5 first aid items and skills all hikers need

Accidents happen. No matter how well prepared you are for a hike, you could become sick or injured due to many circumstances. And in the wilderness, even the smallest hurt — such as a blister — can really put a damper on your experience.

While it takes special training and experience to treat many medical issues, anyone can learn a few first aid skills to take care of minor, common issues that occur during hikes. Here are five items to pack in your personal first aid kit for hiking, along with the skills required to use them.

  • Blister treatment
  • Bandages and abrasions
  • Carefully labeled pills
  • Emergency nourishment
  • Splint for a twisted ankle

Get more details about each here…

 

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