As a central part of rigging a boat for fishing, a good first aid kit and the knowledge to use it is essential. More essential is having a kit because it does no good to know what to do and not have the medical tools to help someone.
The joys of fishing are hard to enumerate and put in words, but fishing and boating is also full of the inherent possibility of injury.
In other words, there are a lot of sharp, pokey things in fishing.
Anglers and crews must take great care to avoid and prevent accidents because real medical help is almost always far away or not available at all.
Cuda Brand makes all kinds of essential fishing tools, gaffs, harpoons and such. Now they have developed a great line of first aid kits for fishermen who want to be prepared for that moment when things go awry.
The further offshore you fish, the longer it will take to get professional medical help, so Cuda’s Offshore First Aid Kit has an extensive range of emergency medical supplies and instructions. Cuda also offers Inshore and Personal versions of their First Aid Kits for smaller boats or personal watercraft.
Cuda Offshore First Aid Kits Include
- (1) Sterile Eye Pad
- (1) Roll Paper Tape
- (1) Tweezer
- (1) Tweezers
- (1) Sunscreen Packet
- (1) Sting Relief Pad
- (2) Alcohol Pads
- (1) 5″ x 9″ Trauma Pad
- (1) Roll 4″ x 5 yd Gauze
- (1) Roll 2″ x 5 yd Gauze
- (2) 4″ x 4″ Sterile Gauze Pads
- (2) 3″ x 3″ Sterile Gauze Pads
- (1) Heavy Woven Knuckle Bandage
- (1) Heavy Woven Fingertip Bandage
- (1) 2″ x 3″ Heavy Woven Bandage
- (1) 3/4″ x 3″ Bandage
- (1) Bleeding Wounds/CPR Instruction Sheet
- (1) 1 oz. Eyewash
- (1) Cold Compress
- (1) 3 pc. Burn Treatment Kit
- (1) 3 pc. CPR & Shock Treatment Kit
- (1) Triangular Bandage
- (12) Aspirin Tablets
- (6) Burn Cream Packages
But you don’t have to be offshore to justify being really prepared for those medical moments you encounter in fishing. I just put an Offshore First Aid Kit in my Glasser Boatworks flats skiff. I have always prescribed to the adage, “Better to have and not need, than to need and not have.” The Cuda First Aid kits come in a compact, water resistant carry case that you can tuck in a handy place without using much precious room in you storage areas.
Check out all of the great gear from Cuda on their website and don’t be caught unprepared when that inevitable medical issue rears it’s ugly head.
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