Travel First Aid Kit; for when adventure travel turns to custard


If things do start to go off the rails, a good travel first aid kit is indispensible.

It’s true; adventuring sometimes has a tendency to go awry. But really that’s half the fun.

There are many good medical kits on the market that should do the job fine. But be sure to understand what is in yours and tailor it to suit your adventures.

Travel first aid kit

Are you going somewhere very remote? Really understand your destination and medical facilities available. Talk in detail to your travel health professional to create a custom medical kit to suit your needs.

Here’s a list of goodies to get yours rolling:

  • Antibacterial cream
  • Antibiotic specifically for skin infections
  • Anti-diarrhoeals, e.g. Loperamide
  • Antifungal cream
  • Antihistamine
  • Anti-malarials, e.g. Doxycycline
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Contraception
  • DEET based insect repellent
  • Duct tape
  • Fabric plasters
  • Gauze swabs
  • Indigestion tablets
  • Lip balm
  • Low-adherent dressing
  • Medium dressing
  • Micropore tape
  • Oral hydration/ electrolytes solution sachets
  • Paracetamol
  • Primary care booklet
  • Scissors & safety pins
  • Sunscreen SPF 30
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Wound closure strips
  • Woven & crepe bandages


Your medical kit could really be your saviour. Stay safe and happy travels.


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