Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A pocket first-aid kit for ultras

The scratch I got at the Unknown race is not healing as fast as I expected it to, although it has been 10 days since I got it. I guess it did not help that I could disinfect the wound only over 7 hours later when I got home.

So two doctor visits and two cans of antibiotics later I came up with a short list of things I will always have with me at every ultra or long training run in the mountains:

- Neosporin (or Brave Soldier or any other antiseptic healing ointment)
- Alcohol wipes (individually packed)
- Gauze pads (individually packed)
- Medical adhesive tape (I prefer paper-based ones)

- Tetanus shot (you should be getting one every 10 years):

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