First Aid

Having a fully loaded First Aid Kit is essential to a successful outdoor adventure. Whether you’re going for a walk in your local woods or taking a multi-day backpacking trip, making sure to have the appropriate first aid equipment handy can make or break your adventure. In this section we will talk about what supplies are necessary  to bring with you in either a short or long expedition.

 

Shorter Adventures
day hikes, resort skiing, on-land fishing, trail runs, etc

  • Gauze Dressings
  • Splinter Picker/Tick Remover
  • Butterfly Closures
  • Bandages of varying sizes
  • Adhesive Wrap
  • Alcohol Swabs
  • Medical Tape
  • Ibuprofen
  • Aspirin
  • Triple Antibiotic Cream
  • Diphenhydramine (antihistamine)
  • Safety Pins
  • Zip-Loc Bags
  • Moleskin
  • Gloves

 

Longer Adventures
backpacking, multi-pitch climbing, backcountry skiing, river expeditions, etc
everything included above plus:

  • Syringe
  • Duct Tape
  • Wound Closure Strips
  • Antiseptic Towelette
  • Cotton Tip Applicator
  • More Bandages
  • More Gauze Dressings
  • CPR Face Shield
  • Triangular Bandage
  • ACE Bandage
  • Acetaminophen
  • Diamode
  • After Bite String Relief
  • EMT Shears
  • Pencil
  • Accident Report Form
  • Thermometer