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Medical Kits
I always carry a first aid kit when I leave on an adventure, I also keep one in my car and one at home. I have often used my med kits to help out other adventurers, but once in a while they come in handy for my own uses, as I am prone to blisters. NAO carries light weight medical kits by Adventure medical that are small, easy to carry and come in weather proof packages. You also have the option of creating your own kit, which is a great way to customize, but the costs add up quickly.

Adventure Medical has a very easy method for choosing the kit that will work best for your needs. Their kits are based on the number of supplies needed for different group sizes, trip lengths and activity types. The packages are large enough to add personal touches like prescription or OTC medications, tampons, spare contacts, etc.

Knowing how to use items from a first aid kit is as important as carrying one. The American Red Cross offers a variety of courses including CPR, first aid and wilderness first aid. UAS also offers Basic First Aid/CPR and a First Responder ETT class. You should consider carrying a quick reference guide or a smartphone app (e.g. American Red Cross first aid - there is one for your pets, too) which explains how to administer basic first aid.

Every good medical kit should have items that can be used to help stop bleeding, close and protect cuts, and help prevent infection from setting in. When using duct tape or butterfly sutures to close a wound. Carefully clean the wound and wash out any foreign materials or debris. If you have some sort of antiseptic, apply it to the wound and dry the area. Be aware that some people are allergic to Iodine as it contains shellfish, in this case Betadine is a safer option. Pain relief is essential especially if you are days or miles away from medical help.

Even if you don't think you have allergies, there are certain things that can still cause an allergic reaction. In some cases, especially in people who have food allergies, allergens can cause life threatening anaphylaxis reactions that need to be treated immediately. Carry an antihistamine such as Benadryl, otherwise known by its generic name Diphenhydramine HCl.

No one is immune to blisters. However, blisters are preventable if you understand the conditions that cause them and they will heal faster if you know how to treat them properly. If a blister has broken, it should be cleaned, disinfected and then bandaged. Unbroken blisters that are painful should be drained, cleaned and bandaged. Every first aid kit should include Moleskin, which when cut in an "O" can be placed around the blister to help protect it from rubbing. Pain relief is essential especially if you are days or miles away from the end of your journey. Carry a selection of aspirin, Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen to help with pain and inflammation.

Alaskan's use duct tape for everything from standard repairs to creative fashion accessories, so it stands to reason it would fit in our medical kits. Superglue also has a wide range of applications outside the medical field, and is widely used by surgeons to bond together parts of the body that respond poorly to stitches. Medical superglue is made of a substance called cyanoacrylate. When it comes into contact with liquids like water, it forms a plastic mesh that will keep skin, or anything someone wants glued, neatly bonded together. Medical Superglue can be used for a range of uses from stitching together cuts to healing blisters and it doesn't sting to put on. Regular superglue has methyl alcohol, however, which creates heat in order to produce the bonding effect. Methyl alcohol can really sting when applied to open skin and may even kill surrounding skin cells.


 

Ultralight and Watertight
.9
.7
.5
.3

12 oz
8oz.
3.68oz.
2.32oz.

1-4 People
1-2 People
1 Person
1 Person

1-4 Days
1-4 Days
1-2 Days
1-2 Days

10"x7.5"x3"
7.5"x10"x2"
5.5"x11"x1"
6"x5.25"x1.25"
Bandage Materials




Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, 1" x 3"
5
5
5
4
Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, Knuckle
3
3
3
2
Bandage, Conforming Gauze, 3"
1
1
1
2
Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 2" x 2", Pkg./2
2
2
2
3
Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 3" x 3", Pkg./2
3
2
2
2
Dressing, Non-Adherent, Sterile, 3" x 4"
2
2
1

Bandage, Butterfly Closure

3
2

Bleeding




Gloves, Nitrile (Pair), Hand Wipe
1
1


Trauma Pad, 5" x 9"
1



Blister/Burn




Moleskin, Pre-Cut & Shaped (11 pieces)
2
1
1
1
Duct Tape




Duct Tape, 2" x 50"
1
1


Fracture/Sprain




Bandage, Elastic with Velcro, 2"
1
1


Instruments




Safety Pins
3
3
3

Splinter Picker/Tick Remover Forceps
1
1
1
1
Medication




After Bite Wipe
2
2
2
2
Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine 25 mg)
2
2
2
2
Aspirin (325 mg), Pkg./2
2
2
2

Ibuprofen (200 mg), Pkg./2
2
2
2
2
Acetaminophen (500 mg), Pkg./2
2
2
2

Diamode (Loperamide HCI 2 mg), Pkg./1
2



Wound Care




Antiseptic Wipe
6
6
6
3
Alcohol Swab
2
3
2
2
Tape, 1" x 10 Yards
1
1
1

Skin Tac™ Topical Adhesive, Wipe
1
1
1

Triple Antibiotic Ointment, Single Use
3
3
2
1
Syringe, Irrigation, 10 cc, 18 Gauge Tip
1



Wound Closure Strips, 1/4" x 4", Pkg./10
1



Cotton Tip Applicator, Pkg./2
1





Additional Supplies
SAM Splint 
A true wilderness medicine icon, the SAM® Splint is built from a thin core of aluminum alloy sandwiched between two layers of closed-cell foam. The splint is extremely pliable, but bend it into any of three simple curves, and it becomes extremely rigid and supportive for any fractured, sprained, or injured limb.
Stabilize Fractures and Sprains
Foam-wrapped flexible aluminum core stabilizes injured limbs.
Lightweight & Compact
Weighs only 4 oz. and can be rolled or folded for easy storage in emergency kits/backpacks.
Waterproof
Closed-pore, impermeable foam surface allows easy cleaning and disinfection. Material is compatible with all standard cleaning solutions.
Works in any Environment
Not affected by extreme temperatures or altitudes.
Reusable
Roll it or fold it back up and you're ready for the next fracture or sprain.

 
The Blister Medic 
The Blister Medic is the best of both worlds, combining the tried-and-true protection and blister prevention of Moleskin with the advanced relief and healing of Glacier Gel™ hydrogel dressings. Alcohol pads for skin preparation and antiseptic towelettes for wound cleaning round out the package. 
 
Prevent Blisters from Forming
Moleskin immediately reduces friction, keeping hot spots from developing into blisters.
Leave the Scissors at Home
11 die-cut moleskin pieces per sheet, each specifically shaped to fit common blister areas. No scissors required!
Relieve Pain Instantly
GlacierGel blister dressings stop pain and start the healing process on contact.
Disinfect Wounds
Included antiseptic wipes disinfect open blisters to keep infections at bay.

Coming this month!

Nugget Alaskan Outfitter | 907-789-0956 | stacey@nuggetoutfitter.com | http://www.nuggetoutfitter.com
9107 Mendenhall Mall Rd Ste 301
Juneau, AK 99801

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