Having one in the car is extremely smart! and i need to put one there. I like having one in the field for obvious reason's, fall,cut,sprain. I know im no medical professional so dont have a snake bite kit, but a class for that would be fun! U think id get extra crdit for letting a snake bite me? . But i wouldnt want anything to complicated to where i could hurt someone even more trying to help them.. But i do have the essentials.
Location: White City (tad north of Medford) Oar-E-Gone
Re: First Aid Kit?!.....
Originally Posted by trout champ
I keep a full sized kit in my fishing bag and one in the truck. I also carry a small fly box sized first aid kit in the pouch of my waistpack.
Good call Randy. As noted above, if you know what to do with the stuff at hand it's amazing what you could accomplish. In one 'none life threat' was a guy on the beach who broke his lower leg. Still no clue how he could have accomplished that on a flat gravel bar; but he did.
Three of us 'administering' to the the fellow. Chopped down small trees for splints, sliced up shirt for 'bandages wraps' to secure same, couple more small trees for a litter hoist. One guy off his pants, another his coat to make a litter.
Hour'ish later fellow is in the ER getting properly taken care of .....
None life threat, but one of the Doc's came out and asked 'How many of you were in the Military?'
Answer was all of us had. You learn to 'improvise' with what's at hand.
I carry Sting-Eze, glucose tablets, assorted band-aids and butterflies, topical antibiotic in single use packs, sling, snake bite kit, tweezers, sterile wipes, 2 sanitary napkins (in place of gauze pads, cheaper and work better) and tape, aspirin, benadryl, pen light. It all fits in a small pouch. Have a larger kit in the Subaru that goes everywhere with me.