first aid kit
- last time I did the jmt I learned that first aid is all about foot care. Here is what I carry and i'd like to see your list. I get a lot of this stuff from Zombi Runner.
tincture of benzoic
small amount of mole skin
insulin hypodermic needle for draining blisters
a few bandaids and bangages
polysporin NOT the triple antibiotic because it has an agent that slows healing
aricna, narpoxen, bendadryl
toe nail clipper, tweaser,
To be honest I've used this stuff on others much more than myself. Nice to carry a little trail magic for others. A good friend you is a paramedic only carries a few bandaids...but he doesn't hike the long trail.
- The ESSENTIAL item is 'second skin' or any other antiseptic liquid bandage product (Walgreens carries them) to cover scrapes, cuts, blisters, burns, etc.
Also, let me plug for injinji socks to prevent blisters forming in the first place.