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
- Medications for digestive problems such as diarrhea, nausea and heartburn.
- Allergy medications, including antihistamines.
4 Includes medical instruments and tools.
- 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.
- 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.