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Adventure Medical Kit – Product Review

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Adventure Medical Kit
Adventure Medical Kit, this compact versatile kit gives you all you need to handle minor outdoor emergencies. Photo by S.B. Patlan.

Earlier this year, I completed a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification. I took the course to better equip myself to handle the inevitable blister, falling rock, bug bite or broken bone that many of us face in the backcountry. While the course was helpful in providing some of the basics for safety in the outdoors, I realized my “do it yourself” hodgepodge of a First Aid Kit, was woefully inadequate. Enter the Adventure Medical Kit.

The ultralight and watertight kit weighs only 8 ounces, and fits into the top of my backpack where it is easily accessible. The bag is also completely waterproof, which is critically important for any hiker in the Pacific Northwest. To keep the kit dry, there are two layers of protection with the medical supplies stored in a DryFlex liner inside of a silnylon layer. The two systems work well, but having two layers to open your kit can be a nuisance if you’re trying to quickly access your pack.

Adventure Medical Kit
The Adventure Medical Kit two bag system ensures that your supplies stay dry even in the worst weather. The kit comes with all the necessary supplies for most First Aid emergencies. Photo by Kelley Goetz.

On any trip, you never want to use your First Aid Kit, but if you do, this one should have you covered for the most common injuries, scrapes, aches, and pains. I am confident this medical kit will improve my ability to help myself or others should my WFA skills be needed.

The kit includes over the counter pain medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, antiseptics, antihistamines, gloves, and a lot of bandages for orthopedic injuries. It even includes things that would be helpful in your Emergency Repair Kit (always remember your 10 Essentials) with safety pins and duct tape. I wish the moleskin were a heavier gauge, but that is a personal preference.

Adventure Medical Kit

$27
Adventure Medical Kit
9.55

Water Resistant

10/10

    Weight

    10/10

      Supplies

      9/10

        Portability

        10/10

          Pros

          • Waterproof
          • Lightweight
          • Adequate Medical Supplies
          • Packable

          Cons

          • Speed of Access

          Kelley is a Seattle-area native and is no stranger to the wilderness and outdoor adventures. She teaches mountaineering at a local non-profit and is Wilderness First Aid certified. Her adventures include summiting Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and several other peaks in the Cascade Range. When not playing in the outdoors, Kelley enjoys reading, tasting champagne, baking, and dreaming of her future garden. 

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