For RVers, life is expecting the unexpected. Furthermore, this is why a proper first aid kit that is updated is necessary for an RVer. Bruises and cuts are common, but to keep yourself safe, you should always take proper first aid measure in times of injury.
According to BK Gore,
“If you’re going to be where you can’t get quick emergency care, you have got to be able to give proper first aid yourself.”
- Waterproof first Aid Kit Bag or case: The medicines and paraphernalia should always be kept in a waterproof bag.
- Antiseptic Cream: To ward off infections due to occasional abrasions, immediately apply antiseptic creams.
- Antiseptic band-aid: Keeping a variety of band-aids for fast use on bruises.
- Antihistamines: For calming down inflammations and allergies;
- Hot and Cold Packs: Usually used for pain relief, these packs are also good to cool your down body heat.
- Anesthetics: For mishaps like burn relief;
- Pain relief: Tablets, elastic bands or massage oils;
- Latex Gloves: When using your hand to treat or diagnose anything contaminated, wearing latex gloves is recommended.
- Medicine for motion sickness: Not everyone is comfortable traveling on all vehicles or on all altitudes. You must carry specific tablets to treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness due to motion sickness.
- Blanket: In the case of a fever or fire, the blanket can warm up the body or drain out the fuel, respectively.
- Tweezers: For safer pulling out of pricks and thorns, using tweezers will cut down unnecessary picking off of the skin around the wound.
- Eye wash liquid: Dust allergies are common to RVers with sensitive eyes. Carrying a pack of eye wash liquid will clean any allergic pollutants instantly.
- Hand Sanitizer: Whenever there is an ill person in your rig, all family members should regularly use a hand sanitizer to keep the sickness quarantined.
- Syringe and Tetanus medicine: Keeping syringes for taking tetanus injections is a mandatory part of your first aid kit.
- Hydrocortisone cream: For treating stings like that from insects, bugs and ants, use this cream instantly.
- Antacid: For stomach troubles like indigestion and flatulence, antacids are the best quick solution.
- Bug repellent creams: Carrying a mosquito and bug repellent cream is necessary if you are an RVer who likes to ride the outback, always use a bug repellent cream.
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Apart from the above, pack an extra strip of water purifying pills in your first aid kit as well as survival items like a Swiss Knife and Torch too. Do you have a first-aid kit in your RV? Tell us what the components of your first aid kit are, in the comments below. 😀