FIRST AID KIT FOR UTVs

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David Jackson | First Aid | May 23, 2019

Summer is around the corner - and for many of us this means venturing out into the backcountry for UTV rides. Some of us hit the trails year round! Although most of our adventures will be exciting, fun, and without incident, there is always a chance that something could go wrong. Even if you’re using your UTV on a camping or hunting trip - or even working around the farm, you need an adequate first aid kit on your UTV. They are invaluable. Just when you think you won’t need one, you will need one. To help with this, Intimidator recommends you always need to keep an extensive first aid kit ON the UTV at all times. Here is a list of some of the most useful items recommended to have on hand:

Personal Protection:

  • Nitrile Gloves (several pair)

  • CPR Mask

  • Hand Sanitizer

Medications:

  • Aspirin – for pain, fever, inflammation

  • Ibuprofen – for pain, fever, inflammation

  • Acetaminophen – for pain, fever, inflammation

  • Antihistamines/Benadryl – for itching or swelling

  • Cough & Cold Tablets

  • Antacids/Calcium Carbonate

  • Anti-Diarrheal/Loperamide

Wound Care:

  • Adhesive Bandages (several sizes)

  • Gauze (non-stick pads and rolled)

  • Second Skin

  • Athletic Tape

  • Irrigation Syringe

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Antiseptic Wipes

  • Povidone-Iodine Solution

  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment

  • Moleskin - for blisters

  • Trauma Scissors

Bites and Stings:

  • Calamine Lotion

  • After-Bite Ointment

  • Hydrocortisone Cream

  • Instant Cold Packs

Other Injuries:

  • Aluminum Foam Splint

  • Wire or SAM Splint

  • Compression Wraps

  • Instant Heat Packs

  • Ace Bandages

  • Burn Gel Ointment with Pain Reliever

  • Triangular Bandages

  • Tweezers

  • Sun Block

  • Chapstick

  • Gold Bond

Of course, one size does not fit all when it comes to a first aid kit. This list is not all inclusive, but it is what we’ve found to be the most useful. We feel that you can never be too prepared. Make sure to take into account the type of terrain you’ll be riding in, the length of your rides and the weather conditions when considering what to take with you.

NEED A UTV TO PUT THE FIRST AID KIT INTO?

Having the first aid kit is one thing. Having an Intimidator UTV to actually put the kit in is quite another. For all of your UTV needs, Intimidator offers world-class, American-made, side-by-side 4x4 vehicles with unparalleled strength, power, and performance at an affordable price. We have dealers located throughout the country, ready and willing to assist you in purchasing the UTV that fits your needs. Conquer it all with an Intimidator UTV this year!