On our latest trip we had a mishap at our Airbnb and some unexpected injuries resulted which meant we had to take a panicked drive of almost 45 minutes to get first aid supplies as we were staying in a fairly remote area. We were disappointed in our lack of preparedness as we didn’t have much in the way of basic first aid supplies in our car – only a few bandaids and gauze! Since then, we’ve revamped our first aid kit and always have it easily accessible in the car, so I figured I’d share what we stocked in ours in case it’s helpful to you!
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- Portable Car Battery Jump Starter – this has saved us several times when in rural areas without anyone around to ask for a jump! Check out our full review of it here.
- Gauze, tape, band-aids, cotton balls, and small scissors.
- Styptic Powder – this is to quickly stop dog nails from bleeding – a must for any fur parent!
- All Purpose Salve – for minor scrapes, cuts, rashes, burns, and more.
- Arnica Salve – to ease bumps and bruises.
- Nitrile Gloves – good to have on hand in case of handling blood.
- Black Drawing Salve – A soothing detox tool to have on hand in case of bug bites, stings, even splinters or rashes from poison ivy. I love that it’s safe for the whole family, free of preservatives and articifial colors and has only 6 ingredients, including bentonite clay and activated charcoal.
- Emergency Thermal Blanket – in case you’re caught in the cold.
- Activated charcoal pills – these are indispensable in case of food poisoning, upset stomach, or hangovers.
- Sun Shield Stick – this natural sun protection lotion soothes skin and protects against free radical damage.
- Moleskin – there is nothing worse than having to walk a long way with blisters. This can be cut to fit a big or small area and chttps://www.earthley.com/productovers blisters.
- Feel Better Fast – for tummy aches, fever, or just feeling unwell.
- Pest Aside Stick – to naturally keep bugs away without the toxic ingredients.
- Grayl GeoPress – filters any water source to make it drinkable in less than a minute – we take this on all our hikes and camping trips! See our full video review of it here.
- All Purpose Spray – quickly clean surfaces or use as hand sanitizer.
- Sun Soothe – all-natural after sun lotion
- Ouchie Stop – dilute in a roller for soothing topical relief
- Portable power bank – in case you forget a car charger or need power for your phone while on a hike or adventure.
These are the essentials for our travels – what would you add to the list? What fun adventures are you planning for the rest of the year? Let me know in the comments!
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