if ur really roughing it, like on extended trail rides in unknown areas, bring everything you can think of...ammonia, scissors, needle & surgical thread for sewing up really nasty cuts, a sharp knife heavy enough for cutting wood for torniquets, casts...and a first aid book hehehe...
...if i really wanted to be sure, i'd have a pretty nurse riding in support vehicle with everything she needs!
guys, i've learned that different commercially sold first aid kits contain different things...and opening them to see what's really inside is a first step to finding out what's missing...then from experience (personal or otherwise) add or subtract...i could drive myself crazy trying to prepare for every contingency (sigh)....parang palaging kulang
I'm not sure about biking first Aid kit, but I'm the usual medic assigned on climbs, I usually bring First Aid treatment only for Cuts & Abrasion... and Triangular Bandage, Oral Rehydration Salts, Lots of Pain Killers, typical meds for Head ache & stomach aches.
To lessen my load I bring Kirkland's Triple ointment, this will replace, burn ointment, antibiotics for cuts & abrasion....I carry this for high susceptibility of wound infection during climbs.
As for Sprains or Fractures, that's where the Triangular bandages comes in...for fractures T-bndage and improvied splints will do.
One which I want to bring but failed to do so, is the Snake Bites First Aid kit...I rely more on the idea of snakes are scared of people...in case of bites....I'll just apply Ventosa Method ;D
BTW...McV, your kit is enough for cuts & abrasions already...by hey its only First Aid, for scissors or knife...I guess this is a standard kit if you have a small leatherman, gerber or Swiss Army on your tool kit.
Last Edit: Apr 11, 2004 14:22:22 GMT 8 by warlock^_^
Aside from those first aid aid gadgets and supply, siguro the very impt. thing is the knowledge about first aid. Since we're riding mostly in rural areas we should also include plants and its herbal benefits.
Hate bringing Betadine, they tend to leak whenever we're on higher elevation due to variance of pressure. Maybe its just the containers.
Charmee? hehehe baka nde mahilom ha, lam nyo naman kung saan sugat ginagamit yan (if you get my drift hehehe )
Charmees or any other slim napkins are great at absorbing blood (ladies, pardon the pun ;D) tapos di pa dumidikit tulad ng gauze. Tested na rin na nakakapagaling without the wound producing scars -- basta lang laging may nakatakip na napkin sa @%$@* oooppss sa sugat. ;D ;D ;D
we experience a bad day last april 7 in maarat we are a group of around 12 to 15 riders hehehehe dalawa yung naaksidente and the lesson is dalawa lang din kaming may dalang first aid eksakto lang yung dala namin pag may isa pang naaksidente hopefully wala naman hehehehe dahon na lang ng bayabas ang panggagamot heheheehe i think we should assign two or more depending on how big is the grooup na magdala ng first aid whenever we ride one with the trail guide and the other one with the sweeper. and i think we should always do an estimate on the riders going with us para di kapusin yung mga first aid hehehehe mahirap maubusan sa trail walang mercury sa bundok
Better yet... If you are the Trail Master, require everyone to bring the basic First Aid Kit like Mcvarki has, that way everyone will be more aware that this is a basic requirement aside from the tools. This wont weigh much
So if may notice na rides, dagdag reminder to bring First Aid kit...pansin ko kasi yung nde nagdadala yun madalas nasusugatan at naaksidente ;D
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2004 16:18:18 GMT 8 by warlock^_^
Post by radical1962 on Apr 12, 2004 17:21:04 GMT 8
Me? I always bring painkillers like Mefenamic Acid (ponstan 250) or Alaxan FS. This is especially helpful after a crash and you still have to pedal out of the woods for a couple of hours after the adrenalin wears out.
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