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    Gary, this is awesome. I have been looking for a first aid kit for a long time now. Thanks a lot!

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    I have all that's listed as must haves for injuries in my vehicle at all times but I add a 1.5 water to that and also 2 cheap Pep grey blankets and then 2 smallish more compressible fleece blankets that they sell in sets at PicknPay for example.

    I used those small plastic toolboxes that they sell at Builders for the stuff listed under must haves for injuries, I put red and white reflective tape (also bought at Builders around the bottoms and yellow reflective tape and the side of the lid, so it if useful in that regard when attending to a roadside incident at night. The blankets and water and other stuff is kept in an ammo box.


    Blankets can be used with the foil blanket or there might be more than 1 person needing it (vehicle accident?) and 1 used to cushion ones knees, folded up, when attending to someone, especially a tar road surface can play hell on ones knees after a few minutes. See, talking from experience.

    When going on holiday I take the Illness type stuff with.
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    Brilliant, what I was always looking for.


    Thank you Gary with your assistance of Stan

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    Brilliant thread and contribution. Many thanks

    As some further 2 cents worth:

    1. Got a small shard of coral stuck in my ear when scuba diving many years ago (confirmed by doctor a few days later when desperate and all else failed) As you know coral is bacteria heaven and not an hour after hitting the beach my ear flamed up, started weeping "stuff" and began hurting and itching like hell. Gruesome. On the way back to JHB I stopped at a couple of chemists and kept trying all available ear ointments - nothing worked. Back home tried the rest available at various chemists still nothing worked. Doctor prescribed Covancaine - comes in typical eardrop type bottle. It worked almost immediately for the itching and a day or so later no more problems. This was many years ago and the experience was so bad - ever since then I have had a bottle of Covancaine in the bathroom and in my camping gear. Renew the prescription every few years.

    2. am sure many guys have experienced "the itch". Comes eg after 4-5 days solid hiking in long trousers, getting wet, crashing in over night huts, getting up moving on. only one thing works - tube of Travocort cream - need to get it on prescription. Also don't go anywhere without it.

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    +1 Travocort

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    This is by far the most valuable info I've come across....

    thanks a mil

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    Thank you for the compilation of info.
    The physical attributes, to this life cannot be made more or less, however can be altered to suit!!

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    I do have a what not to forget list self compiled.

    Obviously there will be something that was overlooked.
    Somewhere among all these posts I'm sure there will be
    lists compiled by others. Would be interesting too compare.

    Like this list above, quite impressing but for general goods so
    to speak. Can someone please lead me there,.....thanks
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    Having worked as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic in both SA and abroad I reckon the list of goodies is pretty comprehensive.
    A good first aid course's (as opposed to professional paramedical training) real value lies in its ability to provide proper training on improvisation. Paramedics and other professional medical staff is trained to deal with 'ideal' circumstances when equipment and medicine/drugs are available. First aid, on the other, hand should teach you, as a first responder, what needs to be done and how it can be done with whatever's available.

    Obviously the availability of a kit will then aid, but one should be in a position to know what needs to be done and then make a plan.

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    Thank you so much for this! Brilliant help!

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    Great list! Might I suggest adding an EpiPen, or similar epinephrine delivery device, to the must have list? They have become crazy simple to use, and could save a life. Anyone can "discover" a life threatening allergy, especially when traveling to different climates with different flora and fauna. These devices come with super clear instructions, epinephrine won't hurt you if you don't need it, and any wilderness first aid class should cover their use. We have a couple in our kit, one within easy reach on the back of a headrest. A Dr. should write a prescription for one if you tell them you want it for a travel first aid kit, ours did.

    in concert with that, make sure you have a good antihistamine (we carry Benadryl), as epinephrine does not inhibit the allergic reaction, it merely reverses anaphylaxis temporarily. After approx. 30 minutes, the anaphylaxis could return if you haven't taken steps to stop the allergic reaction.

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    Firstly I’d just like to thank Gary for the great list!

    I have used it myself, and found it a fantastic start to what I’d consider my ideal first-aid kit.

    I’m a medical professional myself, so couldn’t resist modifying the list and adding a few things to suite my personal needs and wants. I also dropped a few items I didn’t think I need (or just personally just dont like). The last section is probably overkill for most people, but I think it makes a nice checklist to an advanced response bag.

    So in the spirit of this forum, I’ve attached my modified list below...

    I sincerely hope it helps!
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    Thanks for reviewing Gary's list, Jaco. Any chance you could highlight (or change font colour) the changes that you made?
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    Quote Originally Posted by philth View Post
    Thanks for reviewing Gary's list, Jaco. Any chance you could highlight (or change font colour) the changes that you made?
    To be honest i never really kept track of the changes, and cant remember all the things i took out.

    I have however quickly compared the two lists and marked the changes i remember making.
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    Thanks, Jaco.
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    Thanks for the update

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    I realised the need for an individual First aid Kit .

    In my EDC bag

    SOF-T Tourniquet
    Gloves
    Pressure bandage
    Gauze( a LOT!)
    Rehydrate
    Petroleum Gauze
    Plasters.

    The gloves, bandage and bandage vacuumsealed together. So I can keep that aside with my SOF-T

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    And tampons in your list for bleeding? Shew no dude

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    Thank you guys

    Making a few additions to my own kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefibJH View Post
    And tampons in your list for bleeding? Shew no dude
    Tampons are excellent for bullet wounds,stabbing holes,ladies emergency,fire starter.😂😂. I have borrowed a few ladies pads for my first aid kit to be used on minor wounds,as it is sterile and does not stick to wounds like cotton wool
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