Don't let an accident ruin your trip. Learn how to pack a camping first-aid kit and never let another accident ruin your relaxing holiday.

Camping in nature is a magical experience, but sometimes it brings some less pleasant situations: cuts, insect bites, splinters or sunburn. That’s why one of the most important camping tips is to always bring a first aid kit. A camping first aid kit is a little different than a standard first aid kit you might have at home, so read on to find out what contents it should carry — because safety comes first!

The importance of a camping first aid kit

If you are going camping, first aid kits are essential. Sure, you hope you won’t need it, but you should always be prepared. A walk on the beach or in the woods can end in a fall and any wound this kind of an accident has caused must be disinfected and bandaged. Surface injuries like scratches or scraped knees can seem like no big deal, but can quickly become one if not properly treated. Packing a first aid kit is especially important if you’re camping with children, who are notoriously accident-prone and will probably earn their first bump on their way to the car.

What to pack?

Here’s our ultimate first aid kit for camping trip checklist:

  • Bandages
  • Essential medicine (in case you have allergies, asthma or any other condition)
  • Antiseptic wipes or spray and antiseptic hand cleaner
  • Moleskin
  • Tweezers
  • Tick removal tool
  • Pain-relief medication
  • Gauze
  • Burn cream
  • Scissors
  • Eye drops 

When to seek medical help while camping

No matter how much you’ve prepared, there’s always a chance for a situation that’s out of the scope of your first aid medical kit. That’s why it’s important to have your family members’ phone numbers, emergency numbers, and doctor’s number. If you are badly injured or don’t feel well — stay calm, seek help and visit the nearest doctor.

By now you’ve probably understood the importance of carrying a first aid kit on every outdoor trip and if you’re looking for some more useful suggestions, we have plenty of those, too. Also, make sure you have a cell phone and enough batteries to call for help in case of an emergency, and most importantly — don’t forget to enjoy your trip!

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