role plaster tape (1 inch wide)
    - 2p Non-latex gloves
    - Sterigel
    - Tick removal thingie
    - Tweezers
    - Small scissors
    - Needle
    - Small tin of Vaseline
    - Paracetamol
    - Immodium
    - Antihistamine
    - Puritabs (Chlorine based)
    - Personal medication

    It covers all incidents I can think of I might encounter myself in. Anything from blisters and headache to a major cut I'm thinking of adding a small tube of ointment that can be applied in case of burns (fire).
    Mostly the same with the addition of a gel sachet from a "burns kit", a rescue knife and sterile handwipes
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    Same as all the others but with a spare bandanna tucked in too. Very handy in so many situations.

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    I include a small mirror and a mini head torch (the small Petzl one)
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    moleskin;
    bunch of plasters;
    roll tape;
    2 dressings;
    2 compression bandages;
    tweezers and scissors;
    ibuprofen;
    anti histamine;
    tea tree oil;
    bunch of antiseptic wipes;
    tube of savlon;
    tin vaseline.



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    super glue, always have super glue in a medi kit.
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    Immodium and plasters.

    All you'll ever need.

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    I've been wondering the same thing. I'm no medic at all, but perhaps a good starting point would be to list the things you would be more likely to suffer from on a Northern Europe Bushy trip...
    (In no particular order)..

    1: Minor Cuts
    2: Major flesh wounds
    3: Eye injury (sparks, dust etc)
    4: Ankle Sprain
    5: Headache
    6: Toothache
    7: Diarrhea
    8: Constipation
    9: Sunburn
    10: Hypothermia
    11: Burns
    12: Insect Bite / Pest infestation (Tick)
    13: Blisters
    14: Chapped Lips
    15: Food Poisoning
    16: Splinter
    Oh, and not to forget the most likely of all..

    17: Hangover.

    What else? A small first aid kit can't cover every eventuality.
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    safety pins! always useful

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    I also have superglue just in case. Not many folks seem to think of that.
    Oragel is in my kit too because I get occasional tooth aches.

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    same again plus some paracord for tourniquet. Oh and ondansetron (anti sickness) for hangover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stirling3749 View Post
    I also have superglue just in case. Not many folks seem to think of that.
    lol great minds!
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    Tweezers for bee/wasp stings and spelks

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    Card of paracetamol, card of ibuprofen, card of Gaviscon , strip of Elastoplast, pr of folding scissors, tube of Germoline, safety pin.

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    I would add a Vet Wrap bandage. Works well with a Sam Splint and comes in natty colours.


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