First Aid Kit – Must Haves for Hiking

Sunny Sleevez

first aid kit Hiking is one of the best ways to explore the great outdoors, whether you’re a serious trekker or just enjoy a short hike with the kids, it’s always best to be prepared so that if something unexpected happens, you’re ready for any emergency.

First aid kits come with typical items such as Band-Aids, antiseptic, and bandages, but you will usually want more for your kit.

Camping supply places are a great place to pick up a ready made kit or if you want to put your own kit together here is a list of some of the basics:

  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Forceps
  • Splints
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Gauze
  • Antiseptic
  • Bandages
  • Exam Gloves
  • Hot/Cold Packs
  • Dry Wash Pads/Wipes
  • Syringe
  • Antibiotic ( Dicloxacillin)
  • Antihistamine ( Benadryl )
  • Anti-Inflammatory ( Ibuprofen )
  • Alcohol Swabs
  • Antiseptic Ointment
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Portable Water Container
  • Matches & Lighter
  • Flashlight
  • Bleed Arrest Powder ( To Seal Wounds & Stop Bleeding…

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