First Aid Kit, Food, And Water Are Extremely Important For Camping Preparation

When you go camping, don’t forget to bring a first aid kit. Even with all the precautions you’ve taken, you won’t be immune from blisters. With all physical activities such as tracking, hiking, and running, someone is bound to get hurt. Make sure you always have a first aid kit with antibacterial ointment and bandages on hand. You may also go to to find more tips about first aid kits and medicines that you must buy for camping.

However, there’s no need to carry dozens of wound plasters and endless rolls of bandages. Carry a supply of medicines such as ibuprofen, Benadryl, and hydrocortisone cream. All three are multipurpose non-prescription drugs for all situations, such as headaches, muscle tension, insect bites, to red rashes on the skin. Also, if you have a personal list of medications (such as asthma or diabetes medications), don’t forget to take them with you — including personal health information and prescription medication lists.

It’s a good idea to read and research the functions and instructions for use of each drug in your first aid kit to avoid confusion and misunderstanding when using it.

Aside from that, when you are in the city, it is recommended that you consume at least 2 liters of fluids per day. While in the middle of nowhere while camping, you will need up to 3 liters of fluid intake daily (depending on hot weather and activity level).

Clean water sources are hard to find in the wild. Therefore, be sure to bring an iodine tablet or filter, if necessary, to filter the water. One thing is for sure, don’t try to drink your urine or alcohol even if you run out of clean water supply. Urine is a diuretic, and alcohol can cause you to lose temperature easily — and your senses. Two things you need to survive in a harsh environment.

It’s easy to underestimate how much food you need if you don’t plan. During camping, you will need adequate portions of food (3 meals and 2 snacks). Also, take into account the amount of food you have to bring with the number of your camper group, and prepare a ‘reserve’ portion, to overcome sudden hunger after a tiring day of activities.

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