This section is NOT about training you HOW to administer
first aid. If you encounter a medical emergency seek professional
If you don’t already have one, purchase a small first
aid kit. Keep it in your car and always take it with you
camping. These lightweight kits have all the essentials
for treating minor injuries. They can help stabilize a
serious situation until help arrives.
ROMANTIC IDEA: Remember if there is a medical emergency
(or a minor first aid situation) you should always remain
calm and use your common sense. How you react under pressure
reflects your TRUE character. If you maintain your poise
you will not only keep the situation from getting worse,
you will gain SEX appeal!
First Aid (Extras)
Ninety-nine percent of the time you will reach into your
first aid kit for non-emergency situations. Adding a few
supplemental items to your standard first aid kit can
help ensure your trip continues smoothly. Keep you Romantic
Getaway safe and comfortable by keeping the following
items with your first aid kit:
- Aloe Vera:
Bring a small bottle of the gel that is 100% aloe vera.
This gel is the BEST all-natural treatment for minor
burns or frostbite.
- Antibacterial Soap:
Sanitize your hands before handling food with an antibacterial
soap. Use this soap to clean minor scrapes and cuts.
If you have allergies (hay fever) you may want to pack
your medication. Claritin and Benadryl are two popular
brands that can help relieve your allergy symptoms.
- Hydrocortisone Cream:
Ointments such as Cortaid, Lanacort or Cortizone can
help soothe the irritation and inflammation from insect
bites. This cream can also help you if you have come
into contact with poison oak, poison ivy or poison sumac.
This drug is a good all-around pain reliever and anti-inflammatory.
This stuff can ease your aches after a long day of physical
activity or relieve your morning hangover. Don’t leave
home without a bottle!
Bring the Molefoam if you are prone to blisters from
long hikes. Use this stuff to fashion a donut ring around
your hotspot to alleviate the pressure and friction.
Pack this stuff if you plan to do some hiking. It’s
adhesive on one side and fuzzy on the other. Moleskin
can prevent blisters by reducing friction to hotspots.
- Needle: If
you develop a large unopened blister you may want to
lance it before it tears open. Sterilize the needle
first. Pierce the blister from the side and drain it.
Cover with Neosporin and bandage it up.
Bring a tube of this antibiotic ointment. It will kill
bacteria and speed the healing of any minor cuts or
- Rubbing Alcohol:
If you are exposed to poisonous plants (like poison
oak) wash your skin as soon as you can and apply rubbing
alcohol to help pick up the plant oil that might have
soaked into your skin.
These guys are helpful for removing ticks and slivers.
Be sure to wash them before using.