First aid while camping

Accidents and injuries can not always prevent trips and excursions, on a small and lightweight first aid emergency kit in your luggage you should not therefore be omitted.

Important when putting together the first-aid equipment are mainly personal medical history or possible incompatibilities. People with sensitive feet, which should tend to blistering therefore have different priorities than someone who tends rapidly to a headache or a pollen allergy. An equally important factor is of course the nature of the trip: Depending on the length of stay and place of holidays (sun beach vs. Forest-Camping) you should adjust their set.

The Most common injuries and how to respond


Quick it happened, the knife slipped from the potato and you have a painful cut on the thumb. In this case, you may want access to disinfectant spray and depending on the size and depth of the cut to compress and gauze or a padded plaster. Before taping or connecting the cut, you should always conduct a thorough disinfection, for the prevention of inflammation or blood poisoning. Especially when camping in the harsh nature, the wound is quickly exposed to dirt and grime as it is a love.


Just an oversight and it has happened: a bruise. The painful area is best to deal with a wrapped in a cloth or ice pack special gel. If pain be very strong, you can grab a painkiller possibly additionally. Particularly useful in this case is also the triangle cloth, from the emergency pharmacy. This can be an instant Cool-Pack fix so that the body is cooled over a longer period.


Before treating scrapes, you should wash your hands either with water and disinfectant soap or use the wrapped disposable gloves. The wound is best cleaned by removing with a sterile pad or a disinfected tweezers first foreign matter. However, for deep-seated splinters or severe contamination, you should to be sure call a doctor. In mild cases, the wound should be disinfected after removal and if necessary rinse with water. Finally, dab the surface with a sterile compress dry, disinfect and, depending on size and location, on a plaster or a compress and a quick dressing.

Navigation systems for campers Part 2

Garmin Camper 760LMT-D Europe – many features & fair price

With a price of about 315 euros you get this navigation system with voice control and 7-inch screen, thanks to numerous functions a good price-performance ratio. Again, the map updates for 45 European countries for the entire life of the equipment are included in the purchase price. For 36 countries, see detailed maps with specific information. only the particulars of the relevant height and weight restrictions These also contain further information on numerous routes. After entering the individual data for your camping vehicle you the candidate routes are displayed. Current traffic information is available via DAB + and thanks to the highway and filterable Camping display you easily manage the navigation to the desired campsite. Additional functions, for example, include Bluetooth, SmartPhone Link for Android devices, Photo Real 3D junction views, active lane guidance and more.

A list of the functions and scope of delivery can be found in the data sheet of Garmin at the following link.

The ideal device for a relaxing holiday

All devices offer lifetime map updates and many features for a high level of navigation comfort. For what device you ultimately decide depends on which of the offered features such as voice control, etc. for yourself relevant. Even with the best device without voice control manages an unerring drive on vacation.