While you’re on your travels, you don’t want to miss out on any of your fun activities or tours you have planned. Whilst it’s so important to stay as healthy as possible whilst you’re travelling, it’s also important to make sure you have a first aid kit with you!
Store bought first aid kits are great, but I always find that there’s never enough of the things you actually need. I always tend to make up my own first aid kit so I know I have everything I possibly need.
So, without further ado, here’s my guide on what to pack in your own DIY first aid kit.
Basic First Aid Kit Items
These items are a bit of a given. Here’s where that store bought kit comes in handy as they will often include all of these items so will save you some time (and money) searching the shelves!
- Plasters (of varying sizes)
- Disinfectant wipes
- Blister plasters
For Allergies and Bites
I’m one of those people who will get bitten by bugs wherever I am. So I always make sure I have some kind of ointment to prevent that annoying itch!
- Hay-fever treatments (such as an antihistamine)
- Cortisone cream
- Moisturiser (this is perfect for fixing up any dry skin caused by bites or rashes)
Aches and Pains
- Paracetamol or Ibuprofen are great options for treating any general aches and pains you might pick up – from stomach cramps to headaches, and even reducing temperatures if you find yourself really under the weather
- If you’re someone who is prone to travel sickness, travel sickness bands are a great option
- Travel sickness bags (you know, just in case)
Creating your own DIY First Aid Kit will save you time, money and stress for your trip. Knowing you have everything you’ll need for your trip and your personal health will help you enjoy your time in your destination!
If you’re going on your travels anytime soon, make sure you have travel insurance. Not only will it protect you from any issues surrounding your trip such as flight delays or lost belongings, but in the event you do become ill, it will ensure you are fully covered.
I hope this list has helped you plan your own first aid kit – leave us a comment if you pack anything else in your kit!