Yeti wrote:Soemthing I questioned a long time ago: Why carry small bandaids?
Mountainjeff wrote:While I do carry a huge kit even on small dayhikes, I do agree that a lot of normal hiking gear can be repurposed in case of even fairly severe trauma. Sleeping pads, ice axes, packs, and slings can get you pretty far in most climbing related injuries.
You can get the benadryl quick-dissolve strips-- probably better for someone who is getting a serious quick reaction, since that person will not have to swallow a pill.
philoparts wrote: "Shit happens", we can't always be ready for the unforeseen rock fall, gopher hole, or pissed off moose.
Jukka Ahonen wrote:One thing I don't think I saw in this post that I always carry is a space blanket. It does not weigh much, but can can be worth someone's life if you're forced to spend time immobile, waiting for rescue etc.
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