Emergency kit while climbing

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Decentlady
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Emergency kit while climbing

Postby Decentlady » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:45 pm

I always try and be prepared for the worst. Climbing can come with accidents and it can range from minor bruises to major injuries.

I keep a first aid box with me while going for a climb. Do you also carry any emergency kits with you?

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Re: Emergency kit while climbing

Postby holmes22 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:33 am

Well it is always best to be prepared for anything, and a quick look will give you all sorts of info on what to take with you. Pack light though and really think about what you will and wont need.

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Re: Emergency kit while climbing

Postby DR KOKIL AGARWAL » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:47 pm

Carrying an emergency kit is always advisable when stepping out of your house. I always carry it with me which includes basic medications, bandage, ointments and creams.

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Re: Emergency kit while climbing

Postby Decentlady » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:25 pm

DR KOKIL AGARWAL wrote:Carrying an emergency kit is always advisable when stepping out of your house. I always carry it with me which includes basic medications, bandage, ointments and creams.



That's right. Along with all that I usually carry with me antihistamines, insect repellents and anti-emetics.

It helps to carry muscle relaxants too as muscular spasms are quite common.

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Re: Emergency kit while climbing

Postby harijobs » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:46 pm

Even if I am not going for a climb I always carry first aid box along with me in my college bag because you will never know when there will arise an emergency situation. I will always have one in my bike and in my car. Also, in my handbag. It is good to have at least the basic things like bandage, cotton, antiseptic liquid, scissors and an ointment.

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Re: Emergency kit while climbing

Postby Shine_Spirit » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:23 am

I always carry a first aid kit with me (it's something extremely important and that should never be forgotten). It's one of the first things I remember when I'm going to climb.

I've had the experience of having to need a first aid kit and not having it. I can say that it's a pretty bad idea. :roll:

I think for the adventure to be complete, the care has to start before the action. :)
Soul Traveler. 8-)

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Re: Emergency kit while climbing

Postby Ray1 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:38 pm

I am not sure if my answer would be in affirmative for all the times. I generally do not carry any kit in particular but kind of makeshift arrangements in my small carry pack. By the way I have done almost all my climbing with a group of experts and a person that takes care of all mishaps which may occur on our way.

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Re: Emergency kit while climbing

Postby AngelaMc » Thu May 18, 2017 11:25 pm

Emergency kits should always be on hand while doing any outdoor activity, and you should also carry one in your vehicle while traveling. Another item that can be lifesaving is a snakebite kit, they are fairly inexpensive and could save your life until help arrives.


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