No one wants to run into a medical problem during their long-awaited camping trip but sometimes there are bumps and scrapes to be attended to. Having a first-aid kit on hand will shortcut the process of patching up the problem and getting everyone back to having fun. You can buy ready-made kits at most online retailers but it’s just as easy to make one of your own.
Begin with a box or plastic container that has a nice fitting lid and a good amount of storage space. In it you can pack some of the essentials for all the people in your family. Start with any medication you family and pets might need while you’re away. Be sure to have plenty on hand in so you don’t run out during your trip and have to find a way to get a refill.
You’ll be packing for internal and external concerns such as tummy trouble or poison ivy. Some things to consider putting in your kit are gauze pads, ace bandages, medical tape, bandaids, antibiotic cream, calamine lotion, peroxide, aloe, tweezers, small scissors, magnifying glass, and eyewash cup. Also include some antacids, pain relievers, cold medicine, allergy medicine, and anything your pets might need as well.
You can put the kit together in an evening and then it is ready when you are. Check the kit each time you return from a camping trip and refill as necessary. Now it is ready to get when you are and you simply have to toss it in the rig on your way out the door.
This useful kit will ease the little ones’ anguish quickly if they get a splinter in their hand or a blister on their heel. No need to run into town for the right equipment. We wish you all a safe and happy camping trip, and we hope you find you never need the first-aid kit at all.