North-West Expeditions FloatKit (Floating First Aid Kit) in Water and Kelp
North-West Expeditions Float Kit (Floating First Aid Kit) on rocks with beach
North-West Expeditions Float Kit (Floating First Aid Kit) contents

NWE Float Kit (First-Aid)

Regular price $20.00 CAD Sale price $15.00 CAD

We love our Floatable First Aid Kit. Hopefully, you never have to use it. 

It is small, super light, looks great, holds more than you think and, obviously, it floats. 

What Dad Said

Here’s how Dad described the sample we sent to him. “A nice kit, good work, Love, D." 

Dad was insistent that people know how to use the things inside. There’s no point in carrying a First Aid Kit around if no one knows what to do. 

These videos from St. Johns Ambulance demonstrate two of the most common uses for key contents of NWE Float First Aid Kit: How to use a Triangle Bandage to Make a SlingHow to Bandage a Hand

We take the suck and surprises out of shipping by offering flat rate standard shipping in Canada and the US. The rate you see below is the rate you will see when you check out. 


We ship with Canadian inventory using Canada Post.

Our rates in Canadian dollars are: 

Destination Timeline Flat Rate
BC about 3 days $7.00
Alberta/Saskatchewan about 5 days $10.00
Territories/Maritimes/ Eastern Canada about 7 days $15.00
US about 10 days $13.00
All Areas - Free Shipping On Orders Over $150 Location Based Free

 

This is a flat rate, not a per product rate. Order one hoodie to Ontario? It will cost $12 in shipping. Order two? It will cost $12 in shipping.

Orders over $150 ship for free. 

North-West Expeditions Young Bull Moose crossing Nahanni River

FedEx and UPS

Given that Canada Post currently has a rotating strike we also offer shipping from FedEx and UPS. These rates are higher, these companies do not have unions and they will guarantee the delivery timelines you see at check out. 

Free Shipping in Vancouver, Canada

If you live in, or are visiting Vancouver, and want to avoid shipping costs select "Pick Up in Person in Vancouver, Canada or at a Product Pick Up Party in Vancouver, Canada".

If you have selected this option we will email you to arrange for a free pick up/delivery meet up.  We arrange delivery you based on your and our schedules and location. This means we might drop off at your place, might meet you at the beach or on a hike.

It varies order to order, but the best way of doing this is joining a Product Pick Up Party.

This option is available no matter where you live; however, to take advantage of it you must be able to be physically in Vancouver or have someone else meet us in person. If you have selected this option, but will not be in Vancouver we will refund your order and you can re-book with an appropriate shipping method. 

Do You Use Tracking Numbers?

All Canadian shipping options include tracking numbers.

For destinations outside of Canada we included untracked delivery options, which allows customers to choose lower cost options. So we and the carrier can best help in the event of a mishap we recommend choosing a tracked option. 

More About Tracking

If you selected a shipping option that includes tracking you will you will receive an email with a tracking link about 24 hours after we have prepared your items.

It can take up to 24hrs for the link to activate. Once your package leaves Canada the tracking links may not update, but the package is still on its way.

You can check your order status on our Order Tracking page.

International Customs and Fees

If you live outside of Canada you may be charged customs or other government fees. This depends on the product you ordered and which country you are in. Every country has different regulations (and fees) for how they handle imported goods. We do not-prepay or over any import fees. 

Before you order you can get an estimate of any fees you might find by going to this website

Order Delivery

Small orders are always shipped together and arrive all at the same time, larger orders may be split into multiple shipments. The easiest way to make sure you get larger orders all at once is to join us at a Product Pick Up Party.

North-West Expeditions White Float Plane Delivers Goods on Nahanni

North-West Expeditions Sizing

All fit true to size. If you are normally a medium, you will be a medium.

For example, when Ian is buying shirts he's mostly a medium, but sometimes a small (especially when he's more fit). He is always a medium in our Tees. Our friend Bill thinks of himself as a medium and he is in fact exactly a medium in our clothing. You get the idea. 

We offer classic fits, not surprises. 

