What's In Your Backpack?

Water, Oreos, Bandaids and a Handi-wipe?

How about a First Aid Kit? In the simplest of terms, having a readily accessible, and usable, First Aid Kit can mean the difference between walking off the trail or limping off it. But what about insect bites or thorns or scrapes from falls? Does your First Aid Kit contain the items necessary to treat the most common trail injuries: blisters, bee stings, splinters, scrapes and cuts? See below for a list of essentials for treating minor injuries.







Personal First Aid Kit Essentials

  • Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol)
  • Ibuprofen (such as Advil)
  • Antihistamine (such as Benadryl strips)
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Antiseptic hand cleaner
  • Triple-antibiotic ointment
  • Insect bite swabs
  • Gloves (latex or Nitrile)
  • Medical adhesive tape
  • Sterile gauze pads 4"
  • Triangular bandages
  • Elastic bandage 3" (such as ACE brand)
  • Adhesive bandages (such as Band-Aid brand)
  • Mole skin or blister bandages
  • Small scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Survival blanket
  • Small bag (to store your supplies)





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