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Pack a basic first aid kit for the just incase

2 Jun 2012 Shecontiki said


Hi I know its so exciting going on your big adventure and think it won't happen to me, I have been on 6 contiki tours and all went to plan and I survived them had amazing luck best time, but unfortunately on my last contiki tour I got half way through a 24 day tour when my knee ended up giving way, I couldn't walk on it so i had to stablise it with some duck tape which worked great but wasn't so fun taking it off so my advice is:
- Always pack a good quality, long compression bandage so if you sprain your ankle/wrist/ knee atleast you can stablise it until you get to a doctor because it can be difficult to find a doctor as unfortnately contiki continues with out you so basically your either on the bus or you get left behind
- antibacterial gel for hands
- panadol, antibiotics, multivitamins, cough lollies, cold and flu tablets
remember to buy some washing powder

so now I'm awaiting a knee reconstruction as I had ruptured my acl legiment and my mcl legiment (which is now healing) so please be careful doesn't matter how much you think its not going to happen to me, your luck might just be due to run out.

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