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#1 Baytown Bert

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

How many of us carry a first aid kit when we go geocaching? At the recent kayaking event (CLAPS) I brought up the subject at the weenie roast and told everyone it would be a good idea to attach a small first aid kit on their kayak. When I did the Greenway Series, I attached a larger kit on my bike.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:41 PM

I used to but I have gotten lax.

For long hikes I carry some first aid supplies, especially for the dog.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:31 PM

We should all have something in our car and/or cache bag. Should have done it as a poll. I have a small one in my Jeep. That's about it. Definitely not the best scenario as FunSize frequenly depletes it.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:31 PM

I carry a kit in my backpack when on the long hikes. For P&G's, I have one in the car.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:33 PM

I have a comprehensive kit in the car. When I have my geocaching day pack with me (maybe 25% of the time) on the trail, that has a pretty good quart sized ziplock custom kit.

At the unnamed event, I noticed that GXProxy had some of her mega bison tubes branded as first aid kits, so I bought one. I'm not sure what I will do with it yet, but I like the idea.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:46 PM

In the car, on the bike, in the hydration pack. Always have a kit.

I need to re-certify my First Aid / CPR soon. (We all really should know the latest in saving a life)
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:47 PM

I know where we can all take a class!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:13 PM

I have a pretty good kit in the truck. I've been known to pack one on long hikes, like the Four Cache Loop, but don't ordinarily take one just for regular caching.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:04 AM

I usually just bring a gun. That way if someone gets hurt we can quickly relieve them of their misery and continue on caching without ruining the whole day. >:D
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:45 AM

Do you automatically get to transfer their smileys to your account? Just askin'...

I usually just bring a gun. That way if someone gets hurt we can quickly relieve them of their misery and continue on caching without ruining the whole day. >:D


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:59 AM

Do you automatically get to transfer their smileys to your account? Just askin'...


I usually just bring a gun. That way if someone gets hurt we can quickly relieve them of their misery and continue on caching without ruining the whole day. >:D


Nah, but it is customary to go ahead and drop a new cache there.
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:02 AM

I know where we can all take a class!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:39 AM

My first aid kit came in handy yesterday to stem a pretty good thorn puncture wound yesterday in Jones Forest! Anyone else used theirs lately?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

Was the thorn one of these lotebush spikes? My buddy Tim got jabbed by one when we were lunchtime caching and I thought he was gonna bleed out. Lotebushes and fireants are tied for my least favorite Texas wildlife.
If lotebushes ever learn to walk they will take over. Even the zombies will run.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

It's possible, as she never knew what hit her until we got back on the road. It looked like a punture though.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

I have a friend who mentioned that on a long hike her cheap shoe fell apart. Luckily someone had some duck tape.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

Duck tape is supposedly water-proof.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:19 AM

One item not normally found in a first aid kit is toilet paper. As Jeff Goldblum said one time, "The whole great outdoors is just one big toilet."

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

One item not normally found in a first aid kit is toilet paper. As Jeff Goldblum said one time, "The whole great outdoors is just one big toilet."


It's in mine. Dead leaves just ain't the same as Charmin.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:07 PM

And, nobody wants to repurpose a perfectly good undergarment or sock !!
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