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Regarding snake bite kits...I've heard that they are a must carry and I've also heard that they are completely useless and may actually do more harm than good. Does anyone have an opinion on them?
Oh yeah, but best to post them in the Snakebites topic.
What works for you for a first aid kit for a 3-4 day backpacking trip? I bought something off the shelf several years ago and don't believe it's ever been used.....band-aids, a few aspirin, tweezers, etc all neatly packaged for the pack....and it's been along as extra weight on all of my overnight hikes since then. All of the adhesives are now dry and powdery and the expiration dates passed before many of you could drive legally so I need to replenish. What I have in mind is something minimal for a solo hike. Most likely I'll have some pain and maybe a little swelling in one knee, and possibly pain in my lower back. Don't worry......this is how I live my life and I'm otherwise very healthy. Also I don't drink anything more than an occasional Shiner Bock in good company so single malt liquid painkillers aren't the answer. Many thanks for your input
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