Outdoor first aid kits for camping and hiking vary a bit from the first aid kit in your home. With the possibilities of poison ivy, insect bites, scratches, sunburn and even snake bites, you'll need a lot more than gauze, bandages and antibacterial ointment to be prepared.
Here are some of the essentials you should have in your pack.
If you're hiking and you're concerned about pack weight, you might want to spread the heavier items, such as a flashlight, radio and blanket, among several people in your party. If you prefer campgrounds, most of these supplies can be kept in your car, though you'll want bandages, a tourniquet, a snakebite kit and an epi pen for any deep treks into the woods.
The key to being prepared is to remember that small injuries usually aren't the problem; it's those big ones that may force you to leave someone behind until you can reach help. Make sure you have everything needed to treat the injury and keep the injured person comfortable until you're able to return.
Everyone should have these items in a first aid kit in their home. Since I don't work at home and am probably more prone to injuries on the job, I also have a workplace first-aid kit in my truck.
Every home should have a basic First Aid Kit. You'll be able to handle almost any minor medical emergency with the right supplies. Moreover, in the event of a serious medical emergency, your First Aid Kit may be able to help you stay in control of the situation until medical personnel arrive. So what belongs in a basic First Aid Kit?