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Old 10-01-2013, 11:50 AM   #16
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I divide my first aid into Trauma and Comfort Kit.

Trauma is simple, stop bleeding and cover some ugly rash. Abd, 2 Kling, 3' Ace Wrap, a few 4X4's and a couple non stick pads, paper tape,

Comfort Kit goes mostly in my ditty bag. Meds, a few antacid tabs. bandaids, super glue, nail clippers, floss, lip balm, allergy eye drops for pollen and dry eye. Eye glass repair kit and blunt surgical scissors.
I usually carry some sunblock and aloe based cream for sun and wind burn.

Most of this stuff is readily available so I just carry a one time dosage.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #17
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Just to add to your kit...I have an Emergency ID Tube cable tied to the handlebar/crossbar. It is white with a red cross and clearly visible - if I ever come off and knocked out, it has all my medical details and doctors contact info etc - both in written form and it is also a USB with the same info in a word doc - it stays on the bike all the time. On long trips, the EPIRB goes in the tank bag...I figure if I am really badly injured and alone, I may be able to drag myself to the stacked bike to set it off. If I am knocked out, I guess I am good tucker for the goannas and drop bears, so it doesn't really matter!!!
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:31 AM   #18
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after a buddy tried to drink a bee and the bee took exception I now carry a few benadryl tablets. Other than that, I carry a few small bandaids for ouchies. And a couple of military compression banadages for serious work.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:12 AM   #19
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Gorilla ductape - superglue - blister bandaids - ibuprofen - benadryl - a couple pepto bismul pills

This is my hiking kit but I'll throw it on the bike for adventures
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:17 AM   #20
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I don't have my kit with me, but from memory here's the highlights:
  • Variety of Band Aides, big and small
  • Neosporin tube (not squeeze bottle which explodes)
  • Small roll of gauze
  • Medical Tape
  • Butterfly Bandages
  • Bandage "pads" (whatever they are called)
  • Plastic Tweezers
  • Cue tips
  • Ibuprofen IB (with the anti inflammatory) and Asprin packets
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Antiseptic wipe packets
  • Cellox (one 35g 5x 5g)

It's in a zippered codura nylon pouch and everything is wrapped tight in a few different ziplock bags. It's about the size of half a pack of Fig Newtons. (the most convenient frame of reference at the moment)

I ride alone often out in the boonies on a dual sport.

Related, but in another kit(s):
Needle, synthetic thread, sunscreen, flask of booze , small pair of scissors, safety pins, duct tape, bandanas
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:24 AM   #21
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Add some Sodium diclofenic in there, that stuff works wonders as an anti inflammatory.

Biggest thing for me is knowing exactly where you are so a location device is paramount and a phone lol
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:27 AM   #22
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Suprised I've not seen this from you guys. Feminine hygiene products. Tampons are great to stop bleeding on puncture wounds, and oil leaks on the bike. Pads are sometimes more absorbant than a 4x4. If you live near an REI, they have a pretty comprehensive wilderness first aid class.....much better than what is offered by the red cross. But if you're lucky enough, you may find a motorcycle specific first responder class. Depending on your state you could check with your local MSF coach and see if one is offered.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:13 AM   #23
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I carry pads in my kit, but they don't stop bleeding, they absorb the blood.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:02 AM   #24
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As noted, what you take should be based on your skill/knowledge level.

Good idea to keep a basic kit on the bike at all times.

Saline eye flush for bugs/etc. in the eye.

Basic bandaid assortment.

Some type of wrap (Ace) to hold on a splint or compression dressing.

Some basic type of pain med (Aspirin/Ibuprofen/naproxen).

Trauma shears...can get through riding gear if you have to....or cut your tape/cord/bandage/finger off as needed...
You can get these on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/SAM-Splint-Com...ds=sams+splint

One (or two) of these..(packs down small after you open them up and fold in two), simple to use. Play with it before you need it.

Some type of antihistamine (as previously noted). I'd avoid benadryl owing to the sedation factor. Over the counter claritin (loratidine) works well and is good for 24 hrs.

As noted, feminine hygeine pads (get the "heavy flow" type....) for bleeding and the basis for a compression dressing.

If you're traveling alone, keep any significant medical information/ emergency contact information on your person when riding. If riding with someone else, exchange information (you carry theirs and vice-versa). This can be very helpful if things go wrong.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:23 AM   #25
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Best if you attend a first aid camp - you'll get an idea as to what to carry, and more importantly, how to use it in an emergency.

Yes, and all that should be in a WATERPROOF hard container. Which should also have some spare cash
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:04 PM   #26
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Add some Sodium diclofenic in there, that stuff works wonders as an anti inflammatory.

Biggest thing for me is knowing exactly where you are so a location device is paramount and a phone lol
I do have a SPOT tracker too. What makes me nervous is that it's a commodity piece of plastic hardware and they have no way to validate that the "oh shit" button works.

Hopefully I'll never need to find out the hard way.
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:02 PM   #27
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I bring as little as possible.
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