First Aid Kits
going on a camping trip either alone or with others, it is
important to first ascertain the type of camping you will
be doing. Will you be taking your vehicle, pulling up next
to your tent site with electric availability, which many would
consider your cushy type camping, or are you going to be trekking
in a remote area such as the Rockies with a backpack and tent
on your back for several days? Both require planning, obviously
one more than the other, regarding the content and size of
the first aid kit you will be carrying. First aid kits should
be tailored to the type of trip you are taking, as well as
to the amount of people that are going. Clearly when camping
close to your vehicle, first aid can remain very basic as
we have the available transportation to get to a clinic or
hospital for care within a reasonable amount of time, vs.
being miles away in the Rockies in a rustic type atmosphere
which requires a little more preplanning.
a wilderness atmosphere where medical care is not immediately
available, creativity is important. For example, in terms
of splinting, a variety of creative implements can be used
such as ski poles, twigs and gun barrels. Please see our 7-day
kit that we advise. All of those items should be brought
along, as well as a metal match to start your fire in case
of implement weather, along with matches, flashlights and
a fluorescent orange tarp which can have many uses such as
carrying water, signaling for help and keeping one dry.
all of our first aid kits, there will be some overlap. Please
be advised and plan accordingly.