Everyone has some type of mishap during outdoor activities, it seems. Being prepared for anything will require a small bit of effort by gathering some tools, a repair kit and making your own small first aid kit. Remember, it is best to come prepared for the worst, even though it may only be minor things that you need to care for while you are camping.
Tools that might come in handy for the unexpected include things that come in most small tool boxes. A hammer, wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers are important for being prepared. A socket set might be needed if something requires a certain size socket. Add a few various sizes of nails and a good pair of scissors for your tool supply to be ready for the trip.
A repair kit can consist of things like rope, bungee cords, wire, superglue, nylon twine and duct tape. Yes, duct tape is known for coming in handy for fixing most things, so don’t let your repair kit be without it. A small box should be able to hold all of the contents of the repair kit, possibly to even fit inside your tool box.
First aid might be the easiest one to assemble. Think of any possible medical issue that could arise and place the items together in your kit. Headaches, scratches, cuts, sprains and bee stings are common when camping, so start with acetaminophen or ibuprofen, antibacterial spray or lotion and calamine lotion. Add some tweezers, band-aids, gauze, ace bandages, thermometer, needles and adhesive tape. If you have them on hand, you can include medications such as Benadryl, diarrhea medication, laxatives, antacids, antibiotic cream, cortisone cream, eye drops and sunburn cream or aloe gel. It might also be helpful to carry some cold medicine in case someone gets sick while outdoors on your camping trip.