First Aid Kit - What's needed?

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Re: First Aid Kit - What's needed?

Postby EspressoDude » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:15 pm

in addition to the magnesium, calcium is great to have. best administered frozen, with root beer
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Re: First Aid Kit - What's needed?

Postby Sail Man » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:49 pm

gyre wrote:black tar heroin


don't forget the narcan
might as well throw some nasalpharyngeal airways as well
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Re: First Aid Kit - What's needed?

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:57 am

I'll second Grai's suggestion of glue. I slit my finger while on the playa - superglue was a great trick for holding the skin together in a place that gets a lot of wear, like the thumb.

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1) Dull pocket knives are more unsafe than sharp ones. I'd heard it a million times but I never learned until it was first-hand experience.
2) Superglue > bandaid in terms of durability. Also, possibly more toxic.
3) Not even a superglue patch job will hold up a round to Super Street Fire.
4) Sometimes, it's okay to just go to the med tent. Like when bandaids and back-up plans fail because commanding fire using a pair of powergloves is more important than avoiding subsequent pain and disruption of healing wounds.
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Re: First Aid Kit - What's needed?

Postby gyre » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:06 am

Not toxic.
The medical version is less likely to cause allergic reactions.

I find newskin useful too.
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Re: First Aid Kit - What's needed?

Postby Savannah » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:36 am

Yep, the medical version of skin glue is skin-safe as well as antiseptic (at least, the brand I use).

No clue as to household/worksite Superglue's antiseptic properties (it'll hold skin closed, but they didn't necessarily design it to be antiseptic). And I'd not let two people use the same bottle of superglue on their respective wounds, just in case it isn't.
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Re: First Aid Kit - What's needed?

Postby latchseeker » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:15 pm

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Re: First Aid Kit - What's needed?

Postby Dr. Dust » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:54 pm

Liquid bandage is the best. If you injure yourself on rebar, for example, your skin will likely separate from the basal layer and even if you put a band-aid on it, the wound will fill with playa dust and cause pain. Strongly recommended.
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Re: First Aid Kit - What's needed?

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:26 pm

Savannah wrote:Yep, the medical version of skin glue is skin-safe as well as antiseptic (at least, the brand I use).

No clue as to household/worksite Superglue's antiseptic properties (it'll hold skin closed, but they didn't necessarily design it to be antiseptic). And I'd not let two people use the same bottle of superglue on their respective wounds, just in case it isn't.

The story is that superglue was designed to be used medically, but that they started selling it as a glue because it took so long to get approval...
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