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Old July 20th, 2011, 12:24 PM
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A post on another thread got me to thinking about our "Emergency Kit." After 44 cruises we have had a lot of things happen and have learned to be prepared (I hope.) We have a Princess cosmetic kit that we won in a Trivia game, and it is filled with all the stuff that we hope will see us through an emergency. What do you take with you? Here is our list:

OTC medications: Immodium, Sudafed, Nyquil, Dayquil, Doan's Pills, Benadryl, Ibuprofen, Alleve, Gaviscon, Cepastat Sore Throat Lozenges, and coughdrops.

Creams and gels: Anti Itch Gel, Hydrocortisone 1%, Blistex, Joint-ritis,
Tinactin (anti fungal), Triple Antibiotic and of course hand sanitizer. liquid bandage. Braces wax (no braces, but lots of uses.)

Bandaids, small roll of TP, baby powder, wipes (hand and Prep H), Emergency dental filling material.

Sewing kit, black tape, nail clipper, swiss army knife, eyeglass repair kit, nail file.

I don't think a trip has gone by that we haven't used something from the kit! And of course, if something comes up that we DON'T have covered, it goes in for the next trip. That is how most of that stuff got in there!

What do you take along JUST IN CASE??
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Do you bring ALL of those items on your cruises? WOWZA! I guess I'm a minimalist. Our
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Immodium
Aleve or Advil
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The proprietary names will be different; my list is maybe not quite as comprehensive as MercedMike - but I take a lot of the same with me. It does not take up a lot of room or weight.

My philosophy is if I take it, I won't use it. I always use at least 1 item and give bits or pieces to a fellow cruiser.

Who wants to have to hunt for Bandaid in St.Petersburg ?

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The proprietary names will be different; my list is maybe not quite as comprehensive as MercedMike - but I take a lot of the same with me. It does not take up a lot of room or weight.

My philosophy is if I take it, I won't use it. I always use at least 1 item and give bits or pieces to a fellow cruiser.

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Mike - Emergency dental filing material?
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Mike - Emergency dental filing material?
Yes -- you buy it at the drugstore. A goop you put in the hole to temporarily fill it up until you can get to a dentist. Losing a filling in Madagascar could be a bad experience!
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The proprietary names will be different; my list is maybe not quite as comprehensive as MercedMike - but I take a lot of the same with me. It does not take up a lot of room or weight.

My philosophy is if I take it, I won't use it. I always use at least 1 item and give bits or pieces to a fellow cruiser.

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Yes, we often share. However, the MOST appreciated share was at a small church in Tuscany, which turned out to have no TP. My small roll of TP was passed from hand to hand as each entered the restroom! I was the hero of all the ladies on that trip!
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The proprietary names will be different; my list is maybe not quite as comprehensive as MercedMike - but I take a lot of the same with me. It does not take up a lot of room or weight.

My philosophy is if I take it, I won't use it. I always use at least 1 item and give bits or pieces to a fellow cruiser.

Who wants to have to hunt for Bandaid in St.Petersburg ?

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Interesting that an ad for hemorrhoid treatment accompanied your response. I assume it's coincidental.
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On one of out CM cruises, Sharon & Larry came to my aid, with meds,when a head cold from hell hit me. Since then, I pack a mini drug store. On the Magic, I was sick as a dog,and had fellow press pals giving me stuff, other than what I had packed..I welcomed everything and anything.

The price of meds onboard, and in port support the need to bring it all from home!
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Not much but we did learn that "Paracetamol" which is dangerous if the dose is exceeded, can be called different things. We tried to buy some in the US but they had no idea what we meant.
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Have not heard of it either....
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Interesting that an ad for hemorrhoid treatment accompanied your response. I assume it's coincidental.

I am lost - was it Bandaid?

That was the name of a pop group that issued a charity record in 1984 in aid of the Ethiopian famine or is the another name for sticking plaster like Elastoplast.

Different cultures.

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Have not heard of it either....
Trip/JTD - I think the common name in US is Tylenol?

Two countries separated by a common language. That is another reason I carry a mini medical kit.

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Annie, so many things vary within regions here...I call them elastics,others call them rubber bands..to me soda, is tonic..go figure..Tylenol I know
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I was under the impression that Paracetamol is the actual drug, like aspirin is....aspirin. That is why you have to be careful with paracetamol any more than 6 or 8 a day can cause liver damage or even death!
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tylenol would be......Acetaminophen
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Looks like Paracetamol and acetamenophen are pretty similar. I remember the ads for Panadol. Didn't know it wasn't around in the US. I'm not a part of that target market.

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I don't use paracetamol but knew of Tylenol because I read too much American literature.

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I don't use paracetamol but knew of Tylenol because I read too much American literature.

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Same here!!
I was prescribed it(Paracetamol) for the Flu/Swine flu on Azura, cheaper ashore.
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Our kit is similar to Mikes. We also take plenty of travel size TP and hand wipes. I wonder if we need to add medical MJ to our kit.
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our kit is very similar to Mikes- Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Sudafed,Benadryl, Neosporin, Rolaids,
Bonnine, Bandaids, Aloe Burn Jel (this has been a lifesaver for many friends), Sunscreen,
Chapstick, sewing kit-with extra safety pins, eye-glass repair kit, pen & small notepad, Hydro-cortisone cream, Vaseline, highlighter pen, nail clippers, emery board
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