First Aid & Safety
The Importance of Preparation for Safety in the Outdoors
Whether it's camping, hiking, or simply spending time in the backyard, staying safe should be everyone’s top priority. There’s no telling when accidents, mishaps, or even inclement weather might throw a monkey wrench into even the most well planned outdoor activities. You could need anything from some extra clothes to insect repellent to first aid kits to a sturdy water bottle to stay hydrated, so it’s important to plan ahead and have the right gear on hand.
By being prepared and carrying the appropriate outdoor safety gear, you can help to ensure a safe and enjoyable outdoor experience for everyone involved.
A compass is a vital tool for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels of experience, from inexperienced hikers to seasoned explorers. A compass, along with an accurate map of the area, will help you stay properly oriented on your excursions and find your way to a safe area where you can seek shelter from your current location in case you get lost.
First Aid Supplies
When embarking on any outdoor adventure, it's important to be prepared for the worst. Even if you're only planning a short hike, it's always a good idea to pack a few essential items in case of a medical emergency. First aid supplies should definitely be at the top of your list. A small ice pack can be extremely beneficial if you or someone in your party suffers an injury. It can help to reduce swelling and pain, and it can also prevent further damage by reducing inflammation. In addition, an ice pack can be used to treat insect stings and bites. So, whether you're hiking or camping, don't forget to pack a little first aid kit.