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#1 Post by Benw » Mon 22 Mar, 2004 4:18 pm

Chaps,
I am looking for some gear recommendations. In a previous post it was mentioned that it would be useful to turn up to CTC with a personal first aid kit and a map cover, amongst other things. What are the essentials that the first aid kit should contain (I haven't had a kit list from my AFCO yet so apologies if this stuff will be on there).

I am assuming it should have:

Adhesive Fabric Strip
Bandages (triangular as well as normal)
Tweezers
Scissors
Pain killers
Antiseptic Wipes
Dressings
Safety Pins
Wound Closure Strips
Plaster Tape

Is all this necessary or can it be cut down?

What is a good, long lasting map case?

And finally, does anyone know where to get sorbothane insoles at a good price?

Thanks in advance lads.

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#2 Post by harry hackedoff » Mon 22 Mar, 2004 4:33 pm

The short answer to your interesting post young Ben, is yes.
Is all this necessary or can it be cut down?
Yes it is necessary, but, yes, it can be cut down.
does anyone know where to get sorbothane insoles at a good price?
Again, the answer is yes.
Hope that helps.
Or you could just chill out mate :P
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#3 Post by harry hackedoff » Mon 22 Mar, 2004 4:40 pm

That Hackedoff is a sarcastic twat at the best of times and you`ll be meeting more of the same when you " turn up" at CTC :wink:
You won`t be needing a First-Aid kit on day one, and ditto the map case. Sorbothane insoles are great. The Pusser ones actually do work btw. Go to any Feet R Us type of shop for them, JJB Sports are as good as any other.

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#4 Post by Benw » Mon 22 Mar, 2004 4:55 pm

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Thanks for the advice Harry and...err Harry :o .

Seriously though, I'm just trying to limit my spend on unnecessary items so I can have some beer money. Recruit wages don't go a long way :cry: .
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#5 Post by mattt_h » Mon 22 Mar, 2004 5:02 pm

millets sorbathane 17 quid with forces discount 15.30
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#6 Post by lew » Mon 22 Mar, 2004 5:41 pm

Millets also do a mountain leader first aid pack, it's something like £20 but it has everything you will need...


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#7 Post by El Prez » Mon 22 Mar, 2004 5:54 pm

First aid packs have to be carried, and civvy versions can be bulky. Put a few plasters in a small tin, with 6 aspirin, and swallow hard when in pain. :lol: That'll fix most ailments.
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#8 Post by harry hackedoff » Mon 22 Mar, 2004 5:59 pm

20 quid best spent on beer. :roll:
Don`t waste your money Ben. There`s no way you will be expected to buy a civ first aid kit for 20 quid, for true.
Send me the twenty and I`ll tell you what`s needed
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#9 Post by El Prez » Mon 22 Mar, 2004 6:10 pm

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#10 Post by harry hackedoff » Mon 22 Mar, 2004 6:56 pm

Yes mate, but check your tonys, use search for exrm193 posts about yellow snow.
The rest of you could try this at home :wink:
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#11 Post by Artist » Tue 23 Mar, 2004 11:20 am

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#12 Post by rabby » Tue 23 Mar, 2004 11:34 am

I'll do the honours then shall I Harry! :wink:
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#13 Post by Benw » Tue 23 Mar, 2004 3:07 pm

rabby wrote:I'll do the honours then shall I Harry! :wink:
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That stuff is classic - and I'm sure very useful. Thanks for the laugh.

Do you think I will dump nuts and bolts if I follow El Prez's advice.
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#14 Post by AC » Tue 23 Mar, 2004 11:38 pm

A German company called "Ortleib" are the dogs bollocks for map cases and other waterproof doofers.
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#15 Post by cglees » Sun 02 May, 2004 1:33 am

mattt_h wrote:millets sorbathane 17 quid with forces discount 15.30
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I wouldn't bother with sorbothane, i was given them but i really cant notice any diference.
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