No matter what time of year you choose to visit beautiful Ocean Isle Beach it never hurts to have a good first aid kit. A good first aid kit is perfect not only for the beach but for road trips, soccer games, kid’s outing, and general use around the house. This week we give you all the things to need to make the perfect first aid kit for your family’s beach vacation.
Pick The Right Container
The same two things that make the beach so great are the same two reasons you need to pick a good container to hold your first aid kit. Let’s face it, sand and water are great between the toes but not so great in a first aid kit. One thing all good beach first aid kits should have is a waterproof container
Waterproof bags are great for the beach, on the boat fishing or out kayaking for the day. One advantage is they are flexible, easy to carry and store, and inexpensive. They come in all sorts of colors, sizes and styles. Waterproof bags are perfect for kayakers and stand up paddle boarders because they are easy to stow. Hard plastic cases are another great option especially when room isn’t an issue. If you are a boater, having a hard case is perfect for you.
Essential Items Every Beach First Kit Needs
There’s no need to over think the basic items in your first aid kit. Remember, you just want to be able to handle the little things that come up. Here are the basic items every kit should have.
Band-aids– Get a variety of sizes of good quality band-aids.
Antiseptic- The easiest to carry are antiseptic wipes which pack small.
Gauze Pads- These are great in case you need to stop bleeding. Get 4″ squares.
Tape- A little tape is helpful for all sorts of emergencies.
Tweezers- If you need to pick out pesky splinters, tweezers are a must have.
Scissors- These are helpful in several situations and a staple of any good first aid kit.
Pain Killers- Grab a few aspirin, Tylenol, and ibuprofen to throw in the bag. They are helpful for sunburns to headaches.
Instant Ice Pack- These are great for sprains and also great for helping in the event of heat stroke.
ACE Bandage/Sling- Ace Bandages have a lot of great uses from stabilizing a sprained ankle to acting as a makeshift sling. They are cheap and handy.
Nitrile Gloves-Gloves are essential for your safety. Make sure to get nitrile gloves which are hypoallergenic.
Calamine lotion-For bug bites or itchy rashes
Saline Solution- A bottle of saline solution is great to use as an eyewash, or flushing cuts and scrapes!
Aloe- Nothing ruins a day at the beach like a sunburn. Make sure to bring an aloe gel or spray to soothe the pain.
Bug Spray-Be proactive against those pesky biting insects!
One of the most important things to remember when packing your family first aid kit is to include important medications. Getting prescriptions on your vacation can be a hassle so make sure to plan ahead and include them in your kit. From Epi-Pens to high blood pressure medicine a little planning will go a long way. Speaking for prescriptions, don’t forget to pack extra contact lenses or a spare pair of glasses. While not life-threatening, nothing is worse than being caught on vacation and not being able to see our beautiful Ocean Isle Beach!
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