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First Aid Kits

First aid kits can be bought ready made from a chemist or made up to your own personal specification.

The components of a first aid kit are largely a matter of personal choice but the kit should contain items sufficient for the size of the party and appropriate to the activity undertaken.

The list below is an example of a general first aid kit sufficient for a party of six persons. The list is by no means exhaustive but it gives an idea of the sort of things you may wish to include in your kit.

The contents of the kit should be kept in a suitable plastic container such as a large sandwich box with a tight fitting and secure lid. This makes the kit suitable for travelling.

An excellent range of travel First Aid kits can be obtained on line from:-

Suggested contents of a first aid kit
  • First Aid Manual
  • Strip Thermometer
  • First Aid Scissors
  • Splinter Forceps (tweezers)
  • 6 x Safety Pins
  • 1 small bottle of Antiseptic Solution
  • 1 small pack Cotton Wool
  • Cotton buds
  • Pack of Wound Closure Strips (steri strips)
  • Pack of Antiseptic Wipes (medi swabs)
  • 1 x Savlon Dry spray
  • 2 x Triangular Bandages
  • 1 x 7.5cm Crepe Bandage
  • 2 x 7.5cm Conforming Gauze Bandages (K Band)
  • 6 x 10cm2 Non adherent Sterile Dressings (melolin)
  • 6 x 5cm2 Non adherent Sterile Dressings (melolin)
  • 2 x Large Sterile Dressings
  • 2 x Medium Sterile Dressings
  • 1 x 1m Elastoplast fabric strip
  • 1 x 2.5cm Micropore tape
  • 1 x 2.5cm Zinc Oxide tape
  • Vinegar*- for jellyfish stings

    * Vinegar can be carried in small sachets like the ones you get in motorway cafes.

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