Shambala wrote:Why not just roll one of these things around with you, so you can be prepared for ANYTHING!
(keep in mind that there are first aid stations at various locations. no need to stitch your own wounds)
roastduck wrote:Oh, I can't even watch some parts of House, let alone stitch a wound. I'll leave that to the professionals. But for every-day, run-of-the-mill, "Shake it off/rub some dirt on it/don't be a pussy" stuff, i like to be prepared
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
Savannah wrote:Here's a First Aid thread:
And the Burning Man website's starter list:
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/e ... staid.html
Another vote for Liquid Bandage. It's great for the snaggy hangnails and eroded cuticles the playa invites.
dragonpilot wrote:All of the above plus Preparation H...travel size.
ygmir wrote:my preferred first aid kit would be Sailman (I can't seem to find a pic of him):
Bay Bridge Sue wrote:Adding to my basic first aid kit -
A couple Israeli batte dressings, a couple packs of quik-clot sponges, Soft splint, mosquito hemostats (dressed so they work as tweezers as well), couple packs of needled 3-0 and 4-0 silk (non-resorbable), couple scalple blades and a handle, and a scrub-out brish and (plastic) irrigation syringe. You can get everythihng but the syringe and brush thru Amazon as a "Military Surgical Instruments Kit - Minor Surgery Emergency Pack", tho I didn't like the sutures they had, and the hemostats were pretty flaky. What else? Tube of Hydration Tabs - the 12 pak fizzy kind.
Oh yeah, a pair of old-fashioned mercury oral thermometers. Tho I broke the second one a week before BRC shaking it down, the first was right after 2010. Bleah. Gotta replace those, tho they're getting harder than hades to find. (you can keep those damn electronic ones that go dead when you need it.)
I like the saline/IV idea, tho unless it was a severe emergency or we were out there sans-BRC, I'd leave that to them, only for liability issues. Of course. wound cleaning and tying sutures is a little above BLS but some things I don't mind in the course of a normal repair and others I'd rather not unless it was a SHTF situation.
Now, my SHTF kit? Let's say I'm a bit more prepared than that. One thing I want is a reading AED - not necessarily for the AED but the EKG function - it can tell a lot quick once you learn to read them.
Sail Man wrote:ygmir wrote:my preferred first aid kit would be Sailman (I can't seem to find a pic of him):
I blend in well with the dust sometimes making me easily hidden
Shambala wrote:dragonpilot wrote:All of the above plus Preparation H...travel size.
(if you're over 60)
Shambala wrote:I would add to that kit, some pads for blisters on your feet, a few condoms for that unlikely encounter, lube and a few larger bandages.
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