First aid kit?

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First aid kit?

Postby peetee » 4 Jan 2019, 10:58pm

Anyone else carry one of these?
I have one and did need to use it once.
It contains saline tubes, triangular bandage, gauze pads, long bandage, steri-strips, painkillers.
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Re: First aid kit?

Postby tim-b » 5 Jan 2019, 6:42am

Hi
Yes, when I'm on my MTB :roll:
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Re: First aid kit?

Postby eileithyia » 5 Jan 2019, 8:39am

I have one with my MTB which I have used when out with the junior club and when in the New Forest on the cycling week. I do have a few bits in the bag I keep with my bike housed in Mallorca....

To be honest haven't got anything on road bike..
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Re: First aid kit?

Postby MattH » 5 Jan 2019, 9:01am

Always have one when touring, had to use it once and was glad to have it with me - only had rear panniers on and the front wheel slipped on some wet leaves after braking suddenly for some dog walkers on a path.

I might have a couple of plasters in the saddle pack on the road bike.

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Re: First aid kit?

Postby foxyrider » 5 Jan 2019, 9:29am

I take one on tours - I have utilsed plasters a couple of times and the Savlon but TBH if I needed the other stuff I probably wouldn't be in a state to do anything!
I doubt that many people routinely carry one even if there is some sense in doing so. But in context, some countries it's a legal requirement to have one in motor vehicles but how many drivers actually have any first aid training? Last time I did any was @ 40 years ago at scouts and these days the opportunities seem fewer to even get the basics - just go to A&E to see all the minor injuries that could be self treated with a little knowledge.
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Re: First aid kit?

Postby Oldjohnw » 5 Jan 2019, 9:31am

Always have one, based on my hillwalking adventures (compede, salon, mozzie stuff, plasters) plus my own medicine. A carry over, I guess.
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Re: First aid kit?

Postby hayers » 5 Jan 2019, 9:41am

Small 1st aid kit lives in my saddle bag along with tools, tubes etc. Only used once when someone else in group took a minor tumble, but nice to be prepared.

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Re: First aid kit?

Postby mjr » 5 Jan 2019, 9:49am

Small kit (big plaster, small bandage, antiseptic wipe, forget what else as it's almost time to check expiry dates) comes almost every trip, plus I've usually a buff and thin waterproof which can also be useful. I take a bigger kit on tour or when I remember on group rides. My first aid training is a distant memory but my wife is up to date and there are often NHS workers on our group rides.
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Re: First aid kit?

Postby The utility cyclist » 5 Jan 2019, 6:03pm

Never, I took some anti bac wipes and some sticking plasters on a tour once just in case I wanted to clean my hands if a toilet didn't have soap and the plasters were in case of a blister on my heel
I don't think about 'accidents' even though I came off on xmas day due to ice, a 1st aid kit won't do diddly for a badly bruised hip, broken limb, brain trauma or crushed chest.

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Re: First aid kit?

Postby philvantwo » 5 Jan 2019, 7:05pm

I always have one in my rucksack when walking but in 40 years of cycling I've never even considered carrying one. What's the point?
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Re: First aid kit?

Postby peetee » 5 Jan 2019, 7:39pm

philvantwo wrote:I always have one in my rucksack when walking but in 40 years of cycling I've never even considered carrying one. What's the point?


When you are out with a less experienced rider who falls and ends up with a gashed forearm full of soil and grit and you are an hour away from casualty two sachets of saline and a bandage comes in very handy.
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Re: First aid kit?

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 12 Jan 2019, 2:52pm

I’m still doing some guided rides for B.C. We have to have a first aid kit if we lead a ride. It’s basically bandages, scissors, and dressings of various sizes. No lotions, potions, pills or ointments are allowed.

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Re: First aid kit?

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 12 Jan 2019, 2:53pm

philvantwo wrote:I always have one in my rucksack when walking but in 40 years of cycling I've never even considered carrying one. What's the point?


For the majority of folk, there really isn’t a lot of point. Unless you’re carrying an AED, but they are quite bulky.

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Re: First aid kit?

Postby pwa » 12 Jan 2019, 3:35pm

philvantwo wrote:I always have one in my rucksack when walking but in 40 years of cycling I've never even considered carrying one. What's the point?

On longer rides and on hikes, yes I take one. It is small and weighs next to nothing, and basically has plasters, wipes and the odd bandage. Enough to deal with a grazed knee or something like that. Not one of those big plastic boxes you see in offices. A tiny thing that you tucks in the bottom of a bag unnoticed.

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Re: First aid kit?

Postby drossall » 12 Jan 2019, 5:16pm

Someone was talking about that today, on the train on the way to an Audax event. I really should carry one - I do occasionally, but in a rather random way.