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Going on a camping trip Down Under? Here are Ten First Aid Items you should take!
Camping can be a great experience: getting into contact with nature, learning new things and creating an awesome experience to look back upon. However, if you’re unprepared, camping can be a dangerous endeavor, especially Down Under!
TIP: Read about the place you’ll be staying in and think about the activities you will be doing.
Ask yourself :
- What are the local flora and fauna like
- Dangers you may face
- Distances you should travel in a worst-case scenario.
At First Aid Kits Australia we create a list with our top 10 First Aid Items that are good to take on a camping trip in Australia. So before camping, you need to have:
- Bandages to attend open wounds. These include bandaids, dressings, triangular bandages and gauzes
- Sunscreen: with a rating of at least SPF 30+, with SPF 50+ being ideal.
- A Snake Bite Kit, Insect repellent and an antihistamine cream;
- Sterile pack for prevention of blood-borne infections if travelling somewhere where health care facilities may be poor;
- Antiseptic for sterilizing and cleaning wounds.
- Sprains pack and Instant Ice Packs
- Eyewash for any foreign objects to the eye.
- Scissors and Tape (microfiber)
- Thermometer. Digital thermometers are more accurate and often easier to read;
- Tweezers. Useful for removing splinters and other foreign objects from your skin;
As a bonus we recommend two things:
- Have a First Aid Manual in case someone doesn’t know what to do in an emergency
- Take a First Aid Course because a book can only do so much. You should know exactly what to do if someone needs CPR, has a fracture, gets a sprain, or has a contusion. You should book a first aid course for you.
To get everything on the list and more you can visit us at https://firstaidkitsaustralia.com.au/