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First aid kit

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First aid kit

Postby jray22 » Wed May 30, 2012 11:57 am

Hi all,

So, I'm spending about a week trekking round yosemite in the summer, and I've been thinking about first aid. Or more specifically, other than a standard first aid kit, is there anything else anyone can recommend that would be useful? I've been told duct tape is a good substitute for bandages, but any other suggestions will be most appreciated!

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Re: First aid kit

Postby AlmostThere » Wed May 30, 2012 1:14 pm

You should get a guide to wilderness first aid to inform your decision of what to take. Whoever told you duct tape instead of bandages is wrong.
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Re: First aid kit

Postby jray22 » Wed May 30, 2012 2:18 pm

Ok thanks I'll look for a guide on amazon. A couple of other people have confirmed that duct tape can be very useful for sprains and broken limbs, and it sounds like quite an ingenious idea to me.
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Re: First aid kit

Postby AlmostThere » Wed May 30, 2012 2:46 pm

It probably would work for a wrap, but there are other lighter options that won't also remove skin and hair when you tear it off.
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