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A crucial group gear item every paddling party should consider is a decent first aid kit that's suitable for whitewater paddling. All of the pre-built kits you find camping stores are targeted to day hikers, back packers, or car use. Paddling takes you to remote locations and our first aid kit must be protected against rain and be crush proof. In addition, paddling has some rather unique injuries you need to be prepared for.

A well stocked first aid kit is of limited use if you lack the knowlege and training to handle accidents that take place in the wilderness. The medical considerations article discusses proper training and also provides metrics on the various types of injuries and illnesses you can expect to see over a long paddling career.

Medical Considerations
Sample First Aid Kit Inventory
Some other First Aid Kit articles are in the personal gear section (scroll down to First Aid Kit: Personal Gear.