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Do any of you carry a 1st aid kit when riding?

Old 07-12-06, 07:52 PM
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Do any of you carry a 1st aid kit when riding?

I had a bit of a nasty crash yesterday (120 degree asphalt is getting very greasy on the turns!) and wound up going to the clinic to get 1" gash sewn up over my left eye. Fortunately I was close to home and wasn't stuck out in the canyons as usual.

How many BF members here carry a bandage and some neosporin for road rash in case you lay it down so you don't get an infection until you can get in? I'm going to start, that's fer sure!
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I carry a bandaid and 2 butterfly bandages. If it's bad enough for Neosporin or stitches, I'm calling my wife for a ride home or 911.
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I carry a mini-first aid kit in my seat bag all the time. Has an assortment of band-aids, disinfectant wipes, a small roll of gauze, etc.
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Solo rides, no. In group rides, one of my friends always carries a first aid kit. Gauze, bandages, disinfectant, analgesic, antihistaminics, etc.
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Bandaids, wipes, antiseptic and ibupropen jammed into an Altoids tin.
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When I take my daughter in her trailer, I carry my back-packing 1st aid kit. We tend to stop at every park on the way, prepared for the flying off the swing thing.
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I used to ride with a guy who always carried some New Skin patches. He actually had to use a few sheets of it when he bit it on a decent that took skin on his outer thigh.

All I carry are prayers and a cell phone. Half of the prayers are that the cell phone will work.
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I carry my mobile phone so I can phone home. I've only come off a couple of times in well over 25 years of cycling so it's not much of an issue.
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Cell phone is cool if you can getthrough to somebody you know.

Problem in riding out in the canyons is that my phone goes dead- no tower!
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Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
Cell phone is cool if you can getthrough to somebody you know.

Problem in riding out in the canyons is that my phone goes dead- no tower!
Hence the other half of the prayers!
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WalMart sells a compact and very light first aid kit in the camping department. I just added a few alcohol swabs and a pill container with some ibuprofen and I'm good to go. I'd rather have it and not use it than not have it and need it.
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I carry a lighter and cauterize it, bandages might fall off during the rest of the ride
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Nope. Never even gave it a thought until you brought it up.
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I noticed during the Rose Bowl pack rides, there's always a private ambulance standing by, "waiting for business".
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If rolling solo, the aforementioned bandaids/wipes/neosporin/gloves in an mini Altoids tin. For family or group rides, a nice little kit from Adventure Cycling's website that can handle more serious stuff....

https://www.adventurecycling.org/stor...Product_ID=387

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https://www.bravesoldier.com/1/p_crashpak.php


My wife picked up one of these at my LBS for $9 as a stocking stuffer. They definitely can come in handy. Once for me on my commute, and twice for other riders when out with the group.
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Water to wash out whatever injury I get. Fastpatches to fix flats and to close deep wounds temporarily. A spare tube doubles as a tourniquet. If it gets any worse than that, a cell phone to call 911, ID for obvious reasons and a Visa card if SHTF.
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I just recently started carrying a little zip bag that has some first aid supplies, a copy of my license and health insurance card, and a $10 bill. Someone gave me the bag with the first aid supplies - if she hadn't I'd still be carrying nothing of the sort. It's tiny enough to fit in my jersey pocket without me even noticing that it's there.
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from my mountain biking days I carry about a foot of duct tape wrapped around a straw in my bag. That should more than cover anything major. For small punctures... I'd either just let it bleed or use a patch.
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I had considered a first aid kit, thanks to this reminder, I will go get one tonight.

I almost always ride with a trunk bag on a rack, so it would be nice to have the little extra level of comfort, and I won't even notice it is there...
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