The LIFESYSTEMS Waterproof First Aid Kit contains basic equipment for typical injuries sustained from water sports, as well as general outdoor activities, writes Mike Gormley.
Pretty much whenever you venture out it is sensible to take a first aid kit with you. LIFESYSTEMS offer a range of these to suit specific needs. However here I take a look at their Waterproof First Aid Kit.
Clearly it is no good to have your first aid kit reduced to a soggy mush just when you need it, so for many outdoors folk this pack seems a bit of an obvious choice. It will also work to keep out the dust. Really the waterproof part is a suitably coloured and identifiable, but robust, dry-pack that suits the size of the basic first aid kit contents within. The contents of a such a kit will be a bit subjective to your own needs but for sure this contains many of the items most likely to be required and is a very good base on which to build, if you feel you need to. The inner part of the kit is in the form of a kit roll with suitable pockets to keep some order and, usefully, an aide memoir for first aid. The outer dry-bag could also work as a bucket / bowl if you need to contain water to wash wounds in a medical situation.
This kit will be part of the range of gear I am helping to sort out for a pal, Ben, who is embarking on a walk down Africa… but more on that topic another day.
All contents of the LIFESYSTEMS Waterproof First Aid Kit are manufactured to European quality standards and carry the CE mark:-
- 1x Primary Care Leaflet
- 1x Resuscitation Face Shield
- 1x Spot Check Thermometer
- 1x Scissors with 5.5cm Blade
- 1x Tweezers
- 2 Pairs Vinyl Gloves
- 6x Safety Pins
Bandages & Dressings
- 1x Triangular Calico Bandage 90x127cm
- 1x Open Woven Bandage 7.5cmx5m
- 1x Crepe Bandage 5cmx4.5m
- 1x Pack of Assorted Plasters
- 2x Blister Plasters
- 2x Low Adherent Dressings 5x5cm
- 1x Medium Wound Dressing 12x12cm
- 1x Small Plaster Fabric Strip 4cmx1m
Preparations, Disposables & Tapes
- 6x Hygienic Cleansing Wipes
- 5x 4-Ply Sterile Gauze Swabs 5x5cm
- 1x Burn Gel Sachet 3.5g
- 1x Micropore Tape 1.25cmx5m
[images © Mike Gormley unless noted]