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Some of the most common and dangerous risks to ORV riders result from exposure to extreme weather.

All riders should take a first-aid course to prepare for outdoor emergencies. The American Red Cross offers training in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

It’s also wise to carry a complete first-aid kit. Suggested contents for a first-aid kit include:

  • 2-inch-square sterile gauze pads
  • 4-inch-square sterile gauze pads
  • 42-inch-square cloth for triangular bandage or sling
  • Antacid
  • Antibiotic salve
  • Aspirin
  • Assorted adhesive dressings
  • Assorted butterfly dressings
  • Cotton swabs
  • Decongestant
  • Eye dropper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Instant chemical cold packs
  • Instant chemical hot packs
  • Latex gloves
  • Moleskin
  • Needles
  • One-half percent hydrocortisone cream
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Roll of 1-inch adhesive tape
  • Roll of 2-inch adhesive tape
  • Roll of 2-inch gauze bandage
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Single-edged razor blades
  • Sterile eyewash
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers
  • Water purification tablets
First-aid kit, triangular bandage, scissors, adhesive tape, gauze pads
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