What’s in Your First Aid Kit?August 15, 2013 9:21 am
At SellMyRVToday.com, we are the leader in buying used RVs in Arizona. We know many people consider consigning their RVs in Arizona, and we can help anyone who wants to sell their used RV (2002 or newer). We also want to help you enjoy the RV you now have before it is time to sell it. One way we can help is by reminding RVers and campers about the importance of a complete first aid kit.
No one likes to think about bad things happening, but it is important that RVers are always prepared just in case there is an accident. Hopefully a fully stocked first aid kit is something you will never need to use. But with cuts, scrapes and burns leading the list of most frequent injuries to campers, it is important that you have the equipment on hand to take care of any problems. And don’t forget the insect stings, blisters, splinters, sprains and fractures, which are also on the most frequent injury list. We have created a list of items which will help you make a super first aid kit for your RV…just in case.
Bandage collection – It is important that you have many different shapes and sizes of bandages. Don’t forget blister pads and sterile gauze rolls, along with medical tape. Elastic bandages are important for wrapping sprains, and triangular bandages can create a sling.
Infection Prevention – Don’t forget anti-bacterial cream and alcohol prep wipes. Cleaning a cut or scrape before putting on a bandage is very important to help prevent infection. It is also a good idea to have hand sanitizer or disinfecting towelettes to use before administering first aid.
Over the Counter medications – It is always a good idea to carry medication for a variety of problems that could occur while traveling. Of course, pain relievers to help with head aches or minor injuries are important. Also, medication for digestive problems such as diarrhea, nausea and heartburn my come in very handy. Allergy medication, including antihistamines, should be considered also. Naturally, every family has different needs, and must pack some medications specific to them.
Medical Instruments and Tools – Medical instruments may come in handy in an emergency situation. A example of such tools would be: tweezers, scissors, magnifying glass, safety pins, and a digital thermometer.
Sprays and Creams– Problems with bug bites and poisonous plants often go hand in hand on camping or RVing trips. It is a good idea to have anti-itch creams or sprays in your kit, along with burn relief sprays.
Additional items such as sterile gloves, a first aid manual and a small flashlight can be a huge help while trying to deal with injuries on a trip.
Remember to keep your items in a watertight container. It is also a good idea to put each group of items in a separate zip lock bag and to label the bag clearly. This will save time if you are in a real hurry to get to your supplies.
SellMyRVToday.com wants our customers to know we care about them and their families. Whether you are camping in a tent because you sold your RV to SellMyRVToday.com, or you love your RV and have no plans to sell yet, we consider RV enthusiasts our family, and we always want to help keep them safe and healthy. However, we do hope that, should the day come you are ready to sell your RV, you will let us buy it from you. One call to SellMyRVToday.com is all it takes. Just let us know what you have to sell, and we will make you a fair offer. When that time comes, call us and we will take care of you; just like family.
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Betsy Johnson / August 18, 2013 at 11:49 am
We have used out first aid kit for a lot of small cuts and scrapes, but haven’t needed it for anything too big. I sure hope we never do, but I have a really good kit just in case.
Joyce Peterson / August 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm
No matter where we take our RV, it seems like my kids find poison ivy or some other plant that causes us a problem. I have a fully stocked first aid kit and I don’t go anywhere without it!