Ride with Peace of Mind: Why You Should Carry a First Aid Kit in Your Pack

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It happens. We’ve all been there. Your foot slips off the pedal, and your calf comes away looking like a bear attacked you. A section of trail that used to roll has eroded, and you find yourself unprepared for what is now a must-send. You took a loose corner too fast and slid like you were reaching for home plate. And don’t think this blog is only about mountain biking mishaps! The worst bruises we’ve seen have come from road crashes.

We love cycling and understand the inherent dangers that accompany our favorite sport. We advocate for always riding within your ability, knowing when to save it for another day, and gearing up appropriately. That includes always carrying a first aid kit with you. Because it’s not a matter of if but when you will be glad you have it. We carry different types of My Medic First Aid kits at Owenhouse Cycling. Let’s explore each one so you can decide the best one for your adventure.

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My Medic: Cycling First Aid Kits

My Medic emerged from tragedy, a devastating car accident that claimed the life of a loved one. Faced with the stark reality of the impact that a lack of proper equipment and timely medical assistance can have, the founders of My Medic embarked on a mission to turn the tide.

Fuelled by the belief that preparedness is the key to mitigating life’s uncertainties, they pledged to equip individuals with the tools and knowledge needed to tackle unexpected emergencies head-on.

My Medic has evolved into a trusted name in the realm of outdoor safety, ensuring that wherever your adventures take you, you’re equipped with top-notch medical gear designed for the unexpected twists of the wild.

Complete First Aid Kits

First off, let’s debunk the myth that a first aid kit is a cumbersome burden – it’s not the giant, clunky package you might envision. In fact, it’s easier to carry than you think. Addressing the common excuses and resistance to toting along a first aid kit, consider this: the potential for mishaps on the road or trail is real, and having a compact solution at your fingertips can be a game-changer.

Weighing in on the weight issue, modern cycling first aid kits are designed with portability in mind, ensuring they won’t slow you down. The Cyclist Super Lite comes in at 89 g, and the Biker kit is just 9.8 oz. It’s not just about embracing a safety net; it’s a shift in mindset towards a culture of responsible adventure.

cyclist super lite med pack from my medic

CYCLIST SUPER LITE

A compact and portable all-in-one First Aid solution for common bike injuries.

“Just the right mix for the cycler, compact and easy to carry in a bag or Jersey.” – Scott S.

biker med pack from my medic

BIKER

Whether you’re a seasoned road cyclist or a beginner mountain biker, you’ll want to carry this Med Pack with you. The Biker Med Pack’s first aid supplies are intentionally chosen by fellow riders and medical professionals to treat common cycling injuries.

“Great Med Pack to have whether you ride a mountain bike, road bike, or even a cruiser bike. It has everything I need for cycling injuries in a compact package. 10/10 would recommend!” – Henry L.

medical kit for attaching to a bike from my medic

CYCLE MEDIC

A unique on-bike design that saves room in your pack and is lighter than you can imagine. Included velcro straps that easily attach to most bikes. Have peace of mind whether you’re on the trail, gravel or the road. Treatment to aid cuts, scrapes, blisters, rashes, and everything in between. The supplies in this kit are selected by riders and medical professionals so you can stay protected on (or off) your bike.

“Amazingly compact and lightweight. I have so much more peace of mind with this kit on my bike” -Scott S.

First Aid for Mid-Ride

The full first aid kit is a great starting point to ensure you are covered for the various hazards you can encounter on the trails. There are a few additional items that we tend to favor that might be worth adding to your kit.

clean and prep replacement supplies for my medic kit

CLEAN AND PREP MOD

Assorted supplies for prepping and cleaning wounds. The My Medic MOD system is the perfect solution to re-stock or upgrade your My Medic First Aid Kit.

blister and chafing med page from my medic

BLISTER & CHAFING

A compact and portable all-in-one First Aid solution for treating and preventing blisters.

“I’ve only had this a week and used it more than once! Definitely going to order more to keep with me wherever I go.” – Samantha G.

Refills for First Aid Kits

Best case scenario, you have the kit and never need to use it. But what happens when you are forced to call on the resources of your first aid kit? My Medic has you covered with additional first-aid supplies to re-stock, refill, or upgrade your first-aid kit.

superskin bandage replacement kit from my medic

SUPERSKIN BANDAGE 30 PACK

SuperSkin Bandages are made for treating minor cuts or scrapes. The best bandages you’ll ever use!

  • Soothing aloe pad, latex-free
  • 5x stronger adhesive
  • 4-way stretch technology for ultimate comfort and flexibility
superskin my medic kit large bandage

SUPERSKIN LARGE BANDAGE 10 PACK

A compact and portable First Aid solution to treat larger minor cuts or scrapes.

  • 10 Pack of individual-use Med Packs that contain a 2×4 bandage, gauze, antiseptic towelette and triple antibiotic ointment
  • 4-Way stretch technology for ultimate comfort and flexibility
  • 5x stronger adhesive than the typical bandage
  • Aloe-infused pad to promote optimal healing, latex-free
compressed gauze for replacing in a my medic kit

COMPRESSED GAUZE

This one is for when there is serious bleeding. Stay calm. You’ve got this. The gauze is compressed and vacuum-sealed medical gauze. Often used in conjunction with a compression bandage. It can also be used as backing gauze for hemostatic dressings or for wound bandaging.

mini wound closure mod kit from my medic

MINI WOUND CLOSURE MOD

Mini assortment of supplies for closing wounds. The MOD system is the perfect solution to re-stock or upgrade your My Medic First Aid Kit.

Tips for Maintaining Your My Medic Kit

Choosing the kit and remembering to bring it along is the first battle. Here are some tips from our team to ensure your kit is ready when you need it!

  1. Check expiration dates and replace expired items.
  2. Customize your kit based on your specific needs.
  3. Update your kit seasonally, taking into account changes in weather and potential environmental factors.
  4. Replace anything you use and replace any damaged items.
  5. Regular inspections to make sure everything you need is there and in good condition.

Pedal Smart, Pedal Safe

The outdoors call to us, same as you! The truth is that the reality of the outdoors can happen quickly and when you’re least expecting it. Your adventures deserve more than just the thrill; they deserve the assurance of preparedness.

Visit us in Bozeman to check out all the My Medic supplies listed above. You’ll feel more confident knowing you’re carrying your ticket to a safer, more secure cycling experience.

Because in the end, it’s not just about the ride; it’s about ensuring you’re ready for whatever the road or trail may bring. Safety first, adventure always. We’ll see you out there!

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