Tips and Hints

If you have any tips on your favorite outdoor activities that you would like to share with us please email them to General Contact on our Contact Us page and we will try to post them on our site as well.

First-Aid Kit

The following is a list of item you should have in your First-Aid Kit:

  • Band-Aids of various sizes and shapes
  • butterfly bandages
  • Ace bandages for swollen knees and sprained ankles
  • moleskin for blisters
  • gauze pads of different sizes
  • feminine pads (great for soaking up blood from scrapes and cuts)
  • ice pack
  • iodine
  • hot water bottle
  • alchol swabs
  • small pair of scissors
  • tweezers
  • antiseptic cream
  • hand lotion
  • sunscreen
  • throat lozenges
  • Extra Strength Tylenol
  • safety pins
  • antihistamine (Benadryl)
  • Caladryl for bug bites
  • water-purification tablets
  • laxative
  • antidiarrheal
  • first-aid manual (this can help explain everything from treating splints to CPR)

It is also a good idea to take a first-aid course before heading out on your trips, you never know when it might come in handy.