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Old 04-15-20, 01:25 AM
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Old 04-15-20, 03:35 AM
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Maybe read the handy list you posted to determine the contents? Just a thought.

And if the ďtwiserĒ is made of carbon fiber itís definitely passed itís useful life. Like carbon forks, they are only good for three years.

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The wipes should definitely be replaced.

But with as few items as that kit has in it I'd just toss it all and get (or make) myself a new one. Add in a full roll of water-resistant adhesive tape, antibacterial solution (or cream), more bandaids, a wrap (strains/sprains/ or cover for larger wounds), a good set of tweezers, asprin or other mild pain relief medication . . . to start.
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To be honest with you, I wouldn't really consider that a medical kit. It's mostly just a bunch of bandaids and a couple of wipes. You should be able to put together a better and more meaningful assortment of items by just walking up and down your local pharmacy's aisles.
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Not to mention, it's kind of pointless to carry around a med kit and not have any idea what's in it. That defeats the purpose of being prepared for an emergency. Know what tools you have and how to use them.
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Safety pins go off after 90 days, like a step function. You really need to stay on top of it.

The elastic in the n95 mask will suddenly radioactively decay into more stable elements like lenolium and formica after their 10 year expiration date.
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Part of my first aid kit is clean, dry clothes, including goretex and insulation, because I hike and everybody who SAR rescues has hypothermia by the time they arrive regardless of what they were called in for. Most people wouldn't include that stuff in their first aid kit because it wouldn't be useful in their circumstances. A mystery grab bag is like a lotto ticket.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
A mystery grab bag is like a lotto ticket.
Post a photo of your kit and a list of whatís in it then claim you donít know whatís in it.
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
Not to mention, it's kind of pointless to carry around a med kit and not have any idea what's in it. That defeats the purpose of being prepared for an emergency. Know what tools you have and how to use them.
Am I the only one who can see the second image, which is a list of the contents?
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Old 04-15-20, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Post a photo of your kit and a list of whatís in it then claim you donít know whatís in it.
Actually I think this PLB might really be a wad of hundred dollar bills and a lighter, so I can keep warm at night. You never know.
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There is a reasonable chance the sticky on the adhesive stuff may have dried out or gone gooey...
Looks like a reasonable little hiking kit for day walks. Only thing I'd add is a couple of No. 14 wound dressings, in case someone has a stack and is bleeding seriously.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Am I the only one who can see the second image, which is a list of the contents?
No, you're not. But the impression I got from OP's post was that he'd been carrying this around for 5 years, just decided to open it up today, and lo and behold found the inventory sheet that was zipped up in the yellow bag with the mystery contents.

An alternative explanation would be he had actually read the list in the past, but still didn't know what it all meant. But that's a little bit too depressing a theory to accept.
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The 2nd image on post 1 is from a Google search yesterday.

The kit never came with a list.

The kit is sealed, water tight...so I didnt want to break the seal.
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
The 2nd image on post 1 is from a Google search yesterday.

The kit never came with a list.

The kit is sealed, water tight...so I didnt want to break the seal.
A. How do you know if there is no list inside if you havenít opened it?

B. So what? You have a list that tells you whatís in it. Indeed, you name one of the items.

Work on your game. Youíre making it too easy, at least for me. Iíll bet that first image was also lifted from somewhere.
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
No, you're not. But the impression I got from OP's post was that he'd been carrying this around for 5 years, just decided to open it up today, and lo and behold found the inventory sheet that was zipped up in the yellow bag with the mystery contents.
We now know thatís incorrect. Even if it were it begs the question of why he would write that he doesnít know whatís in it.

Iíve made my point. Enjoy yourselves.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Part of my first aid kit is clean, dry clothes, including goretex and insulation, because I hike and everybody who SAR rescues has hypothermia by the time they arrive regardless of what they were called in for. Most people wouldn't include that stuff in their first aid kit because it wouldn't be useful in their circumstances. A mystery grab bag is like a lotto ticket.
Space blanket? Matches? Tiny compass?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
A. How do you know if there is no list inside if you havenít opened it?.
The list is not on the list.
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A. How do you know if there is no list inside if you havenít opened it?
Schrodinger's medical kit?
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Space blanket? Matches? Tiny compass?
Nah I have the campfire app to keep me warm.I saw this in the news and thought of you:
Grinning Tim Cook Announces New iPhone Will No Longer Be Compatible With AirPods
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
Schrodinger's medical kit?

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Nah I have the campfire app to keep me warm.I saw this in the news and thought of you:
Grinning Tim Cook Announces New iPhone Will No Longer Be Compatible With AirPods

Chuckle... Of course, consider the site. But yeah, I have to laugh. Thanks for the humor.

I will have to bite the bullet soon... my wife wants a newer iPhone... I'll have to teach her how to use Bluetooth... She is a pencil and paper artist... and musician... anything more complicated than on/off volume and simple tuning knob requires "tech assist."
I know Bluetooth should automatically sync with any device previously enabled... but her damn car fails it now and then... and I have to tell her to pull over, turn off the car, and reboot... (funny having to reboot a car...)

Of course the headphone jack works perfectly every damn time in my old truck... SIGH
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good news: finally got to use the kit.

bad news: my knee got banged up real bad. crashed hard on the Mup, felt like someone yanked the bar out of my hand. front wheel sudden turned sideways, and i went down hard. got up, alot of people came over to look. must have been a spectular crash. when home, i used the kit to sanitise the wound.

i used the alcohol towel in the kit. it burn like hell. it couldnt take it.

roomate gave me a packet of Uni Sept (pink liquid). it doesnt burn at all...so i used it instead of alcohol.
then, i applied Triple antibiotic ointment.


...looks like theres a worm in there! wat dat heck?



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Feed it and treat it well, and you could have a companion for life.

Perhaps it realized that you are the best place for it to raise its larvae.
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