Podcast Episode April 17, 2023

Episode 80 | Backcountry First Aid Kits



In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan discusses ultralight first aid kits for backcountry use.
a pile of medical supplies sitting on top of a wooden table

In this Episode:

  • What types of injuries should I be able treat within my ultralight backcountry first aid kit?
  • Minimizing risk for common injuries: wounds, minor falls, sprains, strains, overuse injuries, hygiene and water-bourne illnesses.
  • Focusing first aid kits on the highest probability injuries.
  • What is in my first aid kit?
  • Injuries that are not treatable in the field.
  • Satellite communications and self- or assisted evacuations

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  • This topic has 26 replies, 10 voices, and was last updated 1 year ago by Glen L.
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    Todd P
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    Hey Glen. Thank you for your reply to me questions. And your suggestion is great.  I will certainly look into that.

    Happy trails,


    Glen L


    Locale: Southern Arizona

    Todd, here is the link to the scissors which weigh 6 g on my scale. They work well for cutting bandages and tape.  They can be found at various outlets on the web.



    Amazon  had a nice little dram bottle with a good sealing cap. The tea tree oil rides very nicely in it.

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