First Aid Kit
It’s very important, nay vital, that I carry a first aid kit at all times.
It’s one of the reasons that I wear a big very heavy jacket at all times as that jacket has copious pockets, plentiful enough and deep enough to carry nearly a week’s shopping.
Every time I go out there are things I have to remember to bring such as keys, phone and all my first aid stuff.
Daughter solved my problem with a lovely gift at Christmas. She gave me a little man-bag to sling over my shoulder. It is ideal for carrying all those life-saving items that normally would be distributed around my pockets. No more frantically searching through all those pockets when I need an item urgently.
So now a trip to the village [or, indeed anywhere] is much easier. My life support items all fit very neatly in my new bag leaving my hands free to carry shopping and a dog-lead.
So what are the essentials?
Two pipes [one never knows when one might be lost, stolen or run over by a lorry].
My tobacco pouch along with a spare pack [how is it that whenever I’m out my pouch always seems to be nearly empty?].
Two lighters because one of them never seems to work.
My little knife/scraper/prodder/tamper tool.
I think there is enough there to see me through any unforeseen circumstances?
Have you ever seen someone (I nearly typed woman, but saw immediately the error of my ways) raking around in their handbag for the mobile, the key, the unmentionable. Etc.
It is like watching Mary Poppins empty her hold-all.
Pockets are safer so long as you are methodical. And always wear the same jacket.
The jacket has so many pockets though. I tend to put thing in the same pockets [phone in right, baccy in left and so on] but it still involved rooting around a bit. At least now I know where my spare lighter/baccy is. Also there are days when I don’t need a coat and therefore had no place to carry my smoking kit.
I suggest adding a few spare flints for the lighters. This could be the reason one of them doesn’t work.
I have retired my flint lighters for the time being. I’m using disposable piezo ones that are actually refillable with gas. Also I’m a bit suspicious about the quality of my flints even if they are Ronson.
Nothing but Zippo flints here, never had a problem with them.