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A Camper’s First Aid Essentials

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a camper's first aid essentials

A Camper’s First Aid Essentials

 

It’s one of the laws of the universe: the more adventurous you are, the more you put your body at risk.

If you’re one of the hikers, campers, climbers, and generally outdoorsy people of the world, the first and most important lesson you need to learn is how to take care of yourself and others when they need medical attention.

But you can only be helpful with your tools if you know how to use them. We recommend taking a first aid training class in order to properly act as a lifeline for someone who gets injured in the wilderness.

Once you know how to use the tools, here is a list of supplies to take with you in your camping first aid kit:

 

  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Bandages of different sizes
  • Gauze pads of different sizes
  • Medical tape
  • Blister treatment
  • Pain-relievers (ibuprofen or gel)
  • Antihistamine for allergic reactions
  • Splinter tweezers
  • Poison ivy/poison oak prevention/treatment
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent

 

This list only contains the basic essentials of a useful first aid kit. Your local Family Pharmacy, supermarket, or outdoor store will carry plenty of items that may help you out on your specific adventure.

These items are designed to help you clean and dress wounds, relieve pain, combat allergies, protect your skin, and make your trip a more pleasant one.

Stock up on everything you need at your local Family Pharmacy.

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