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Old 31 Dec 2013
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First Aid Kit

I have my first aid kit mounted under the license plate. It contains an Israeli Bandage, Quick Clot sponge, band aids , aspirins, wound gels, bandages, space blanket, tape, marker, irrigation fluid and other items. The location is perfect in case of crash and I never need to pack as it is always on the bike. I pack it all in a draw string bag so I can bring it with me on hikes and into the hotel.
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Megan and Matthew have recently posted what has to be the most detailed First Aid packing I've ever seen. Granted a lot of this might not be for everyone, but it's easier to cut things you don't need out than figure out what isn't included.

How to pack a first-aid kit for traveling - The doctors' orders
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Nearest Medical Supply store

I both mine from a local Medical Supply depot.
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I would recommend as an extra for Paracetamol also some Aspirin, as Aspirin also helps as a painkiller and infections.
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I would strongly recomend going on the Far from Help medics course in London its a great course plus it enables you to buy some drugs that you can't get over the counter like antibiotics and stronger pain killers they also give you a packing list for your med kit.Including things like:

Your own syringes and needles (For when you are out side of Europe)
Otoscope (If you feel the need) For looking in ears and nosies
Marker pen
Triage table for multipule people injured.
Oropharyngel Airway
One way valve for CPR (Good to have if you don't know the person you are helping)
The list could go on.You pack to what you ablity is and of course it all takes up room, No use having kit if you do not know how to use it.
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