First Aid; recommendations, what do you bring along a 4,000 mile trip?

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by _lee, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Funkymoped

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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:D
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  2. hardwaregrrl

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    Suprised I've not seen this from you guys. Feminine hygiene products.:deal 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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  3. acesandeights

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    I carry pads in my kit, but they don't stop bleeding, they absorb the blood.
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  4. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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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...:lol3
    You can get these on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/SAM-Splint-Combo-Pack-Cohesive/dp/B0093NZPCS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1381157044&sr=8-3&keywords=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....:eek1) 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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  5. arn

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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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  6. Anywhereness

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    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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  7. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    I bring as little as possible.
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