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    I am leaving for my thru hike on the AT here in a few weeks and decided a long time ago my best prevention to any dental issues on the trail is to see my dentist and get any needed work done plus my bi yearly cleaning. As for my first aid kit...
    Tweezers
    Nail clippers
    Mini sewing kit
    Antibiotic ointment
    A few miscellaneous bandaid
    Package of steri strips
    A few gauzes
    Tape
    Alcohol wipes
    Scissors
    Blister kits
    Second skin
    Aspirin
    Pepto
    Nasal cease
    Tylenol

    I thinknow that covers it. Hope that helps.
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  2. #142

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    But dope???

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    Dope?
    Not me....why?


    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    But dope???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoky Spoon View Post
    Dope?
    Not me....why?
    Sorry, bug dope.

  5. #145

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    Not usually....severe asthma and I hate all those chemicals....



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    Sorry, bug dope.
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    "Band-aids just tend to fall off when you start sweating again. They're pretty worthless all in all. "

    Not so. You need to apply tincture of benzoin solution, let it dry, and then apply band-aid. Sticks like glue and stays on for days. I'm surprised that so-called "hikers" don't know about this. I learned about it more than 40 years ago. Always carry a small vial of tincture, plus some Q-tips for applying.

    Another useful item is called blist-o-ban. A very thin oval bandage that sticks very strongly is placed over blisters. Quite expensive at over $1 each, but arguably the best treatment for a blister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockDoc View Post
    ... You need to apply tincture of benzoin solution, let it dry, and then apply band-aid. Sticks like glue and stays on for days. I'm surprised that so-called "hikers" don't know about this. I learned about it more than 40 years ago. Always carry a small vial of tincture, plus some Q-tips for applying....

    I second that. Moleskin donut with some ToB and that thing isn't coming off for a week. I think I bought a 4oz bottle many years ago and put 5ml in an empty eye drop bottle that stays in the aid kit.

    I have seen people drain blisters and then inject ToB into the drained bulla. I think that is how break dancing was invented. Not recommended.
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    I was a medic in the Army, so I don't bother carrying a first aid kit. Any hiker kit is too small for something major, and anything it can treat can be ignored or improvised.

    I do have duct tape around my hiking poles, which is pretty much a bandage with some toilet paper if I truly need it.

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