When you’re RV camping, you have to be prepared to deal with life’s little accidents. Carrying a well-stocked first aid kit in your RV allows you to quickly deal with scrapes, cuts, burns, the occasional bee sting and other minor emergencies that are part of life in the outdoors. Today, we continue our list of first aid supplies that you should have onboard your motorhome:

  • Hand sanitizer (alcohol based) for cleaning your hands before and after treating injuries
  • Antiseptic wipes or solution for disinfecting cuts and scrapes (in a pinch you can use hand sanitizer)
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Hydrocortisone for treating itchy bug bites and poison ivy (calamine lotion also soothes irritated skin)
  • Aloe Vera gel for sunburns and campfire burns
  • Medications: regular medications you and your family take, allergy medicine (helps relieve the itch from poison ivy and insect bites), non-aspirin pain reliever for children and most adult ills, and some aspirin for a possible heart attack emergency (If you think you are experiencing heart attack symptoms, call 911 immediately. You may be told to chew an aspirin tablet while paramedics are en route.)
  • Bandaids in assorted shapes and sizes and gauze pads and tape for larger cuts
  • Elastic bandages for sprains and strains