Backpacking Health & Comfort : Backpacking Health: First Aid Supplies


Your first aid kit doesn’t need to be huge.
I usually use something small like this, like a little case. After you put in the band-aids
and the blister care, you need to have something that’s going to be a pain reliever because
you’re probably going to have a lot of aches and pains like muscular, joints, anything,
so be sure to have some pain reliever. Also, you want to have a antihistamine, like Benadryl
or something, in case anybody has an allergy to bee stings or any allergies to food that
you didn’t know about, it’s a real life saver in a situation like that. Something else that
you should also bring is, in addition to regular band-aids, you need to bring butterfly band-aids
and that’s in case somebody has a serious gash or something. Basically, they’re really
small, really strong band-aids that work as temporary stitches, to hold the skin together.
You should also bring sterilizing pads so that if somebody gets a scrape or a cut, you
can wash it and clean it with something sterile, in order to keep it from getting infected.