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#2158 - 03/05/10 11:34 AM First aid
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You've arrived at the campground and sent the kids off to the playground while you set up camp. It's during these early moments at the campground that we tend to get excited and somewhat prone to those little mishaps, like scrapes and minor cuts, while moving all the gear and setting up equipment. So be prepared for camping accidents with a well-stocked first aid kit.

The well-stocked first aid kit contains:

•bandages and gauze of various sizes
•antiseptic creams and ointments
•sterile wipes and rinse solutions
•pain medicine
•tweezers, scissors, and knife
•sunburn relief spray
•anti-diarrhea medicine
So what kind of accidents should one anticipate while camping? Well, there are always the occasional cuts, scrapes, and scratches. We're playing outdoors now, and common camping chores can be hazardous. Hiking through brush, thorn bushes, or cactus; cooking outdoors or around campfires; and exposing ourselves to the elements and insects are just some examples of the outdoor activities that require our attention. Be prepared!

To remedy cuts, scrapes, and scratches, include a variety of bandages, and also have some antiseptic swipes and antibiotic cream on hand. Hydrogen peroxide comes in handy for washing out cuts, and a saline solution is a great relief for washing out eyes should you happen to sit too close to a campfire and get ashes or cinders in them. Q-tips and liquid pain relief solution come in handy for bug bites or small cuts and scratches. Tweezers come in handy for removing thorns and splinters, and scissors or a knife will help to cut tape and bindings. Don't forget Tylenol and aspirin for headaches and internal pain relief, and for intestinal problems include some Imodium or other anti-diarrhea medicine. Other items to consider might be sunburn relief spray, preferably an Aloe Vera solution, Chapstick for the lips, zinc oxide for skin protection, burn cream, and where appropriate, a snakebite kit.

As a final tip, be sure to check your first aid kit annually and replenish any exhausted or outdated medicines and supplies. And don't forget to always take a well-stocked first aid kit whenever you go camping.
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#2159 - 03/05/10 11:47 AM Re: First aid [Re: campinfamily]
campinfamily Offline
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I forgot to add one more thing to this list since Ranger and wildflower are expecting and they will be camping with a little one this will come in handy for them Dont for get the baby tylenol,extra wipes.teething medicine Diaper rash cream Knowing from experince a cranky child wether it be from teething or diaper rash etc will take the enoyment out of a camping trip real quick.When the baby ishappy everyone is happy.
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#2163 - 03/07/10 03:02 PM Re: First aid [Re: campinfamily]
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Thanks for the reminders...

Everyone should go through their First Aid kits before the season starts...

And... Just as a reminder, please bring extra bun ointment for Memorial Day camping...

You just never know when Blazin may want to re-enact his burnt marshmallow event... lmao

But seriously... Know is a great time to cheack all your First Aid things...

GREAT REMINDER ! Thanks again Campin ! 2thumbs
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#2165 - 03/07/10 06:51 PM Re: First aid [Re: CampingPA Ranger]
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I've been told I take too much stuff camping, but I like to be prepared. I make sure to remember the benadryl and Crasher's epi pen.

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#2178 - 03/09/10 09:07 AM Re: First aid [Re: Mama Bear]
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not realy first aid but i always make sure to findout where the nearest hospital or emergency medical center is and the quickest way to get there from the camoground.

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#2181 - 03/09/10 11:07 AM Re: First aid [Re: sorefoot]
campinfamily Offline
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That is a good idea sorefoot.I know at the state parks have that info posted usally at the park office and at bathrooms and shower house's
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#2210 - 03/15/10 10:43 AM Re: First aid [Re: campinfamily]
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we always take more then one first aide kit.i keep one at the camp site and a smaller one in the hiking back pack.

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