RV Tips: Pack a Safe First Aid Kit for Your Camping Trip

Travel safe and travel smart! Having the essentials packed in your new or used RV means having a well-stocked first aid kit. We have some RV tips below for packing a first aid it for camping trips, which can help your family stay safe and healthy as well as get the maximum fun out of your camping trip!

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The Basics

Whether you purchase a store-bought kit that has all of these items stashed in it or assemble your own, it’s important to have a kit with basic supplies. Our family has started with a store-bought kit and then supplemented with items like additional waterproof bandages or extra cleansing towelettes.

However you pack it up, make sure to include the following in your basic box:

  • Bandages (including waterproof and latex-free) bandages in several sizes
  • Antiseptic cleansing towelettes and/or solution
  • Gauze pads and adhesive tape
  • Instant cold pack(s)
  • Non-latex gloves
  • Scissors
  • Thermometer

Topical Meds & Ointments

The next thing you’ll want to add to your camping first aid kit are the topical ointments that can help clean minor scrapes and bug bites. Add in the following:

  • Triple antibiotic ointment
  • Antihistamine cream
  • Calamine lotion
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Burn gel  
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Hand sanitizer

Other Medication

Additional medication you’ll want to pack includes the following:

  • Any prescription medication you take
  • Pain relief medication: include Tylenol and Motrin as well as kid’s liquid or chewable versions of the same
  • Antihistamine (like Benadryl), as well as kid’s liquid or chewable versions of the same
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Extra Items

These items may not seem like things to stick in a first aid kit, but it’s better to have them and not need them than, well, need them and not have them! Add the following:

  • Matches
  • Duct tape
  • Ponchos
  • Flashlights in a variety of sizes with extra batteries
  • Reflective emergency blankets
  • Knife and/or multitool

How to Pack It All

Our travel and camping first aid kit stays stored in a 17-quart plastic storage tub. However, while that’s good for packing in your new or used RV’s pass-through exterior storage compartment, it’s not super efficient for a grab-n-go kit you can stash in your backpack for a hiking trip. Grab a few of the essentials from each grouping on this list and slide it into a food storage bag. If you can fit it in a quart size bag, you’re good to go.

We can help you pick out the perfect RV that can accommodate everything you need to bring with you on your trip, even the first aid kit. Stop in or contact us today!

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