Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: First Aid Kit

  1. #1
    Glass Sunrise GlassSunrise413's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-06-2011
    Location
    Ware, Massachusetts
    Age
    29
    Posts
    10
    Images
    15

    Question First Aid Kit

    Hey All....

    I've got all of my first aid supplies together, now wondering what is the best container (bag, dry bag, box etc.) to carry it in? Does it need to be waterproof if I already have a pack cover?

  2. #2
    lemon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    06-17-2011
    Location
    4 miles from Trailhead in Becket, Ma.
    Age
    59
    Posts
    1,019
    Journal Entries
    1
    Images
    53

    Default

    Lately and hopefully it goes to nothing. I carry an injection piece and interferon & ribavirin. On Ice. Other then that a couple bandaids.

  3. #3
    Registered User Doctari's Avatar
    Join Date
    06-26-2003
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,229
    Images
    2

    Default

    My first aid kit is in TWO zip locks. One inside the other.
    I have found that water has a way of, lets say "avoiding" almost any pack covers. So everything I own is in something waterproof, then I leave the pack cover at home.
    "I know my pack is waterproof, it stopped raining 4 hours ago & there is still 3 inches of water in the bottom of my pack!" LOL
    Curse you Perry the Platypus!

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    01-01-2012
    Location
    Lower Catskill Mountains
    Posts
    134

    Default

    Hi...


    Doctari's method is a good one. In addition to my own made-up first aid kit, I also carry a small trauma kit...QuikClot...bloodstopper gauze...etc., which already comes in a waterproof pouch.

    Will you be afloat, fording streams, etc.? If so, you might want to consider keeping other items in waterproof containers...like socks, for one example.

  5. #5
    Registered User moocow's Avatar
    Join Date
    06-21-2011
    Location
    Arlington, TX
    Age
    29
    Posts
    145

    Default

    ziplock bag inside another ziplock bag. cheap. light. if one tears and you need another one, well they come in a box of like 50 so have at it.

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    12-15-2003
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    3,945

    Default

    Put your first aid stuff in a quart size Freezer Ziplock. That's what thru hiking is...... Learning to live out of ziplock bags.

++ New Posts ++

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •