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Kinkora
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Post Lesson learned
on: July 9, 2013, 22:11
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One bagging and packing light is always a challenge - what to bring and what to leave at home or buy at your destination. A recent experience caused me to "re think" my packing list and thought I'd share it here. My "first aid kit" for urban trips generally consists of a few band aids, antibiotic ointment and a small and limited assortment of OTC meds. This last trip (to Vancouver) involved some hiking and so I threw in my small backpacking first aid kit which includes some gauze, tape, butterfly bandages and a few other essentials.
Glad I did. Walking back to the hotel my son tripped and bashed his leg into a small planter and managed to open up a fairly deep gash on his shin. The first aid kit came in very handy - was able to patch him up enough for a trip to a clinic for an eval and a clean out and patch up job.
So, "lesson learned" is that the even if you are going to an "urban" environment, a small, curated first aid kit definitely earns its space in your bag!

adam33
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Post Re: Lesson learned
on: March 29, 2016, 20:42
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Thanks for the tips! I am the same when it comes to First Aid, my main philosophy is only take what I will use, however first aid is an exception, where I am happy to bring that bit extra just in case.

I wrote about some tips on this subject on my website, where I travelled to Greece and Japan with less than 5kg for 5 days using a carry on http://skyphilosophy.com/travel-with-less-than-5kg/

cliffstann-
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Post Re: Lesson learned
on: May 8, 2016, 10:32
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I agree. No matter how light you want to travel, always bring some basic medical supplies with you. I also always make sure to have some medication against headaches and stomach aches with me.

wills
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Post Re: Lesson learned
on: January 12, 2017, 02:10
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Hey, thanks for sharing those tips. Basics are always essential.

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