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#11047825 - 08/17/15 06:16 PM First Aid Kits
Chillin Da Most Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/11/07
Posts: 941
Loc: Toledo Bend
Do you carry one in your boat? What does it contain? Caught a bunch of small bass on crank baits and left hand was red and swollen from being stuck with fins when removing fish from the treble hooks. Do you perform any first aid after being stuck with fins? My hand stayed swollen for several days and could have been infected.

Edited by Chillin Da Most (08/17/15 06:18 PM)

#11047839 - 08/17/15 06:27 PM Re: First Aid Kits [Re: Chillin Da Most]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2371
Loc: Arlington
I don't but I need to. I just want the basics, bandaids, gauze, tape, disinfectant, etc. Just something for the little mistakes until I get back home. I've never been stuck deeply with fins so never messed with doing anything. Since you've had a bad experience, I'd carry something to clean the wound and prevent infection.

#11047843 - 08/17/15 06:30 PM Re: First Aid Kits [Re: Chillin Da Most]
Garvin Offline

Registered: 11/11/14
Posts: 342
Loc: Texas

  • Bandaids
  • Neosporin
  • Anti itch cream
  • Advil
  • Israeli bandage
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Nitrile gloves
Just ONCE I'd like for someone to call me "Sir" without adding, "please stop making a scene."

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#11047873 - 08/17/15 06:39 PM Re: First Aid Kits [Re: Chillin Da Most]
Basscat'n Offline
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Registered: 11/08/13
Posts: 10
Lidocaine lol

#11047885 - 08/17/15 06:49 PM Re: First Aid Kits [Re: Chillin Da Most]
SRitchey Offline
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Registered: 10/31/13
Posts: 724
Loc: McKinney, TX
You can pick up a really nice kit at Sam's. It's has enough of each item I was able to split it up into 3 separate for the boat, house and our retail store. Comes in a pretty nice box almost like a Plano and that's the one I carry in the boat. Never had a problem with the fins either but you could use the disinfectant in the kit for that.

#11047949 - 08/17/15 07:27 PM Re: First Aid Kits [Re: Chillin Da Most]
FMJshooter Offline
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Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: Belton, TX
Keep a small one in the boat mostly bandages and disinfectant and larger one in the truck.

#11048063 - 08/17/15 08:24 PM Re: First Aid Kits [Re: Chillin Da Most]
IIIMag Offline
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Registered: 08/24/09
Posts: 944
I keep a small bottle of Band-Aid brand disinfectant handy and drizzle on punctures and cuts when they happen. That seems to prevent the day-after redness and soreness that you described.

#11048093 - 08/17/15 08:49 PM Re: First Aid Kits [Re: Chillin Da Most]
DKennimer Offline
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Registered: 03/01/10
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Loc: Plano/Fork
I keep bandaids and tape in the glove box. If I get into them good, I'll put a couple wraps of tape over the lower portion of my thumb. It helps. But, I try not to complain about "bass-thumb". Hearing about people getting infections makes me use the tape.
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#11048115 - 08/17/15 09:00 PM Re: First Aid Kits [Re: Chillin Da Most]
Dan90210 ☮ Offline
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Registered: 11/18/09
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I keep a small one in my bag. Gauze, bandages, alcohol rubs, tampons, clean hand towels, and a few other odds and ends.

Enough to get me or a buddy to real treatment if needed.
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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

#11048156 - 08/17/15 09:22 PM Re: First Aid Kits [Re: Chillin Da Most]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2363
Loc: Yantis, TX
gloves, Neosporin, bandages, gauze, dressings, and Vet wrap.


#11048162 - 08/17/15 09:23 PM Re: First Aid Kits [Re: Dan90210 ☮]
ToadThrower Offline

Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 338
Loc: Arlington, TX
I always have a first aid kit on board ...bought one at Wal Mart for about $5 has everything you need, I also keep a bottle of hand sanitizer or handiwipes to clean hands especially if I get finned, or a hook puncture.. then apply some antibiotic cream..the tape on fingers is a good idea will have to try that too..

#11048618 - 08/18/15 08:12 AM Re: First Aid Kits [Re: Chillin Da Most]
JacksonBean Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3174
Loc: Greenville, TX
After wearing that treble around all day from the Rattle-Trap that was spit at me I do.

Lidocaine and a few syringes, a scalpel and some butterflies. That was no fun.

#11048625 - 08/18/15 08:16 AM Re: First Aid Kits [Re: JacksonBean]
senko9S Offline
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Registered: 10/15/03
Posts: 21696
Loc: Bedford, TX
David Short

#11048642 - 08/18/15 08:20 AM Re: First Aid Kits [Re: JacksonBean]
UTDmiller Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/01/13
Posts: 1792
Originally Posted By: JacksonBean
After wearing that treble around all day from the Rattle-Trap that was spit at me I do.

Lidocaine and a few syringes, a scalpel and some butterflies. That was no fun.

That reminds me, fished a College FLW on Amistad a few years back and saw a kid come in with a treble in the back of his head. Heard his partner put it there, I wonder what words were exchanged and if they still fish together lol

I keep a small one, pretty much what everyone else has described, never know when you will need it.
John Miller

#11049091 - 08/18/15 12:12 PM Re: First Aid Kits [Re: Chillin Da Most]
DCmac Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 1904
Loc: SW Okla
Absolutely! Learned that lesson when I was a kid. Got a sorta-cheap kit in a plastic box at Walmart, added a few more better quality/sticking bandaids, gauze pads & tape. Also have a diagonal wire cutter just in case.

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