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Old 06-14-2012, 07:02 PM   #46
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always carry sugar, life savers are good. those pre packaged single serve mentos are good too. although i never did find otu wtf a chewie draggie is
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:54 AM   #47
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What's the best source for these Israeli bandages and compact splints and all that?
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:22 PM   #48
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If all else fails, plenty of those on eBay.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:58 AM   #49
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Thumb First Aid thread is a must read

Excellent info here. A must read
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:32 AM   #50
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Good thread, made me think about what I have been carrying.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:05 PM   #51
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I've just ordered a REI brand first-aid kit (one of their larger sets). They call it their trekking kit but no-one would carry a kit that big. It'll be great for car/motorcycle.

Once it's here, I'll start adding some of the things off the lists earlier in this thread. Although, realistically, the biggest favor I could do myself is taking a first aid class.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:55 PM   #52
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I'm actually thinking of creating a first aid kit for bikers. Am wondering what is the biggest bugbear for the commercially available kits out there now?

Hope you guys would help me out.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:49 AM   #53
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1 * red bag with 3 compartments
4 * safety-pins
1 pair disposable quality latex gloves
1 * elastic bandage
5 * adhesive bandages
1 * medical adhesive tape
2 * alcohol prep pad
3 * antiseptic towelette
2 * triangle moleskin
1 * tweezers
1 * scissor
1 * 160*210 emergency blanket
1 * breathing mask
2 * sterile non-woven Tape
1 * adhesive wound dressing
1 * 5pcs/pack 5*2.5cm gauze bandage
1 * 5pcs/pack 7.5*2.5cm gauze bandage

acking List 1 x Triangular Bandage
2 x Safe pin (3cm)
1 x Elastic bandage (6x400cm)
1 x Scissors (9cm)
5 x Sterile gauze sponge (5x5cm)
1 x Tourniquet
1 x Adhesive non-woven tape (1.25x500cm)
10 x Alcohol prep pad
10 x Bandage (7.2x1.9cm)
4 x Povidone-lodine prep pad (5x5cm)
1 x Tweezers (12.5cm)

i ordered a couple of these first aid kits, for the bikes cheap and i got 2 big ones and 2 small ones, i wonder what they will be like?
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:00 PM   #54
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i know you were talking about sugar for diabetics, but we were watching a hospital show on TV a few weeks ago and this poor kid had a huge infected cancer under his collar bone and the nurse just opened up a paper bag of granulated table sugar, exactly the same brand as weve got in the kitchen cupboard, and poured about half a pound of it into the hole and taped a gauze over it.

we were, like, "WTF?"
(poor little chap died btw, but it was nothing to do with the sugar. OR British hospitals, before someone says anything)

never heard of that before, bet theres dozens of things around the house, like vinegar, that have lots of uses
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:58 PM   #55
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Great Thread


Great Ideas

My Dad and I are going to AK next summer.

Time to start putting a kit together.

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Old 08-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #56
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In my opinion these are the best first aid kits for the money. Check out the Road Rash kit. I have personally assembled the componets to make my own kits, but you have to make about 4 to save yourself money.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:15 PM   #57
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Reconsider Quikclot

I'm currently working on an article about updating one's motorcycle first aid kit and ran across this:

I checked in with a few friends who either use it in the field or receive those patients who have been treated with it. The unanimous opinion was that laypeople should not carry this stuff because they tend to use it WAY too often.

So I'm sharing that caution here because I saw it mentioned in several posts.

Just sayin'.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:22 PM   #58
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First off lets be real here, I am a Combat corpsman I have deployed overseas and have had to deal with my fair share of real remote injuries sitting on patients for really long periods of time with next to nothing. We are riding motorcycles not ambulances; much as I can only carry enough medical supplies into the field on a mission as I can carry plus my gear. So stop take a look at your kit and really evaluate what your are carrying, where you will be riding and what is actually practical to carry. Get some training and carry things that are multi purpose multi use. I always have the bare minimum of the following in my back pack every-time I leave the house no matter where I am going.

Before anything

A roll of good duct tape and a real swiss army knife with tweezers
and the following gear

1. Really good trauma shears- I like the Mojos with a lanyard to my pack so I don't loose them
2. 3x3" ace wraps- Can use them for pressure dressing or to treat an ortho injury
3. 3 packs z rolled gauze- same thing as Kerlix in the civillian market to use for packing with pressure dressings
4. 2 CAT tourniquets - Just some webbing 2 key rings and a sharpie will work just as good
5. 1 pack quick clot combat gauze
6. I carry two foam SAMS splints flattened out and in with the hydration pouch in my back pack( fit nice behind bladder)
7. Two EPI pens diphenhydramine(Benadryl) and asprin
8. I don't carry my pocket mask on deployment but stateside I always have it in my pack ( Not down for mouth to mouth with a stranger)
9. 3 pairs of nitrile gloves in a ziplock that I powder myself to keep them from sticking and to make them easier to get on with sweaty hands that your going to have in an actual stressful situation such as responding to an accident.
10. 2 space blankets
11. Safety pins-- lots of uses not going to share some folks may have a weak stomach
12. Baggie with band aids and neosporin for the small cuts

I have a backpack that goes everywhere with me, on the bike, in the car, on deployment, camping etc.... It has some other basic stuff in it I am willing to share if anyone is interested not medical but useful in those oh $h!T situations as well as general world travel.

All this stuff only takes up a little bit of space in a one gallon freezer bag and you can treat multiple injuries with it, I have worked in ERs and we don't really like salves and lotions all over injuries its just more crap to scrub away so don't waste your money. concentrate on the basics Stop the major bleeding, Good airway, Breathing and getting help. Stateside good communication with help and accurate position is most the most beneficial thing you can do with someone who is in need.

If your packing for a long trip to a third world country and would like more advice on medicine in the remote areas or the tropics let me know this is my specialty..... Give me a PM
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:14 PM   #59
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:44 AM   #60
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It is difficult to argue what one keeps in a first aid kit, particularly with individuals who have experience in trauma.
I think:
the road rash kit from amp-3 (or similar);
ordinary fabric band-aids and a small tube of antibiotic ointment;
pocket knife (I prefer the Swiss Tinker) and single edge razor blade;
blood clot gauze;
water bottle wrapped in duct tape;
a cell phone;
GPS (so you can tell someone where you are at);
will work for 95% of injuries. Staying out of shock and using your head are the two most important parts of a first aid kit, imo. Plan ahead and let people know where you are going and try going places with cell service. For most minor injuries, the band-aid and ointment will keep you going - partly just by covering up the damage. Without the training to effectively use other tools, they can do more harm than good.

Edit: this would be a good first aid kit to have all in one place;

1. neoprene gloves
2. sterile gauze pads 2x2, 4x4 and 6x6.
3. medical tape
4. vet wrap
5. compression wrap
6. compression bandage
7. splint
8. alcohol wipes
9. Neosporin
10. scissors/shears
11. veterinary laceration adhesive (superglue)
12. band aids
13. tweezers/single edge razor blade
14. instant ice pack
15. Tylenol/aspirin/alieve/advil
16. Iodine and liquid bandage
17. Moleskin and Duct tape
18. Bottled water
19. Benadryl
20. Sugar/candy

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