Hiker Medic First Aid Kit Review

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The Hiker Medic first aid kit comes with everything you need to treat injuries on a hike, packed in a compact and lightweight package. The idea behind it was to make a complete kit that would be easy to pack and carry even if you’re conscious about the weight of your gear.

MyMedic did a great job of selecting the content of this first-aid package, so you are fully covered in every situation. Some of the many included items are bandages and gauze to stop bleeding, gel to treat burns, medicine for pain and allergies, and even water purification tablets. The manufacturer also includes a rescue whistle and a blanket, in case you can’t move and need to signal for help.

Hiker Medic is just one product in the series of MedPacks which are specially made to provide you with first aid in many different situations and scenarios. If you like how this sounds and want to be properly prepared if an accident happens, make sure to read on and learn more about the Hiker Medic.

Features

Unlike many other first aid kits on the market, the contents of this one were carefully selected by medical professionals and outdoor enthusiasts, bringing you everything essential to have on a hike. With it, you can treat cuts, burns, bites, allergies, pain, and many other things. MyMedic also includes some rescue gear in the package because you really can’t know when you might need it. Take a quick look at everything this kit has in store for you:

  • Several bandages and gauzes help stop bleeding
  • Topical burn gel for soothing and healing burns
  • A topical antibiotic for treating the wound before bandaging
  • Alcohol pads for quick and easy disinfection
  • Includes a painkiller (Advil) for eliminating pain
  • Comes with an antihistamine (Benadryl) for stopping allergic reactions
  • Moleskin patch for covering blisters
  • Lip balm and sunscreen if you’re exposed to the sun
  • A rescue whistle allows you to signal for help if you’re in trouble
  • A rescue blanket keeps you warm until help comes
  • 20ft paracord is very useful in survival situations
  • A watertight polyethylene bag keeps the content protected
  • The bag can be easily re-sealed after opening
  • The bag is compact and doesn’t take up much space

Specifications

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Height: 6 inches

Width: 6 inches

Depth: 2 inches

Bag material: LDPE (Low-density polyethylene)

Content:

  • 4 x Fabric Bandage (2 x 4 inches)
  • 4 x Fabric Bandage (1 x 3.25 inches)
  • 2 x Gauze Pad (4 x 4 inches)
  • Burn Gel (3.5ml)
  • 2 x Fizz Electrolyte Tablets
  • 2 x Water Purification Tablet
  • 4 x Advil 200mg
  • 2 x Benadryl 25mg
  • Rescue Whistle
  • Rescue Blanket
  • 20ft 550 Paracord, 7-strand
  • 2 x Moleskin (2 x 4 inches)
  • 2 x Lip Balm (0.5g)
  • 2 x Sunscreen (3.5g)
  • 2 x Triple Antibiotic (0.9g)
  • 2 x Sting and Bite Relief
  • 2 x Alcohol Prep Pads

User Experience

Package: Hikers say that having first aid packed like this is very convenient. The manufacturer packs everything neatly so you get plenty of things in a pretty small package. If you are like most hikers, you probably want to avoid carrying a large and bulky hiking medical kit. A kit that is too large adds weight and takes space in your backpack, so you would get tempted to just leave it at home.

Customers say that the MedPacks Hiker Medic is neither too bulky nor too heavy, so you won’t have any trouble taking it with you. Furthermore, users say that the package is very user-friendly too and that it gives you quick and easy access to anything you need inside, which is a big plus.

Use: The concept of Hiker Medic MedPack was to make using your first aid as simple as possible. According to many customer reports, this kit exceeded their expectations. It’s a great little medicine cabinet that you always have within hand’s reach. You can easily stop bleeding with the provided gauze and bandages, prevent infection with the antibiotic topical, or prevent an allergic reaction with Benadryl. Users also add that the rescue whistle and blanket are nice and useful additions.

However, keep in mind that MyMedic wanted to keep this pack light and easily portable. Unfortunately, this means that a few things didn’t cut. For example, it doesn’t come with any scissors or tweezers included. This is only a smaller inconvenience because you can always bring along whatever you feel is necessary to have on a hike. Besides, a good pocket knife can also be handy when providing first aid, and most people have that.

Quality and Reliability: Everybody who bought this kit agrees that it’s designed well. One of the great things about it is that you can fully rely on the quality of each component placed in the package. Still, it’s often good to have some sort of basic first aid training, especially if you go hiking off-trail. If you know what you’re doing, Hiker Medic will be a reliable partner in situations where you need to react quickly and be efficient.

Concerning hiking injuries, many hikers like to remind us that quality gear is very important in preventing most of these. For example, a good pair of hiking boots will significantly decrease the chance of slipping, getting blisters, or having your ankle sprained. However, a good first aid kit like the Hiker Medic also needs to have its place on your gear list since it will allow you to quickly resolve any type of problem.

Pros:

  • The package is compact and lightweight
  • Great choice of first aid components
  • Covers almost every injury on a hike
  • Includes medications and topicals
  • Includes some survival kit

Cons:

  • No tweezers or scissors in the package
  • Doesn’t contain athletic tape

Overall Rating

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  • Price: 90% – We think that the price is pretty reasonable for the type of package you’re getting. When compared to many other camping first aid kits, this one also includes medicine and topicals which should have their place on an outdoor adventure.
  • Even better, there are only high-quality items inside so you know what you’re buying. We all want to avoid using suspicious things for treating our body, and with Hiker Medic you have nothing to worry about.
  • Material: 90% – When it comes to materials, we can only discuss the bag of this first aid kit. We like it because it’s made of strong plastic that keeps the items secure and protected. Also, as we mentioned earlier in the text, the bag is waterproof too.
  • Once you tear off the top and open it, it can be re-sealed again after you’d taken out the items you needed. We think this is great, as it allows you to use it for several hikes and even add items. Finally, we want to add that every piece inside is packed in its own sealed package, which is another plus.
  • Design: 95% – The design of the Hiker Medic is what truly makes it stand out when compared to the competition. The package includes all the necessities you need on a hike, but nothing else. And these aren’t some randomly selected items inside – the selection is a direct result of a lot of experience and research. We also like that the bag is completely sealed when you buy it and that the kit easily fits in every hiking backpack.
  • Overall: 92% – All things considered, this is a pretty good kit. Even though it lacks a few items that you have to buy separately, it’s equipped well for almost any situation that you might be in while on the trail. We can recommend it to every hiker that wants a compact kit that can stand up to the task when you need it to.

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The Hiker Medic is a carefully designed first aid kit that has you covered in case of an injury or accident – no matter if it’s a blister, a burn, a cut, a bite, or anything else. As we’ve pointed out in the text, the size of this kit is pretty small, so it’s very handy to take with you. You never know what can happen outdoors and having the Hiker Medic with you will give you some peace of mind and make unexpected situations a lot easier.

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Source

  1. Hiker Medic First Aid Kit, mymedic.com
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