Camping is an adventure in the great outdoors and sometimes we find ourselves on the receiving end of what the great outdoors has to offer. You may get more exposure to the sun while you are camping and also to insect bites, bumps, scrapes, slivers, and maybe even allergies. All of these can be quickly remedied if you have a well stocked first-aide kit on hand.
The most important thing to stock is your prescription medications and those of your pets. Be sure you have enough supply so that you don’t run out while you are traveling. It’s easier these days to get refills when you are away from home but it can still be inconvenient so having enough on hand will aford you more time for fun instead of making a trip to the pharmacy.
You will need supplies to treat the skin, such as bandaids, antibiotic cream, gauze pads, benadryl, sunscreen, and calamine lotion. You may want to pack some ace bandages and ice packs as well.
Be sure to stock allergy medications, something for cold & flu, a pain reliever, eye wash, and something for an upset stomach. Too many S’mores just might get the better of you and you can ward of tummy trouble in a hurry.
Pack a magnifying glass and tweezers just in case you have a sliver to remove, and small scissors are usefull, too.
We hope you will return home without ever needing to open your first-aid kit but it helps to have one handy, just in case. You and your family will be running and jumping, setting up tents, having pillow fights, racing each other around the campsite and lots of things like that. We want you to completely enjoy those moments and not get held up by a sunburn or a stuffy nose while you are here.