When you hike in the nature, there may be a possibility for you to get hurt.
Therefore it is important that you have a First Aid Kit with you. A good personal kit could be this kit from Lifesystems – Adventurer First Aid Kit – which you can buy from grejfreak.dk
Lifesystems Adventurer First Aid Kit is an excellent, compact kit that contains the necessary equipment to treat the most common injuries.
The kit is not particularly large, it’s 150 x 130 x 80 mm and weighs only 330 grams. The bag is made of 150D ripstop nylon with a waterproof zipper.
The bag can be unfolded and it has 3 pockets with different contents.
The top pocket is designed for medicine, different accessories and band aids, the middle pocket is designed for bleeding and breaks, and the bottom pocket contains gloves and a practical first aid leaflet.
The leaflet gives you tips and hints, and guides you through the various steps in the treatment of an injured person.
The two upper pockets have a transparent pane that provides good overview of the content, as well as headlines on all three rooms so it’s easy to find your way around in your bag. The two upper pockets are closed by velcro.
Description of content
The top pocket is divided into two areas containing:
1 scissors with metric ruler
3 square patches approx. 3×3 cm
5 oblong patches approx. 6×2 cm
2 patches approx 4×6 cm
1 tweezers with holster
5 safety pins
Micropore tape 1.25 cm x 5 m
3.5 ml Burn Shield gel against burns and scalding
3M Steristrip 6×75 mm
2 blister band aids approx. 2.5 x 6 cm
Middle pocket contains:
1 dressing 12×12 cm
1 woven bandage 7.5 cm x 5 m
1 crepe bandage 5 cm x 4.5 m
1 triangular bandage 90 x 90 x 127 cm
2 bandages 5×5 cm
Bottom pocket contains:
2 pairs of vinyl gloves
1 first aid guide with a brief description of how to behave in treating bleeding, concussions, broken or sprained arms / legs and shock. Keep in mind that only a brief description is given here, it does not replace a first aid course 🙂
Quality and durability
I do not have anything negative to say about either the quality or durability of the Lifesystems Adventurer First Aid Kit. I think dividing the bag into the three pockets with headlines is brilliant and I find it easy to find things in the pockets.
The band aids are amazing. They function even in wet weather and adheres extremely well.
The bag itself is not 100% waterproof, but water resistant, so it is worth considering whether things should be wrapped in zip-loc bags or the entire kit in one big zip-loc bag.
Application and general use.
The kit is very well composed and has a nice price comparing content and quality. The set has a really good size and has almost everything you need for 2-3 people on short or long walks in the nature. For larger groups or other specialized activities you may look at the Mountain Leader Pro First Aid Kit or Snow Sports First Aid Kit.
It is a great kit. I will probably add some more specialized and personal items in the kit – luckily there is room for it – such as elastic bandages, painkillers and possibly other necessary medication and a little more sports tape.
It’s incredibly easy to change the different things out. As I have very rarely experienced broken limbs on my trips, but more cuts, blisters and sprains, I focus more on these injuries. But you should still consider what damage you may encounter on your trip, and then fill your kit up for it. There is after all a greater chance of broken limbs by climbing a cliff wall than walking on a flat field.