Most longtime campers have many fun memories of good times with family and friends while camping. They also have a few memories of minor cuts, bruises, and rashes they experienced as well. These things happen, unfortunately, but you can arm yourself with a well-stocked first aid kit which will allow you to be back having fun again in no time. Some things to consider while stacking your camping first aid kit are as follows:
For external injuries: antibacterial cream, calamine lotion, anti-itch cream, aloe, bandages, gauze pads, first aid tape, ace bandages, tweezers, small scissors, magnifying glass, and an eyewash cup.
For internal problems: antacids, antidiarrheals, pain relievers, cold medicine, cough reliever, and Benadryl.
For your pets: bring enough of their prescriptions to last throughout your trip, always have their vaccination record on hand, carried the name and phone number of their regular veterinarians with you.
These basic additions to a camping first-aid kit will provide you with most everything you need when a small accident happens. You’ll be spending a lot of time outside running and wrestling with kids which can also make it likely that cuts and scratches will happen. You can create your own first-aid kit by putting these items in an easily recognizable container and tucking them away in your gear or you can purchase a commercial kit for convenience.
Either way, we hope all your camping days are memorable and fun. If you do happen to need a bandage or some cold medicine we hope it doesn’t hamper your trip in any way. We look forward to seeing you at the campground this summer in learning more about you and your family.