Spring is here, and the weather is beautiful. Now is a great time to get outside and go hiking on nature trails. If you and your family enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities, you should put together a survival kit to give you the tools to handle most of the situations that might arise. Here’s some ideas for your hiking survival kit.
Basic First Aid Supplies
At a minimum, your hiking survival kit should include some band aids of various sizes, as well as various gauze pads and medical tape. This will allow you to cover most wounds. You will also want to include an ACE wrap, or something similar, to treat twisted ankles or knees.
Ointments and Lotions
You should have sunscreen in your hiking kit so that you are able to protect yourself against the harsh rays of the sun. CellQuest Before and After Sun is not sunscreen, but it can reduce your risk of sunburn and other sun damage. This product can be used to prevent or treat sunburn. You’ll also want to make sure that you have ointments for cleaning, sterilizing, and protecting wounds from infection. Alcohol wipes, antibiotic ointment, and CellQuest topical gel are all good to have on hand for treatment of different types of wounds and issues.
Additional Optional Items
If you or someone in your family has allergies, you should make sure to pack allergy medication in the hiking survival kit. You should also include an epi pen if someone has a life threatening allergy, such as a bee sting allergy. Your kit should also have other medications and necessary items for the health of your family while you are away from home.
If you have questions about how CellQuest products can contribute to your first aid and hiking kits, contact us for more information.