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    First aid kits

    So me and the missus are setting up some packs for outdoor use like mountain treks/hunting etc and we're in need of a decent first aid kit to throw in.

    Just wanting your guys opinions on a quality kit from your experiences and if we should carry a small kit each or just throw a family sized kit in my bag (hauling the heavier stuff)

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    I just bought a light pencil case and put in the bits I wanted. Most of the kits seemed to be full of rubbish.
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    Roll of duck tape does most things... I'm a shocker for 1St aid being an ambo, always seems to weigh to much

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    Gota hope u dont end up needing them, expensive things to run around after hunting with blisters or a splinter
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    Maca, take bandaids, tweezers and a pocketknife. Anything more than splinters and grazes can be sorted by your wife using the pocket knife to put you out of your misery.
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    I have strapping tape, plasters (ones you can cut to size) a couple of dressings, Voltaren and painkillers. + a PLB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    So me and the missus are setting up some packs for outdoor use like mountain treks/hunting etc and we're in need of a decent first aid kit to throw in.

    Just wanting your guys opinions on a quality kit from your experiences and if we should carry a small kit each or just throw a family sized kit in my bag (hauling the heavier stuff)

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    the $40 kit from blackwoods not to bad
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    I carry one of these.
    Not point carrying a full kit if you don't no how to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    I carry one of these.
    Not point carrying a full kit if you don't no how to use it.
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    Yeah. To me that would be the max, along with a PLB and a survival blanket. I carry bugger all really but always have a survival blanket and a PLB. I've used the survival blanket a couple of times. They do work if you have pre-thought layering and a outer shell.
    You read on here about people carrying enough shit to sink a ship including stuff for full out warfare. Well, I have never heard of anyone dying in our bush because of not having enough bandages and wound plugs, but plenty have died of exposure because they didn't have the appropriate clothing and weather protection, or a PLB.

    We should prepare for the most likely thing that will happen, not the least likely thing that will happen.
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    Survival blankets r great, they dont mix well with a fire though... Not a good night that one. As brads mentioned no point taking stuff u dont know how to use. Roller bandages are great with multiple uses, vrs triangles can be replaced with an old bandana

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucko View Post
    the $40 kit from blackwoods not to bad
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    That's pretty good looking kit @BRADS, what's the dimensions, hard to get an idea of size and weight.

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    I've got a small kit similar to that, I added some pain relief (panadol, voltarn & codeine) & some antihistamines for wasp/bees.

    You have to think about what's the most likely mishap you'll have in the bush & cater for that, like cutting yourself dressing a deer out, taking a tumble, getting stung or something in the eye ( done or seen all of these in 30yrs hunting) None of these are life threatening & you can sort yourself out with a small kit, anything more serious (falling off a bluff, broken leg, etc) & your into what BC alluded too, surviving until help arrives after you have set the beacon off or your mates find you, for that you need pain relief, warmth & shelter.

    I reckon these are great & better than a space blanket SOL Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy Bag | Gearshop
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    I carry one of these.
    Not point carrying a full kit if you don't no how to use it.
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    This kit seems rather fitting as an all rounder if I throw in some painkillers and meds for the missus.

    And I've done the saint john first aid course 3 times, so I'm not completely in the dark

 

 

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