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What is the Best Kit for an Extended Backpacking Trip in Asia?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Question:
I’m back packing through Asia for 6 weeks and would like to know what you would recommend for a first aid kit in case of an emergency.  Thanks, Dan R.

Answer:
Dan,
For 6 weeks in Asia, I highly recommend our World Travel kit plus a Suture/Syringe Medic. The World Travel kit is designed for trips like yours, with comprehensive wound-care supplies and a large suite of medications for pain, flu, and stomach maladies.

AMK’s Frank Meyer on KGO AM 810’s “On The Go” SF Travel Show

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Adventure Medical Kits’ marketing director Frank Meyer appeared on San Francisco’s KGO AM 810’s “On The Go” Travel Show on Saturday April 18th.

In the first segment Frank discusses with host John Hamiltion the Ultralight Series, the Adventurer, the S.O.L. Pak and other essential gear for camping in Northern California.

In the second segment on KGO AM 810,  Frank talks about the World Travel kit, Ben’s & Natrapel 8 hour insect repellents, AfterBite and other must-pack items relevant for adventure travelers.

Oh Noooo! …Tips for Treating & Avoiding Travelers’ Diarrhea

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Oh Noooo! …Tips for Treating & Avoiding Travelers’ Diarrhea

By Christopher Van Tilburg, MD

After an all-night flight to Santiago, Chile, last year, I passed out a pack of AMK’s Fresh Bath Travel Wipes to everyone in our group right before hitting the tarmac. It was rejuvenating.And, the antibacterial properties actually do more than refresh, they function to prevent the most common travel related illness – travelers’ diarrhea.

The Risk of Travelers Diarrhea (TD) is higher than malaria: it is the most common affliction when heading overseas. According to the Centers for Disease Control, TD affects 30-50% of all travelers to high-risk areas. That’s 50,000 people per day and 10 million per year. TD is essentially food poisoning, which occurs when consuming food or water that is contaminated by bacteria, parasites, or viruses. It gets on your food or hands, and then down your gullet.

BE SAFE – Travel Tip – Carry Suture and Syringe Supplies

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

BE SAFE Tip – Travel Tip – Always Carry Suture and Syringe Supplies

When traveling in Developing Countries carry sterile suture/syringe supplies to hand to a local professional medical care provider to insure the use of sterile needles. Over 10 million people per year contract a lethal disease such as HIV and Hepatitis through the re-use of needles.

You can get a Suture Syringe Medic Kit here.

Learn more travel medicine and first aid tips – click here for Dr. Weiss’s Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine.

24hr Medical Call Resources

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Question:

I noticed your comment on this service and you referenced an article in Sail magazine. Could you give me that info. to find this coverage for an upcoming long distance sailing trip. Thanks

Answer:

Here are the resources:

Telemedicine Organizations World Clinic 276 Newport Road New London, NH 03257 (1-800-636-9186) www.worldclinic.com

Maritime Medical Access George Washington University Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine 2150 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20037 Phone: (202)-741-2919/2918 Fax: (202)-741-2921 www.gwemed.edu/maritime.htm

MedAire/MedLink 80 East Rio Salado Pkwy. Suite 610 Tempe, AZ 85281 480-333-3700 Fax 480-333-3592 www.medaire.com

BE SAFE Tip – Travel Tip – Visit the CDC Website Before Traveling

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

BE SAFE Travel Tip – Plan Ahead and Visit the CDC Website Before Traveling

At least three months before your trip abroad visit the Center For Disease Control website www.cdc.gov./travel/travel.html and you will find health information for specific destination, recommended immunizations and much more.

Be prepared – bring a travel specific first aid kit on your trip!

Learn more travel medicine and first aid tips – click here for Dr. Weiss’s Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine.

BE SAFE – Travel Tip – Avoiding Diarrheal Illness When Traveling

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

BE SAFE Travel Tip – Avoiding Diarrheal Illness When Traveling

20-50% of all travelers experience stomach ailments or diarrhea on their trips with the number reaching 70% in some developing countries. Prepare before you go by scheduling an appointment with a travel medicine physician and getting prescription medications for diarrheal illness.

Be prepared by purchasing a travel specific first aid kit before your trip!

Learn more travel medicine and first aid tips – click here for Dr. Weiss’s Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine.

Dr. Weiss Advice – Malaria Prevention

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Dr. Weiss Advice – Malaria Prevention

There is no anti-malarial drug that is 100% effective. The best way to avoid the disease is to avoid the anopheles mosquito which carries it and feeds at night. Maximum precautions must be taken from dusk to dawn.

  • Wear long, loose fitting clothes.
  • Use Insect Repellents containing Deet or a 20% Picaridin formula.
  • Sleep behind mosquito netting or effective screens.
  • Spray your clothing with Permethrin before your trip. Permethin kills mosquitoes that land on your clothing.
  • Consult a travel medicine physician on the appropriate anti-malarial medication for the area where you will be traveling.