A first aid kit is a must when traveling.

First aid kit for trekking, hiking, climbing

Going on an active, and even more extreme vacation, you should take care of the availability of a first aid kit. During the trip, as a rule, you will already be quite far from city pharmacies and medical institutions, and in case of even a minor injury, you will have to provide first aid to the victim on your own.

What kind of first aid kit should it be: universal, ordinary home, individual, group or specialized?

1. If you are not a specialist and you do not have time to pack, you can buy standard kits at the pharmacy called "Universal First Aid Kit". It includes:

  • Wound disinfectants,
  • Dressing material,
  • Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs,
  • Anti-burn agents,
  • Antispasmodic,
  • Soothing tablets or drops,
  • Irritant,
  • Tools and accessories,


This first aid kit is designed to provide EXACTLY FIRST AID: an open wound, a fever, a headache or heartache, you have a spasm, a burn, etc.

2. Ordinary home or individual first aid kit. All people are different, but, as a rule, everyone has an individual first-aid kit at home. Only you know what medications you may need. Therefore, add these medicines to the purchased First Aid Kit. Pay attention to the availability of such funds:

  • Hygienic lipstick
  • Sunscreen
  • Nasal drops
  • Various multivitamin-mineral complexes
  • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), etc.
  • ear sticks
  • Special ointments, etc.
  • Other medicines at your discretion, etc.

3. Group specialized first aid kit. And here everything is already serious. As a rule, if you go on a group trip to trekking, hiking or climbing, the organizers of the event have a medic or group leader (guide) in the group who carries with him a specialized group (depending on where you are going and what will do) a first aid kit. In any case, you must understand that even in the composition of such a first-aid kit it is impossible to take the entire pharmacy !!! This first aid kit will allow you to provide first aid and allow the victim to survive for several days until he can be evacuated to a hospital. What can be included here: 

Standard set:

  • Tools and accessories: injection syringes with different needles (2-10 ml), scissors, tweezers, tourniquet, thermometer, tonometer, pulse oximeter, pipette; scissors, nitrile gloves, etc.
  • Dressing material: cotton wool, gauze bandages, napkins, wide adhesive plaster, bactericidal adhesive plaster (different sizes), elastic bandage, etc.
  • Wound disinfectants,
  • Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs,
  • Anti-burn agents,
  • Antispasmodic,
  • Soothing tablets or drops,
  • Irritant,
  • Other tablets,
  • Ointments for external use,
  • Antiviral,
  • Anti-inflammatory,
  • For bruises, sprains,
  • Warm-ups,
  • Purulent wounds,

By type of disease:

  • Light bruises, wounds, skin burns, cracked lips - ointments
  • Severe bruises and fractures - injections, tablets, ointments
  • For a headache associated with altitude (with a mountain headache) - tablets
  • At the first sign of a cold - tablets, spray
  • With a pronounced cold - broad-spectrum antibiotics, tablets
  • At the first sign of cerebral edema or pulmonary edema - injections, tablets
  • With inflammation of the eyes - drops, ointment
  • With inflammation of the ears - drops, ointment
  • With signs and prevention of frostbite - tablets
  • With intestinal infection - tablets, adsorbents,
  • With renal or hepatic colic - tablets
  • With signs of cystitis, herpes, fungus, calluses - ointments, tablets
  • Various vitamins and salt complexes


  • Before using the drugs, carefully read the instructions for use
  • You can show this list in advance and consult your doctor
  • We remind you that at altitudes above 3000 - 4000 meters, many diseases develop very quickly and cannot be treated!! The patient is needed URGENTLY! evacuate down to the plain

Personal clothing and footwear. See more information here - https://extremetour.pro/en/articles/clothes-and-shoes-to-the-mountains

Personal and group equipment. See more information here - https://extremetour.pro/en/articles/equipment-for-the-mountains

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