First Aid Kits
We bring 2 first aid kits on our trips. Our main kit which is for bigger emergencies and then our smaller kit which is for the typical scrapes, cuts, insect stings, etc.
Our main kit is stored in an area that is easily accessible to adults, but out of reach of little kids. We use the Adventure Medical Backcountry First Aid Kit and add the following to it:
- Infant Advil and Tylenol (when babies are present)
- Children's Advil
- Children's Tylenol
- Child strength anti-histamine
- hild strength Graval
- Child strength anti-diarrheal
- Celox Pad
- Extra Steri-Strips
- Vet Wrap
- Liquid Bandage
This is our smaller kit that is for the more common scrapes, cuts, etc. It is kept out at all times and is easily accessible so that the older kids (i.e. ages 6+) are able to get their own bandaids for minor scrapes.
MEC First Aid Bag (or something similar)
- Large tube of Polysporin
- Antiseptic pads
- Hand sanitizer
- Afterbite for insect stings
- A big supply of bandaids of various sizes. Be sure to include waterproof ones. We have found that most cheaper, generic bandaids fall off far too quickly, so we recommend buying name brand ones like Bandaid or Elastoplast that are sure to stay in place.