There is no doubt that being outdoors is helpful with regard to our quality of life. When thinking of first aid kits and being prepared, we seem to focus on the negative and all the bad things that could happen. While it’s good to keep the negative things in mind, it is not good to dwell on them.
In preparing for time outdoors we need to think of the benefits of being outdoors, especially with regard to camping and hiking. It’s not only a getaway from the norm and the rut that we sometimes find ourselves in – it does so much more.
Being outdoors helps our energy levels, it gives us relief from stress by calming our minds. There are few things more exceptional than being in nature and having the ability to breathe in fresh air and pine. It is a scientific fact that breathing in natural fragrances calms us. It’s like aromatherapy, but not in a bottle.
So for extra peace of mind, let’s look at a couple of first aid kits that are ideal for camping and the outdoors. These are kits that you can attach anywhere close by and then forget about them until you need them. There is peace of mind in this.
Surviveware is a company that has put together first aid kits to promote peace of mind. They want everything in their kit to benefit you in some way without giving you a bunch of supplies you’re not going to need. So let’s look at the benefits of these kits and how they help to promote a general sense of wellbeing while outdoors.
- ORGANIZATION IS EVERYTHING. Each inner sleeve is functionally labeled and organized. This 1st aid kit does the thinking for you in critical situations at home or the office. All items can easily be found and afterwards replaced with new supplies in an orderly fashion.
- DURABLE, STRONG AND MADE TO LAST. Made from 600D Polyester, this is the strongest bag on the market. Flimsy plastic kits break under pressure, but this quality soft shell first aid kit is rugged, robust and can withstand the toughest conditions.
- LARGE BUT HIGHLY PORTABLE. This kit comes with 200 basic first aid items, perfect for trucks, ATVS and boats. For those who are serious about preparedness, additional space allows you to add customized items including bulky items like Splints and Emergency Bandages.
- A WORLD FIRST This First Aid Kit is 100% storm-proof with an IPX7 rating. This means the kit can be kept underwater for 30 minutes up to a depth of 1 meter. The strong zipper has a comfortable T-handle with power pullers to aid in sealing and opening the bag to keep it watertight.
- A REAL WATERPROOF KIT Surviveware has gone above and beyond to make a next level first aid kit. Unlike other kits that claim to be “waterproof”, this kit proves it by boasting welded seams as opposed to stitching and glue. The kit also comes with a Water-tight Zipper and lubrication gel for the zippers to keep them watertight.
- THINK VERSATILITY This kit comes with a removable MOLLE-compatible system with D-rings. This means it can be tethered to car headrests, backpacks, roll bars and onto a boat or kayak. With Velcro strips, the bag clings vertically to the fabric in your trunk and easily straps to the outside of your backpack, leaving space for other useful supplies and ready for emergencies.
- UNMATCHED ORGANIZATION: Why do survival backpacks out there keep all their supplies in a jumbled mess of disorganization? The Responder Survival Backpack different from any other survival system out there. This emergency bag was designed for optimal organization with personalized pouches and grid system. Food, Water, and Personal Items are evenly divided and stored in dedicated pouches for each person. This means quick access to any disaster preparedness supplies in the Responder.
- TRUSTED BRANDS: The safety of your family is of the utmost importance when a natural disaster strikes. A survival kit for families and the gear that comes with it should be made by a brand that lives preparedness. With over 5000 5-Star reviews on our first aid kits and outdoor products, you know that your family's safety is in good hands. We have also partnered with Lifestraw and SOS Emergency, to provide you with the best water filter, water sachets and food bars on the market.
- THE ESSENTIALS: Standard Go Bags for 2 people simply don’t have what it takes to survive for 72 hours. These bags are sloppy, come with a cheap first aid kit, minimal supplies, and low-quality survival gear. The Responder takes preparedness to the next level. Custom engineered from durable tarpaulin material, this emergency kit delivers on all of the essentials: the right amount of water, food, and survival gear to weather Natural Disasters.
- ORGANIZED COMPARTMENTS! For the first time ever, Surviveware introduces a survival kit with labeled compartments. The system is color-coded to help you stay organized. This means in an emergency the bag does the thinking for you. Stay calm and get the job done with peace of mind.
