Jeff’s Favorite First Aid essentials

The best first aid is prevention. The second best is training. The third best is the basic essentials that I always carry.

In all of my First Aid kits you will find the following:

  • Gloves, Nitrile (pair), with hand wipe
  • Trauma Pad, 5″ x 9″
  • Irrigation Syringe 30cc (sterile)
  • Antiseptic Towelette
  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 1/32 oz package
  • NOLS Wound Kit: gauze, compound Benzoin Tincture (tropical skin protectant/adhesive), closure-strips, transparent semi-permeable dressing
  • Acetaminophen (500 mg), Pkg./2
  • Ibuprofen (200 mg), Pkg./2
  • Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine 25 mg)
  • Diamode (Loperamide HCL 2mg), Pkg.1
  • Aspirin (325 mg), Pkg./2
  • After Bite Sting and Itch Relief Wipe
  • Tick remover with small ziplocked bag

Additions to my first aid kits

is information you will discover by taking a class or participating in conversations on our Facebook group. There are six additional first aid kits I have:

  • Day hike – I am not adding anything else
  • Multi days I add:
  • On the water I add:
  • Sean would carry Mountain Biking for First Aid
  • Rock Climbing I add:
  • In the Automobile I add:
  • In the Home I add:
Jeff’s First Aid kit for moderate weekend hiking in Florida

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