First Aid kits

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I know where we can all take a class!

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.)

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