Create Your Own RV First Aid Kit

800px-First_aid_1RVing is a wonderful activity because it provides you with unparalleled comfort and flexibility. With the freedom and adventures of RVing, comes the potential for injury. Being prepared to handle minor injuries that are bound to occur at some time or another is an important part of making sure your entire trip isn’t ruined. Remember, though, to always call 911 in case of an emergency. If you’re ever in doubt about a situation, don’t try to take care of it yourself. Call the professionals.

For situations like minor bumps and bruises, however, it’s important to have a well stocked first aid kit. You can find pre-made first aid kits, but making your own is the best option because you can choose your favorite brand of products and customize it to meet any unique needs. For example, if you have allergies pack allergy medication. If you have someone in your group who has high blood pressure, pack a blood pressure cuff. The beauty of creating your own kit is that it is fully customizable.

Creating a first aid kit requires a plastic, sealable box shaped like a shoebox and the following:

  • Tweezers (for splinters)

  • Scissors (to quickly remove clothing or clip bandages)

  • Bacitracin

  • Alcohol towelettes

  • Peroxide

  • Butterfly strips (to close wounds)

  • Moleskin or duct tape for blisters

  • Bandaids (in a variety of sizes)

  • ACE bandage (to stabilize sprains)

  • Bandanna (for splints)

  • Ibuprofen

  • Antihistamine

  • Gatorade powdered drink (emergency electrolytes, energy)

  • Signaling device (whistle or flashlight in case of an emergency)

  • Safety Matches/fire-starter

  • Mylar blanket to quickly warm up
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