First Aid: New Skin Liquid Bandage

new-skin.JPGA must in every ultralight backpack is some form of first aid. I usually take duct tape (you can use to make a liquid in a 1.5 ounce and 2 3/4 inch high bottle (heavy compared with Bandaids) that you brush on: NEW SKIN LIQUID BANDAGE BOTTLE. In less than a minute the New Skin fluid dries and you’ve got a nice seal that covers the wound and keeps out the dirt. I’ve used it several times on the trail. Mind you, it’s only for minor wounds. The bottle says don’t use on large areas or burns. A bottle will last for several seasons and eliminates wasted paper and plastic associated with Bandaids.

Be light. Be safe. Be one with the pack.

5 thoughts on “First Aid: New Skin Liquid Bandage

  1. Pingback: boyandgirlscouts.com - News, opinion, advice » Liquid Cut Care and Duct Tape?

  2. Thanks for this reminder. One of my instructors at wilderness first aid training brought up this product and I never thought about it again. I didn’t realize there were so many different brands. I’ve been subscribing to your RSS feed to help get ideas for blogs. This post gave me the initiative to do a little investigating of the other brands. I wrote it up at http://www.boyandgirlscouts.com/?p=24. Sorry if it’s a little sloppy. I’m just getting started on this whole blog thing.

  3. Interesting. I bet you some of the people on my blog could use this stuff.

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  4. I have messed around with this stuff in the field. Its great for small lacerations and abrasions. It does burn like a mother. If you are going out on longer trips, 1% provodine and syringe are a must. Take some bandages and transpore tape along too. The provodine is great for wound cleansing and as a skin prep for wound closures. The transpore tape makes great wound closures.

  5. I stepped on a piece of glass and cut my heel. This stuff works great! After loosing 3 band aids my roommate let me try it out and the only time I have had to reapply it is after a shower. When walking around, you don’t get the feeling like your skin is splitting so it must be strong. Ive been walking on the New Skin for 3 days and after the first application you don’t feel the sting.

    My roommate said it works great when you get a cut near the tip of you finger and have to type a lot.

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