Bandages of various shapes and sizes including the butterfly style for closing larger wounds
Liquid bandage like New Skin
A bandana and some safety pins for making a sling
Moleskin for blisters
Waterproof matches and fire starter
Water purification tablets or drops
Instant ice packs (these are optional but very good for sore knees on backpacking trips)
Antiseptic towelettes (you can buy first aid kit refill packets from REI with the next few items in them)
Topical antibiotic ointment
Cleansing pads with lidocaine
Pain relievers, both aspirin and Ibuprofen
Imodium and Pepto for all of your tummy troubles
Now you’ll need a waterproof bag for stashing all of your supplies. Check out our tutorial for an oilcloth toiletries bag. It works great for a first aid kit container as well.
Stick all of your supplies into your homemade bag and you’re ready to safely go on all sorts of adventures this Summer!