Click on a label to read posts from that part of the world.
Mar 5th 2008 7:31AM Thanks for the correction! I was using data from an obviously outdated census done in the early 1990's. It is my understanding that this was the last "official" count. CIA World Fact Book places the estimated pop of the island at 19 Million, 2007.
Thanks for the updates on the storm and a cool blog!
Feb 14th 2008 7:18AM The basic thing to remember is that anything that causes poor venous blood return, from the legs, can cause problems. Hospitalized patients, especially bed bound, are at high risk for developing DVT.
I am unaware of any literature with DVT developing due to sitting in office chairs, but the theory is there.
Hopefully, you are able to take a few bathroom breaks and get up out of the chair and stretch a few times per day.
Feb 13th 2008 2:27PM Sounds like a great trip! I am anxious to read your adventures! Good luck on the trip and with the car :)
Jan 28th 2008 3:28PM Hello and I am looking forward to reading some good stories from the front of the plane.
Best of Luck!
Jan 19th 2008 1:15PM Rev-
You bring up some very good points! It sounds like you've logged a few miles, yourself. The reclosable baggie container is a very popular way to carry your kit. The "light travel" gang are always fans of this method. This just goes to show there are many ways to "skin the cat".
I am glad to hear such good tips from experienced travelers, on what and what is not working for them. I think the most important thing I got from your post is that you've prepared a health kit and are thinking about what goes inside.
Thanks for the post!
Jan 18th 2008 2:10PM As a fellow "newby", welcome to the group and I look forward to some great posts!
I loved the "reverse culture shock"! I had it after living in England for a few years, on return to America. Glad I wasn't the only one!
Jan 13th 2008 1:21AM Thanks for all the nice words and helping me get started!
Jan 13th 2008 1:16AM Moody-
You raise a good point. The idea of antibiotics, for travelers in remote areas, is a very good addition to a medical kit.
My goal for this kit was to allow people to create a modular system, with this kit being the basic unit. This kit is designed for use in "developed areas". This is a great kit for travel to most any "city" in the world. For me, a city means a pharmacy, some doctors or nurses and a hospital.
If you are in Paris, Moscow or Lima, you will have access to some medical care. If that sore on the leg, that just isn't healing, starts getting worse...get some help.
Now, if you are a few days in the back country with some "questionable" medical facilities, this is another story. I am working on the next series of this post, about the wilderness/remote medical kit. I think it will be more along the lines of what you are talking about.
The idea is to have several kits, each for a specific purpose. The basic kit is tailored for travel in "developed" areas, only. As the need changes, add the standard kit to your "mountain/remote kit" and you are ready to go.
Thanks for the comment!