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Justin Chaussee
(judach) - F

Locale: Earth
new summer gear list. on 06/22/2009 22:29:18 MDT Print View

I'm curious on what other's carry in their first aid kit. Something tells me mine is inadequate, but I've never had to use anyting other than what I currently have packed in it...


• Pack
o GoLite Jam2 (29oz)
• Sleep system
o Eureka! Spitfire solo w/ fly (52oz)
o Coleman 32* mummy bag (32oz)
o Thermarest ¾ pad (14oz)
• Cook system
o Snow Peak Ti900 (6oz)
o MSR Pocket rocket (3.3oz)
o folding Ti-spork (.5oz)
o MSR 8oz canister fuel (16oz)
• Navigation
o Topo map (.5oz)
o Brunton AR-8096 (1.7oz)
• First Aid
o Homemade kit (2oz)
 Band aids (a few of different sizes)
 Antibiotic gel
 Pain relievers
 Antihistamines
 Safety pins (2)
 Iodine vials (2)
• Cutlery
o Wenger SAK camper (2.4oz)
o Mora Classic #1 w/ sheath (2.5oz)

• Misc
o Flint/steel (1oz)
o Toothbrush (.5oz)
o Toothpaste (1oz)
o Toilet paper (1.5oz)
o Tums (1oz)
o Chapstick (1oz)
o Sunscreen (2oz)
o Headlamp (1.5oz)

• Clothing
o Extra socks (1.5oz)
o Extra underwear (1oz)
o Extra t-shirt (5oz)

TOTAL WEIGHT: 174.0 oz = 10.9 lbs.

Jim MacDiarmid
(jrmacd) - MLife
Re: new summer gear list. on 06/23/2009 10:54:28 MDT Print View

Here's my first Aid kit. Weight is about 3oz

Band Aids -assorted
Compression Wrap
antibiotic ointment
2' duct tape= multi-use (on trekking poles)

Also toss in Poison Oak wipes if that's an issue where I'm hiking.

Only thing I have that you don't is the tweezers, and compression wrap, which I figure doubles as guaze for a big cut/scrape. I also carry floss + needle for emergnecy gear repair that I suppose I could use to stitch myself up if I didn't pass out thinking about it first.

There's really only so much self-care that you can do out in the woods.

Justin Chaussee
(judach) - F

Locale: Earth
Re: Re: new summer gear list. on 06/23/2009 13:47:58 MDT Print View

Ahhh, I knew I was forgeting something.. Duct tape! I forgot to throw some in my kit. I didn't include tweezers because there are some small ones in my swiss army knife, but a compression wrap wouldn't be a bad idea for me to include.

Matt DeWitt
(tritan) - F

Locale: Midwest
list on 06/23/2009 17:51:50 MDT Print View

Is this list good for overnighters or longer trips?

Justin Chaussee
(judach) - F

Locale: Earth
Re: list on 06/24/2009 20:17:59 MDT Print View

I've used it on a 3 day/3 night in the sonoran desert before.