That's a good kit, semiautomagic
. You & I have some overlap. I admit I leave out splints & slings, because these can be improvised until one gets to Medical near Center Camp, or the 3o'clock and 9o'clock Stations; plus they take up more space than I like, so between the two factors, if I have to leave something out, it's going to be those. (ESD also has eyewash, although I bring ordinary eye relief). Saline does not go in the kit either; I already have it out on the nightstand for my eyes--and then a little up my nose, nightly. Prevents nosebleeds in that dry climate. If you don't have contact lenses, pick up a bottle of nasal saline; hell, even if you do. (Because I don't mind doing it the cheap & easy way, but nasal saline designed for the purpose has an easier, more sophisticated delivery system.) Here's my kit:Pepcid
Aspirin - safer for hangovers
Ginger candy - by "The Ginger People" (great for upset stomach)
Glucose tablets for diabetics (Juice boxes are in the cooler)
Finger cots - finger condoms; keeps bandaids cleaner & drier when one is working on something
Liquid bandage - this is great for hangnails, papercuts & other tiny cuts often received during camp setup
First aid tape (1 flexible waterproof roll; 1 classic)
Rolled gauze (2)
Preservative-free single use Tears (I like Thera Tears; it's not a redness reducer . . . redness reducer goes in cosmetics!)
CPR mask (for use if you've had basic training) http://www.amazon.com/Laerdal-Pocket-Ma ... B001DSLHIW
Extra vinyl gloves
Gauze squares (2"x2" and 3"x3")
Not in the kit, but great: 8 oz (?) bottle of lemon juice & wipes with which to treat my feet at night. Lotion follows.
The kit stays in camp. In the playa backpack goes a tiny version: a 2nd CPR mask, gloves, bandaids, Neo-to-Go, Ibuprofen, sanitizer.
waxpraxis wrote:This might sound a bit odd, but when I was in the boy scouts we always included an extra pair or two of tube socks in our kits. Many of the injuries on the playa and out in the woods tend to be foot-based so having something to help hold bandages in place or even just cut up for other uses is just-plain-handy.
Love that idea! Cut the toe end of the sock off and you have a nice tube to protect a bandaged arm.