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I finally did it! After a couple of years of saying, “We should put together a first aid kit,” every time we go hiking or mountain biking, I FINALLY put together an official mountain biking and hiking first aid kit. And what perfect timing! Target had the cutest first aid bag that comes free with a purchase. Plus they had a more masculine red bag with the traditional red cross symbol on the front in white for Bikeman. So I got one of each. Now we have a first aid kit ready to go in each of our vehicles for whenever we want to ride or hike!
What to Put in a Mountain Biking and Hiking First Aid Kit
We’re also learning as we get older that the same trails we used to hike cause a few more aches and pains than they used to. So now I include BENGAY® products to soothe and relieve all our sore joints and muscles after the trails.
BTW, this is a new shoppable image! You can click on the products in the photo to buy them!
- BENGAY® Ultra Strength Cream: For deep, penetrating muscle and joint pain relief. Temporarily relives minor aches and pains such as strains, bruises, or sprains. Use only as directed. For adult and children over 12.
- antibiotic ointment: I got Neosporin Antibiotic Ointment + Pain, Itch, Scar.
- Benadryl Anti-Itch Topical Spray
- aspirin, ibuprofen, and/or naproxen: For everything from headaches to muscle aches.
- antihistamine: Especially if you already know you have reactions to certain insects, plants, or even foods.
- alcohol and/or alcohol wipes: To disinfect wounds and/or tweezers.
- adhesive bandages, various sizes: For small cuts and scrapes.
- cloth or athletic tape: To tape up twisted ankles or blisters. It can be used to tape gauze over larger wounds.
- elastic bandage: These are bulky, but they are great for wrapping around splints if you’re dealing with a fracture or simply supporting a rolled ankle.
- gauze pads: For burns and large cuts.
- gauze roll: For wrapping injuries or large burns.
- moleskin: For preventing and treating blisters.
- molefoam: To pad a blister.
- swabs: To apply creams or alcohol to wounds.
- tweezers: For removing splinters, cactus spines, or ticks.
- latex or nitril gloves: For treating a patient’s wounds.
- scissors or pocket knife: To cut moleskin or gauze or remove clothing around an injury.
- duct tape: It really does fix everything! Helpful to remove those tiny prickles if you ever bump into a cactus.
- paper and pencil: For notes if you need to take vitals.
- plastic bag: Always useful for an assortment of things.
Here’s what the inside of Bikeman’s new first aid kit looks like:
I’m keeping the Oh Joy bag for myself! I love the different colors and patterns inside.
Please follow the directions on all the medications before applying or taking internally!
Target had a special display set up to encourage customers to “Build Your Own First Aid Kit”. Great idea!
Hopefully you won’t ever need to use this first aid kit but it’s much better to be prepared and not use it than to not have a kit when you need it!
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Thanks for reading! Leave a comment and let me know if you have a first aid kit.
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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