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    Any advice on First Aid Kits

    I do mostly solo backcountry hunts and have a bunch of First Aid stuff put together but figure there is an easier more space and weight efficient way. What are some essentials I may be missing in my homemade kit? Or if anyone has insite on prepackaged, everything I need, lightweight "Just-in-case" kits I would appreciate it.

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    Here's what's in mineuct tape,Quick cot,TY/IBU,VC,wound treatment.
    Can you handle the challenge.... hunt hard but safe!!

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    I think the first aid kit is the very last thing you should be paring down. If you think you might need it, keep it.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    I carry a quick clot pouch, Botach Tourniquet, electrical tape, benadryl, some IB and a few IB night time (sleep is good), mole skin bandaids, a roll of sterile dressing and I always have a little can of bag balm. It may sound funny but the good old green can will work for anything from cuts to burns to chafed or dry skin. I wish they made a less smelly version but I still don't leave home without it. I don't carry it in a kit per say I just stuff it in nooks and crannies where it will fit. I do keep the tourniquet easily accessible because I figure if I ever needed it I wouldn't want to have to dig for it.

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    Good ideas!

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    It depends on your level of comfort. I'm a paramedic and somewhat redneck resourceful. But I always have some alcohol wipes (ya this will hurt, a lot), blister aids, duct tape, mole skin, band aids a few of each sizes, anitseptic oinment, a few vicodens, few rolls of kling, and a lot of tylenol PM's (helps me sleep at night). Good thing about the Tylenol PM's is the PM part is benadryl for alergic reactions. Remember as long as you can get the bleeding stopped you have about 8-11 hours before the ED can't stich up a wound because of infection. If need be, I can make it off the hill 6 miles back in less than six hours.

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    Look at www.adventuremedicalkits.com there is an article in this months Eastmans Hunting Journal in the "Gearing up for the Backcountry" section.... in there they have a product from Adventure Medical Kits that will have what you need. Looks like pretty god stuff. I'm going to try it this season...

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    Super glue!! Never leave home without it!

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    All good advice. I agree that I don't want to cut out anything I may need. I do feel like this will help me to add some organization and depth to my kit. Yeah I did also see the info in EHJ on the www.adventuremedicalkits.com website just after I posted the question. It is always interresting to see what everone else carries. Thanks guys.

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    Does anybody know the current recommended treatment for snake bite!
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