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What You Really Need in Your Backcountry First Aid Kit

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There’s no debate that one of the ten essentials you should bring into the backcountry is a first aid kit. What goes into that kit, however, is up for debate. We talked to Patrick Noble, a paramedic and wilderness-medicine instructor for Outside Medicine, about the basics he always has on hand when adventuring in the backcountry. Regardless of activity, these are the things you need to start building out a reliable kit. (And if you really want to know how to use it you should take a Wilderness First Responder course.)

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