First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit

This section is NOT about training you HOW to administer first aid. If you encounter a medical emergency seek professional medical attention!

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.
  • Antihistamine: 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.
  • Ibuprofen: 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!
  • Molefoam: 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.
  • Moleskin: 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.
  • Neosporin: Bring a tube of this antibiotic ointment. It will kill bacteria and speed the healing of any minor cuts or blisters.
  • 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.
  • Tweezers: These guys are helpful for removing ticks and slivers. Be sure to wash them before using.

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