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FIRST AID KIT

Postby CCC » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:22 pm

We all (most of us) usually carry a first aid kit when camping and I'd like to ask what extras do you pack with it ?
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Postby Derek Bullock » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:54 pm

When I bought mine it was specifically for off road and outback touring and has just about everything you need.

I have added major trauma dressings to stop severe bleeding, specific snake bite kit and a large burns kit as I think they are the major things you need to be concerned about if away from civilisation for a while. I have also added a number of waterproof dressings and minor things like thermometer, kidney bowl and first aid ointment.

Here are the contents of the kit as I bought it:

2 Bandage Crepe Heavy Duty 10cm

1 Bandage Crepe 5cm

2 Bandage Crepe 7.5cm

1 Tape Zinc Oxcide 2.5cm x 5m

1 Tape Hypo-Allergenic 2.5cm x 9m

2 Bandage Triangular 110 x 110cm

1 Cold Pack Instant Disposable

1 Dressing Universal Small

3 Swabs Gauze 7.5cm 3pk

2 Pad Combine 10 x 10cm

2 Pad Combine 10 x 20cm

2 Pad Non-Adherent 7.5 x 10cm

2 Pad Non-Adherent 5 x 5cm

2 Pad Eye Sterile

1 Dressing Length Adhesive 6cm x 1m

1 Swabs Alcohol 10pk

1 Scissors S/S, Sharp/Blunt 12.5cm

1 Sheers Trauma Scissors 14cm

1 Forceps S/S Splinter Pointed

2 Blanket Emergancy Shock

1 Safety Pins 12pk

1 Note Pad And Pencil

2 Bag Plastic Specimen

10 Saline Eye And Wound Irrigation 15ml

5 Primapore Dressing 8.6cm x 6cm

1 Strips Adhesive Plastic 50pk

1 Strips Adhesive Fabric 50pk

1 Splinter Probes Disposable 5pk

1 Swab Antiseptic 10pk

2 Stingoes Sachets 3ml 5pk

5 Glove Disposable Nitrile Large Pack'

1 Guide Emergency First Aid

4 Sunscreen Sachets 30+ 10ml

1 Resuscitation Protection Shield

This is it. It has a shoulder strap as well as another strap that turns it into a huge bum bag. I consider this my most important item when camping or in fact just traveling. Remember, if you do the right thing yourself then nine times out of ten it is going to be someone else's life you save.
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Postby Derek Bullock » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:56 pm

Of course all that is no good if you don't know how to use it. I would encourage everyone to do a Senior First Aid Course.

Here is a great way to do it http://www.stjohnqld.com.au/flexible.htm

Or go here and select your area to see where courses are being run http://www.stjohnqld.com.au/fat_selregion.htm

The complete course is ONLY $150 and may end up being the best dollars you have ever spent.


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Postby CCC » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:10 pm

a few little bits and pieces I have added to my little crate along with my kit is

Sunscreen
Aerogard
Ventolin
pawpaw ointment
sting goes spray
soov spray - relieves sunburn and minor burns
betadine
deep heat
mylanta rolltabs
Buscopan - stomach ache and pain
Diarrhoea relief tablets
and hay fever relief tablets
strong pain relief with codine
a small bottle of spring water


:lol:
gees, that looks a bit too much doesnt it .... but it packs well lol
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Postby Derek Bullock » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:13 pm

Yep I pretty well have all of those things in my personal medication pack.


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Postby will_deness » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:35 pm

Central Coast Campers wrote:a few little bits and pieces I have added to my little crate along with my kit is

Sunscreen
Aerogard
Ventolin
pawpaw ointment
sting goes spray
soov spray - relieves sunburn and minor burns
betadine
deep heat
mylanta rolltabs
Buscopan - stomach ache and pain
Diarrhoea relief tablets
and hay fever relief tablets
strong pain relief with codine
a small bottle of spring water


pretty much ditto here too, plus the trusty tea tree oil :armsup What else that comes in 1 bottle is anti-bacterail, anti-fungal and anti-viral?
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Postby CCC » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:20 pm

ahhhhhh i use tea tree all the time :armsup

... also want to get one of those tick removers too to add
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Postby Blue Bravo » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:01 pm

We carry a small first aid kit but I've also thrown is an Emergency Blanket. It is aluminized Polyester and cost a couple of dollars from Big W.
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Postby will_deness » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:43 am


They are good, but you still need something for the minor bites, scratches, itch's, ticks etc etc. They are more geared for the major emergency than the minor day to day dramas.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
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Postby will_deness » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:39 am

https://ssl.stjohnvic.com.au/kits/view. ... ct_id=1284 probably better in my opinion. Better still use the list as a basis to make your own, When we put our kit together my wife and I both had a better understanding why a certain item was in there and what circumstances that item would be used for. I guess I'm saying it enabled us to be on more intimate terms with our first aid kit.
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Postby CCC » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:06 pm

I also have a copy of this book that goes in the crate

https://au.oup.com/searchbuy/SearchBook ... 0195553306

A good handy book for identification and first aid for those certain creatures. Pictures are clear too


Also still trying to track down one of these tick removers

http://www.otom.com/homepage.htm
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Postby Derek Bullock » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:10 pm

This is the basic kit I bought however with some added extras as above https://ssl.stjohnvic.com.au/kits/view. ... ct_id=1296
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Postby Hissy » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:55 pm

After completing my SFAC refresher for the upteenth time I purchased the following for home. We have added heaps to it over the years and always take it when travelling.
Sometimes its only a Panadol that gets used but with the kids and bikes its always better to be prepared.
https://ssl.stjohnvic.com.au/kits/view. ... ct_id=1108

I also use this one for bush walking and mountain biking.
https://ssl.stjohnvic.com.au/kits/view. ... ct_id=1293

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Re: FIRST AID KIT

Postby Frilly » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:52 pm

I bought a small kit from BCF after camping about a year without one. That weekend went out to a private property near Wivenhoe Dam and one of my friends daughters flipped a trail bike which came down on her leg, the exhaust pipe burning her badly. Luckily I had the first aid kit as they had not replenished theirs. Not sure what make/model or anything like that mine is but thank goodness I got it when I did!!!!
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