Shortly before a guys’ trip to the countryside I splurged on a $75 first aid kit. To be honest I felt a little silly showing up prepared for armageddon. Two hours into the trip my buddy’s son gashes the bottom of his foot on a rock. He comes indoors leaving a trail of bloody footprints. I irrigate the wound, pick out the gravel, put on disinfectant and bandage him up. Next day he goes back in the water and reopens the wound. I fix him up again. I’m no medic, but the next best thing anyone else had brought was a box of bandaids. Since then I’ve read some first aid books and watched several videos on emergency first aid in the wilderness. Also beefed up my first aid kit with some extra pieces like the Israeli bandage (compression wound dressing). I feel good about not being entirely helpless should something happen.