Introduction
If everyone in a group of hikers, paddlers, cyclers, and skiers carries the minimum, when combined there should be enough equipment/supplies to care for most common injuries. Please be advised that club members are volunteers and are not responsible to provide any first aid services and are never liable for participants’ safety.  Recommended contents are listed below.

Special Note
If you take medications for a condition, you should always carry at least one dose with you.  One example is that if you are allergic to bees, you must carry an “Epi-Pen”.  This is each individual’s responsibility.

For All Events

Pre-assembled first-aid kits take the guesswork out of building your own kit, though many people personalize these kits to suit individual needs.  The length of your trip & the number of people involved will impact the contents of your kit.

  • Compact guide to dealing with medical emergencies
  • Treatments for blisters
  • Adhesive bandages of various sizes
  • Several gauze pads
  • Adhesive tape
  • Disinfecting ointment
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • ACE elastic bandage
  • Pen & paper
  • Latex gloves

    Image By Elastoplast

For Paddling Events

This list is not intended to be all-inclusive, but rather a starter kit.  All must be carried in a waterproof box or bag.

  • COMPACT GUIDE TO FIRST AID
  • Single use BREATHING MASK
  • 2” ELASTIC BANDAGE
  • TRIANGLE BANDAGES (2)
  • NON-LATEX GLOVES
  • 2” ROLLER GAUZE
  • 4” ROLLER GAUZE
  • SPACE BLANKET
  • 4X4 GAUZE PADS
  • BANDAIDS
  • FIRST AID CREAM/TRIPLE ANTIBIOTIC
  • INSTANT ICE PACK (1)
  • 2” ADHESIVE TAPE
  • MEDICATIONS:
    …ASPIRIN
    …ACETOMINOPHEN
    …BENADRYL
    …PEPTO BISMOL
    …SUGAR PACKETS

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