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    Doc, I also carry a very sharp Spyderco knife, ever use yours for an emergencey Trach ? In the military kits we used to jump with they had the cheapest scalpels they could find. We all had knifes sharpened to a razors edge for that purpose, unless we could steal some good scapels from the base hospital.

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    First aid kits

    For suggestions by a doctor who rides (Flash Gordon, M. D.) take a look at:

    http://www.ibmwr.org/otech/firstaid.html

    It has been very useful to me. On the bike, in the car and in the house.

    JPK1100

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    I Have the BMW first aid.

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    I carry a kit that I picked up at a camping store and added a few important things to it.

    I have some notes that are available if you click here



    Following some other good advice, my wife and I also completed the Red Cross first responders training course.

    One first aid tool not shown in the photo... a cell phone to call for real help.

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    I used to carry an Aerostich kit back when I rode a K100. Two years ago I used it helping someone and the ambulance crew scooped it up with the injured party's personal effects. I have not replaced it because The BatBike has no place to carry it unless I want to leave the toolkit at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Veg
    I used to carry an Aerostich kit back when I rode a K100. Two years ago I used it helping someone and the ambulance crew scooped it up with the injured party's personal effects. I have not replaced it because The BatBike has no place to carry it unless I want to leave the toolkit at home.
    When I perform my canisterectomy, I'm going to convert it into a storage place instead of removing it. Likewise if I ever change the exhaust on the 650 I can carry things like a FAK in the dummy pipe. But mostly I'll just use my knife and cut "their" clothes up into field dressings. (I sure hope it's not my clothes I'm cutting up, but I have had to do that before )
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    Yup

    There is a little parcel tray under the seat cowl perfect for a kit on my 84 RS. Thankfully I have never needed to pull out the FAK, but I keep it none the less. I have added to it a few important items. I got some bee sting ampules, some spare ear plugs and a $100 bill. Emergency supplies come in many shapes and sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marK11LT
    I got a small one
    We all feel your pain.


    On a seriuos note, I carry a fairly big kit from West Marine and added extra burn packs to it as that is relevant to us riders. I hope never to have to use it other than a band aid but it is there if needed.

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    The Wilderness First Responder course is a good one for motorcycling in remote areas. It does take a week and cost a bit, but it is oriented to cases where you can't just call an ambulance and wait 10 minutes for it to arrive. After a class like that you will have a good idea of what sort of first aid kit you will want to have with you. I took the class, and thought it was definitely worthwhile, but fortunately have not had to use the knowledge yet.

    http://www.wildmed.com/Courses/WFR_syllabus.htm

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    When I perform my canisterectomy, I'm going to convert it into a storage place instead of removing it. Likewise if I ever change the exhaust on the 650 I can carry things like a FAK in the dummy pipe.
    If my bike only had a cannister to convert...it's an Airhead with NO hidden storage compartments other than the tool tray...there's a nice little practiucally useless (due to the eay it's shaped) cargo-rack where a snakry tail-cowl could go (inside the tail-cowl was where the FAK lived on my poor old K100).
    But there is one option I'm still considering: the battery tray. Early on I switched to a gel battery that is narrower than the stock lead-acid unit. This made the stock hold-down straps useless until I found something to take up that space...currently an empty plastic box I found on the roadside. But it's divided into a lot of tiny compartments so it would be impractical to house a FAK. Once I find (or have somebody make) a single-space box the right size I should be in business, but I'm bothered by how much I'll have to dig to get to it when someone may be in dire need of it (this could be a several-minutes job if I have the H2W bag strapped onto the back seat). But I guess that's still better than not having one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgvilla
    EMS are usually not far away when called for but if someone is not breathing or has arterial bleeding you might just be able to save them prior to EMS arriving.

    Key word. In VT this summer when me and my sister had to do CPR on that kid it was 30 min before EMS got there and had been called at least 5 min prior to us rendering aid. Unfortunately for Benjamin Willet, the folks who called EMS didn't know how or weren't comfortable attempting to render aid.

    Target has a nice FAK for about 30 bucks. I would recommend repackaging it in a more motorcycle friendly manner.


    http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000A3QLBY

    Click on the view larger image to see the contents. It has some things that you might not want to carry but is a really good kit. You never know where you will be and you might be the biggest difference in whether or not someone lives or dies.

    Brian

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    read this @ Target site

    "$10 of every kit purchased through 8/31/2006 supports the American Red Cross " That' kinda nice.
    Charles


    Quote Originally Posted by Belquar
    Key word. In VT this summer when me and my sister had to do CPR on that kid it was 30 min before EMS got there and had been called at least 5 min prior to us rendering aid. Unfortunately for Benjamin Willet, the folks who called EMS didn't know how or weren't comfortable attempting to render aid.

    Target has a nice FAK for about 30 bucks. I would recommend repackaging it in a more motorcycle friendly manner.


    http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000A3QLBY

    Click on the view larger image to see the contents. It has some things that you might not want to carry but is a really good kit. You never know where you will be and you might be the biggest difference in whether or not someone lives or dies.

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Veg
    If my bike only had a cannister to convert...it's an Airhead with NO hidden storage compartments other than the tool tray...
    Did BMW get rid of the "hidden" storage compartment with the small door on the front of the seat, on the later models? Mine was so "hidden" (and the factory service manual was damaged) that it took me several months to find it! Originally designed for the factory first aid kit. There is enough room in there for my newer first aid kit, plus a spare headlight bulb.
    Josh Metzger - Toledo, OH
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    Happy to be here! :) The_Veg's Avatar
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    Yes Josh, they got rid of it. Probably a good thing from what I've heard people say about how that compartment affected the comfort of the seat.
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