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World Traveler Kit – Four Stitches and Keep on Surfing!

Dear AMK:

I just came back from a ten day surf trip down to Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica and I had to send you some photos because to be honest, my Adventure Medical Kit saved my entire trip. I got the World Traveler kit last summer when I went down to Costa Rica to surf the first time because it was designed for travel to Third World Countries.  This time that kit came in handy as I ended up taking a fin above my eye and getting a minor gash in my forehead.

I was very lucky and the only other person in the water was an American ER Doc and he ended up stitching me up that morning in a restaurant allowing me to go out and surf a four hour session later that afternoon.  Without the kit, my surf trip could have been over.


David S.

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