To follow on from the Grooming Kit post, and after reading a forum post on the subject over on Haynet I thought I’d add one on First Aid Kits too.
I have quite the collection of First Aid Kits, I have my main one in the yard, 2 in the jeep, one in my tack locker for when we’re travelling away to shows for a few days, one for taking with me on long hacks & rideouts…..the list goes on…
But I’m not going to get into the entire collection, I’ll just show you my main kit & the one I take with me when I ride.
First up is my main First Aid Kit, I keep it all in a nice big tool-box, there was too much crap in the picture to label everything but it contains:
5ltr Liquid Paraffin
1ltr Hibitane Concentrate
1ltr Povodine Iodine Scrub
Spray bottle of Surgical Spirits
500ml Hydrogen Peroxide
Multiderm Wound Spray
Cyclo Spray (Blue Spray)
Frontline Spray (I spray it on ticks)
Silage Tape & Duct Tape (for holding on bandages/poultices)
Packet of Swabs
Selection of syringes in various sizes
Round ended scissors
2 Stainless Steel Bowls (for soaking poultices, diluting scrub solutions etc.)
Vetwrap in various sizes
Conforming Bandages in various sizes
Bandage Padding in various sizes
Melolin & various other Wound Dressings
Band-Aids & Steri-Strips
Some Rolls of Tape
Alcohol Wipes & Alcohol-Free Wipes
And missing from the picture are Cotton Wool & a Stethoscope.
Sometimes I have various other bits & pieces in there as well, like heat pads & cool packs and other stuff I pick up or think may be useful, and I must get myself another bottle of saline solution to put in there but that’s pretty much the contents of my main First Aid Kit.
And here is the First aid Kit I take with me when I’m riding.
1 – Handy Pouch with Velcro straps on the back to attach it to the saddle/your leg etc.
2 – Propax Dressing
3 & 7 – Melolin/Non-stick Dressings
4 – Alcohol-Free Wipes
5 – Chlorhexidine Wash
6 – Conforming Bandage
8 – Round Ended Scissors
9 – Latex Gloves
10 – Band-Aids
11- Alcohol Wipes
12 – Roll of Tape
13 – Vetwrap
14 – Stick-On Wound Dressing
15 – Sterile Swabs
16 – Foil Blanket
17 – Saline Solution
18 – Antiseptic Cream
19 – Safety Pins
20 – Burn Dressing
So now that you’ve seen what I keep in my First Aid Kit, please feel free to tell me what’s in yours. Or is there anything I haven’t got in there that you think I need?