Monica Palmer, RSRC Safety Administrator
First Aid Kits for the Wilderness
If you like to spend time outdoors camping, biking, or hiking, a first aid kit is essential, and can even save a life. When you are in the wilderness, you are likely to be a longer drive from any hospital or emergency care center, and you may not have any cell service to call for assistance. Therefore, the contents of your first aid kit may be more crucial than what is in the medicine cabinet at home.
The following is a list of recommended items for your wilderness first aid kit.
Whether you build your own first aid kit or purchase one from a store, be sure to inspect the contents before venturing out to replace any used or outdated items. The kit should be in an accessible location, and all members of your party should know where it is located in case you become incompassitated.