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Learn how to pack a wilderness first aid kit and what to include to make sure you are safe and comfortable wherever your travels take you. Use a tackle box to hold first aid items like bandages and medication.
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Building Your Wilderness First Aid Kit
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Summer is approaching and that means more time travelling with the family and exploring outdoors.
Since I started blogging full time a few years ago I can’t seem to stop travelling. I keep saying I’m going to save money and not go on so many trips and then I will get an opportunity to go on a family trip or there will be a flight so cheap that I can’t say no!
In the past year I have been to Palm Springs, Orlando, Mexico, Hawaii and Charlotte.
In a few weeks my husband and I will be going to Las Vegas and then we are taking a family trip to Alaska once school is out in June. In the fall my husband will have another week off work and we are planning a trip to Sedona, Arizona.
I keep saying I should start a travel blog because I’m always off somewhere new but I barely have time for this blog and all my other online businesses.
You never know when you might get sick when you travel
A couple of years ago my husband and I were in Milan, Italy and I got food poisoning. I have never been more sick in my entire life. We were walking through town to check out the huge cathedral in the middle of the city when all of a sudden my stomach started churning.
Fun fact about Milan: There is no toilet paper in the bathrooms. Anywhere. (I guess they expect you to bring your own?) The bathroom situation in Italy in restaurants and other public establishments leaves a lot to be desired. There is always only one stall and there is a line of 10 people waiting to use it and once it’s finally your turn- THERE IS NO TOILET PAPER.
It was literally my worst nightmare. I’m sorry for oversharing but if you are headed to Europe you need to be warned. Bring extra toilet paper in your purse and pray you don’t get diarrhea.
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You never know when illness or accident will strike while you are travelling
There have been so many times where I have been travelling and had to rush to the drug store to grab a couple things like pain killers or medication.
I finally wised up a couple years ago and started bringing a travel first aid and medication kit with me when I travel.
Even when we aren’t off exploring different parts of the world we are lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest. Up here in Washington we are close to both the mountains and the ocean. There are a ton of places to hike, swim, ski or go camping.
What to include in your Wilderness First Aid Kit
There is no one size fits all wilderness first aid kit but here are some ideas to get you started.
You may need to make modicifications depending on where you are traveling to or what activities you are up to.
I decided to use a tackle box for my wilderness first aid kit. It’s a great little box to stash in your trunk for day trips or longer camping trips.
The plastic is sturdy and water resistant and you can fit lots of stuff in the little compartments.
The following supplies are great additions to your wilderness first aid kit:
- rubbing alcohol
- bug spray
- pain relievers
- Epi pen
- antibacterial wips
- antibacterial ointment
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