Before you leave on your next RV adventure, double-check the supplies you’re taking along. You probably have most of the essentials. But what if someone got sick or hurt on the trip? Would you be able to take care of them without rushing to find a pharmacy?
Before you start buying s’mores ingredients or other camping staples, make sure you have a travel medical kit for emergencies. It may be difficult to find a pharmacy or store when you’re out in the wilderness, after all. Save yourself the urgency and trouble of searching by just bringing along a well-stocked first aid kid.
Basic Medicine & Supplies
You never know when someone will get a skinned knee or catch a virus. While you don’t need to bring an entire pharmacy’s worth of medicine along, it’s always a good idea to keep a few basics close by in case of a surprise. Here’s a list of a few staples to get you started:
- Cold medicine
- Fever reducers
- Cough drops
- Allergy medicine
Specialized Medicine & Supplies
If you or a family member requires special care, make sure to bring everything they’ll need for the trip in addition to any specialized emergency supplies. These may include:
- Prescription medication
- Medical records
Finally, for anyone who wants to really enjoy the wilderness experience, don’t forget your survival supplies! These aren’t medical supplies per se but can be just as necessary. While your exact needs may vary, here’s what you should start with:
- Water purifying tablets or devices
- Nonperishable, nutritional food
Pro Tip: Avoid packing hiking bars or trail mix that contain chocolate. The chocolate will likely melt and just make a huge mess in your backpack.
Use Your Travel Medical Kit!
A first aid kit will probably be the quickest way you can access medicine and first aid supplies on a camping adventure. Don’t skimp on supplies purchased for your kit–you never know when you’ll need them urgently. Be ready for emergencies of any kind.