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“Question.....what trail meds to you usually carry. I keep asprin (or another OTC lke it) and Anti Diahrreal, and a couple of cold tabs.....are there any general purpose meds you carry on the trail (lets talk legal (LOL), yes I can get some pretty wild stuff from my docs...but)”
“Advil & Tylenol PM are usually the only ones I carry but I don't find that I use them very often. Other than that, a topical ointment like Neosporin is about the extent of my first aid kit.”
“I always take sudafed as well, in case I run into allergy difficulties.
last edited: 2/27/06 10:07:08 AM”
“Imodium ID just in case.”
“What fullmoon said, but also Ibuprofin. That works better on my knees/joints.”
“I keep 6 Tabs of Tylenol 3, 6 of Darvocet...
I hike and Kayak solo almost exclusively...a simple sprain can become a life threatening experience 20 miles out..even if you DO leave a trip plan and accomplish all the other related safety tasks prior to starting out...
Go to your Doctor and request a one time prescription for a few tabs for a backcountry first aid kit...with a little research so you can assure the doctor that you know the med and it's associated do's and don'ts, he/she will probably write the prescription...mine did...
Want more info about back country medical?
Read this book online.....”
“From the sample bins at the supermarket:
Aspirin (mainly in case someone has heart issues on the trail---I like the Motrin better for pain)
Acetominophen for headaches
I usually have 2-4 (tablets) of each.”
“tylenol and imodiam(sp)AD
if it's a long trip sometimes i bring tooth ache cream just in case...i've never needed it but i can't imagine being out on the trail with a tooth ache...plus i've heard you can use it on blisters but i've never tried it”
“I have: Advil cold, Imodium, Tylenol 3's,
800mg ibuprofins, anti-itch cream, samples of diaper rash ointments (nothing better for severe chaffing), neosporin, an ace bandage (the best thing for sprains imo), a couple of stick-on thermometers, children's tylenol and triaminic fast melts in cough and cold version, sutures, moleskin galore, bandaids, tweezers, scissors, etc....”
“And if the dogs go there's also dog tranquilizers....”
“sass, you need to change your name to The Pharmacist”
“can't tell you how many times I've been a trail phamacist to people who don't pack what they need, or enough of what they need. It's nice to be able to help out every once in awhile.”
“what are the dog tranqs for?
and don't say the dog ;0”
“Since I get the occasional migraine, I always bring my Imitrex with me. But also, as happened on the Woods (Loon) Lake trip, the Imitrex didn't do enough, so I also bring a high-powered pain med that my doc prescribed for that purpose (can't remember the name at the moment) - could also work for other major pains, like a cracked rib or something. The only problem is that it's the kind of thing you don't want to be doing much while under the influence. That worked fine at Woods Lake because I just crashed in my tent for a couple hours. But if I had to be on the move, might not be a good idea....”
hyrdo cordison [sp?]
last edited: 2/27/06 12:50:51 PM”
“Good grief, do all of you get the Rusty Waters on the trail?
I have a film can of Ibuprophen in my kit.....and that's it.”
“i've never had it but can't imagine it would be pleasant to have on the trail so i take it just in case”
“What thiftyhiker said.”
“Advil, alleve & immodium. I do carry a hydrocodene (just in case, I need something heavier), but advil is the strongest (over-the-counter) pain med & great for my knee's.”
“A good brand name for an anti-diarrheal might be Kerplunk!!
"Wouldn't you rather be splashin' than squirtin'.....sailor?"”
“My first aid kit has the following and I think I am leaving a couple things out. You should replace everything at least once a year.
Milk of Magnesia
needle @ thread
“I agree with Chili on the Potassium Tabs.
I've had to take a few before...you just never know.”
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