What Kind of First-Aid Kit Should You Carry?
After more than 20 years as a wilderness paramedic and fly-fishing guide, I can assure you that most anglers overlook the importance of carrying a good first-aid kit. I have dealt with many emergencies at remote fishing locations and responded to calls on the very rivers I guide on in Colorado, and I can safely say that–had any of the anglers involved had a little first aid training and an appropriate first-aid kit– quite a few of these situations would have had a better outcome.To get more news about chitosan hemostatic agent, you can visit rusuntacmed.com official website.
First-aid kits are sort of like nail-knot tools: Most of the time, they are buried in the bottom of your pack or hidden in a side pocket, out of sight and out of-mind. But when you need to tie a nail knot, the tool makes everything easier. That said, nobody is going to die if you don’t have a nail knot tool, but not having a first-aid kit (and a little training) could make the difference between life and death.
I am often asked what supplies should be in a first-aid kit. Although this is a great question, there is a little more to it than just a list of supplies. It is no different than a person new to fly fishing going into a fly shop and asking for a list of “necessary” equipment for fly fishing. There are a lot of variables that the fly shop needs to know to outfit an angler correctly, and obviously, the angler needs to know how to use the swag on the list. It is no different for a first aid kit.
In another post, I will touch on some recommendations for what should be in a good kit, and why, but first I want to throw out a few considerations to keep in mind when you are purchasing or building your first aid kit. I think that these are just as important as what is inside the kit.
I want to get this out of the way early in this post: if you do not know what is in your kit or how to use it, you might as well leave it at home. Just carry a Ziploc bag with Band-Aids and some tape. I know that is a little harsh, but why tote around stuff that you do not know how to use?
You may be thinking to yourself, “Maybe someone will know how to use what I have in my kit, so I will just carry it just in case.” Then let them bring their own first-aid kit.