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BuzyG

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What's in your emergency pack?
« on: 20:00:48, 08/07/18 »
So today was one of those rare occasions when I delved into my emergency pack.  Nothing too dramatic, the sole of my right walking shoe delaminated for no apparent reason.  Any way after 100yards of it flip flopping about, I remembered one vital item that lives in my little emergency butty box.  Spare laces. A few boy scout knots wrapped around the front of my shoe and I was on my way again. 


So what have folk got hidden away in their emergency kit box?


This is mine:-


Sol foil bag.
Whistle
Flint
Toilet paper
Paracetamol
Spare laces
Pen Knife.

Glyno

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Re: What's in your emergency pack?
« Reply #1 on: 20:12:20, 08/07/18 »
Paracetomol
Ibuprofen
Sticking Plasters
Steri Strips
Alchohol Wipe Sachets
Compeed
Toilet Paper
Laces
Folding Scissors
Tick Remover
Hand Sanitising Gel


only the top three items have I had need to replenish from time to time

Welsh Rambler

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Re: What's in your emergency pack?
« Reply #2 on: 20:13:33, 08/07/18 »
Small roll of Gorilla tape, great for temporary repairs of boots, glasses etc.


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Mel

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Re: What's in your emergency pack?
« Reply #3 on: 21:16:19, 08/07/18 »
Painkillers
Plasters
A boot lace
Antihistamine cream (bitey, stingy things love me  :(  )
An I.C.E. card
A half pack of dextrose tablets which I don't remember either buying or eating  :-\



No expense spared in pursuit of a bargain ;)
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Re: What's in your emergency pack?
« Reply #4 on: 22:17:29, 08/07/18 »
Storm shelter
Space blanket
Head torch
First Aid kit + pain relief + tick tool
Spare batteries
Poly bag with loo roll, hand gel and spare poly bag to remove evidence
Water filter
Knife
Dog Tag
Cereal bars
Compass
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alan de enfield

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Re: What's in your emergency pack?
« Reply #5 on: 23:47:33, 08/07/18 »

When does a 1st aid kit (tick-tool, plasters, pain-killers, Zinc Oxide Tape etc etc) become an emergency bag item ?
When does 'daily usage stuff' (toilet roll, trowel, hand wash, head-torch) become an emergency bag item ?
When does  food and drink (water filter, flap-jacks, dextrose tablets, 'ration-packs') become an emergency item ?


Why would you carry a space-blanket and an emergency shelter when you are already carrying a Tent, mattress, and a sleeping bag ?




I would view the following as 'emergency kit' (everything else can be sorted by the 'normal' planned kit) Emergency Kit is just that - to help get out of / resolve an unplanned 'situation'.
Boot laces
Pen Knife
Whistle
Spare Batteries
Lightweight (175g) Wood stove for when / if I run out of gas.
Spare guy-rope, Spare tent pegs, Spare tent pole repair splice.
Spare Spectacles.
Sewing Kit
Mirror / Heliograph
Few metres of Paracord




If the question is about an EDC (every day carry) pocket emergency 'tin' mine has :


2x Condoms
1x T-Light
1x Lighter
Bits of paper (to start fire)
3x Plasters
6x Cotton buds (to help start fire or clean wounds)
2x Cotton Wool-Pads (to help start fire or clean wounds, or act as a bleed-pad)
1x Stanley Knife blade
1x 350 Kcal flapjack
10x Water sterilising tablets
5x Paracetamol
4x Dextrose tablets


All fits into a tobacco-tin.
« Last Edit: 23:55:03, 08/07/18 by alan de enfield »

jimbob

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Re: What's in your emergency pack?
« Reply #6 on: 23:56:47, 08/07/18 »
Emergency Kit is just that - to help get out of / resolve an unplanned 'situation'.

If you consider the usage of 90% of the stuff you mention you will realise you actually answered your own question.When did you plan to use plasters, tick removal.  etc......... ::)
Too little, too late, too bad......

alan de enfield

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Re: What's in your emergency pack?
« Reply #7 on: 00:04:10, 09/07/18 »
If you consider the usage of 90% of the stuff you mention you will realise you actually answered your own question.When did you plan to use plasters, tick removal.  etc......... ::)



Ok - I can accept that a 1st aid kit may fall within 'Emergency Kit' which is why I asked the question, my 1st aid kit contains a fair bit more than just plasters and paracetamol, as it has my prescription medications as well - but - surely toilet roll, food & water is just part of the normal kit-list, unless you plan to pack extra rations JIC.

ninthace

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Re: What's in your emergency pack?
« Reply #8 on: 00:05:10, 09/07/18 »
Why would you carry a space-blanket and an emergency shelter when you are already carrying a Tent, mattress, and a sleeping bag ?



When you day hike and donít have a tent etc. Ditto toilet roll etc.
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alan de enfield

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Re: What's in your emergency pack?
« Reply #9 on: 00:09:23, 09/07/18 »

When you day hike and donít have a tent etc. Ditto toilet roll etc.



I do - my 'minimum' pack is a 25 litre & is always packed for 2-nights and weighs 9kgs inc 2 days food and 1.7 litres of water.


I cannot walk comfortably for any great distance without some weight on my back - it may sound odd, but its true.

BuzyG

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Re: What's in your emergency pack?
« Reply #10 on: 00:45:17, 09/07/18 »

I do - my 'minimum' pack is a 25 litre & is always packed for 2-nights and weighs 9kgs inc 2 days food and 1.7 litres of water.


I cannot walk comfortably for any great distance without some weight on my back - it may sound odd, but its true.
As with ninthace, I day walk. 
Re your pack weight.  Most of the weight in anyones pack on Dartmoor, in this current weather, will be water.  I drank 2ltrs of fluids in 10.1 miles with 900m of accents, before noon yesterday.  When I arrived home I had lost 4.5 lbs through dehidration.  For context I'm 6ft 4 and 16 stone, when hydrated.
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RogerA

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Re: What's in your emergency pack?
« Reply #11 on: 10:00:57, 09/07/18 »
These I've had occassion to use:
- Spare Laces
- 5m Gaffer Tape
- Small Battery Pack
These I carry but have never made use of:
- Ibuprofen
- Chocolate
- Whistle
- money : £5 note and £5 in small change
- Alcohol Gel (thinking of taking this out)

gunwharfman

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Re: What's in your emergency pack?
« Reply #12 on: 10:47:32, 09/07/18 »
A roll of plasters and a pair of scissors.

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Re: What's in your emergency pack?
« Reply #13 on: 12:39:40, 09/07/18 »
Whistle
Phone (sometimes)
Survival bag (if not camping)
Head torch (winter)

..and that is pretty much it. I'm thinking of putting together a minimal first aid kit of one large dressing and a couple of plasters.
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RogerA

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Re: What's in your emergency pack?
« Reply #14 on: 12:50:45, 09/07/18 »
I'm thinking of putting together a minimal first aid kit of one large dressing and a couple of plasters.
I've come to the conclusion that theres nothing I (with no medical knowledge) could do with plasters that gaffer tape wouldnt do a similar job for in an emergency situation i.e. until I got help. - and also can be used to create a sling / repair a waterproof / etc.