Northern Nevada and Northeastern California are full of beautiful, exciting places to explore. Before you head out for a camping trip, hike or day on the lake, make sure you are prepared and have a well-equipped first aid kit. You can purchase pre-packaged kits or assemble one yourself, suggestions on what to include are mentioned below. You can download a First Aid app from the American Red Cross.
What to prepare for in your first aid kit:
Allergic reactions, dehydration, insect bites
Minor burns and blisters
Cuts, abrasions, puncture wounds
Some things to have in your kit:
Epipen (Rx only) or Benadryl
CPR mask/breathing barrier
Bandages of various sizes
First aid guide or First Aid app on your phone
Paper and a permanent marker
Small pocket knife
Other things to have with you or in your kit:
Extra medications for several days
Emergency phone numbers
A list of your medications
Things to consider about your location:
How close is the nearest hospital?
Will your cell phone work on the trail or at your campsite?
Is there a ranger station, campground office or lifeguard nearby?