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First Aid Kit Items
Whether venturing out into the mountains or desert for an afternoon or a week, a First Aid kit is one of the essential items that you should pack.

A First Aid kit will evolve into a very personal item, including the remedies you have found to work best for your situations, as well as any prescription medications you may regularly take. But all kits should contain the basics:

  • Common OTC remedies
    for various ailments or emergencies--Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen (pain and inflamation), Immodium (diahrea), Cimetidine (stomach upset), Anti-acids (Tums, Rolaides)
  • Moleskin
    Great for preventing blisters if there is a rough spot on your hiking shoes.
  • Topical antibiotic cream
    Such as Neosporin.
  • Hydrocortisone or Antihistamine cream
    Both for insect bites and poison ivy.
  • Oral Antihistamines
    Such as Bendadryl. Will ease the swelling from insect bites or poisonous plants, as well as ease allergic symptoms.
  • Sunburn Lotion
  • Prescription medications
    For ongoing medical conditions
  • EpiPen
    If you are severly allergic to something you may encounter--insect bites, food, etc--this is your life-line, don't leave home without it.
  • Other Bee Sting Kit
  • Snake BIte Kit
  • Heat or Cold Packs
  • Adhesive and Butterfly bandages
    Such as Band-Aids. Scrapes and cuts are an immenent possibility when hiking through brush and boulders.
  • Sterile Gauze pads
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Tweezers
  • Self-adhesive elastic or roll bandages
    Such as the Ace brand.
  • Thermometer
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers and needles
    To remove splinters or ticks.
  • Liquid antiseptic soapTo clean wounds
  • Latex gloves
  • Large plastic bag
    For disposing of bloody bandages, or other trash.
  • Chapstick or other lip balm
  • Tissues
  • Bug repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Notepad/pen
  • Sterile compresses
  • Splinting materials
  • Personal information
    Such as known allergies and a contact person

Backroads of Utah
by Theresa A. Husarik

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