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    My question is why Imodium? Is it not better to get all out and use rehidrate
    Yip, better to get it out, usually for the first 12 - 24 hours. But after that the dehydration can become really bad and then a drip is usually needed to adequately rehyrate the body. If diarrhoea persists for more than 24 hours is usually a good idea to get seen by a Doctor who can ascertain the cause and fix it.
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    thanks for the list,I recently printed it, very use full,thanks for your efford.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlp View Post
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    Good day Guys

    I am a qualified ILS Medic currently working in Iraq and have been working in remote/hostile environments since 2006 If there is any way I can be of assistance please let me know

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    I would like to see the following in your basic need to have list:

    Chloramphenicol eye ointment - for eye infection
    Eye bath - the plastic cup to rinse your eye
    Extra battery sealed in zip lock for the thermometer
    Bic lighter - Million uses including lighting a fire
    A pencil with duck tape rolled around it - To write and duck tape works wonders to close a wound when the skin is wet
    A small writing pad sealed in a zip lock bag - To write on
    A small magnifying glass - to look for things in an eye or thorns. If you can buy a CC size fretznel lens, this is the best.
    A small mirror - I normally use a platter from a hard drive as this cannot break and the hole also makes it an ideal signalling mirror.
    About 1m of silicone tubing - Many uses, the most important to give someone an enema for rehydration.

    Hope this helps!
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    Thanks a million for this extremely useful list. I am off to SA tomorrow to buy items suggested on list and from all other contributors.

    One quick addition, super glue. If you need to close up a wound and can't do stitches, close the wound and then place a drop of super glue at evenly spaced intervals, about 1 cm apart. I have had to use super glue in an emergency and it works like a charm, providing you don't stick yourself to the wound !

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    Hi Gary,

    Again thanks. Just a question... Have there been no further developments around a course/course material?

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    The course is still being developed, but the target date is mid July when I have to present the first one!

    Its a lot of work setting it up, and even more making the Power Points etc.

    Deciding what to include and what to exclude is quite a headache too.

    But I'm getting there.
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    Looking forward to it. Let me know if I can assist with making slides.
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    I think Gary should make these kits up and sell them.... I would buy one. That is a long shopping list and I don't like shopping.
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    Gary as said in thread,why not work out contents and cost of kit,supply to Dirk on forum and share profits.I'm sure buying kits that are actually suited to our needs compared and more valuable than paying high prices for other kits and still having to add the necessary contents.Just a thought.

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    Hi Gary - I am busy setting up a safety system - please see www.sailsafe.co.za - and am looking for items to help people in various matters - one is 4x4 travelling. Would you mind if I post this on the appropriate page and credit you for it.

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    Just a thought as well - you can buy a temporary tooth repair kit. Doesn't make you a dentist but good for lost fillings etc - gives you a bit of protection for a while. www.dentek.com.
    I got some of the powder used by dentists (From a dentist) plus some of the liquid they use when I was working off West Africa. By the time I lost a filling and wanted to use it the liquid had dried up so I mixed it with the clove oil we always carry on ships - worked great.
    When I told my dentist I had done it and would need to be drilled out he said that it would be long gone. He had a battle to drill it out.
    I have since had my daughter send me some of the Dentek kits from the UK - they cost about 5 GBP each plus she got me a small kit with dentist mirror and scrapers
    Any takers for me to practice on?

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    Excellent
    How about adding a list of medical centres worth approaching? I could contribute for a few African countries. Possible to have a document on a public dropbox folder where members can make contributions?

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    In addition to the Puritabs on the list I also have a LifeStraw and some miltons. Along with ReHydrate packed in the first aid kit. I consider water security to be the most important when on a trip. Many overland water solutions utilise a single tank for storage of drinking water.

    If this tank fails somehow and you lose all your water in a single event, depending on your location your holiday immediately becomes a survival situation.

    I am paranoid about water.

    If you find yourself without any purification systems then you should know that you can disinfect water pretty efficiently using plastic coke bottles. You could boil the water in the plastic bottle over the fire but after a while this destroys the plastic bottle. Destroying a water holder is a sin.

    If the water source you find is quite clear, fill the clear plastic PET bottle (remove labels) and leave it in the sun for 6 hours if it is sunny. A couple of days if it is cloudy. You can filter out particulates with a cloth first if it is a bit murky.

    This will effectively kill biological pathogens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alviljoen View Post
    Just a thought as well - you can buy a temporary tooth repair kit. Doesn't make you a dentist but good for lost fillings etc - gives you a bit of protection for a while. www.dentek.com.
    I got some of the powder used by dentists (From a dentist) plus some of the liquid they use when I was working off West Africa. By the time I lost a filling and wanted to use it the liquid had dried up so I mixed it with the clove oil we always carry on ships - worked great.
    When I told my dentist I had done it and would need to be drilled out he said that it would be long gone. He had a battle to drill it out.
    I have since had my daughter send me some of the Dentek kits from the UK - they cost about 5 GBP each plus she got me a small kit with dentist mirror and scrapers
    Any takers for me to practice on?
    Not a bad idea if a filling falls out or even possibly if the tooth fractures. Might not be all that effective for proper toothache though. (And please don't resort to trying to put aspirin straight onto a painful tooth, it does more damage than anything else).

    Also I look forward to the course. Always good to be prepared.

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    One more thing.... To try and make this easier what would be the best place to try and get most of the products at a good price..? (i don't see Dischem keeping all of this although that would probably be the most obvious place to start)

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