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4 First-Aid Essentials for Travelers
2016-11-04

Going out there into the wild is quite an exhilarating experience. The scenic landscapes between mountains and country roads take you away from crowded cities but they also leave you stranded when it comes to getting basic facilities like a hospital. That’s why we’re advising travelers to carry these first aid essentials before starting on a journey.

 

Strip Bandages

The forests can get deep, dark and dangerous if you’re not careful. Carry a few strip bandages to cover up small bruises and cuts that you may incur during your travels. The fact that strip bandages come in different sizes that conveniently fit into first aid kits is a blessing in itself.

 

Antiseptic Creams

Hills and mountains that you can trek to are often marked by harsh terrains along the way. Deep cuts incurred on these trips can quickly escalate to an infection which can be bad news for any traveler. Stack some antiseptic creams to apply around deep cuts to sterilize the wound before you dress it.

 

Aloe Vera

Extracts of the Aloe Vera plant can be found in small containers that are perfect for your first aid kits. Aloe Vera can be applied anywhere on your body to relax stiff muscles and provide moisture to your body. Traveling through the jungles in the hot Sun can leave you dehydrated or sunburnt but with a little Aloe by your side, you can power through your treks.

 

Water Purification Tablets

Traveling off the beaten trail can cut you off from fresh and clean water supply on your travels. Try and avoid drinking water from the local taps as your immune system might not be used to the microbes present in it. Water purification tablets can come in handy at such times to cleanse and kill the germs in the water available to you.

 

Pack these essentials in a tight bag and keep them safe on all your journeys. It’ll save your life one day.

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