Gear Box

July 26, 2009|By Candus Thomson

Adventure Medical Kits makes a wide variety of first-aid bags for the angler, paddler, cyclist, traveler and boater that include not only items geared to the activity and its accompanying mishap, but also the directions on how to use them.

The S.O.L., or Survive Outdoors Longer, pack takes critical items and squeezes them into a snug 5.4-ounce, waterproof drybag. The pack includes a compass, mini-signaling mirror, rescue whistle, waterproof and windproof matches, a survival blanket, a survival fishing kit and duct tape. It costs $25.

AMK is marking its 20th anniversary (it doesn't look a day over 12) by bringing back one of its first kits - The Daytripper - with a major redesign. For less than $40, you get a nylon first-aid kit comprehensive enough to cover the burns, cuts, blisters, stings of four people on a trip of up to four days. It weighs just 14 ounces.

No one should venture out without a first-aid kit. If you don't want to make your own, check out the entire AMK line at adventuremedicalkits.com.

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