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Victoria Summer outdoor recreation tips for First Aid & Survival Kits



Every back country traveller should carry a personal first-aid kit, or a selection of emergency medical supplies. What you should take will depend on who you are, where you are going and how long you will be staying. Consult your family doctor for any other suggestions and supplies.

Here are some suggestions for a basic summer hiking first aid & survival kit:

  • Antiseptic
  • Ace bandage
  • Band-aids
  • Burn ointment
  • Chap stick
  • First aid tap
  • Foot (blister) pads/powder
  • Gauze compresses
  • Salt tablets
  • Sharp knife
  • Suntan lotion
  • Compass
  • Day pack with (2 qts of water)
  • Ear Plugs
  • Eye Wash
  • Fire starter
  • Survival blanket
  • First aid kit (See 1st Aid)
  • Flashlight/extra batteries
  • Matches (water proof)
  • Paper/pencil
  • Pocket knife
  • Sewing kit
  • Soap (washing & hand - biodegradable)
  • Sun Glasses
  • Toilet paper (In plastic packets)
  • Towels (Wet)
  • Water containers (two, 1 quart bottles)
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