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Important Information on Wilderness First Aid Kits


Camping times mean heading in the wilderness with your family and having some fun. To make sure that you will have a safer trip, bring with you wilderness first aid kits. It should contain the necessary supplies that you will need in the woods.

Chances are you will not really use this kit but its better be prepared. Not only will you ensure the safety of your family by bringing along with your supplies this kit but also to make the most of your trip.

Plan ahead of the trip as to where and when you will go so you will have a better idea what to include in the kit. The content usually varies with the location, weather and geography of where you will be going. If you will be going in the Pacific Rim area, then better prepare earthquake preparedness kits.

However in general it should include medicines such as aspirin or Tylenol, ibuprofen, antihistamine, laxative, anti-diarrhea tablets, band-aids or varying sizes and shapes, sterile gauze pads, porous adhesive tapes, waterproof adhesive tapes, elastic bandage, safety pins, Spenco second skin in case of burns, calamine lotion, antiseptic cleaning solution, tweezers and scissors.

For member of the family that has special regular medication needs, be sure to bring those medicines as well. Put them all in a container that is made of waterproof or impact proof materials.

Wilderness first aid kits will be utterly useless if you don’t know to use them so be sure to get some training or seminars beforehand. Attend a local government agency arranged seminar or event wherein you will learn what and how to organize the first aid kits. Also, you will learn possible scenarios and treatments. It is always best to travel with someone who has knowledge about rescue or injury treatment. Planning and preparation should go hand in hand, as you prepare for you trip in the wilderness.

Source by Naomi Smith

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