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Re: 1st Aid at Sea & Important Like Items to Carry
I'm in the process of Outfitting my I37 and I'd Like Some Old Salt'S Advice.
I need to buy a Good Quality 1st Aid Kit and add to it. My location is S. FL and Caribbean (sailing area). Most of the sailing will be single added. I assume, that buying the largest 1st Aid Kit would be right (best) choice. I have not looked to see if they are different for marine usage.
Wrong assumption. I recommend that you make your own first aid kit. Larger more expensive kits often just contain a lot of crap that you'll never use or that you're paying way too much for. Like the "500 piece nut and bolt set" that contains 450 washers.
Get a good first aid book and read it, take a first aid course. Think about what you might need. Look over the contents of some of the boaters first aid kits that are for sale- they list the contents at the online stores. What are your capabilities? No sense buying or stocking a catheter if you have no idea how to use it, even though it's a good thing to have offshore.
1977 C&C 30 Mk 1 hailing from Port Clinton, Ohio