When you have a motorhome, you can travel to places you might not otherwise visit. A trip to the beach is no problem when the kids have a motorhome to stretch out in. Going to the Grand Canyon can be on the bucket list when you can stop for the night and sleep in your own bed. If you are planning a great adventure in your RV, make sure you take the right kind of first aid kit. Here are the customized supplies you should include if you are heading to the beach, the desert or the mountains.
When visiting a salt-water ocean, you need to have certain items in the first aid kit. The first is plenty of sunscreen to protect your skin. The second is a good after-sun cream in case you still get burned. You should have vinegar on hand in the event of an unfortunate encounter with a jellyfish. Hydrocortisone cream should also be in the kit to help with any itching after a sting. An eyewash kit is a good idea in case anyone gets sand in his or her eyes.
The Grand Canyon is a hot tourist destination, as well as other desert areas. Your first aid kit should include tweezers to remove cactus spines. Snakebites are a very real possibility in this area, so you should know the procedure for dealing with one. There is not much you can do for snakebite, but you will need to call for help immediately. You should also position the victim so the bite is below the heart. You will probably be doing a lot of walking in the desert, so include some moleskin in case you get blisters. As with the beach, be sure to include plenty of sunscreen and after-sun treatments.
The woods are relaxing, but they can also be home to bears. When you arrive at your destination, visit one of the local stores to see what kind of camping supplies they have on hand. If you are going to camp in an area that is known for having bears, a can of bear repellant isn’t a bad idea. It looks a lot like mosquito repellent, but it comes in a much bigger can. Speaking of mosquitos, you should also have some bug spray on hand to help keep them away. A tick kit should be included in your first aid supplies to help you deal with ticks.
There are a few other items you want in your first aid kit, regardless of your destination. Aspirin and Neosporin are excellent items to have on hand, as well as your collection of bandages. Bandanas should also be in the kit, because you never know when you might need a tourniquet or a makeshift sling. Before heading out on your next adventure, be sure to read up on how you should respond to snake bites, run-ins with a cactus, avoiding bears and other information that could prove handy in an emergency.