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Five Best Camping First Aid Kits to Keep You Safe and Secured When Camping

Updated on August 27, 2010

Going camping is fun. Hiking is also so much fun either. You get to see the wonder of nature and everything that lives around us which we cannot see in the cities. It is always amazing to see the plants and animals growing and moving in their very natural habitat and it is always refreshing to join them once in a while.

However, there can be some small awful things that may happen during our hiking and camping trips and that is getting the bruises, minor cuts and wounds from the trails we track. While we hike, we can encounter sharp stones and twigs, slippery tracks or may get hurt from some falling objects from trees and boulders. But this must not deter you from enjoying what you deserve to enjoy. If you will be very careful, know where to find the safe paths, where to camp safely and what camping tools to bring then you will almost be far out from these worries.

Well, we can say that accidents can happen in an instance and in the mountains and outdoors, small accidents commonly happen. So the best thing that you must have when camping is to bring along a portable first aid kit in case there would be injuries that need to be treated. Having a first aid kit when going camping can make you feel safer and more secure.

Minor cuts, abrasions, wounds, insect bites, fever, cough, colds, sun burn, wound infection and other mild discomfort are very common experiences so if you will be taking a first aid kit, better check its content first so that you can be sure you can get the most handy protection for your trip.

There are actually 2 types of first aid kits and they only vary according to their contents. The home medical kit is bigger because it is more complete. The portable medical kit which is more ideal for camping, backpacking and hiking contains usually small items that are intended for first aid treatment so the usual contents are small valuable things that can be used in the treatment of minor skin injuries, wounds, relief pads and creams for minor skin infections. So regardless of how small camping first aid kits are, as long as they have the essential components of a miniature home kit then it can save you lots of troubles when needed.

Here are my chosen first aid kits which I am sure can make you feel more secured when camping.

First Aid Only Outdoor First Aid Kit, Soft Case, 205-Piece Kit
First Aid Only Outdoor First Aid Kit, Soft Case, 205-Piece Kit

First Aid Only Outdoor First Aid Kit, Soft Case, 205-Piece Kit

This 6 x 5 x 4 inch kit is very compact. The overall case is a full-fledged, easy-to-tote first aid softpack case that is made from patented durable material. Inside it are clear pockets that separate large items from small items and because the plastics are made transparent, this is enough to quickly find and have access to the medical items. It contains the very significant components such as the first aid guide, accident report form, sunblock cream, lip ointment, vinyl gloves, blister prevention, assorted bandages, insect sting relief ointment, antiseptics, instant cold pack, gauze dressings and many more. It also has educational cards that explain how injuries should be treated. This is a must bring when camping, hiking and very convenient to keep inside your car’s compartment. Its bright-orange color can be very visible even in the shaded forest and very lightweight at 2 pounds.

Total Resources International 130-Piece Outdoor First Aid Kit in EVA Case
Total Resources International 130-Piece Outdoor First Aid Kit in EVA Case

Total Resources International 130-Piece Outdoor First Aid Kit in EVA Case

This outdoor kit with EVA case is totally made for outdoor use. It has 130 pieces of varieties of medicines, bandages and small items that can be very useful during emergency cases. Specifically, some of its significant components are bandages of different sizes, sterile sponge dressings, sunscreen lotion, lip ointment packer, hydrocortisone ointment packets, poison ivy cleanse packets, insect repellant packets, alcohol prep pads, non-aspirin tablets, pads for burns and stings and many more. You will be amazed how all these 130 pieces of useful medical paraphernalia were able to contained in this small molded EVA carry case. No wonder it was recognized and registered by the ISO company and was given the ISO 9001 registration code. It is also approved by the FDA, ANSI, OSHA, and HEB.

Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit, Safe Travels (Pack of 2)
Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit, Safe Travels (Pack of 2)

Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit, Safe Travels (Pack of 2)

This safe travel medical kit has two essential plastic containers for more organized medical items. The cases were designed for more convenient packaging and carry-on convenience so you don’t have to worry you can’t find the things in an instance. Because Johnson & Johnson is a recognized company that manufactures excellent medical products, all the components of this twin case are all the company’s reliable products in terms of first aid essentials. From bandages to different creams to acetaminophen, you have a complete package of a portable medical cabinet with it so this twin kit is very convenient when you are traveling and camping in groups. You can always depend on this kit and the cases also have more rooms for other medicines you want to take along. It weighs around 7 ounces so it is really light to carry.

Coleman Base Camp First Aid Kit
Coleman Base Camp First Aid Kit

Coleman Base Camp First Aid Kit

If you want your outdoor first aid kit to be simple and very basic but contains essential components, this Coleman first aid kit is what you need. It has a simple fordable and durable zippered soft case and comes with complete packages of 49 pieces of important items which you could use on any injury case. It includes tweezers, latex gloves, small scissor, sponges, moleskin, tapes and gauzes, applicators and alcohol prep pads. The items are neatly packed inside the case and you can easily see through the transparent pockets for easy access. The whole item can weigh only 8 ounces so it can easily fit in into your camping bag or you can even roll it up inside your sleeping bag. As basic as it seems, it is excellent for treating scratches, minor cuts, cleaning up wounds and other minor skin injuries.

Medique 40088 First Aid Auto/Travel Kit, 88-Piece
Medique 40088 First Aid Auto/Travel Kit, 88-Piece

Medique 40088 First Aid Auto/Travel Kit, 88-Piece

This first aid travel kit is very ideal not only for camping but even to keep in your home or office or during your participation in sports activities. It has a compact beautifully crafted nylon case and very easy to transport because of its convenient handle and heavy duty clip. All in all, it has 88 pieces of medical items that contains cold packs, bandages, scissors, splinter remover, antibiotic ointment, alcohol prep pads, aspirin tablets, latex gloves and many more usable items for emergency treatment. You can easily find an item once you open up this case because everything is properly arranged. Because it is light at less than 1 pound, you can carry it anywhere by just slipping it inside your backpack’s pocket or can keep it inside your car’s dashboard.


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