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PostPosted: June 19th, 2017, 10:11 pm 
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jedi jeffi wrote:
Two things I have added that do not take a lot of space are a couple of clotting sponges (can get them at Canadian tire) and a pre- made arm sling, one you can easily put on yourself instead of trying to make one.
oops make that 3 things, a small bottle of eye wash, ( not the super tiny ones) but something that you can give you eye a good flush with.
The eye wash is the only one I have ever used.
Jeff


I'll second that about eye wash and add some kind of eye antibiotic drops. Most skin infections you can deal with by just washing with clean water, and worst comes to worst you'll likely end up with just a bad scar. But an eye infection can make you blind. Likewise if you're prone to ear infections, some ear drops are a good idea.


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PostPosted: June 23rd, 2017, 2:01 pm 
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Niel;

I would use the anti chafe (I use Body Glide) for the neck gasket. The zinc cream is better for rashes, itch, and chafing (like between legs and under arms).
The body glide is plant based and probably better for the gasket

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PostPosted: October 27th, 2019, 11:11 pm 
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How does one go about getting a round of antibiotics?
Sounds like a good investment.


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PostPosted: October 28th, 2019, 8:10 am 
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On trips longer than a week or more I make an appointment with my Doctor beforehand and ask him for a course of a broad spectrum antibiotic. The other guys I trip with do this as well and have never had a problem. He also prescribes 4 days worth of Tylenol 4.

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PostPosted: October 28th, 2019, 2:01 pm 
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Mollycollie wrote:
How does one go about getting a round of antibiotics?
Sounds like a good investment.



Your dentist is probably the easiest, next time you are in the office just ask him/her.

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PostPosted: December 4th, 2019, 5:13 pm 
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Mollycollie wrote:
How does one go about getting a round of antibiotics?
Sounds like a good investment.


I get mine from the vet. He helps me make up a first aid kit for my dog and also tells me what I can/can't take of her medication.

Alan


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PostPosted: December 6th, 2019, 8:41 pm 
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I took a Red Cross wilderness first aid course in September and I was quite happy with it. It was a 2 night campout in Frontenac park.

I really can't recommend the instructor highly enough - Steve Tripp, of wildernesstripping.ca. The Red Cross allows their instructors a lot of leeway, it certainly can't hurt to ask ahead of time if he could tailor some of the content to solo first aid.

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