How to Make a Personal First Aid Kit

How to Make a Personal First Aid Kit
Whether you are going on a day hike, backpacking or a camping trip, you need to have a first aid kit in your gear. Since medical facilities are usually miles away, you need to be prepared in the event of an emergency or a simple blister.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Container Bandages Gauze Pads Gauze Rolls First Aid Tape Antiseptic Antibiotic Salve Mole Skin Tweezers Cold Pack Soap Thermometer Prescription Medications
  • Container
  • Bandages
  • Gauze Pads
  • Gauze Rolls
  • First Aid Tape
  • Antiseptic
  • Antibiotic Salve
  • Mole Skin
  • Tweezers
  • Cold Pack
  • Soap
  • Thermometer
  • Prescription Medications
 
Step 1
Consider where you are going and what type of outdoor activities you will be participating in. You can then gear the first aid kit toward injuries you may incur.
Step 2
Choose a water tight container for your first aid items. If you will be backpacking, you will want a container that is small and light.
Step 3
Include the basic first aid items in your kit such as bandages, gauze pads, first aid tape, rolls of gauze, antiseptic, antibiotic salve, mole skin, tweezers, cold pack, soap, thermometer and ace bandages.
Step 4
Add basic medications such as pain relievers, Benadryl, cold medications and anti-diarrhea supplies.
Step 5
Consider your special needs when packing the first aid kit. Include any prescription medications that you might need such as an EpiPen, antibiotics, diuretics, asthma medication and any other medications prescribed by your doctor.
Step 6
If possible, keep a more comprehensive kit at your camp site and transfer key items to a small container for when you hit the trails.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Pack your first aid kit with the worst scenario in mind and hope you won't need those supplies.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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