Hiking Survival Tips & Techniques : How to Make a Medical Kit for Hiking

Learn how to make a medical kit for hiking in this free wilderness survival video. Expert: Karl Jensen Bio: Karl Jensen has been hiking for seven years in the New England area. Karl is currently interning in the adventure program at Smith College to gain more knowledge about hiking. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

22 Comments on "Hiking Survival Tips & Techniques : How to Make a Medical Kit for Hiking"

  1. hellmut888 | April 2, 2010 at 9:18 am |

    Extremly helpfull…

  2. I never said there was anything wrong with making your own. I make all of mine from scratch. I’m just saying a storebought one is better than the crap that guy put together.

  3. yoyoimhome | April 2, 2010 at 10:40 am |

    You don’t have to have a large one!?

  4. Anthonyfromtheuk | April 2, 2010 at 10:45 am |

    “it has instructions, which is the best part” ha ha!

  5. if only wasn’t a nerd that made this vid, he looks like the guy at my school that was shoved into a locker : )

  6. yoyoimhome | April 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm |

    No actually no, a headache could be very irritating in a survival situation… And no it’s not for pussies if u don’t know what pain is.

  7. tinbanger1305 | April 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm |

    a good thing to have in a med kit also is some butterflys or superglue, also a spare pair of boot laces for tounequets and/or slings, and yes men .. a tampon is a good idea.. good way to plug a puncture wound, or bullet wound hunting.

  8. TagUtoAsia | April 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm |

    nah i had nothing with my just stickers and i used the sun (becuase my uncle told me where walking north)
    and yeah they founed me because i was a moron because i thought phones and stuff can save you>.> and i got matches also and pocket knife (useless to me) >.>

  9. I’m going to pack stickers in my BOB from now on. Did you have anything with you for survival purposes ie: knife, matches, canteen, flashlight, compass, scissors? On my keychain I carry a small 1 inch piece of strike steel, chinese folding scissors, a tiny compass and a mini maglite. In my pocket or on my belt I carry a mini multi-tool. I carry these items with me always! Be well

  10. TagUtoAsia | April 2, 2010 at 2:59 pm |

    yeah i did i followed the stickers xD

  11. Did you eventually find your way back to civilization?

  12. TagUtoAsia | April 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm |

    once i got lost and my phone did not work because i broke the screen on the iphone
    so i had to use stickers to mark trees 😀
    and wasted 3 hours walking around.

  13. EulenthalKruemel | April 2, 2010 at 4:46 pm |

    When using the plastic type bags that are shown first, a good idea might be to add some duct tape tabs in the top middle of the bag so you don’t have to mess around and fumble while your fingers are wet and/or numb. Makes it easier to open up the bag in case you need the kit.

  14. Why do so many people resort to putting down the videos and the makers of the videos? Give constructive criticism. Tylenol should be in EVERY medical kit. It is a decent pain reliever and it can bring down fevers. Other medications such as motrin also help pain and fever but if there is an injury with bleeding the motrin can increase the bleeding. Also motrin (nsaids) need to be taken with food or milk and tylenon does not. if you don’t like this video then make 1 yourself and post it.

  15. LOOK4B make one. pre made is for pussies

  16. JUNIORK1974 | April 2, 2010 at 6:06 pm |


  17. Rutter1994 | April 2, 2010 at 6:55 pm |

    i agree!

  18. swesomeguy | April 2, 2010 at 6:56 pm |

    Well, you guys must be stupid if you think that!
    you say headache medecine is for pussies?
    well then what are pre-made medicalkits?
    Nah, i say make your own! only YOU know what you need!

  19. TheSeventhSense | April 2, 2010 at 7:07 pm |

    Where the hell is this guy going hiking…the country club golf course?

  20. In a survival situatuion a headache is the least of your worries deal with the headache like a man tylenol is for pussies, any premade store bought medical kit is better than that one

  21. you want do get your self a plastic box

  22. cooooooool

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