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    First Aid And Medical Treatment Outdoors On the Hill and Trail.

    Great info on this most important of outdoors topics here at below link, I noticed only just today!
    Amazingly and most surprisingly there are seemingly otherwise apparently no other first aid/medical tips outdoors threads on this whole forum here at OM, bar this one here and now, in all these many years!!!How did that happpen! My searches utilising the OM Forum built in search engine at least provided no returned pertinent results at all! Quite an extraordinary topic omission I do feel here really as such.
    https://adventures.hartleybrody.com/...ess-first-aid/
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    "There's an app for that"

    And, to be surer than reading about it, go on a course. There are plenty about, including outdoor specific ones.

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    Definitely very good and sound advice above here from Peter. I do not disagree certainly here; but for those that cannot afford a good course specific there may well be fairly cheap basic Walkers First Aid ones available through your local Ramblers group too as well, most likely even perhaps no doubt, do not forget.

    Specific course types out there on first aid might include -
    Mountain first aid
    Wilderness first aid
    as well as basic outdoors first aid and safety maybe.
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    A great book on this subject from Cicerone!
    http://www.cicerone.co.uk/product/de...e#.WL1cijGweiA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor DC Gamble View Post
    Not that any of that is a Bad Idea, but note that 1st Aid Kits are mainly about comfort rather than saving life. An instructor on an outdoors first aid course I did years ago was questioned on what he carried, and he said just a roll of gaffer tape as you can improvise the rest. I was at a refresher course yesterday (need it for MTB coaching, the club pays, clubs like qualified first aiders about so that's another route to getting a qualification) and mentioned this, instructor laughed, and agreed.

    But the comfort side is well worth covering, just for, errr, comfort. Walking 5 miles out with a blister on your heel with a pad over it is worth the extra few grammes some Compeed takes up on each trip for any single occasion of walking 5 miles with a blister and no pad on it. Won't kill you, but can can put a damper on the day.

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    Thanks there, Pete. Some extremely good points I think there for all here to take away with us. I guess in a way, more than anything else perhaps then, it just primarily comes down to knowing the knowlwedge of what to do when most of all, yeah. As Ray Mears always says about what to carry with you outdoors, 'Knowledge weighs nothing at all.'

    “The beauty of carrying learned survival knowledge in your head with you is that it weighs nothing.” – Ray Mears

    http://www.mountainsafety.co.uk/First-Aid.aspx/



    https://blog.hyperlitemountaingear.c...eid=256239146a
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    Interesting bits here on medical stuff outdoors.
    http://wildernessmastery.com/surviva...-infected.html
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    Wll at least we did cover hypothermia outdoors pretty well on here at least previously then.

    http://forums.outdoorsmagic.com/show...buK2bF9fJ2Y.97
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    Spider bites!!! I got actually bitten by a False Widow spider a few years or so back now and it was not a nice experience, I can tell thee! We also now have three known biting spider species naturalised in the UK, that came here in garden plants imports it is presumed. Big housespiders can give you a nasty infected bite too by the way.
    http://wildernessmastery.com/surviva...treatment.html

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature...redness-advice

    http://www.falsewidowspider.org.uk/bites

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