Since you may not have met Ian or Bill here is some more detail. If you have your measurements and want to compare ours are below. If you don't know your measurements, grab yourself a soft measuring tape and check against this, or buy the shirt size that normally fits you and if something goes wrong take advantage of our return policy

T-Shirts

Our NWE Classic Crew, North-West Expeditions Icon Tee and North-West Expeditions Simple Navy Crew share the same dimensions. 

XS

S

M

L

XL

2XL

WIDTH

16

18

20

22

24

26

LENGTH

27

28

29

30

31

32

 

Our Kid's Classic Crew is made for kids from about 8 years old to teenager. The dimensions are here. For smaller kids (under 8) we recommend the XS and a couple hot wash and dry cycles.  

 

XS

S

M

L

WIDTH

16

17

18

19

LENGTH

21

22.5

24

25

 

Our Paddle Crew Tee is made in the USA and fits true to form. 

  S M L XL 2XL
HSP (inches) 28 ¾ 29 ¾ 30 ¾ 31 ¾ 32 ¾
Chest (inches) 18 20 22 24 26

 

 

NWE Classic Hoodie

Our NWE Classic Hoodie also fits true to name. The trick here is to decide if you want a comfortable but fitted hoodie or something a little oversized to snuggle into. We'll leave that to you. Here are dimensions to help you choose. 

 

XS

S

M

L

XL

WIDTH

17.5

19.5

21.5

23.5

25.5

LENGTH

26.5

27.5

28.5

29.5

30.5

Sleeve Length

32.75

33.76

34.75

35.74

36.75

We're small, but we believe it is still important to give back.

To do this North-West Expeditions is a member of 1% for the Planet. Members of 1% for the Planet contribute one percent of annual sales directly to approved nonprofit environmental organizations in the network. Non-profits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. 

one percent for the planet logo on North-West Expeditions Page

Our donations of time and money go to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). Their vision is to keep at least half of Canada's public land and water wild — forever. They focus on protecting large, connected areas of Canada's wilderness.

CPAWS does a lot of good. Two of their current projects in the North-West are:

 

CPAWS logo on North-West Expeditions

Checklist

5 x 3-Inch Adhesive Bandages for blisters, small cuts, slivers. Protect them so they don’t get worse. 
4 x Alcohol Pads to clean and disinfect. Good for blood, sap or cleaning your knife after cutting sandwiches.
1 x Sponge/Compress (non-woven lint-free and hypoallergenic) for a large cut or scrapes. Use this with the PBT Bandage.
1 x PBT bandage durable soft elastic bandage for holding down the compress over larger bleeds or scrapes. 
1 x Triangular Bandage can be used in many helpful ways:  making a sling, a pad to control bleeding, immobilizing sprains or broken bones, keeping a dressing in place or maybe just carrying fruit.
2 x Safety Pins mostly for securing the triangle bandage, but also useful for getting out slivers, popping blisters (mostly you shouldn’t) or fixing clothes. 
1 x Roll of Paper Tape (lightweight and hypoallergenic) for gentle, but secure adhesion especially on sensitive skin. You could probably use it to wrap or secure other things.
1 x Small Scissors for cutting paper tape or PBT Bandage (gauze). Also goof for opening snacks, cutting off annoying tags and children's crafts.  
1 x  Lanyard to tie the case to a back pack, help make a sling, tie a tourniquet or play with a cat. 

Includes

Triangle Bandage

Make a sling, bandage a wound, carry fruit, wear a bandana. 

Float Kit

In our tests even a cracked Float Kit floats for at least 10 minutes. Odds are it floats a lot longer, but that's as long as we have tested it. 

After about 5 minutes tiny amounts of water may leak into the case. It floats, it is water resistant, but not 100% water-proof. For this reason we recommend you keep the kit's contents in original packaging until needed. 

The Fine Print

Most of the kit contents are in packaging to keep them sanitary, leave them in these packages until you need to use them.

NWE Float First Aid Kit meets FDA requirements.

It looks stylish and it floats, but remember to replenish it (any First Kit) after use.  

If you can figure out a way to stick tweezers in they are a handy thing to have on a trip.

About First Aid Kits

You should have more than one first aid kit. Have a comprehensive one at home, another in the car and a couple of these to travel with. 

The NWE Float First Aid Kit is a great option.

If you are regularly doing fun things outdoors you should get first aid training. 

So buy one, take it with you, and hopefully you never need it. 


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