After recently getting Wilderness First Aid Certified, I want back and took a hard look at my First Aid Kit we use on Shop Rides, Hikes, Camping Trips, Micro-Tours and Tours.
As I was unpacking my old kit, and organizing supplies for a newly expanded version, I noticed that things fell into 3 broad categories ( I know the practice of putting together a first aid kit is as old as time itself, so I am not professing to any re-invention of the wheel here)
Gauze and Bandages
1”x 3’ Adhesive Bandaged
2”x 3” Adhesive Bandaged
Gauze pads (2x2, 3x3, 4x4)
Knuckle Adhesive Bandage
Mini Adhesive Bandage
Combine ADB Pad (5x9)
Excedrin Migraine (mostly for me as I tend to get headaches on campouts, sleeping in tents for some reason
Diphenhydramine Tablet (treatment of allergic symptoms)
Wipes and Ointments
Chamois Butt’r Anti-Chafe Cream
Insect Bite Relief Towelette
Triple Antibiotic Ointment
First Aid/Burn Cream
Working in such broad categories allowed me to physically organize the materials in logical places. Having the right equipment/materials AND the ability to locate them is crucial to a well organized kit.
My kit will also include a splint, as many of our activities could leave to broken lims (biking, hiking). Lets hope that never happens!