A little something about an outdoor IFAK.
I’m heading out for a couple of days of backpacking with my son and had to throw together a suitable first aid kit. Considering the activity and the scope of my training as an emergency medical responder (EMR), I chose a bit more than a handful of gear that I could use to treat just about any traumatic injury we might encounter on the trail. I’ve centered on slip and fall injuries: scratches, lacerations, sprains, strains, fractures and head injuries. All the things that would result from taking a tumble down a slope.
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