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#21 Great Birds

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:27 AM

Beside the TP and hand spade, there is an emergency leave no trace kit in my truck, for places that may be needed. And because of experience in camping with daughters, I keep other supplies as well. Thankfully I have not needed to use the kit.

#22 Baytown Bert

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:35 AM

I pretty much think that if I need a leave no trace kit, I have a real problem. LOL Not a bad idea though.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

It is my understanding that the Department of Interior has a leave no trace policy for National Parks. Other land managers may have one also. Either way it is a courtesy to others when visiting heavily traveled places or in regions wherever the low level of soil activity insures the trace does not disappear as quickly as it does in south east Texas.

Edited by Great Birds, 13 November 2012 - 07:00 AM.

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#24 HoustonControl

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

I wonder if the elk, bison, antelope and bears in the National Parks are aware of this policy? They might incur a heavy fine otherwise! :police:
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#25 davarle

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

This is what the American Heart Association recommends to be in a first aid kit.


SAMPLE FIRST AID KIT





ITEM Minimum Size Quantity.Unit pkg.
List of important local emergency telephone numbers,



Absorbent compress

32 sq. in.
1
1
Adhesive bandage

1” x 3”
16
1
Adhesive tape

5 yd. (total)
1 or 2
1 or 2
Antibiotic treatment

1/32 oz.
6
1
Antiseptic swab

0.14 fl. oz.
10
1
Antiseptic wipe

1”x 1”
10
1
Antiseptic towelette

24 sq. in.
10
1
Bandage compress

2”x 36”
4
1
Bandage compress

3” x 60”
2
1
Bandage compress

4”x72”
1
1
Burn Dressing

4”x 4”
1
1 or 2
Burn Treatment

1/32 oz.
6
1
CPR barrier


1
1 or 2
Cold pack

4”x 5”
1
2
Eye covering with means of attachment
2.9 sq. in.
2
1
Eye wash

1 fl. oz.
1
2
Gloves


2 pairs
1 or 2
Roller bandage

4”x 6 yd.
1
1
Roller bandage

2”x 6 yd.
1
1
Sterile pad

3” x 3”
2
1
Triangular bandage
40”x 40”x 56”
4
1
(It didn't cut and paste as nicely as it looked went I entered it here.)

Edited by davarle, 13 November 2012 - 08:39 AM.

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#26 Baytown Bert

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

I have a pretty good sized one on my bike, but it mostly has band-aids, sunscreen, anti-septic ointment, etc in it. You know, thorns and such.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

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


There's survival geocaching, and then there's competitive survival geocaching. Which one do you play? :blackeye:
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

Re Leave no trace:

If you take a guided multi-day float/camping trip through the Grand Canyon, you will be carrying out the same very same liquids and solids you carried in - albeit reconstituted substantially ;)
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#29 Baytown Bert

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:50 AM

I like a climate that vaporizes urine, but that's just me. I am not much for cold weather (icicles anyone?)

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:43 AM

I like a climate that vaporizes urine, but that's just me. I am not much for cold weather (icicles anyone?)


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#31 GrangerFam

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:27 PM

Also, one should consider how to treat a snake bite correctly. I think there are some threads on this topic somewhere, but having seen many cottonmouths in GBP, including watching one slither over my boot at one cache, it's something we all need to consider.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

Here's the link to the thread on snake bites. good info.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

Just a reminder that first aid kits need to be reviewed periodicity. Medicine expires and some packaging (like band-aid wrappers) fail. I've even had alcohol swaps dry out in the wrapper... I always open one when I do the review to make sure they are still moist. There is no sense in carrying something won't help you when you need it.
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