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No Stress Guide | First Aid Packing


No one plans for an emergency on an outdoor excursion, but they can happen. Below is a helpful checklist of items from the American Red Cross and camping enthusiasts to stay safe and have fun while exploring.

Print this list out, check the items off.


First Aid Kit:

o   2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)

o   25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)

o   1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)

o   5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)

o   5 antiseptic wipe packets

o   2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)

o   1 blanket (space blanket)

o   1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)

o   1 instant cold compress

o   2 pair of nonlatex gloves (size: large)

o   2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)

o   Scissors

o   1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)

o   1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)

o   5 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches)

o   5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)

o   Oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass)

o   2 triangular bandages

o   Tweezers

o   First aid instruction booklet



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RV/outdoor-specific items:

o   Aloe

o   Bee-sting kit

o   Burn ointment

o   Moleskin

o   Poison ivy/oak cream

o   Snake-bite kit

o   Sunscreen

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Originally published June 2, 2017, updated November 3, 2017


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