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Multi-Day Wilderness Trips: Choosing a Medical Kit

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Backpacker headed out on a trip.

What Experts Pack: The Mountain Series Recharged

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

 

Mt. Rainier

IMG climbers above the clouds on Mt. Rainier

With over 30 years of guiding experience on the world’s greatest mountains, International Mountain Guides (IMG) is the definition of #adventureequipped! IMG guides know how to lead expeditions safely, which is why Adventure® Medical Kits is proud to have partnered with them for over 20 years. We’re excited to share this note we received from them during their Mt. Rainier season, where they’ve been testing out the Mountain Guide Kit from the Mountain Series Recharged. – Adventure® Medical Kits

 

Basic First Aid Skills: How to Treat a Blister

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

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Taken from Adventure® Medical Kits’ Wilderness & Travel Medicine Guide, by Dr. Eric A. Weiss

Did you know blisters are one of the most common injuries in the outdoors? Within hours, a small rub in your boots can turn into a painful blister. However, with a few basic preventions tricks and early treatment, you can protect your feet and keep a blister from interrupting your adventure.

Blister Prevention

Prevention

Eliminate as many of these contributing factors as possible:

  • Make sure your shoes fit properly. If your shoes are too tight you’ll have pressure sores, while too loose leads to friction and irritation.

What do I do if my dog runs through a barbwire fence and his leg is bleeding?

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

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Adventure Dog Series-Your Guide to Dog First Aid

Adventuring is always more fun with a dog in tow. And you know your buddy loves the adventure just as much as you do. Yet even tough dogs can get injured out on the trail. Will you know how to take care of your four legged friend? Follow our posts for first aid tips and how to’s. Your dog will thank you! Woof!

What do I do if my dog runs through a barbwire fence and his leg is bleeding?

What’s in Rebecca Rusch’s pack for Cycling

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

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By Adventure Medical Kits Ambassador Rebecca Rusch

When she’s headed out on the trail, Rebecca carries essential gear to make sure she’s ready for anything!

Red Bull: because it #GivesYouWings, Seriously I drink Red Bull to energize a hard workout, to get me out the door if I’m feeling tired.

GU Octane gel: GU is my go to nutrition for riding.

CrankBrothers multi-tool with chain breaker. Plus an extra SRAM quick link for a chain repair if needed (this is in the red packet below the tool) The bike tool is an essential item for trailside maintenance and adjustments on the bike.

Are You #AdventureEquipped?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Kevin Jorgeson free climbing El Capitan's Dawn Wall

Adventure Medical Kits’ Ambassador Kevin Jorgeson free climbing El Capitan’s Dawn Wall

Adventure Equipped

Adjective

  • A state of preparedness when embarking on an adventure big or small.
  • An adventurous person who seeks to push his limits outdoors and is prepared.

We are all adventurous souls. From climbers, to adventure racers, mountaineers and weekend warriors, we live to get outside and explore. We may not know our limits, and we usually push our limits, but what is most important is to be prepared, or what we like to call #AdventureEquipped.

Ouch! Burns

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

burn 2Burns unfortunately can be a common injury anywhere from an isolated wilderness campsite to in your comfortable kitchen at home. Yet whether outdoors or at home, to distinguish a minor burn from a serious burn, the three classifications of either first-degree, second-degree or third-degree burn will help determine the appropriate emergency care.

 

1st-degree
The least serious burns are those in which only the outer layer of skin is burned, but not all the way through.

  • The skin is usually red
  • Often there is swelling
  • Pain sometimes is present