Putting Together Your Camping First Aid Kit
A camping first aid kit is something that every camper needs but will hopefully never have to use! It is one of the most essential camping gear requirements and you simply should not ever go camping without one. Accidents do happen, I’ve seen them happen enough during my own camping trips.
Always follow the boy scout motto …
Essential Camping First Aid Kit Supplies
Here’s a checklist of first aid supplies that your kit MUST have. These are the essentials.
- Butterfly Bandages
- Large Gauze Pads
- Anti-Bacterial Ointment
- Adhesive Tape
- Burn Cream
- Cotton Swabs
- Personal Information / Contact person
- Pain Killer
- Ace Bandages
- Safety Pins
- Personal Medicines
- Latex Gloves
- Thermal Blankets
- Nail Clippers
Additional Camping First Aid Kit Supplies
Here’s a checklist of some other supplies that you might want in your first aid kit. These are additional supplies that you might want to consider.
- Water Purifying Tablets
- Stomach Medicine
- Diarrhea Medicine
- Cold Tablets
- Cough/Throat Lozenges
- Antiseptic Wipes
- Calamine Lotion
- Sunburn Lotion
- Eye Patch
- Smelling Salts
- Sewing Needles
- Cotton Swabs
- Feminine Products
- Anti-acids (Tums, Rolaids)
- First Aid Manual
Keep Your Camping First Aid Kit Up To Date
Once you have put together your camping first aid kit, you’ll be all set for that first camping trip of the year! It’s a good idea however to do a thorough check of your first aid kit before you leave for each and every camping trip. Things might have gotten used up, medicines might have expired, maybe you lost your whole kit all together!
Check Out These Pre-Made Camping First Aid Kits
When you put together your camping first aid kit, you can either buy everything separately or start out with a pre-made kit like the ones below. These are the highest rated first aid kits on Amazon.com. The benefit of starting out with a pre-made first aid kit is that it has most of the essential first aid supplies and a case / pouch to keep it all in. We recommend starting out with one of these and then supplementing it with the extra supplies that you want that do not come with it.
Just click on a first aid kit to see what it includes and read user reviews about it.
If anybody has any other suggestions as to what they keep in their camping first aid kit … help us all out by telling us in the comments below!