What to put in first aid kit?

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Yorkshire Andy
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Re: What to put in first aid kit?

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:54 pm

Alloneword wrote:
Yorkshire Andy wrote:Glucose gell?
No need for that type 2, so in our case there is not much chance of us going hypo ;)
Yorkshire Andy wrote:Eye wash
Not thought of that so will look at options
Yorkshire Andy wrote:More bandages
Maybe just depends on how much room is left on the motorbike with all my other kit
Yorkshire Andy wrote:Latex free nitrile gloves
have these already.

All1

Theres always others that might need the gell (unless this is a personal kit then again ive looked after a few strangers ive found in the street)


theres 2 types of eyewash..

http://www.firstaid.co.uk/HypaClens-Eye ... GwodWw8EyA

https://www.firstaid4less.co.uk/First-A ... GwodaqYHCw

depending on pack size...


as for bandages minimum of 5 ideally ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcPnP-ohYh8

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Re: What to put in first aid kit?

Post by Alloneword » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:05 pm

gamekeeper752 wrote:hi
you don't say if you can get upstairs above the high water line so you have a place to store stuff or if this is more for the everyday thing
No were very screwed here river water level comes to about 3/4 of the way up our living room and we are in small flat, we do have a loft, but this would be no good to stay or anything like that, I do have stored in the loft the motorcycle panniers and in these are clothes right now but that is all i can store up there, so i can grab and run if i have too.
featherstick wrote:Have you done a first-aid course?
A very long time ago


All1
Please bear in mind i am prepping for the River Thames to flood and how i can get to safe ground, I'm not worried about the end of the world..... I'll die with the other Minions.
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Re: What to put in first aid kit?

Post by Briggs 2.0 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:25 am

Tampons and similar pads. Handy for many more uses than what they are primarily designed for.
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Re: What to put in first aid kit?

Post by Mad Scientist » Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:21 pm

Honey is very useful - good for blood sugar and application onto wounds as it's antimicrobial. Clove oil is great for tooth and gum pain.

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Re: What to put in first aid kit?

Post by ForgeCorvus » Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:51 pm

I recently burnt my fingers and was given a cream based on stinging nettle extract by a friend, works really well.

Also good for sunburn, eczema, bites & stings and so on

This is just one source I've found, http://www.beautynaturals.com/product.aspx?ref=AN-UR35....... Don't let the word "Homeopathic" confuse you, its more along the lines of a Herbal preparation


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Re: What to put in first aid kit?

Post by Decaff » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:04 am

ForgeCorvus wrote:I recently burnt my fingers and was given a cream based on stinging nettle extract by a friend, works really well.

Also good for sunburn, eczema, bites & stings and so on

This is just one source I've found, http://www.beautynaturals.com/product.aspx?ref=AN-UR35....... Don't let the word "Homeopathic" confuse you, its more along the lines of a Herbal preparation


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Nice find!! I do prefer to use more natural remedies whenever I can, the less chemical additives the better!! I'm suffering badly from eczema on my foot at the moment and it's driving me bonkers so this might be worth a try before I cut my foot off :lol: my normal creams are not working and as it's colder I need to wear socks which in turn make the itching worse... vicious cycle.
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Re: What to put in first aid kit?

Post by Manclife » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:08 pm

Had a quick look in mine, needs reviewing but here's my usual contents.

Plasters
Bandages
Steri strips
Water gel
Foil blanket
Ibuprophen
Calpol
Cocodamol
Paracetamol
Anti-histamine
Imodium
Gloves

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