First Aid: Things to consider on your trip
For long or more challenging trips, it is important to pack a larger selection of common items and even some additional items such as:
Additional bandages: Gauze pads, “ACE” bandages and butterfly bandages.
Additional drugs/lotions: Ointments for wound healing and relief of skin irritations
Additional tools: An arm Sling, SAM splint, a thermometer, some forceps, and/or an instant ice pack are some worthwhile suggestions.