500 Kilomètres à cheval pieds nus

…les aventures de randonnée en France

Equipment – Pharmacy

  • Survival blanket
  • Centaura anti-mosquito spray (for us and for the horses)
  • Dacryosérum and anti-biotic eye ointment Ophtalon
  • Adhesive and cohesive bandages
  • Compresses
  • Sulmidol anti-biotic ointment: good healing ointment, very greasy, keeps flies off
  • Cothivet : wound spray; keeps insects off
  • Vetebiol gel (originally Vegebom) : very good protection against simulidæ in the ears, and for the areas of friction before we had the talcum powder
  • Butox : insecticide and insectifuge to be diluted, carried with a small bottle, a sponge and disposable gloves. Ideal against tick invasions, but was not needed in the end!
  • Sutures
  • Tweezers
  • Peroxide
  • Sachets of chlorhexidine for diluting
  • Homeopathy:
    • Tubes of grains :
      • arnica montana – for bruising and bleeding
      • apis mellifica – for envenomation inflammation
      • histaminum – for allergies
      • phosphorus – 9CH for Nathalie for vertigo
    • Traumasedyl ampoules – for the horses for contusions
  • Talcum powder – bought en route after advice by our friend Sylvie; to avoid friction on the horses: under the girth, the breast collar, the breeching, saddle pressure points and the saddle bags. The talc was applied before each saddling uo.
toilet bag
  • Latanoprost – anti-glaucoma for Tim
  • Paper handkerchiefs
  • Sun cream
  • Face cloth
  • Towel
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Nail clippers
  • Comb
  • Hair elastics ( for Nathalie !!! )
  • Panty liners and tampons ( also for Nathalie 🙂 )
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Campers’ best friend (bog roll!!!)