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Travelling First Aid Kit

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Having completed around 12 First Aid courses, 2 Wilderness First Aid Courses, 1 Advanced Wilderness First Aid course, 4 Anaphylaxis and 21 CPR courses, I know what’s useful and what’s not in a travelling first aid kit (for me).

If I’m travelling with a group of people, the contents of my kit will be different to what I’ll bring if I’m travelling on my own.

Here are some of the contents of a kit that I think are essential:

  • Pain relief, usually paracetamol
  • Bandaids – fabric ones not the plastic ones
  • Medium gauze dressing
  • Medium dressing pad
  • Triangular bandage
  • Crepe bandage
  • Antiseptic swabs
  • Resuscitation mask or face shield.
  • Adhesive tape like Micropore around 2.5cm wide
  • Disposable gloves
  • Moleskin for any hot spots on my feet
  • Broad spectrum antibiotic (if travelling remotely overseas)
  • Long nosed tweezers
  • Small, light but strong scissors for cutting bandages
  • Two plastic bags (that you would put your fruit of veggies in from the market)

Sometimes I carry it in a Pelican case other times it might be in a small satchel, just depends on the contents that I’m taking.

I’ll always do a quick check of my kit before I travel and never assume it’s intact.

Now it’s your turn. What do you take that’s essential on your trips? Leave a comment below.



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