Camping Kit, Do Not Leave Without It!

Minor injuries and illnesses can ruin a camping trip if you do not have a first aid kit equipped with the right supplies.Although buying a first aid kit for your camping trip is an option, you can save money by making your own camping first aid kit by collecting bandages, medications and tools.

Step 1 of 2: compiling the contents of the medicine cabinet

1 Basic bandaging objects

  • Sterile gauze and dressings
  • Elastic bandages to wrap sprains
  • Medical tape
  • Adhesive bandages of different sizes (Band-Aid or Band-Aid).
  • Triangular bandages to create slings or to keep dressings in the torso.

2 Includes items to help sterilize wounds and prevent infection.

  • Cotton sticks and cotton balls or pads.
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Antibacterial gel for cleaning hands before administering first aid.
  • Antiseptics (Prevents the use of alcohol on the wounds as it can irritate the tissues).

3 Adds a variety of medications to the first aid kit

  • Analgesics.
  • Medications for digestive problems such as diarrhea, nausea and heartburn.
  • Allergy medications, including antihistamines.

4 Includes medical instruments and tools.

  • tweezers.
  • scissors.
  • magnifying glass.
  • Bandage clips.
  • digital thermometer.

5 Put on a variety of sprays and creams.

  • Anti-itch creams or sprays, especially those that help relieve the itching and pain of insect bites and contact with poisonous plants.
  • Ointment for bruises.
  • Ointment for burns.
  • Ointment for skin irritations.

6 Finish with other staples

  • Sterile disposable gloves.
  • Flashlight for first aid administration at night.
  • First AIDS manual.

Step 2 of 2: Assemble the First Aid Kit

1 Obtain an airtight container.

Obtain an airtight container.This can range from a large resealable plastic bag (zip) to a rigid plastic container with a lid that fits well, depending on the type of camp that is going to be made.For example, if it is camping, a plastic tub may not fit in your backpack.

2 Place the first aid items in a resealable plastic bag.

Order supplies for everything you may need for a particular situation in a bag.For example, the bag with adhesive bandages should also contain antibacterial cream and sterile gloves.

3 Place a large, clear label on each bag to find what you need without needing to look so much.

4 Fill the airtight container with the bags, making sure that everything fits and the lid closes securely.

Tips

  • After returning from a camping trip, check the first aid kit and replace what you spent.
  • Add the logo of the red cross (or some similar logo) so that anyone at a glance recognizes the kit.
  • Includes water purification tablets in your medicine cabinet.If you get lost, these pills can purify the water sources you find and prevent diseases.
  • Attend some course or first aid training.Having this knowledge can save the life of a fellow camper.