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The Unconventional Guide to Your First Aid Kit for Travel To South Africa


If you travel to South Africa you most probably plan to go on a safari to have that true African experience. Your travel  supplies for your travel to South Africa must therefore include a first-aid kit. Have it available while travelling and take it with you whenever you go walking, hiking, or any activity that takes you away from civilisation. You can use just about any type of container for your first-aid kit. It's best if the container is lightweight, like plastic, and has a good lid. A handle can be useful also. A small toolbox, lunchbox, fishing tackle box or even kitchen Tupperware would work.

Here is a list of things to consider including in your vacation first-aid kit. This is not a comprehensive list and you may have other items to add based on your itinerary and own needs.
  • You should have some sterile gauze with adhesive tape and scissors to cut them. Make sure the scissors are sharp. Also, multiple sizes of band-aids. Tip: Sanitary napkins are sterile and make good compresses to stop bleeding.
  • To clean cuts and wounds include some antibiotic cream, hydrogen peroxide and antiseptic wipes.
  • Consider including aspirin and acetaminophen, instant cold packs, calamine lotion and hydro cortisone cream.
  • Also, antacid, insect repellent, motion sickness medication, anti-diarrhea medication, sunscreen, cold and flu tablets.
  • If anyone is taking prescription medicine, be sure to bring enough for the whole trip.
  • The first-aid kit is a good place to store a list of emergency numbers along with your medical insurance information.
It's always a good idea to have a first-aid manual on hand and review it before you leave. This way you will be much more prepared should a situation arise where you need it. This is a great opportunity for children to learn a little about first-aid so review the manual with them too. Other miscellaneous items that could be helpful are thermometer, latex gloves, tweezers and flashlight with spare batteries.

Keep your vacation first-aid kit easily accessible at all times, but away from small children.
Do you have any suggestions what  to add to this list?

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