Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Road Running Kit v3.0

Yesterday's run was hot one. Half way through I realized I'd forgotten to tape my nipples and I was beginning to chafe. Ouch!  I stopped, busted out my running kit, cut two strips of tape, applied them, and was off and running. Chafing emergency averted.

As I was restocking my kit I realized that it's been years since I published its contents. I've made notable improvements since v2.0. Here's what I carry now:

The contents include:

  • Cash
  • Heavy duty fishing line wrapped around a bread clip
  • #22 surgical blade
  • Handkerchief
  • Credit Card
  • My usual keychain. Includes: tweezers, 3ft of cordage, Benadryl, P-51 can opener, safety pin, whistle, derma safe razor, pill container with $20 and a set of rare earth magnets
  • Surgical mask
  • Leuko Tape
  • KT Tape

All this fits into a normal sized SPI Belt. For trail runs I use a slightly larger belt pack and add in an SOL Heatsheet.

The tape and handkerchief solve most medical issues. The blade, cordage and keychain tools help with repairs. The surgical mask is a Covid addition intended for use when stepping into a business with  a mask requirement. The cash and credit card solve everything else.

Given how compact and versatile this kit is, I can't imagine running without it.

v1.0 and v2.0

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