Any time you travel outdoors, you're at the mercy of the elements, insects and wildlife. There's nothing that can ruin a camping trip or vacation quicker than an accident. It's best to organize for anything and everything that can happen with a complete camper's first aid kit, stocked and ready to go.
The following list is extended and you can make it as basic as you wish, however, it's prudent to take along supplies for all types of injuries and be prepared for emergencies. If you already have a first aid kit at home, you can use it if you check the medications for expiration dates and re-supply if needed. Add in the necessary items you will need for outdoor travel.
- Alcohol pads
- Antibiotic ointment
- Antibacterial soap
- Antiseptic pads
- Bandages - regular and elastic
- Bee sting kit - If anyone's allergic
- Burn ointment
- Calamine lotion - for poison ivy, oak and insect bites
- Eye pads
- Gauze pads
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Medical tape
- Moist towelettes
- Moleskin - for blisters
- Pain reliever
- Sunscreen and sunburn relief gel
- Sterile needle - for slivers and splinters
- Surgical gloves
This information is in no way intended to be a substitute for professional advice. Use this guide at your own risk and seek medical attention as soon as possible.