My mini first aid kit in my backpack goes where ever I go, so it gets shoved in a backpack or something when I get on the bike:
pain reliever - acetomenophine or ibiprofen, whatever your favorite is
visine (I wear contacts)
bandaids and gauze
disinfectant wipes (small packets)
It all fits in a nylon bag about 3x6x1". I also carry a pair of prescription glasses in case my lenses get f'd up, and if I'm wearing my lenses I need reading glasses, so a pair of those too. These go in my tank bag. There are probably a few more things in there but this is what comes to mind. The same pack goes with me in the camelback on the dirtbikes.
You mainly want some things along to help if you get discomfort, cut yourself on something, etc. For anything major you're going to need a medic anyway, get a ride to the hospital, etc.
Other things in my road pack/backpack whenever I go out of the house:
extra batteries for GPS and camera
notepad and pen (peoples contact info, leave a note for someone, or details of an accident)
nail clipper and a board file (stole from wifey)
wagbag (at least one. It's a portable crapper)
neoprene can coolie, at least a couple
an old cotton sock with the toe cut off (works great for a skinned arm or leg
nylon strap (can be used for an emergency belt)
splenda packets (I can't eat suger, some places don't have splenda)
copy of registration, DL, and insurance in a ziploc
deck of cards
EDIT: You got my curiosity up so I pulled out my first aid kit when I got home tonight...
tincture of green soap
2 sizes of gauze pads
large triangle bandage for sling or compress
first aid book (I'm no medic!)
The first aid stuff are in a heavy vinyl zip bag and then it and everything else is in a Eagle Creek mesh nylon zipper bag with a plastic snap shackle. Handiest thing.
I have a tech headlight thingy in there too, one of them things you wear on your head with the LED lights. We've used lights exploring mines in the CA desert. Pretty cool.
Off road I carry a tube patch kit, co2 inflator, wheel nut wrench, and a whole roll of tools. It's about a 5lb canvas bag/roll that drops into the bottom of a camelback. With 100oz of water it's a bit heavy. But I dont' get stuck out there ill prepared. Whey my kid goes with me I drop it in his pack and he doesn't even know its there.
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Last edited by CJBROWN; 08-24-2010 at 08:32 PM.