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shane sibert
(grinder) - F

Locale: P.N.W
First AId help on 12/07/2008 12:08:16 MST Print View

I think I have my First Aid kit fairly streamlined and well tought out...but there is always room for improvemnet. Help!

I carry the Medipore wrap since I'm in fear of spraining my ankle again as I did 2 years ago; and had to hike out 12 miles. The ankle still wants to rotate sometimes on the trail if I miss-step. I thought that if I would have had a ACE type bandage, I would have had additional ankle support if I sprain it again.


____Butterfly closures (2)
____Band-aids (6)
____Knuckle Band-aids (2)
____Adhesive pad 2”x2 2 ¼” (1)
____Adhesive pad 3”x3” (1)
____Gauze pad2”x2” (2)
____Moleskin 3 ½”x2”
____Medipore wrap for sprains (1)
____Wet one pads (2)
____Povidone-Iodine pads (2)
____Anti-histamine (2)
____Imodium (2)
____Hydrocortisone ointment packet (1)
____Neomycin ointment packet (1)
____Advil (8)
____Insect repellent-BPL bottle
____Sunscreen-1/4 ounce spray bottle
____Tweezers-uncle Bill’s micro
____scalpel blade

4 ounces

Edited by grinder on 12/07/2008 12:10:25 MST.

Michael Landman
(malndman) - F

Locale: Central NC, USA
If you have a bum ankle... on 02/13/2009 09:16:07 MST Print View might want to add some prescription pain meds. Some serious strengthening work will help the tendency to sprain.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: First AId help on 02/13/2009 13:54:13 MST Print View

Not bad.
I would not count sunscreen and insect repellent in 'First Aid' however - I would put them in 'Toiletries', along with toothpaste etc. A quibble maybe.