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First Aid Kits are a Necessity When Travelling

mini-first-aid-kit.jpgIf I had a dollar for every time someone said to me “I don’t need a First Aid Kit, I’m on holiday. Besides, I’ve got some band-aids in my bag”. Whether it be your first or one-hundredth trip to Indonesia, it is really imperative to carry some kind of first Aid Kit, and, know how to use what is in them. Some people might scoff at this suggestion, but, having a first aid kit with me on all of my journeys has helped me out in many situations. You don’t have to go out and buy the most expensive one on the market. Indeed, you could make your own. Most outdoor stores sell the basic package and then you can fill it with what you think you will need. Red Cross sell an excellent array of first aid kits to suit most activities. Personally, I use the Red Cross Backpack First Aid Kit as I find it convenient to carry as well as being light, and, it stores quite nicely in my backpack.

Here is a list of what is in my first aid kit:

Backpack First Aid Kit

4 Saline, ampoule, 15ml
1 Antiseptic spray 50ml
1 Burn-aid dressing 10 x 10cm
2 Conforming bandage 7.5cm
2 Bandage crepe 5cm
2 Bandage crepe 7.5cm
2 Bandage crepe 10cm
4 Bandage triangular 110cm
1 Tape hypoallergenic 2.5cm
20 Adhesive dressing strips, fabric
1 Adhesive dressing, fabric 6cmx1 mtr
2 Dressing combine 9 X 10cm
5 Dressing non-Adhesive 7.5x5cm
5 Dressing non-Adhesive 10×7.5cm
2 Dressing wound No13 (Sm)
2 Dressing wound No.14 (Med)
1 Scissors, blunt/sharp, S’steel
2 Dressing wound No.15 (Lge)
3 Dressing eye pad
1 Wound closures pkt of 8
3 Dressing gauze 7.5×7.5
1 Universal shears
1 Splinter forceps S’steel
5 Safety pins
1 Tissues, pack of 10s
1 Icepack, instant
1 Pencil
1 Notebook
3 Plastic bags, various sizes
1 Resuscitation shield
5 Glove, disposable (pairs)
1 Foil emergency blanket
1 First Aid Notes

And, that all fits into a nice and neat fold-out package that weighs the same amount as two pair of shorts!.