View Poll Results: Do you have a stocked up-to-date first aid kit ?
Yes! Fully stocked and nothing out of date. 114 52.53%
Yes! Fully stocked, but some of the stuff is a little old. 60 27.65%
Yes. A few items missing. 21 9.68%
No. I don't have one. 22 10.14%
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Old 03-29-2004, 01:43 PM   #15
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... Syrup of Ipecac and a good charcoal absorbant for ingested poisons, novapain, neosporin, or similar topicals, and both ointment and pill forms of Benadryl.
I was under the impression that Syrup of Ipecac was no longer available due to misuse, either in the treatment of poison ingestion and/or by those with eating disorders.

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Old 03-29-2004, 01:45 PM   #16
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I was under the impression that Syrup of Ipecac was no longer available due to misus

yep! it is illegal here in NJ but it may still be used in some states were hospital facilities are very remote.
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Old 03-29-2004, 01:49 PM   #17
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Hey, we just laugh at those 'can you hear me now' ads, because we can't even get good cell coverage at our HOUSE, let alone out in the woods!

Good idea for a survey, made me go check my kit!

We have a stocked first aid kit, and last year we both took a first aid/cpr class through the fire department. I have been first aid certified pretty regularly since high school, but my hubby had NEVER taken a class! Bad idea, since I'm the clumsy one! So I hope we're in pretty good shape. Hey, the more prepared you are, the less likely you'll have to use it, right?
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Old 03-29-2004, 02:08 PM   #18
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When I leave home, I always make sure to have plenty of castor oil and leeches.

Castor oil and leeches. Good for what ails ya!
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Old 03-29-2004, 03:31 PM   #19
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Great that's the way to go!!

Many different organizations offer free CPR/First Aid courses. Useful to all boondockers and not. This is agreat course for everyone and is relatively short.

You never know when those few hours will come in handy to save a life, your own or somebody else's.
Not a bad idea!

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Old 03-29-2004, 06:26 PM   #20
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When I leave home, I always make sure to have plenty of castor oil and leeches.

Castor oil and leeches. Good for what ails ya!
Castor oil. 10w30, or 20w50?
I guess most anything could be bad, in the hands of the misguided. The latex gloves are more for my protection anyway, with the possible transmission of blood-born ailments these days.
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Old 08-15-2005, 08:39 PM   #21
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Post Red Cross offices sell first aid kits too

Great survey! After taking the classes I learned that the Red Cross sells first aid kits, which are nice as they help us and the money helps others too.
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more to the point...

do you know how to use it?
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Old 09-10-2005, 01:19 PM   #23
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We have one, fully stocked, up to date kit we move between the Airstream, and the boat. Having just one makes it easier to check stock level/date.

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Our First Aid kit could use some upgrades. We have bandages and some other items. Being out west we also have stuff for snake bite. Does anyone know if Jack Daniel's has an experation date?
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Old 09-10-2005, 02:53 PM   #25
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Our First Aid kit could use some upgrades. We have bandages and some other items. Being out west we also have stuff for snake bite. Does anyone know if Jack Daniel's has an experation date?
We use Southern Comfort in ours....never had it around long enough for it to expire...even if it did have a date.

We have a custom built first aid kit, I based mine on the wilderness rescue kits but left out a lot of the heavy rescue type stuff. Doubled up the stock on bandaids, antiseptics and other high use items. I have had the Red Cross First Aid and CPR...several times over. I have also taken a basic Wilderness first aid course too. If you use your head there is plenty of stuff laying around to use for first aid, 2x2's for splints, or even a rolled news paper will suffice for a fractured arm. As far as calling 911 and waiting for help....that only works if you are in a cell coverage area, know where you are, and the area is accessible. Not always the case and in my case seldom.

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Does anyone know if Jack Daniel's has an experation date?

Never had it stay around long enough; although I have heard rummors that the bottles are resealable I cant personally confirm that.......
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"...If you use your head there is plenty of stuff laying around to use for first aid, 2x2's for splints, or even a rolled news paper will suffice for a fractured arm..."

When our son broke his lower right leg bones (yes, both) last fall, my split second answer to a splint to get him and his wheelchair up the slope in the yard to the driveway was a foam pillow and duct tape. He received lots of compliments on his home first aid!
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Another yearly reminder...

It is once again almost camping season. Don't forget to freshen and fill your first aid kit before heading out into the great outdoors!
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