A first aid kit is an essential tool for you to carry on your trip. You should make sure that it is fully stocked and that you know how to use all of the contents, and know when to use them. Here are some items you will find in a basic first aid kit:
- Band aids
- Antibiotic ointment
- Hydrocortisone cream
- Alcohol pads
- Ace bandages
- First aid tape
- Cold pack
- Equipment should always be in good working order and in decent shape.
- You should always use protective gear.
- Be sure to let someone have a plan of your trip, detailing what areas you will be traveling when, in case you become missing.
- Be able to recognize types of poisonous plants and animals. Having a basic nature guide can assist you with this.
Additionally, a good backpacking book is going to provide you will detailed information about first aid. These are just a few ways of getting the proper backpacking training for first aid. It does not matter which way you do it, as long as you do it!