You just never know what minor injuries or illnesses you and your family may incur while you are camping. It helps to bring a well-stocked first-aid kit with you to alleviate any of the bumps or bruises that appear as quickly as possible.
Some of the basics include are the following:
Bandages, gauze, gauze pads, tape:
You’ll need a box of bandages in all sizes. The water resistant type is your best choice, if available. You should also have two or three ace bandages for wrapping sprained wrists and ankles. Gauze pads for larger cuts and burns and gauze rolls to wrap them will keep things clean until you can get to a doctor, if the injury requires it.
Tweezers, scissors, nail clippers, sewing needles:
Lighting can be low on your campsite so choosing a pair of tweezers with an attached magnifying glass and light can come in very handy. With all the wood that gets handled while camping though, you can plan on a splinter or two so make sure you have tweezers of some kind in your kit. The other pieces; scissors, nail clippers, and a sewing needle will be used on people and on gear. You’ll be able to snip a hang nail or stitch a torn sleeping bag.
You’ll need to have a combination of prescribed and over-the-counter. Make sure you have something for allergies, stomach upset, diarrhea, headache, coughing, sunburn, bug bites, toothache, and red eyes. Then be sure to pack your regular prescriptions and a small case with the days printed on it because it is surprisingly easy to forget what day it is while you are camping. One day can just seem to become another at times and you may lose track of your medication.
We hope your camping trip is accident-free but if you bring this kit along with you, we are sure you will save yourself some unpleasant experiences.
prescriptions, aspirin, sunscreen, diarrhea medicine, stomach medicine, bug bite lotion, cough drops, calamine lotion, orajel, tylenol, eyewash.