Every wanderer should travel with a first aid kit. If you don’t have one, we have a few ideas that can help you get started.
Many people end up with a first-, second-, or third-degree sunburn while on vacation. Burn creams such as aleo vera or an antibiotic can help reduce pain for first- and second-degree burns. However, these creams should not be used for third-degree burns, which require immediate medical treatment. Pack sunscreen, so that you can greatly decrease your risk of getting a severe sunburn.
MOUTHWASH (if alcohol based)
Mouthwash can work as a sterilizer for wounds and instruments, such as tweezers, and an accelerator for a fire for warmth and cooking.
INSTANT COLD PACKS
Apply to a sprain or swelling in case of injury.
This personal item can be used to remove small stones and splinters from wounds.
If you have an injury while on vacation and haven’t packed a first aid kit, visit your local grocery or convenience store to find any of the aforementioned items. Have fun and stay safe.
– Jamie Carpenter