First Aid Kits

 

Whether you’re out camping, on a mountain expedition, or just on a Sunday ramble, as the Scouts say Be Prepared!  A key part of your preparation should be carrying a first aid kit.  You don’t want to use it and hopefully you won’t need to but having one to hand can make the essential difference.

Lifesystems are a brand who understand outdoor adventuring, your choice of activity will greatly affect the most likely illnesses, ailments and injuries you may sustain.  This is why Lifesystems have produces First Aid Kits specialised to an activity.  Their range includes Trek, Adventurer, Camping, Mountain Leader and more.

Carrying a first aid kit is only the first part though.  Below are 3 outdoor first aid kits from Lifesystems.  Before you go out with one though make sure you know what it contains and how to use it!  If you need to carry a pocket first aid guide too.

Trek-First-Aid-Kit

Trek -

The Trek First Aid Kit is recommended Duke of Edinburgh’s kit.  It’s described as the perfect size for most daily activities and ideal for dealing with small accidents. The kit provides essential first aid items for treating cuts, grazes, blisters and other minor injuries.  Weighing 240 grams, it comes in a pack with a belt loop so you can have it easily accessible rather than stuck at the bottom of a rucksack.  The kit contains 23 items -

General

  •     1 x Primary Care Leaflet
  •     1 x Tweezers
  •     1 x Scissors (5.5cm Blade)
  •     6 x Safety Pins

Medication

  •     16 x Paracetamol Tablets

Bandages

  •     1 x White Open Woven bandage 7.5cm x 5m
  •     1 x Crepe Bandage 5cm x 4.5m

Preparations, Disposables & Tapes

  •     5 x 4-Ply Gauze Swabs 5 x 5cm
  •     1 x Micropore Tape 1.25cm x 5m
  •     4 x Hygienic Cleansing Wipes
  •     2 Pairs Vinyl Gloves

Dressings

  •     1 x Low Adherent Dressing 5 x 5cm
  •     1 x Pack of Assorted Plasters
  •     2 x Blister Plasters

Camping First Aid Kit

Camping First Aid Kit

The Camping first aid kit is a larger kit (also recommended for Duke of Edinburgh) and is designed for dealing with accidents that can happen when you are under canvas. The kit contains items for treating and preventing infection in burns, cuts, grazes, blisters and other minor injuries.  The kit weigh’s 452 grams and contains 40 items
General

  •     1 x Primary Care Leaflet
  •     1 x Tweezers
  •     6 x Safety Pins
  •     1 x Scissors (5.5cm Blade)
  •     2 Pairs Vinyl Gloves
  •     1 x Spot Check Thermometer

Medication

  •     16 x Paracetamol Tablets

Bandages

  •     1 x Crepe Bandage 5cm x 4.5m
  •     1 x Triangular Calico Bandage 90 x 127cm
  •     1 x Open Woven Bandage 7.5cm x 5m

Preparations, Disposables & Tapes

  •     6 x Hygienic Cleansing Wipes
  •     1 x Zinc Oxide Tape 1.25cm x 5m
  •     1 x Micropore Tape 1.25cm x 5m
  •     5 x 4-Ply Gauze Swabs 5 x 5cm
  •     3 x Burn Gel Sachets (3.5g)
  •     1 x Strapping Tape 2.5cm x 2m
  •     2 x Sterile Eye Wash (20ml each)

Dressings

  •     1 x Pack of Assorted Plasters
  •     1 x Medium Wound Dressing 12 x 12cm
  •     2 x Low Adherent Dressings 5 x 5cm
  •     1 x Low Adherent Dressing 10 x 10cm
  •     1 x Small Plaster Fabric Strip 4cm x 1m
  •     3 x Wound Closure Strips
  •     1 x Small Eyepad Wound Dressing

Mountain-Leader-First-Aid-Kit

Mountain Leader First Aid Kit

The Mountain Leader First Aid Kit provides the equipment needed to care for a large group of between 1 and 14 persons. This kit is also used by survival training schools in the UK. It has been designed with the help of expedition doctor Hugh Montgomery and members of the British Special Forces medical team.  The Kit is much fuller ranged than the others with 64 items and weighs 930 grams
General

  •     1 x Primary Care Leaflet
  •     1 x Tweezers
  •     6 x Safety Pins
  •     1 x Scissors (5.5cm Blade)
  •     4 Pairs Vinyl Gloves
  •     1 x Shears (6cm Blade)
  •     1 x Glo Stick
  •     1 x Resuscitation Face shield
  •     1 x Spot Check Thermometer

Medication

  •     16 x Paracetamol Tablets
  •     16 x Ibuprofen Tablets

Bandages

  •     2 x Open Woven Bandages 7.5cm x 5m
  •     1 x Crepe Bandage 5cm x 4.5m
  •     1 x Crepe Bandage 7.5cm x 4.5m
  •     1 x Triangular Calico Bandage 90 x 127cm

Preparations, Disposables & Tapes

  •     10 x Hygienic Cleansing Wipes
  •     1 x Micropore Tape 2.5cm x 5m
  •     1 x Zinc Oxide Tape 2.5cm x 2m
  •     1 x Duct Tape 2m Roll
  •     10 x 4-Ply Gauze Swabs 5 x 5cm
  •     3 x Burn Gel Sachets (3.5g)

Dressings

  •     1 x Pack of Assorted Plasters
  •     1 x Medium Wound Dressing 12 x 12cm
  •     2 x Low Adherent Dressings 5 x 5cm
  •     2 x Low Adherent Dressings 10 x 10cm
  •     1 x Small Plaster Fabric Strip 4cm x 1m
  •     1 x Large Plaster Fabric Strip 7.5cm x 1m
  •     6 x Wound Closure Strips
  •     1 x Small Eyepad Wound Dressing
  •     2 x Blister Plasters

 

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