10th February 2019 Comments (0) Climbing gear, Gears, Hiking gear

Hiking first aid kit

first aid kit with medication

First aid kit for outdoor activities.

Walking and climbing in the summer when it’s hot can obviously hold a risk of sunburn. Climbing also brings along other risks. Cuts, bruises and insect bites, to name a few. And if you want to get more serious, sprains and dislocations. In all those cases a first aid kit is recommended.

Tourist kits are not expensive and can be bought for about 10 pounds.

What should be in a hiking kit?

  • Alcohol and hydrogen peroxide are disinfectants for cleansing wounds. It helps to protect from infections
  • Plasters and bandages to protect bleeding areas from dirt and bacteria
  • Tape for bandage dressings and to safeguard our fingers when climbing. Also useful for repairing equipment
  • Disposable gloves for hygiene to treat other people’s injuries
  • Scissors or pocket knives if you need to cut clothing for treatment
  • A thermal blanket if the person cannot move and needs to stay warm.
emergency blanket
Emergency blanket

Medication is also important:

  • Medicines that we are currently taking
  • Painkillers
  • Sun cream
  • Anti-allergy medicine
  • Medicines for bruising and oedema
  • Antacid for stomach problems

It is a basic set necessary for walking, hiking or climbing. Unfortunately, we are not able to predict what can happen during our outdoor activities, it’s just good to be prepared. Do not forget to check the expiry date on medications.

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