Loma Prieta Paddlers (LPP) is a whitewater kayaking club, based in the South Bay and beyond.  If you are new to kayaking, new to the area or are just  looking for a group of fellow paddlers; check us out.

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River First-Aid Kit

(LPP recommends that each participant carry these items.)
duct tape
barrier gloves (nitrile rather than latex)
double antibiotic ointment
strip adhesive bandages (Band-aids®)
wound closure strips (Steri-strips or butterfly bandages)
knuckle and fingertip bandages
waterproof matches or butane lighter
flashlight (such as with tiny LED)
resealable plastic bags

Leader Requirements
(LPP first-aid rules require that each trip leader carry these items.)
every item that's on the Participant list, plus:
LPP Safety Management Plan for specific run
Patient Report and pencil
CPR Microshield ®
emergency space blanket
oral glucose gel (Jello® )
antimicrobial handwipes
providone iodine solution (Betadine®)
EMT scissors (or river knife)
tincture of benzoin
4 x 4 non-stick gauze pads (4 or more)
gauze roller bandages (Kling®)
1-inch cloth or surgical tape
diphenhydramine (Benadryl®)
forceps or tweezers
Ibuprofin (Motrin)
triangular bandage/cravats
safety pins (4 large; or diaper pins)
Sierra Club Incident Report forms (in takeout bag; not needed on river)

Leader Recommendations
(LPP recommends that each trip leader also carry these items.)
first-aid book (such as Eric Weiss's book)
Sam Splint®
elastic roller bandage (ACE®)
irrigation syringe (or equivalent)
oral rehydration salts (electrolytes and glucose gel) (or powdered Gatorade)
cotton-tipped applicators (Q-tips®)
antidiarrheal (Immodium® )
hydrocortisone cream USP (1%)
sanitary napkins
ballpoint pen

Personal and River Safety
(LPP suggests carrying at least these items for personal and river safety.)
water purification tablets
personal medications
tampons (women)
$20 bill
AWA laminated emergency cards
prussiks (several)
tubular nylon webbing, pre-ties with water knot.
whistle (on pfd)
rescue pulley
carabineers (including 2 locking ones)
throw rope
compass (if boating away from the road)
spare clothing layers, such as capilene

Note: You might want to group like items in resealable plastic bags. Then put those bags into a dry bag.
Many people find that have a dry bag dedicated to first aid works better than keeping first aid
in the same dry bag with lunch and other items.