Monday, July 22, 2013

My Travel First-Aid Kit Organizer That Can Save Your Trip



 What's the biggest thing that can ruin a trip? An illness or injury probably tops the list. Consider these scenarios:

● A woman travels with her husband to rural China. In the middle of the night, she awakens with major discomfort indicating a vaginal infection. A remedy was no where to be found for days. (Clearly, she didn't carry Monistat or the equivalent in her first-aid kit.) Imagine how this messed up this couple's travels.


● A family goes mountain biking in Idaho and one of the kids falls, knocking out a tooth. If the tooth is properly preserved in the correct solution -- found with the product Save-A-Tooth -- it could be reimplanted. The family only had water bottles and a standard first-aid kit. Result: the tooth dies!


● A man is hiking in Italy's Dolomite mountains when he falls on a sharp rock, lacerating his leg. Doesn't sound like such a big deal, right? Just a few band-aids should be fine. This man was taking anti-clotting medications. He didn't carry a special gauze pad that enhances blood clotting. The result: unexpected blood loss.

● A woman is camping in a national forest in northern Florida. Sitting near the camp fire, she gets some debris in her eye. She tries sprinkling some water in her eye, to no avail. It becomes so irritating over a period of hours that she's forced to drive to the emergency room. If only she carried a saline eye wash and some lubricating eye drops. 

The solution to all these scenarios and more: Doc-in-a-Bag  

I was just interviewed by the online magazine, The Cultureist, on this product that I just developed. Find out how it can save your next trip, whether you're traveling domestically or to a far-flung locale.

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22 comments:

Kerry Dexter said...

sounds like a great way to share your knowledge, J, and to help people organize for travel.

Pediatrician Hopewell Junction NY said...

Interesting post and scenarios about first aid kits while travelling. Do you think many parents pack first aid kits before travelling?

Jeanine Barone said...

Thanks, Kerry. Yes, I'm all about being organized, particularly regarding travel health issues.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Pediatrician, Thanks for commenting. No, I don't believe most parents pack much in the way of a complete first-aid kit. If anything, it's fairly basic: Tylenol, bandages, that sort of thing.

Brette @ PuttingItAllontheTable said...

This is a great all-in-one idea for families. I've been been packing all of this and much more years since my family always seems to have some crazy medical event.

Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart said...

Such a good idea. I think I'm pretty well prepared for general not feeling well kinds of things, but an actual injury? I'd be at a loss.

Melanie said...

Sounds like a much better option than the usual bare bones first aid kit.

Sheryl said...

Love the idea - the concept - and the name. How clever. And something we should all be traveling with.

Alexandra said...

Thank you for alerting me to this unusual first aid kit, which deserves to be in the suitcase of all travelers abroad.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Alexandra, Thanks for your enthusiastic comment. Glad you liked it.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Sheryl, Thanks so much. Everyone who has purchased it has found it very handy.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Melanie, Yes, it's amazing that so many people overpack in terms of clothes and shoes. Yes, when it comes to first-aid supplies, it's just all about band-aids and Aleve.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Roxanne, You're in the majority, for sure. Injuries or potentially serious illnesses is not what anyone thinks will happen on a trip or are they prepared for it should it happen.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Brette, You sound like the savvy traveler. I wish more people were like you.

ruth pennebaker said...

Fascinating and helpful post about something I've been too naive to think about. My husband and I have been lucky -- so far. It's time to get more prepared.

merr said...

What a terrific idea. I love that was put together by an avid and experienced traveler...takes the guesswork out of it for the not-so-experienced traveler like me, but who likes to be prepared.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi ruth, I often come prepared on my trips just in case the people I'm traveling with are not.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi merr, So glad you like my first-aid kit organizer. Yes, I'm definitely all about preparedness.

Jane Louise Boursaw said...

What a great idea! I'm usually pretty prepared (but not THIS prepared), and to have all of this in one handy pack would be super.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Jane Louise, I'm all about being more prepared than you need to be.

Ann Shirley said...

Wow, what a great list to prepare you for any disaster while traveling! The tip about packing save-a-tooth is especially great. It could be so easy to have a freak accident like that and I would never think of packing that. I usually on think of the basics like my favorite product, tegaderm invisible wound bandages. I'm so glad you thought of everything I would have forgot!

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Ann, Well, you sound pretty well prepared also. If travelers packed everything I recommend for this organizer, they'd be way more prepared than even the typical savvy traveler.