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Video:Items for a Camping First Aid Kit

with Mike Jordan

Make sure that you have these items for a camping first aid kit since accidents will inevitably happen, especially when outdoors. Here are some essentials for a camping first aid kit.See Transcript

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Transcript:Items for a Camping First Aid Kit

Hi, I'm Mike Jordan and I'm here for About.com. Today I am going to show you what you need to assemble a first aid kit when you go camping or hiking.

Why You Need a Camping First Aid Kit

Whenever adventuring outdoors, it's best to be prepared for any little mishaps that may happen. A first aid kit is a necessity. Whether you buy a ready-made kit or put one together on your own, you should include these essential items.

Items That Should Be in a Camping First Aid Kit

  • any personal medication you need
  • bandages
  • aspirin or ibuprofen
  • medical tape
  • sterile gauze
  • elastic wrap
  • antibiotic ointment
  • antiseptic wipes
  • burn cream
  • sunburn lotion
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • eyewash
  • sanitary napkins
  • a snake bite kit

Safety Tips for Using a Camping First Aid Kit

Be sure to read and understand the directions for each and every item prior to your adventure, so that if an accident does happen, you will be prepared.

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