Basic First Aid Kit
**The following list is only a suggestion of
some of the supplies you should consider for
your first aid kit. You should personalize your
kit to meet your needs, activities and
situations. The key to a good first aid kit is
its usability. What supplies to include and how
much of each item should be based upon your
|__Bee sting kit
|__Snake bit kit
emergency phone calls
|__Mole skin for
|__Small bottle of
*Take a First Aid class and a CPR class -- keep
current on this information
*Keep supplies in a well marked, durable,
*Keep the contents organized
*Know how to use everything in your first aid
*Inspect content often, re-supply as needed
*Keep readily available at all times
- Never approach wild animals. They
may look cute and harmless enough but they are very
unpredictable and can be very territorial and
protective. Always be alert and aware of your
surroundings. In most cases, the animals are more
afraid of us and will run away. Do not attempt to
feed wild animals. Most injuries occur when people
try to feed them. Keep your food safely stored away
or hang it from a tree. Do not keep food in your
- Look out for snakes, spiders and
other critters. Watch where you are walking, be
careful when picking up sticks or rocks and look
around before taking a seat. Again, snakes are
usually more afraid of us, but if they feel
threatened or if you make sudden movements they may
strike. Stay calm and slowly move away from them.
Other insects such as bees, ants,
ticks, mosquitoes, flies etc should not be taken
lightly. Not only can they be annoying but they can
cause quite a bit of pain and discomfort. Many
people have severe allergic reactions to their bites
and need to carry necessary medical supplies or seek
medical attention. Again be aware of your
Never hike alone, always go with a
friend. Tell someone else of your plans. Always take
plenty of water, snacks, matches and a flashlight.
Don't forget your compass and trail maps. Be aware
of the weather.
Be very careful with gas canisters.
Keep upright at all times. Keep outside in well
ventilated area. Check for leakage by putting soap
liquid on all connections. Turn off when not in use.
Never install or remove propane cylinders while
stove is lit, near flames, pilot lights, other
ignition sources or while stove is hot to the touch.
- Clear area of all
debris/avoid area with overhanging
- Construct a fire ring
surrounded by rocks
- Have a bucket of
water, shovel and a fire extinguisher
nearby and ready to put out a fire
- NEVER build a fire
near tents or other flammable items.
- NEVER use flammable
fluids to start a fire.
- NEVER leave fire
- Build a fire only as
big as you need.
- Make sure to
completely extinguish fire.