The thing about first aid kits is that you hope you won’t need one. That tends to be one of the reasons that you might put it out of your mind. But, if something small does go wrong, it can be super convenient to have what you need at hand. Especially in the case where you don’t have your own transport or are staying somewhere remote. Besides that, finding a pharmacy is usually not particularly fun. Medical supplies are usually expensive and communicating with pharmacists in a language you don’t speak can be awkward and frustrating.
So, let’s cut to the chase. Here’s a list of what I usually pack into my own first aid pouch -in small quantities (I’ve linked to products on Amazon below, just in case it makes your life a little easier to find what you’re looking for):
For minor injuries
- Alcohol wipes
- Spray-on plaster
- Swabs / gauze
- Muscle tape
- Scissors – not for cabin luggage
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D (if you’re going somewhere without sun for a long period of time)
Photo by The Nigmatic.