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UTV First Aid

UTV First Aid Kits

What do you keep in your UTV first aid kit?

We often venture far into the backcountry on our UTV rides. Having a high-quality, fully stocked, UTV first aid kit is invaluable when going so far off the beaten path. It’s always best to be prepared. Although most of our adventures will be exciting, fun and without incident, there is always a chance that something could go wrong. When that time comes, if you aren’t prepared, the trouble could be a lot worse. To help with this, we always keep an extensive first aid kit with us when we’re out on the trail. It’s hard to be prepared for every situation, but we like to try. Here is a list of some of the most useful items we have on hand:

Personal Protection:
  • Nitrile Gloves (several pair)
  • CPR mask
  • Hand sanitizer

 

Wound Care:
  • Adhesive bandages (several sizes)
  • Gauze (nonstick pads and rolled)
  • Second Skin
  • Athletic tape
  • Irrigation syringe
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Povidone-iodine Solution
  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment
  • Moleskin for blisters
  • Trauma scissors

 

Bites and Stings:
  • Calamine Lotion
  • After-Bite ointment
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Instant Cold Packs
Medications:
  • Aspirin – For Pain, Fever, Inflammation
  • Ibuprofen – For Pain, Fever, Inflammation
  • Acetaminophen – For Pain, Fever, Inflammation
  • Antihistamines/Benadryl – For itching or swelling
  • Cough and Cold tablets
  • Antacids/calcium carbonate
  • Anti-diarrheal/loperamide

 

Other Injuries:
  • Aluminum foam splint
  • Wire or SAM Splint
  • Compression wraps
  • Instant Heat Packs
  • Ace bandages
  • Burn Gel ointment with Pain reliever
  • Triangular bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Sun Block
  • Chapstick
  • Gold Bond

 

Of course, one size does not fit all when it comes to a first aid kit. This list is not all inclusive, but it is what we’ve found to be the most useful. We feel that you can never be too prepared. Make sure to take into account the type of terrain you’ll be riding in, the length of your rides and the weather conditions when considering what to take with you.

What do you carry with you on your rides? We’d love to hear from you.