Adventure Medical Kits

May 17, 2004 | Comments Off on Adventure Medical Kits

The goal at Adventure Medical Kits is “to provide outdoor adventurers and travelers with the most comprehensive and innovative first aid kits and information resources possible.” Kits are customized depending on the number of people, length of trip, and whether travel is to a developed or developing country. Special kits are available for wilderness travel, cycling, climbing, camping, marine travel, and others. An herbal medicine kit and gear repair kits (e.g., tent repair, backpack repair) are also available. Prices start at $7.

This site is where I discovered Lonely Planet’s Healthy Travel Guide series. There are guides to Africa; Asian and India; Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific; and Central and South Aamerica. Each book contains:

* Listings of local hospitals and clinics
* Comprehensive coverage of pre-travel preparations and post-travel checks for each region
* Quick guide to what diseases occur where
* Guidleines on injections and blood transfusion in developing countries
* Practice measures for staying healthy
* Easy-to-follow diagrams for the management of fever and diarrhaea
* Basic first-aid for beginners
* In-depth discussion of alternative travel remedies
* Description of common medications – what they may do and when to avoid them

Of course, you can find these on the Lonely Planet site, too.


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