First Aid kit

First-Aid Kit packing tips for your next trip

You always have to have first-aid kit in your package while you are traveling.

You never know when you’ll need a first-aid kit while you are on a vacation. And not just on a vacation, you may need it for any occasion, like just take a walk, go for a hike or any other activity in the nature. You only need the simple first aid stuff that basically fits in any small container. The most important thing is, the container has to be small and lightweight. For example a small size lunchbox or a toolbox or a mini kitchen Tupperware.

If you plan to go on a trip, it’s always important to pack well. Let’s see then what few things you should always include with your first-aid kit.

7 Things to Have in your first aid kit

  • One of the most important is to be ready with disinfectant to treat small cuts and scrapes safely, so you should have sterile gauze with adhesive tape and scissors to cut them. You always have to make sure the scissors are sharp enough before you pack. Band-Aids are an obvious item to pack, as well as light bandages just in case. You can also add some sterile Sanitary napkins; they can be very functional when you need to clean the bleeding area.

  • A general pain reliever is good to have in your first-aid kit to relieve swelling as well as aches and pains and common headaches, like aspirin and acetaminophen, instant cold packs, calamine lotion and hydro-cortisone cream. Antibiotic cream, hydrogen peroxide and antiseptic wipes are good for cleaning cuts and wounds should be added too.

  • Always good to have antacid, insect repellent, motion sickness medication, anti-diarrhea medication, sunscreen, cold and flu tablets.

  • Never forget that if you or your travel mate is taking prescription medicine, always bring enough for the whole trip.

  • Nowadays everyone has smartphones but in case of any problem you really should keep emergency contact numbers and your medical insurance information in your first aid kit.

  • Having a “first aid manual” in your kit can be very practical. You never know when you’ll end up using it in any emergency situation.

  • Splinters can happen at any time, no matter how careful you are. So be sure you have latex gloves, tweezers. Also a thermometer and a flashlight with spare batteries can be very useful as well.

Always keep your travel first-aid kit in a reachable place but away from small children. Here’s a First Aid kit we recommend