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April 24, 2014  

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Survival First Aid Kit

By Paul S. Auerbach, M.D.

Survival First Aid Kit from: Medicine for the Outdoors: A Guide to Emergency Medical Procedures and First-Aid by Paul S. Auerbach, M.D.

BASIC SUPPLIES FOR FIRST-AID KIT - Medical guidebook - First-aid report form - Pencil or pen with notepad - Elastic bandages (Band-aids), assorted sizes - Butterfly bandages or Steri-strips, assorted sizes - 2" x 2" sterile gauze pads - 4" x 4" sterile gauze pads - Prepackaged individual sterile eye patches - 2" rolled gauze - 4" rolled gauze - 2" elastic wrap - 4" elastic wrap - Cravat cloth (triangular bandages) - 1" roll of cloth adhesive tape - Molefoam or moleskin - Steel sewing needle - Paper clip - Safety pins - Scalpel blade with handle - Scissors - Forceps (tweezers) - Thermometer - Soap - Cotton swabs (Q-tips) - 1 oz. sterile eyewash - Tincture of benzoin - Hydrocortisone lotion 0.5 - 1 % - Bacitracin ointment - Benzalkonium chloride 1:750 solution (Zephiran) - Buffered aspirin 325 mg tablets - Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325 mg tablets - Codeine 30 mg tablets (with or without acetaminophen) - Antacid - Decongestant tablets - Decongestant nasal spray - Prednisone 10 mg tablets - Penicillin 250 mg tablets - Dicloxacillin 250 mg tablets - ampicillin 250 mg tablets - Erythromycin 250 mg tablets - Cephalexin 250 mg tablets - Tetracycline 500 mg tablets - Sulfamethoxazole with trimethoprim double-strength tablets - Insect repellant - Sunscreen - Allergy kit: epinephrine needle/syringe (Ana-kit or EpiPen) and diphenhydramine (or other antihistamine) - alcohol swabs - waterproof flashlight - Adolph's Meat Tenderizer (unseasoned)

FOREST AND MOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENTS - Water disinfection equipment - Acetazolamide (Diamox) 250 mg tablets - Snake bite kit - Calamine lotion - Metronidazole 250 mg tablets - powdered electrolyte mix (Gatorade) - Instant chemical cold pack(s)

BOATING AND DIVING ENVIRONMENTS - Motion sickness medicine - Acetic acid (vinegar) 5% - Isopropyl alcohol 40 - 70 % - Hydrogen peroxide - Vosol otic solution

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