Traveling is a lot of fun, but it can also have its downsides and plenty of things can go wrong. That’s why having a first aid kit is absolutely essential, whether you are traveling for extended periods of time or just going on a weekend adventure. Most travelers are not really sure about what they need, so in this article, we’ll talk about how to pack a first aid kit for traveling.
The basic items that should absolutely be included in any first aid kit are:
Plasters and Bandages - the most common forms of injuries when traveling through woods, mountains or other rough terrains are cuts and grazes. Plasters will come in very handy, so make sure to have lots of them and of various sizes. Blister plasters are also good if you plan on taking long treks
Gauze - this is an absolute must in any first aid kit and it can be used in so many ways. You can clean injuries, soak up blood, apply pressure to a wound or stop the bleeding. A clean wound covered by gauze will give you enough time to reach a hospital or have professional take care of it
The best way of carrying it around is in individually wrapped sterile pads. This saves you the time needed to cut it and will allow you to keep the wound clean and sterile.
Surgical Tape - it is essential for when you have to apply and secure a bandage or a gauze to a wound. It comes in very handy when you run out of plasters or they can’t do the job properly
Scissors- you might have all the gauze and surgical tape in the world, but if you can’t cut them quickly and precisely, they are useless. A small pair of scissors will come in very handy in multiple situations, not only in injuries
The Protect Life First Aid Kit has all of these items included, plus much more!
Tweezers - ticks or splinters piercing through the skin are also common when traveling, and a pair of metal tweezers will be very useful. But you can also use it to remove dirt when cleaning a wound, plus in many other survival situations
Antiseptic Wipes - even though they are overlooked by many people, they are absolutely essential when traveling. Even a small wound can get infected if it’s not cleaned properly, so make sure to clean it with antiseptic wipes before applying a dressing
Instead of buying all of the above mentioned items separately, you can just get our complete Emergency First Aid Kit. It includes 200 pieces that will come in very handy when traveling. The kit contains an abdominal pad, multiple adhesive bandages, adhesive wound dressings, alcohol prep pads, antiseptic cleaning wipes, butterfly closure strips, a compass, cotton balls, a facemask, a cold compress, a raincoat, a blanket, gloves, eye pads, sterile gauze pads, tweezers, scissors, and much more!
Pain Relief Medication – traveling can sometimes give you headaches, not to mention the pain of getting an injury. The brand is not that important, as long as it takes away the pain
Loperamide Tablets– diarrhea is one of the most common issues when traveling and it can occur from multiple reasons. But as long as you have medication containing Loperamide (the most common brand name is Imodium), you are ok (for the moment).
These pills do not cure the infectious cause of diarrhea (so you still need to consult a doctor as soon as possible), but they do come in very useful in emergency moments when you simply can’t use the restroom.
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