Not sure what to pack for camping?
Camping is fun, relaxing and full of adventure – but it does come with risks. When camping, make sure to bring necessary first aid for all your needs; below includes information about what you can bring camping or anything outdoors such as hiking, fishing trip etc.
What you should have in your first aid kit for camping or for any outdoor activity
Don’t leave them untreated if you get minor scratches, scrapes, and bumps. Clean and sterilise your wounds and injuries. Wipes and disinfectants can help treat surface cuts, while a saline solution can be good for soaking cuts or washing out eyes.
Disinfecting your wound is the first step. It is essential that you cover it so that you don’t bump it and cause even more pain or expose it to flies or other causes of infection. When packing your camping first aid kit, make sure to include:
- Adhesive wound dressing
- Cloth bandages to help support a sprain or similar
- Gauze and a pair of scissors (for hard-to-dress wounds)
- Heat pads, cold therapies and emergency blankets in case of emergency
There are a few first-aid kit accessories that are particularly suited for camping:
- Tweezers can help you remove debris that may cause an infection in a deeper wound.
- Splints will help temporarily hold together a potentially broken bone until further medical attention can be sought
- Gloves will help you keep a wound clean when dressing it.
- Burn sterilisers for use in first aid to use on burns, scalds, and sunburns.
Alternatively, purchase a ready-made first aid kit through our wide variety of options that suit you and your family.