Wilderness First Aid Kits

It’s important that whenever you go into the outdoors, you bring a wilderness first aid kit with you. You can buy ready made kits, but you will typically have to augment there with additional items specific to your trip.

Life saving and immediate access

CPR mask. You don’t want to waste anytime looking for thisEpi-pen. I don’t carry this on personal trips unless someone explicitly needs one. Also, some provinces/states require you to have a prescription. However, whenever I do carry one, it is in an extremely easy to find place.Medical gloves . Preferably use nitrile over latex because of latex allergies. Never do any first aid treatment without wearing gloves!

Bleeding and Burns Kit

I keep all of this together in a big ziploc bag labeled “Bleeding and Burns” so it’s easy to find. 

Antiseptic wipes. These can be BZK or alcohol wipes and are used to disinfect the cuts and scrapes.Band-aids and bandages of various sizes. Used to prevent furth...

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