Whether you’re traveling on vacation or business, the last thing you want to worry about are injuries or illnesses. While there are precautions you can take to avoid both, there’s always a chance something could happen. Rather than worry about these problems when they happen, prepare for them with a travel first aid kit.
Smart Travel First Aid Kit
Preparedness doesn’t have to take up a lot of space. This travel first aid kit is a little over one pound and can fit comfortably in a carry-on or suitcase. Despite its small size, it manages to fit in enough supplies to treat 1-2 people for a few days. While the supplies won’t help in the case of a serious emergency, it does help treat more common issues such as dehydration, small cuts, blisters stomach ailments and headaches.
The best part? You can easily find all the supplies thanks to clear labeling not just on the items themselves, but outside the pouch. While there aren’t numerous pouches, the bag clearly separates medication from wound care so you know where to reach if you get a cut or have a headache. Even better, the kit itself is water resistant so you don’t have to worry about the supplies getting wet if you drop it in a puddle.
Hopefully, the only thing you need to deal with are minor issues, but how do you know if something is serious or not? Luckily, the travel first aid kit comes with a book called “A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine.” Even if you’re not in the wilderness, it’s a very useful book as it provides 43 first aid categories with 160 subcategories. There are even “When to Worry” tips on recognizing life-threatening conditions and what to do before it’s too late. In addition, there are 97 illustrations and information on how to get the most of your first aid kit.
Smart Travel First Aid Kit Features:
- Water resistance
- Clear and easy-to-read labeling
- Extra room for more medication/supplies as necessary
- Visual communication guide to help point out injuries, bites when traveling in a foreign country
- Enough supplies to last 1-2 people several days
Smart Travel First Aid Kit Includes:
- Eight 200mg ibuprofen tablets, eight 500mg acetaminophen tablets and four 25mg antihistamine tablets knock out pain, fever and allergy symptoms
- Two doses of rice-based oral rehydration mix enhance the body’s ability to absorb fluid
- 11 precut, shaped Moleskin patches, one 3 x 1.75 in. GlacierGel® blister and burn dressing and one 2.25 x 1 in. GlacierGel blister and burn dressing
- 6 fabric bandages, 2 knuckle bandages, 5 butterfly closures, 1 conforming gauze bandage, 10 gauze pads and 2 non-adherent sterile dressings help you care for cuts and scrapes
- 4 Diotame tablets, 4 antacid tablets and 4 Diamode tablets to relieve discomfort due to upset stomach and diarrhea
- Thermometer, splinter picker/tick remover forceps and 3 safety pins
- “A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine,” a visual communication card, a patient assessment form and a pencil