What should I put in my outdoor first aid kit?
At Walking and Wildlife Adventures all our Guides carry a comprehensive first aid kit when they are out with clients. We have been working with Outdoor First Aid Limited to put together a simple list of items which may be carried by anyone who explores the outdoors for leisure.
Of course it is important to remember that improvisation is the key to skillful Outdoor First Aid. We can’t carry everything, as it will weigh you down so the basics are here;
- Pencil and paper
- Vinyl gloves
- Medi wipes
- Tuff cut scissors
- Gaffer tape/ Electricians tape
- Wound dressings including one large one
- Melanin patch/ Zinc Oxide tape
- Triangular bandage
- Small torch
- Foil/insulation blanket
- Sugar gel/Dextrose tablets
- Asprin (for heart attack only)
- SAM Splint
There are lots of other items you can choose. For any particular trip you may choose to add specific pieces of kit to cope with different weather conditions or activities. You may find these items serve a double purpose as they may enable temporary fixes to group or client equipment.
Why not find out how to use the equipment on one of our sister companies Outdoor First Aid courses.
Note; many of these items are available from the Outdoor First Aid Limited SHOP!