We hope that your camping trips and adventures will be without incident but having a first aid kit when you are camping is essential. If you should end up needing it, you’ll be glad you bought a kit suited to the outdoors and that you’ve got somewhere convenient, as well as quick and easy to access, to store it.
Trips, falls, stings and allergic reactions are all quite common but can be easily remedied with some medication. So, what do we take when we’re away camping? Our first aid kit contains:
- Plasters of various sizes
- Selection of bandages
- Gauze pads of various sizes
- Antiseptic cream
- Sterile wipes
- Painkillers and anti-inflammatories
- Tweezers, scissors, safety pins
- Sunburn relief spray
- Anti-diarrhoea medicine
- Antihistamine for allergic reactions
- Hand sanitiser
If you’re looking for a kit all made up, we stock the Pro Force military first aid pack. Well, if it’s good enough for the military and it can be worn on your belt so perfect for trekking and hiking!
As a final tip, be sure to check your first aid kit regularly and replenish any exhausted or outdated medicines and supplies.
We keep our camping first aid kit ready with the rest of our gear, so we don’t need to raid the bathroom cabinet before every trip. We think the Outwell Palmar M and the Palmar L storage boxes are perfect for storing first aid essentials
We also like the Outwell Cana storage box. Again, it folds almost completely flat, is box is easy to transport and can be packed out the way when not in use. Ideal for clothes, books, games, toiletries or keeping torches and those all-important first aid kits safe. Perfect to keep everything from getting lost.
On longer camping trips the Vango Folding Organiser can be a lifesaver! It’s ideal for keeping living and sleeping areas clean and tidy – and it folds flat for easy transportation when not in use. It’s also a great bit of kit to take to the shops avoiding the need for carrier bags, it fits into most shopping trolleys and, with its compartments, keeps things organised.
Another great storage solution is the Outwell Cornillon. This versatile piece offers you a great combination between seating and storage. This soft top seat can be opened up to store anything you want whilst on holiday. It then flat packs to help save space when you are preparing for the holiday and simply opens out into a multi-functional ottoman.
If you’re away in the caravan, then the awning rail can be utilised for storage. These great organisers from Kampa really will help you find a home for everything you need.
If you take the time to give everything a place, you certainly won’t regret it!