When going camping, it is always important to be prepared! There is always uncertainty around safety and the potential bumps and scrapes that one might experience out in nature. That is why it is ideal to have a well-stocked first-aid kit in case wound care is necessary. There are a very diverse range of options out there for your first aid kit, but it is important to choose the products that are right for you and your needs. Here are some of our recommendations for wound care essentials for your first-aid kit:
Adhesive bandages and wound dressing are a vital part of your first-aid kit as it protects wounds from outside irritation and are sterile; allowing for peace of mind when camping that your wound will be protected.
There are many different types of adhesive bandages and wound dressing and the type that is right for you is very dependent on what you decide to plan for on your journey. The standard adhesive bandages work well but for harder to reach spots, Hydrophilic Wound Dressing may be right for your first-aid kit!
Many types of bandages and wound dressings are also waterproof, allowing for comfort even when swimming or showering!
If you happen to scrape yourself in the woods, it may be hard to locate an area or the right supplies to clean your wound. Wound cleansers do all the hard work for you! Wound cleansers can clean and remove potential debris to prevent infection. Many are also saline-based and are gentler against the skin in comparison to alcohol-based disinfectants.
Gauze can be a good alternative to bandages and wound dressings as depending on the type that you get, you have the ability to cut it to the size that you need. Additionally, many use gauze rolls in the instance of a larger wound that would be hard to cover with an adhesive bandage.
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