Camping trips and hiking are fun! Many people start backpacking with the arrival of spring for camping to experience the fun. It is the least expensive way to celebrate vacations with family and friends. A small camp in a beautiful corner of the world is very relaxing, where you can feel the nature and enjoy the simple living.
You have plenty of play time to enjoy and strengthen the bond of your family. It is very important to remember a survival aids kit when planning. It provides basic first aid and medical supplies in any needed case. It can be easily prepared at home, but you should know what items need to be carried. This Survival Aids checklist will help you with all the essential items.
Wilderness Survival Aids Medical Kit Checklist
Insect bites, blisters, wounds, scratches, scrapes and allergic reactions are common issues when camping. The kit should have all the basic materials to deal with these.
Alcohol-based hand antiseptic or sanitizing gel is an effective way of killing infection-causing microorganisms.
Non-latex sterile gloves because some people could be allergic to latex. Bleeding wounds are prone to infection due to pathogens so the wound should be handled with sterile gloves for safety.
It’s important to stop bleeding and cover the wound with sterile gauze pads to prevent infection. You should have sterile gauze pads in your camping kit.
Alcohol swabs or wipes can be used to clean the wounds so they are a good item to add to your camping or hiking first aid kit.
Antibiotic ointment is a must in a first aid kit. Neosporin is a very common antibiotic ointment available in many stores, it is available in small tube form. It can easily fit into the camping first aid kit.
Adhesive bandages can be placed in a Ziploc bag to keep dry. Small bandages are better to place on the smaller wounds, so as for large wounds. You should have the different size of bandages.
In an emergency, a roll of adhesive tape and some tongue depressors can help you make a splint. You can add a finger splint as well. Adhesive tape can be used to apply more pressure on the gauze pads covering the wounds as sometimes it is difficult to use adhesive bandages.
Safety scissors are a very useful piece of equipment for your first aid kit that can to cut away clothing or adhesive tape interfering with the treatment of the wound or entangled on the victim in any way.
Tweezers can be added to your camping first aid kit, they are commonly used to remove ticks and splinters.
CPR is an emergency breathing procedure, which is performed to preserve intact brain function. If you love hiking or camping and often plan, then it is a good idea to take classes in CPR. This will prepare you for such emergencies.
Swelling insect or bug bites and sprains can be reduced by the treatment of ice. A small instant ice pack should be in your first aid kit.
A small Ace bandage can help stabilize broken limbs or wrap sprains.
Common medical aids include Ibuprofen (swelling or fever), Tylenol (mainly used for headaches), Insect repellent (for fleas, mosquitoes, ticks) and a small package of antacid as a precaution. Safety should be your main focus while camping or hiking. If you have an accident a small camping first aid kit can be useful.
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