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.