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First Aid Kits

Unread postby Emoto » Tue Feb 13, 2018

What do you folks like to carry? Have you assembled your own kit, or did you purchase a commercial kit? If so, which kit did you purchase?

Any "must haves" in a first aid kit for a Jeep?

Thanks in advance for any info. I used the search tool, but failed to find threads with first aid in the title.
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Re: First Aid Kits

Unread postby MDSRACING398 » Tue Feb 13, 2018

The basics. Unless you need something specific. Like insulin, epi pen etc. Can order a basic one in case on Amazon or I'm pretty sure Wally mart has them.
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Re: First Aid Kits

Unread postby Hoodoo Man » Tue Feb 13, 2018

can definitely get some decent ones at rite aid and wall mart Target etc. Rite aid seems to do a lot of buy one get one half off and I try to keep a basic kit in each of my cars as well as the Jeep. Try to get one with extras like a ace bandage, maybe a finger splint, something a bit more than band aids and aspirin.
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Re: First Aid Kits

Unread postby Marky » Tue Feb 13, 2018

I have an AED, MRI and CT Scanner in the back of my Jeep. OK, would you believe Band Aids and expired Neosporin?

Seriously, though, anything will do. If you have special needs like an epipen or insulin it's probably a good idea to let someone know where to find those things in case of emergency.
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Re: First Aid Kits

Unread postby Modeler » Tue Feb 13, 2018

Marky wrote: <snip> OK, would you believe Band Aids and expired Neosporin?


I make a point of going through the kits in all of our vehicles every winter to remove any damaged packaging and expired meds. I have a calendar reminder set for the end of Nov.
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Re: First Aid Kits

Unread postby Frank » Wed Feb 14, 2018

Most of the Drug stores will have from basic to expensive kits on the shelf. HooDo said it best , something more than band-aids. If it comes in a hard case you have the option to strap it down accessible , Vs. stuffed in a bag or tool box you have to dig out. FjR68
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Re: First Aid Kits

Unread postby Emoto » Wed Feb 14, 2018

Thanks for all the feedback, folks! Glad to hear that there isn't some kind of injury that "always" happens on trail runs, so make sure to have "foo" in your fist aid kit!

It does make sense to have one for all the vehicles. I do carry one on my motorcycle. Will now get kits for the Jeep and the car.
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Re: First Aid Kits

Unread postby Hank » Wed Feb 14, 2018

I've got this one in the Jeep with a few extras: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UO2FSGA/

Covers the basics, easy to store, enough room in the pouch for some other stuff, and it doesn't break the wallet.
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Re: First Aid Kits

Unread postby MattJ » Wed Feb 14, 2018

There is some good discussion in this thread on the ExploringNH forum about first aid kits. I found it very helpful last year when I was trying to decide which items to gather for mine. The author of the thread was a law enforcement officer, so I found it interesting to see what he decided to carry with him into the woods (even if he does drive a Lexus).

http://forums.exploringnh.com/showthread.php?31060-VT-Class-4-Bennington-County
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Re: First Aid Kits

Unread postby MattJ » Wed Feb 14, 2018

I should also mention this brand new book by Bob Wholers has a massive amount of information about first-aid and survival equipment for off-roading and vehicle-based exploring.

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Re: First Aid Kits

Unread postby BlackNBlue-ISH » Fri Feb 16, 2018

This article came across my rss feed this last night, so I followed the links in it and did a little digging.
Don't Stress: Pack a Premade First Aid Kit

Knowing some of the hazards that we can come across on the trail:
  • inset bites
  • scrapes, slices
  • burns, blisters
  • breaks/strains
  • fevers/headaches
  • hangovers

Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Backpacker Medical Kit

Then also throw in a tourniqet for good measure. I've heard recommendations from a guy who has tested a couple different kinds for ease of use (not in an emergency situation) and found he could use this one one handed if he had to.

SOFTT-W GENERATION 4 TOURNIQUET

Roll overs happen, and wrenching occurs. Anything can happen in these instances and even when following all safety precautions, stuff can happen. Broken bones can happen on the trail, even though stuff we may come across might be as simple as a scraped knee, things can get bad quick. When piloting multi-ton vehicles through the woods, camping and hiking through the trail spotting or using the "toilet", we should be covered.

Buy a kit, and familiarize yourself with everything in it. Make it accessible.
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Re: First Aid Kits

Unread postby Emoto » Fri Feb 16, 2018

Lots of good info. Thanks!
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Re: First Aid Kits

Unread postby JeepAddict » Fri Feb 16, 2018

Hey Bob if you're at the 101 this year, I carry a pretty decent but not huge kit. I'd be happy to show it to you. I've been an EMT since '95.
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Re: First Aid Kits

Unread postby pirahnah3 » Sat Feb 17, 2018

FYI I was in OSJ (Ocean State Job Lot) last night and they had 2 diff kits available for under $10 that had band aids and other basics as well as some single use packets of things like neosporin and such. Just another place to look, also noticed that they updated their selections and had a good sized selection of bandaids at $1 per box (for those that use them and not duct tape or electrical tape).
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