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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    I am a little surprised and disappointed that forum members have made so few suggestions for Gary's excellent list. He will value further contributions. Many members, although not first aid experts, have many hours of field experience. There is a vast fund of untapped practical experience out there, practical tips and solutions would be valued. For instance, what are the most common ailments that arise in the bush and how do you deal with them? What do you carry to best deal with these?

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    GR*8 list , Im in the offshore and marine game on projects and run a very simuilar kit to what u have here

    just on the first aid stuff, Id add an assortment steri strip , synthetic stitches works wonders when u not close to a doc or hospital
    opsite is also another gr8 must have, sterile and water proof

    Im allergic to bee stings so have an epipen on hand, never had to use it on myslef but on a few occasions on others. (ps if u dont no what u doing with this dont use it)
    small roll of duct tape also comes in handy when imobilising limbs

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    Marine kit :

    Vinegar neutralises a lot of marine stingers , blue bottles , jellyfish and fireweed.Pack Vinegar sachets from wimpy into your beach and dive bag.


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    Asthmatic inhaler/s can save a life.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PGJ View Post
    Asthmatic inhaler/s can save a life.


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    Grant,

    Do you carry those for yourself or Kez, or as a general aid in case somebody needs some help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Grant,

    Do you carry those for yourself or Kez, or as a general aid in case somebody needs some help.
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    In case somebody needs help. I travelled with someone who would have a panic induced asthma attack , if he had left his pump at home/in camp. Scary.


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    Finding lots of help and advise on this site - great list - thanks

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    Dankie vir lys. PUIK!!!!

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    Excellent, THX!!!!!

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    Thanks for the document.

    The resurrection of this thread has just reminded me to check the expiry dates in my First Aid Kit.
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    Wonderful!! Thank you!

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    Great List!

    For the scalpel, it is also good, for instance, sever bloodblister, to relieve pressure) and flint also a good idea to create a fire in a dire situation.

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    BIG thank you Gary. Will use this for sure.

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    For the scalpel, it is also good, for instance, sever bloodblister, to relieve pressure)
    Opening a blister may relieve the pressure, but you will be exposing it to the elements and allowing all the bacteria that causes infection access. Its usually best to try and keep a blood-blister from popping for as long as possible. Easier said than done when its under your finger or toe-nail!
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    Quote Originally Posted by silvrav View Post
    Great List!

    For the scalpel, it is also good, for instance, sever bloodblister, to relieve pressure) and flint also a good idea to create a fire in a dire situation.
    Two BIC lighters are a better bet Tony Weaver has a charming story where a true San Bushman lights a fire with one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary110 View Post
    Opening a blister may relieve the pressure, but you will be exposing it to the elements and allowing all the bacteria that causes infection access. Its usually best to try and keep a blood-blister from popping for as long as possible. Easier said than done when its under your finger or toe-nail!
    Granted, but I am talking in sever cases where there is no other options.
    I friend of my broke her toe ( a solid wood drawer dropped on her toe) and the doctors immediate response was to cut a T shape cut into the blister to relieve pressure.

    IanG! haha, I must ask him about it! I guess I am looking more as a first aid, survival kit all in one.

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    Guys my age and older (ie were in the army) will know that the best for a blister, if you aren't a whoos and want to get back into action quickly, is to pierce a blister with a hypodermic needle then fill the blister with merthiolate, again via the hypodermic needle.
    You'll go through the roof with pain for a few seconds but be walking/running again by the next morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Guys my age and older (ie were in the army) will know that the best for a blister, if you aren't a whoos and want to get back into action quickly, is to pierce a blister with a hypodermic needle then fill the blister with merthiolate, again via the hypodermic needle.
    You'll go through the roof with pain for a few seconds but be walking/running again by the next morning.

    Excuse my ignorance, but what is merthiolate

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    Yissee I just googled merthiolate and mercurochrome and apparently they are now considered toxic. Contain mercury. So ignore my previous advice. Looks like things have changed in the last 30 years and I must stop poisoning myself

    edit: Just occurred to me that for donkeys years we'd put it in our ears after surfing to prevent infection. Like on a daily basis. So got mercury in my head as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Yissee I just googled merthiolate and mercurochrome and apparently they are now considered toxic. Contain mercury. So ignore my previous advice. Looks like things have changed in the last 30 years and I must stop poisoning myself

    Lol. I got the same result. That's why I asked you, thought I had the wrong search going.

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    hello

    My question is why Imodium? Is it not better to get all out and use rehidrate.
    I have heard of some one that ended up in hospital because the S@#$ did not get out and the germs was multiplying in his stomach
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