First Aid Kit Contents

Above Timber

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After reading Becca's thread on lightening their first aid kit it got me to thinking what does everyone carry in theirs? I will list the contents of mine. After going through all of it I think I can lighten my kit as well. With all the contents my kit is coming in at 10.5 oz. I think I could save some weight by leaving some of this stuff at the truck in my larger kit that stays in the truck. Let’s see what people have in their back pack first aid kit.

Here are my contents.

11-Band-aids various sizes
1-1/8” x 3” wound closure strips
2-2” x 3” Non-stick gauze pads
4-3” x 3” Gauze pads
2-3” x 4” Mole skins
4-Zyrtech
4-Tylonal
6-Advil
3-Tylonal PM
1-Crush tub or benzoin antiseptic
1-Small Role Gauze
4-Sting relief pads
1-Iodine ointment (blister pack)
1-Antibiotic ointment (blister pack)
1-Klearwater (water treatment)
1-Pair Shoe laces
1-Mini bic lighter
5-Rubber bands
1-Tweezer
2-Safety pins
1-Small stick of GLIDE
2-Lightload towels
2-AA batteries
3-AAA batteries
1-CR-2 batteries
1-Compass
1-Signal mirror
1-Small role flagging tape
1-Small role duct tape
1-film canister or Vaseline cotton balls
1-Sparking fire starter
 

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I cheated and copied our list from the other thread :) I am interested in hearing what other pack along, thanks for starting this Above Timber!

Medical Supplies
Moleskin 1 4x4" piece
Large Band aids-4
Small band aids-4
Non adherent dressings- 2
4"x4" gauze pads-4
2"x2" gauze pads-2
Triple antibiotic ointment packets- 4
Alcohol pads-6
Sting relief pads-2
Cotton tipped applicators-2
Nitrile Gloves- 1 pair
Quick Clot Pack 3.5"x3.5"-1
Needle nose tweezers-1 set
Derma bond applicator- 1
4' of 1" transpore tape
10cc syringe- 1
3" Ace wrap
Den temp temporary dental filling- One kit

Medications
Alkaseltzer- 3 packets
Tylenol- 4 packets (500mg each)
Ibuprofen- 4 packets (400mg each)
Vicodin- (5/3251) bottle left over from dental procedure, probably around 20 pills
Benadryl- 4 packets (50mg each)
Diflucan- 1 pill (150mg)

Repair Kit
Sewing kit: 3 needles, assorted thread, 3 buttons of varying sizes, 6 safety pins, small scissors
Superglue
 
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I cheated and copied our list from the other thread :) I am interested in hearing what other pack along, thanks for starting this Above Timber!
That is not cheating it is working smarter!

Becca
Is there a use for the Alka-Seltzer besides the obvious?
 

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Is there a use for the Alka-Seltzer besides the obvious?
Nope, but it doesn't weigh much! I get an upset stomach when I take ibuprofen, for this reason I try not to take it at home but due to ongoing discomfort in the leg I broke I do take some when I hike a long way and pack heavy loads (I keep additional Tylenol and Advil in my bino pouch for easy access since my accident...only have a few in the first aid kit, since sometimes Luke takes the kit and I am not along) I don't always need the alka seltzer, but when I do I am glad to have it!
 

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Dangit!, I thought maybe Becca was onto something more fun with the Alka-Seltzer like maybe feeding it to Marmots and watching them blow up....J/k.. they can be a burden sometimes though, chewing up gear...
 

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Dangit!, I thought maybe Becca was onto something more fun with the Alka-Seltzer like maybe feeding it to Marmots and watching them blow up....J/k.. they can be a burden sometimes though, chewing up gear...
Ha ha, I wish...might have to try that!

Last year some unruly ground squirrels chewed up some tortillas we had along, as well as Luke's ball cap. For revenge, I peed in squirrel holes for the rest of the trip.... :)
 

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responding to follow, i really dont pack hardly anything for a first aid kit but need to. my current list would be:
duct tape
elec tape
advil pm
claritin d
aspirin
ace wrap and gallon ziplock for packing snow to ice my knee (reconstructed 3x)
moleskin
 

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Ha ha, I wish...might have to try that!

Last year some unruly ground squirrels chewed up some tortillas we had along, as well as Luke's ball cap. For revenge, I peed in squirrel holes for the rest of the trip.... :)
LOL..Revenge is sweet...
 

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Duct tape tiny little roll
Ibuprpfen
bugbite creme (little self contained packs)
Quickclot guaze
antacids
benadryl pills
tweezers
 

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800mg Ibuprofen
benedryll
Imodium
Tylenol
Aleve
gauze
medical tape
a few band aids
ultralight tweezers
Moleskin
needle, safety pin

All I have ever used is the ibuprofen:)
 

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I agree with most kits mentioned here, but I usually go spartan for all weather types and physical demands.

1 roll of sports tape (hockey tape)
40 pills Aleve
20 pills benadryl
moleskin and benzoin tincture (if hiking)
Leatherman Wave (if fishing or travelling with dogs who love to chase porcupines)

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Only 1 person Carrys super glue I am shocked stuff is better than gold! Closed up cuts many time with it
 

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I just found small packets of celox at Wally World, about the size of a alcohol wipe.

These jumped into pocket with first aid stuff.

pat
 
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