How To Create Your Own Camping First Aid Kit
There’s always likely to be a few cuts and bruises on a family camping trip. Frankly, if there aren’t, you’re not doing it right! Most injuries you can treat yourself with the help of a properly stocked first aid kit, although for broken bones you’re probably best to rely on the experts at A&E.
When packing your kit in a strong waterproof box, group items together to make it easier to find what you need quickly. Keep anything with a strong scent or bottles that might leak in plastic bags to contain the odour and prevent liquid escaping.
Before you set off, check the kit is fully stocked and that everything is in date.
Here’s the basics you’ll need to stock your kit:
- A variety of bandages and gauze strips, ready to strap up sprained ankles and wrists, and to bandage more serious cuts.
- Safety pins or micropore tape
- Plasters: Standard ones of all sizes, fancy kids ones, and some blister plasters
- Non-stick sterile pads
- Cotton buds
- Antiseptic spray, wipes or liquid
- Any prescription drugs
- Pain killers
- Anti-histamines and insect-sting relief
- Eye rinse
- Scissors and tweezers
- Tick removal device
- Cling film for keeping burns clean and protected
- Sunburn relief cream