No one is immune to bumps and bruises on the road so it’s usually a good idea to travel with a portable medical kit to deal with minor injuries.
An easy way to do this is to buy a pre-made medical kit from a drug store for just a few dollars.
This will get you a portable box, bandages, butterfly stitches and some antiseptics.
But maybe that’s not enough for your next adventure …
There’s a company called Adventure Medical Kits they have a dozen options depending on you type of travel.
A kit for backpackers and hikers costs $18 dollars.
It includes the usual bandages and painkillers plus moleskin for blisters as well as tick and splinter removers.
More advanced kits from other companies include the paddler’s kit for about $60, which combines the basic stuff along with survival tools such as an emergency blanket, and waterproofing seals to repair your gear.
A travel-specific kit for about $70 also includes a patient assessment form and even 3-ounce bottles to carry liquid on an airplane.
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