The Bay Chronicle
Adventurers’ ultimate first aid kit
For years, Kerikeri mums Amber Shaw and Kate Mounter battled to find what they regarded as decent first aid kits for the adventurers in their lives – their hunters, their hikers, and their children.
So the enterprising duo set about designing their own.
Shaw and Mounter’s paths first crossed 15 years ago, when Shaw’s husband Dave, and Mounter, worked together on The ITM Fishing Show.
A friendship soon ensued, and several years later, when Shaw and Dave started to produce their own television shows, the Red Stag Timber Hunters Club and South Seas Spearos, Shaw began to discover that many of their team struggled to source fit-for-purpose first aid kits.
Putting her pharmacist qualifications and training to use, Shaw began creating the ultimate first aid kit for New Zealand adventurers.
Teaming up with Mounter, who brought experience in teaching, childcare, farming, and many adventures across the globe, Parachute First Aid was created.
The range of kits include: The Wilderness – for hunters, hikers, and family adventurers and even the K9 – for hunting dogs
The Ouch Pouch is for the kids – perfect for nappy bags, hand bags, pushchairs and backpacks. It includes a QR code that unlocks the ‘‘Ouch Mouse’’ – who via video, and voiced by well known children’s entertainer Suzy Cato, will enthral an injured child with a mindfulness exercise to help quickly calm and soothe..
The Family Essentials Box is an all purpose first aid kit for all family homes.
All kits are customisable and contain benchmark quality first aid equipment.
Based in Kerikeri, and collaborating with top local brands such as Goodbye Ouch, Shaw and Mounter’s aim is for Parachute to be the home for trusted quality and sustainable first aid kits and products in New Zealand.