WHAT TO PUT IN A CAMPING FIRST AID KIT
Camping is a challenging task. You must have fond of hiking, mountaineering, fishing, hunting, cycling, and kayaking during camping. It is a high chance to get hurt, injured, or suddenly becoming unwell during camping activities. In such cases, having first-aid knowledge becomes crucial.
First aid knowledge deals with small wounds, minor accidents, cuts, and scrapes. The knowledge of how to tackle minor accidents and unexpected emergencies creates great confidence. This knowledge helps you when you need immediate help or you go on solo camping.
If you are going on outdoor camping, you should take the first-aid kit. A camping first-aid kit consists of a first-aid book, bandages, adhesive tape, roll gauze, antibiotic tablets, tweezers, scissors, and a knife. The first-aid book helps you to understand how to use these products.
In this post, you will learn about the use of first-aid kit accessories. After reading this post, you will be prepared to handle minor cuts, wounds, scraps, and emergency crises. Let’s look at some important points that you should know to handle the wound.
How to Deal with Minor Cuts and Scrapes
Minor cuts and scrapes usually covered themselves. Anyhow, first aid is essential to cure the wound. If you get cuts and scraps while traveling on rocky paths, apply an ointment or antibiotic cream. It will make your body’s healing process fast.
How to Stop the Bleeding
If your cut is bleeding, stop the bleeding quickly by applying gentle pressure with a clean bandage for 40 to 50 seconds continuously. Elevate the wound until the bleeding does not stop. Moreover, avoid seeing the wound again and again because it dislodges the clot that is forming and the bleeding will be started again. If the blood is flowing after first aid, contact your family doctor.
How to Clean the Wound
Clean the area around the wound with a biomedical soap and a washcloth. Keep the soap away from the actual wound because it can irritate the wound. Use tweezers, scissors, and gloves for better cleaning. Through cleaning, you can reduce the risk of infection.
What is the Benefit of Antibiotic Cream
Antibiotic cream or ointment does not heal the wound instead it makes the body’s healing process faster naturally. When you get injured apply a thin layer of an antibiotic cream that will moisten the surface and keep the flies away from the wound.
Why do We Cover the Wound
Covering the wound with bandages helps to avoid infection and harmful bacteria. Always cover the wound with a cotton bandage. If the wound heals enough to make infection unlikely, uncover the wound in the air.
Change the Dressing for Better Results
Use adhesive or adhesive-free dressings daily. If your dressing becomes dirty or wet, you should change it for better results.
First-Aid Kit Checklist
First-Aid Basic Kit
- First-aid Book
The First-aid book clearly explains to you how to handle minor problems and how to use the first-aid kit.
- Adhesive tape
- Butterfly adhesive bandages in multi-sizes
- Nonstick sterile Pads
- Gauze pads
- Antibacterial ointment and cream
- Antiseptic wipes and rinse products
- Compound tincture of benzoin
- Ibuprofen/ Panadol/ Asprine
- Splinter tweezers
- Safety pins
Wraps, Splints, and Wound Coverings
- Cleansing pads
- Hemostatic gauze
- Liquid bandages
- Elastic wrap
- Finger splint
- Rolled gauze
- SAM splint
- Rolled bandages
- Hydrogel pads
- Aloe vera gel
- Emergency blanket
- Antibiotic tablets
- Sunburn gel or spray
- Injectable epinephrine
- Oral rehydration salts
- Glucose to treat hypoglycemia
- Diarrhea medication
- Throat lozenges
- Lubricating eye drops
- Antacid tablets
Tools and Supplies
- Biodegradable soap (Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap)
- Hand sanitizer
- Waterproof container
- Medical waste bag
- Medical gloves
- Irrigation syringe
- Cotton-tipped swabs
- Safety razor blade
- CPR mask
- Standard oral thermometer
- Paramedic shears
- Flashlight and extra batteries
Emergency Phone Numbers
- Family members contacts
- Friends contacts
- The local poison control center
- Wild-life security contacts
- Family physician contact
I am James, and I love camping! Camping is one of the best ways to get away from it all. It can be a great way to relax after a stressful day or just spend quality time with friends or family.
This blog will provide you with some helpful tips for your next camping trip as well as reviews of different products that might come in handy when you are out there under the stars.