Do you have a first aid kit aboard your RV?

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If you type “RV essentials” into a Google search, we’re positive that “first aid kit” will be among almost all, if not all, a part of every list you’ll find. You can probably guess why.

RVers are out of the “house” more than the average person, leaving plenty of room for error. Ever tripped off your RV’s steps? Hit your head on a sharp corner? Banged your knee on a picnic table bench? Been burned by a campfire or gotten stung by a bee? If we had to guess, we’d bet just about all of these things have happened to you… and your first aid kit or medicine cabinet probably became a close friend during those incidents.

If you don’t have a first aid kit, you need one. Check out an abundance of options here (and make sure you have one for the pets, too).

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Don Nedrow
3 months ago

We have a first aid kit + that we can take care of any situation including broken bones. We also have the same at home. They have been used on me also when I have fallen. we have some wrap that is used on horses ankles which stabilizes some types of injuries.

jillie
3 months ago

When my mother died she had the makings for several First Aid Kits. So I built a really well stocked one in the camper and one for the car. So lets hope it is never needed. Otherwise Florence Nightingale would be proud.

rvgrandma
3 months ago

Since I live fulltime in mine, I do have a ‘first aid’ kit. Just like in your stick home, I have about everything I could want and then some.

Kelley Miller
3 months ago

Depending on the contents of your first aid kit, be sure to check it every once in a while to make sure items have not expired (e.g., ointments, aspirin, etc.). I have first aid kits in my house, at work, and in my truck (which gets moved to the RV when camping). I will buy a pack of replacements from Amazon to divide between my kits when stuff expires.

Jon
3 months ago

We have all the required stuff for a “kit” and, probably, more, but it isn’t all in the same box. Is that a YES we have a kit or NO we don’t?

Cindy
3 months ago

In one trailer I have plenty of bathroom cabinet storage space and so don’t need a “kit”. In the other trailer I do not have one and pack a basic one to take with me much of the time. We’ve found you need all sorts of things not only for people, but for the dogs as well. Don’t forget their first aid/medical needs if you have pets.

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3 months ago
Reply to  Cindy

Excellent reminder, Cindy. Thanks! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Tony Burgett
3 months ago
Reply to  Cindy

Where can I buy a Pet Kit?

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tony Burgett

Hi, Tony. They probably have them in pet stores. And, of course, there are lots of them at Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/3hVvzs1 (That’s a link to pet first aid kits for dogs through our affiliate code.) 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Kevin
3 months ago

I alway carry it in my truck.

Tommy Molnar
3 months ago

I want to camp next to ALL these people!

Marty
3 months ago

Husband is an EMT, firefighter and police officer so we carry better than usual tools of all his trades.

Randall Joe Davis
3 months ago

I am a Paramedic and a EMT and Paramedic Instructor and wife is RN. We have a small first aid kit , a trauma bag and a plastic box with extra supplies and equipment. Also catty an AED. Automatic External Defibrillator. I am an AHA CPR, FIRST AID, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor and Training Center faculty.
I highly recommend carrying an AED.

Cindy
3 months ago

Great to have around in any campground where someone might have a major medical issue!

Tony Burgett
3 months ago

What is a AED and how can I buy One and the cost?

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3 months ago
Reply to  Tony Burgett

Hi, Tony. An AED is an Automated External Defibrillator. Editor Chuck Woodbury has one in his RV, and he and RV electrical expert Mike Sokol both highly recommend having one. Here is a link to Amazon.com (through our affiliate code) which has many options: https://amzn.to/2V9wrQ8 And here is a link to information about AEDs from the American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/aed/using-an-aed/what-is-aed I hope you never have the need to use one. Take care. 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Wolfe
3 months ago

I will add, if you DO go so far as to carry an AED, put the typical building sign on your RV. Not only will others know who to yell for if its needed, but you raise awareness in general.

Gloria Sluder
3 months ago

I am a retired nurse so we have a good size first aid kit homemade

Drew
3 months ago
Reply to  Gloria Sluder

Gloria,

I’d be interested to know what’s in it!

Irv
3 months ago
Reply to  Gloria Sluder

The contents would make a good article for RVTravel.

Your kit probably contains items of little use to the average person. However, I include some of those things in my first aid kit. Someone nearby at the time of a serious injury, might have the skills to use them effectively.

I’ve taken several first aid courses over the years but since I never use what I learned, I’ve forgotten most of it. But I carry a couple first aid books: Red Cross and Wilderness Medicine types.

tom
3 months ago

I have the EU required first aid kit in both my RV and towd. EU regulations require a specifically equipped kit in all cars. Nice $$$ fine if caught without one.
Plus the normal run of band-aids, etc.
Many years of first aid training while on active duty.

Drew
3 months ago
Reply to  tom

Tom, what’s “EU”? Thanks.

Ken
3 months ago
Reply to  Drew

I believe that EU stands for European Union.

Andrew
3 months ago

My wife is a nurse, The best kind of First Aid Kit..

Seann Fox
3 months ago

First aid kit PLUS an advanced first aid course.