First Aid Travel kit

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  1. pushpinder

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    I'm no biker though, how I wish I was.......
    One can never be too careful while biking and its better to be prepared. Accidents don't tell you before occurrence.
    On Yogesh's suggestion I'm putting down a few essentials that all bikers ought to carry as first aid equipment. Actually applies to all travelers on BCMT, given that no one here believes in normal travel to 'family' destinations.

    Here is a rough list of things one may need..

    Bandages

    Soframycin/ betadine ointment

    Savlon/ dettol lotion

    Gauze- sterile...1-2 pkts

    Large safety pins

    Scissors

    Sunscreen cream

    Surgical Gloves

    Surgical Tape (micropore)

    Bandaids

    Sterile alcohol wipes

    Anti-Diarrheal Medications: Norflox TZ

    Anti vomiting...Domstal

    Anti mountain sickness (esp ladakh/ spiti tavelers)....Diamox tabs

    Triangular bandages

    Tweezers (pull out glass and other items imbedded in skin)

    Oral rehydration salts (ORS)

    Thermometer in hard case

    Watertight container to store everything in

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    Will wait for feedback from everyone and we can update the list as we go along to make it a very comprehensive first aid kit.


    rgds
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011
  2. pulsarider

    pulsarider manual mode

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    how about soframycin or some cream to be applied on the wound..
    also dettol/savlon for disinfecting the wound..
     
  3. Yogesh Sarkar

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    Thank a lot Doc, this will surely come in handy for a lot of travelers.
     
  4. thedrsunil

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    Since most of us are fond of travelling to Leh,
    I must recommend to carry

    a finger pulse oximeter and
    a Portable Oxygen Cylinder of 2.75 ltrs Capacity.

    A pulse oximeter will cost approx Rs. 1000-1200 and is of size of a regular stapler and a oxygen cylinder cost about Rs. 4000-5000 and is of the size of a thermos.

    With pulse oximeter, you can measure the oxygen saturation and if it is falling you can take some oxygen to prevent yourself from AMS.

    After the Leh trip, same can be deposited with YS for further use for bhai logs. :p
     
  5. Yogesh Sarkar

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    Dr. Sunil, I don't think one really needs an oximeter, since it is available with the Army Doctors at Sarchu and Pang and they are more than happy to assist travelers in need.
     
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    thedrsunil Active Member

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    Well it was just an idea.
    Rest everything needed has already been detailed by Pushpinder Sir.
     
  7. cat

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    Pushpinder ji,... the most serious need for motorcycle crash injuries is probably bandages/dressings for deep or large flesh wounds, sometimes with serious bleeding. Some years ago, I saw some lists on an american adventure riding forum and they included some special wound bandages - things that they seemed to know about from military context. I've looked at what's available in pharmacies but it was confusing. Dressings in sealed foil/plastic packaging. Most of them had information related to post-surgery wound dressing, rather than emergency first-aid to stop bleeding and so on until you could get proper treatment. So I never actually managed to find the right stuff. Please advise, if you can. :)
     
  8. hiambuj

    hiambuj Moderator Staff Member

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    Very well compiled Sir !!
     
  9. joie de vivre

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    few ORS packets.
     
  10. pushpinder

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    That was a slip up...Added!
    As yogesh mentioned, not a very practical thing, esp for bikers.

    There are some very specialised type of bandages and splints available...just have to check their availability in the local market.
    Will get back on this.
    Thanks Amit
    Good point..added!!
    :)
     

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