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Old 05-05-2009, 05:41 AM   #76
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Fantastic INFO

I printed out the Emergency ID Cards , will be going by Pet Smart to make a 'dog tag' for myself and joined the MTS service. Also I use the ICE numbers in my cell.

Lots and lots of very valuable info in this forum.

And yes this is my first I am reading at a fevered pitch. To gleam wisdom of experience from this site!

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Old 05-10-2009, 08:41 AM   #77
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another Idea

Might have already been thought of but I have not seen it

The company i work for has a 24 Radio Room with between 1-6 dispatchers at any one time.

a quick visit with a dozen donuts, updated ICE info, and a few kind words got all the info put in my employee file on top.

I will still do alot of what is on here when I go for my first long ride but now I have a 24hr toll free number that is willing to pass on any info or get in touch with next of kin or whatever.

Also met a fellow ride while I was there.

Ride safe
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:53 PM   #78
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In addition to the great ideas already posted i.e. medical bracelets etc..

Everyone should carry an Adventure Medical wound closure kit. It comes with an assortment of sutures, syringes and dressing all packed in a waterproof case. I would rather put my trust in a pre packaged suture kit than somethign from middle of nowhere Mexico.

IN addition I highly reccomend carrying a few single use OR Quick Clot vials. If you take a spill and are bleeding this will stop it immediatly.
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:13 PM   #79
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Aside from learning this:

Does anyone have any good pointers for building an MC-specific first aid kit?
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:26 PM   #80
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Great advice here guys, its to bad its not mandatory to read through this important thread, I can't believe I ever rode without this info around my neck...never again.

Probably obvious, but consider putting another major language on the other side with the same info, so since im on the us/mexican border, one side with English, one side with Spanish.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:55 PM   #81
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Wow! I am just looking at taking my first long ride(week) in a while and I never thought about doing this but I am now. Thanks for all the great information guys and gals!
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:23 AM   #82
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Just do it!!
The world is round sometime your on top and some live down under
Who is in control of who ??
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:52 AM   #83
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A great gift and an important Emergency kit, it even contains paper.

AN other place of puschase

Do not forget to write down your peronal website were more info is about the trouble one.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:30 PM   #84
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Road ID

Great forum, I bought one of the road id bracelets. It has my DL # along with my wife's contact number. I've attached a link to the site if your interested. I really like my... and I hope its the best 18 bucks I've ever wasted!

BMW R1200 GS Adventure
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:11 PM   #85
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Please carry a photo copy of your name, allergies, medications you take, and medical history. A living will or DNR order is in order. Multiple people to contact at home is useful. I am a medic and have picked up more than one patient during The Rally who is unconsicous and we have no info on them. I carry this info on my person as the luggage may not be broght to the hospital.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:45 PM   #86
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water problems

Saw this water filter that is good for viruses and bugs that doesn't use chemicals. You could use it in Mexico to drink the water safely. Cheap at between 150 to 400 bucks. Just thought you guys might want to know as it is a great way to stop a trip to the doc and save you from an emergencies.

http://www.ted. com/talks/ michael_pritchar d_invents_ a_water_filter. html
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:57 PM   #87
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Bluhduh All good info.

All these ideas are good. As a fireman and paramedic I have responded on many motorcycle crashes and every other kind of unconcious tramatic injury you can think of but take this info with a grain of salt. Police and firemen always look for an ID because it goes in the report. Fold up your emergency info and put it with your ID and write " IN CASE OF EMERGENCY" on it. It will get found if it's on you. In your phones directory an "AA Emergency" so it comes up the first number in your phone book is a good idea. Depending on age of my patients I look for mom, wife, or last number called to inform friends or family of a serious accident. Food for thought.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:30 PM   #88
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Quick Clot

That is something that I always carry in any of my vehicles. A wreck that causes a "bleeder" Rip open and pour in. Medics coming back from Iraq swear by the stuff. They say that it will stop the femural (sp?) artery. Now apparently if you have to use the stuff, you will hear cussing from the ER doctor. It is suppposed to be a bitch to get out. I would rather be alive in the ER with the doc mad at me.

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Old 01-17-2010, 03:59 PM   #89
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Covered in other threads - this is one:

For yourself it is always prudent to keep a medical summary card on your person. Include:

Your Name
Emergency Contact Numbers and Names
Any known medical conditions
Any known allergies
Current medications

If traveling with a group make multiples and trade with others so the info can be made readily available to emergency personnel. It is a good idea to adjust your kits based on what you will be doing and if possible coordinate some items with others in your group. I do sport-tour rides (nothing off-road yet) and have to fit everything into my tank bag and suit pockets (no saddle bags).

It doesn't matter what supplies you pack for emergencies if you don't know how (when) to use them. After I took the ASM course, I put together the following emergency kit for my bike (with the full knowlege that if I am doing anything that requires touching another person - beyond hand holding - that person is already sooo beyond screwed )

6 individually wrapped sanitary napkins - ultra thin, no wings, no deoderant
6 individually wrapped tampons - no applicators, no deoderant
1 roll of gauze
1 mylar emergency "blanket"
1 pair of shears
2 pair of medical gloves
1 disposable cpr mouth sheild
1 4 oz bottle of saline
tiny notebook
mini-golf pencil

Cell Phone - serves multiple purposes!!

That covers the medical portion of my kit. I have feminine supplies instead of gauze/cotton pads because the are very absorbant and take up very little space. Also (for some of us) there is more than one kind of "emergency" .

I keep the gloves, mouth sheild, notebook, pencil and cell phone in my jacket pockets and pack the rest into the tank bag as tightly as possible. I hope like hell I never need to use any of it. This reminds me, time to take a refresher so if I do need it, I can be as prepared as possible for a non-medically trained bystander.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:54 PM   #90
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there ARE no emergencies, just different levels of adventure
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