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Updated: 04/05/2018 08:30:02AM


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By Robert Lugiewicz

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No matter how careful you are, injuries are an inevitable part of boating and fishing. Thankfully, most of them are minor, but they can still put a damper on your day. That’s why every angler and boater should carry a basic first-aid kit and know how to treat the little everyday boo-boos that happen on the water.

You can buy a pre-assembled first-aid kit or you can create your own. It can be as simple or extensive as you want it to be. If you’re running far offshore and often have older people on the boat, you might want to prepare for bigger emergencies such as heart attacks. But the average boater doesn’t need to carry a defibrillator and CPR masks. Most of us just need the basics, and the easiest and most compact way to carry that is in a gallon freezer bag.

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