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Since it's almost serious fishing time-I thought a quick reminder about what to carry on the boat might help some of the new boaters on Tidal Fish. With the bay water quality getting worse:ibeillin: each year-First -Aid kits are a most have.I use a Tupperware type box for my supplies.I carry alot of heavy bandages and the good cloth type Band-aids along with Peroxide.Tweezers,Asprin/Tylenol/eye glass repair kit/lots of First aid tape/needle and thread (think Rambo :rolleyes: )Saline solution.Everything can be found at CVS type stores-watch the exp. date on the pills.

What's in your boat's First-aid kit ? Skip
 

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I keep a small bottle of sun tan lotion just in case.
 

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Eminent Brothers,
About all I have in the way of first aid stuff is a dirty towel, some hand sanitizer and a rusty pair of pliers so I can de-hook myself when I get stuck. But I'm thinking of getting some BIG dikes to take fishing with me. :D But seriously I do need to get a first aid kit of some kind cause someone always seems to need a bandaid.
 

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All you mentioned Skip plus...

Since I don't have a sink, I carry 3 gallons of fresh water, a handful of hand/feet warmers, 2 blankets, a pillow, nasal spray, eye drops, decongestants, Immodium AD, wipes, disinfectant and SPF 45+ suntan lotion.

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baking soda for jelly fish stings.

Also I am not sure if it is handiwipes or some other type of plastic container that has antiseptic wipes to clean your hands after you handle fish with the threat of problems there.
 

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A gun. . . I find brandishing it helps people stop whining about getting a hook in their hands and lets me keep fishing.
 

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Jack Daniels. It buys me 2-3 hours of additional fishing time before I have to take the injured back to the dock.

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you should also have any meds that are necessary for your crew(ie cardiac meds,insulin know the dose too any anaphalatic pens too, when someone goes bad that is the wrong time to start asking questions.
 

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Yeah, you need one. At least I do cause I bleed almost every time I fish. Dunno how it happens, but I always manage to stick, cut, prod, poke, or otherwise injure myself in some minor or non-minor way. One trip last year I was tryin' to get a hook outta a bluefish, swung around and poked myself in the hand with a bait knife. Didn't hurt. As luck would have it, the knife tip punctured a vein. Blood was squirting halfway across the boat. Thing is, I thought it was the bluefish and damn near bled to death before my fishing buddy noticed and freaked. Fortunately, he had a first aid kit stocked with a pressure compress. That wadn't near as bad though as when I got a catfish barb clear through my hand. Got in a hurry and reached down to take him off the trotline without a net. You haven't felt pain until you've pulled a jagged barb attached to a flopping catfish outta your hand. Left a nice scar though, always good for a few laughs at the bar. Then there was the bucktail in the lip... oh, never mind.... you need a first aid kit. -S
 

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Are first-aid-kits required? If I read this right they are. Not that Im trying to keep from getting one because I am.
They're required on USCG Inspected & Certified Vessels... not a requirement on uninspected or recreational boats.

I offered it as a guideline, perhaps folks would see something that made sense/ wouldn't have thought of otherwise. Sorry for the confusion.
 

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What most said here, plus a good pair of side cutters for cutting the hooks out of your flesh. I keep mine in my tackle box, so it is always with me!
 

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My wife, who works in the cardiac field, always makes sure that there is aspirin in our kit. It could buy some time for a heart attack victim.
 

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Along with what others have said, I carry a small bottle of bleach, iodine, and rubbing alcohol. Instead of the needle and thread, I have the "steri-strips"... crazy glue works good too.

ALSO - A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER IN A ZIP LOCK BAG!!!
 

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As we know we boat in a MOIST enviroment and moisture can be very detrimental to a lot of what is in the First Aid Kit, while a Zip bag works somewhat OK...I vacuum seal mine...first it keeps ALL moisture out and the open unsealed bag reminds me that I need to replace what was used before I reseal it
 
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