Camp Safety and First Aid Kit Checklist
There are more checklist discussions and resource links directly below.
*NOTE: The General Camp Safety tips, listed first, are reminders that will hopefully reduce the need to use your first aid kit on any camping trip..
Camp Safety and First Aid Checklist
General Camp Safety
__ Fuel containers properly labeled
__ Axes, Hatchets, Saws properly sheathed
__ Minimum 6′ cleared ground around campfire
__ Firewood chopping area roped off
__ Ground holes properly marked
__ Low-hanging “eye-poke” branches noted
__ Tent/tarp guy-lines flagged (caution-tape or cloth strips)
__ First Aid kit in visible, easy to find location
Campsite First Aid Kit
__ Misc. Band Aides/bandages (cloth band-aids are best)
__ Sterile gauze pads>
__ Roll gauze bandage (1.5″ wide)
__ Triangular bandages
__ Butterfly bandages
__ >Cotton swabs
__ Medical Tape
__ Ace bandages
__ Antiseptic wipes
__ Antibiotic cream
__ Burn ointment
__ Hydrogen Peroxide
__ Mole skin for blisters
__ Safety Pins
__ Basic First Aid Instruction sheets/cards
__ Personal medications
__ Antibacterial soap
__ Bee Sting kit
__ Snake Bite Kit
__ Poison Ivy Cream
__ Aloe sunburn lotion
__ Anti-acids (Tums, Rolaids)
__ Eye wash
__ Eye drops
__ Splinting materials
__ Heat/cold packs
__ Latex gloves
__ Nail clippers
__ Small mirror
__ Single-edge razor blades
__ Tourniquet strap
The best, (and safest), option is to purchase a basic first aid kit designed for outdoor camping, and then customize it for your camping use. Check local sporting goods stores or the Amazon links below.
ps. If you will be camping with kids – check-out these first aid items that you should have in your first aid kit: Camping First Aid Items for Kids
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*Note – all shopping links are my own Amazon affiliate links – which I only use to recommend good-quality camping gear – Gus
One of the most important pieces of individual camping gear is a personal first aid kit.
It doesn’t matter if there will be a group camp first aid kit, it won’t help you if you are not in camp! But you are always prepared when you have one of your own.
Personal First Aid Kits
Group camp first aid kits have the extras and quantities needed for multiple camper campsites.
Group Camping First Aid Kits
Here are some of more great camping gear items you can find on Amazon. Just like the headlamp, once you have one of these pieces of camp gear you will wonder how you ever did without it. Especially when you see how inexpensive they are when you buy them online.
More Outdoor Camping Checklists:
- Camping Trip Planning Checklist
- Tent/Shelter Checklist
- Personal Gear/Bedding Checklist
- Camp Tools and Accessories Checklist
- Campfire Checklist
- Campfire Cooking Checklist
- Overall Tent Camping Checklist