- MOLLE COMPATIBLE! With a removable Velcro system, you can carry this first-aid kit on your tactical backpack or adhere it to the material in your trunk. The Velcro is strong enough so you can carry this kit vertically without it slipping. PLUS, this system comes with D-rings so attach it to the roll bar on your ATV or truck.
- OUTDOOR PREPAREDNESS! Heading out solo? No problem! This organized pouch has everything you need to not survive and thrive. It contains survival, first aid and hygiene items, all your bases are covered. We also only include the best supplies and Survival Gear.
- DURABLE, STRONG AND DESIGNED TO LAST Made from 600D Polyester and Waterproof Treated Tarpaulin respectively, these first aid kits are the strongest bags on the market. We tested different materials for more than two years to make sure our kits withstand even the toughest conditions. You make an investment when you buy quality and you want something that will last, so invest in rugged, robust, and portable soft-shell first aid kits.
- PORTABLE MOLLE SYSTEM Both kits come with a MOLLE compatible system and can be attached to your car's headrest or the roll bar on your Jeep. It also adheres to the soft material in your trunk via a strong Velcro system that won’t slip, even during forceful swifts and turns in your vehicle.
- WATER RESISTANT and WATERPROOF The Large Kit is water resistant and the Waterproof Kit, with its IPX7 rating, can withstand submersion for up to 30min at a depth of one meter. In both kits, all inner contents are protected from moisture in durable laminate pouches so it’s a kit you can add to your boat without worrying about water damage. Ingeniously, the kit floats if accidentally dropped in water, which means your supplies will stay safe.
- PORTABLE MOLLE SYSTEM! Both kits come with a MOLLE compatible system and can be attached to your car's headrest or the roll bar on your Jeep, Toyota, or Nissan. It also adheres to the soft material in your trunk via a strong Velcro system that won’t slip, even during forceful swifts and turns in your vehicle.
- DURABLE, STRONG AND DESIGNED TO LAST! Made from 600D Polyester and Waterproof Treated Tarpaulin respectively, these first aid kits are the strongest bags on the market. We tested different materials for more than two years to make sure our kits withstand even the toughest conditions. You make an investment when you buy quality and you want something that will last, so invest in rugged, robust, and portable soft-shell first aid kits.
- WE MAKE PREPAREDNESS EASIER! It is advisable to know your first aid kit well – nevertheless, like all our kits, these are so organized, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for in a flash. People panic in stressful situations and make mistakes, so we’ve made our kits extremely user-friendly by labeling each inner sleeve according to its function. Replenishing supplies is just as straightforward, neat, and orderly.
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We’re highlighting these two kits as exceptional partners in camping and hiking:
The kits’ contents are neatly compartmentalized and each compartment is labeled. The labels are sewn into the material so they won’t fade or rub off. What is the benefit of a neat, labeled kit? When an accident happens, some of us tend to lose the ability to think clearly in terms of what is needed at the moment. Labels calm us, they steer us and tell us what we need. They help us to think.
The other great thing about labels and compartments is that you know at a glance where everything is and it helps when replenishing supplies. This keeps your kit neat, tidy and organized all the time. You will never again have to upend your kit looking for an item.
2. Robust casing
How many times have we bought a plastic-cased kit that has cracked or broken? A malleable soft casing shell made from 600D rip-proof material, should not have to be replaced for many years to come. Not only that but the zippers are certified for 1000 zips. You want something that will last you a long time and be able to withstand all weather conditions and rough handling.
Another thing about having a malleable casing is that you can squeeze it into tight spaces if packing space is limited.
3. Water-Resistant & waterproof
If the weather turns while you’re camping or hiking, you are covered with these kits. The material is water-resistant, while the inner contents are housed in laminate bags that keep moisture out and create a waterproofed stronghold. Safe contents equal peace of mind knowing you’ll still have contents you can use if needed but also a money saver as you shouldn’t have to replace wet supplies.
4. Compact but well-stocked
The small first aid kit is compact, weighs only 1 pound, fits into the glove compartment of a car, and is stocked with 100 supplies. You’re definitely getting your money’s worth. The compact frame of 5.5 x 7.5 x 3.5 inches carries more than adhesive bandages.
Its contents boast a great pair of stainless steel bandage or trauma shears, alcohol and antiseptic wipes, CPR breathing mask, and pouch with instructions on how to use it, hypoallergenic tape, nitrile gloves, splinter probes, strip wound closures, sting relief wipes, first aid guide, emergency blanket, safety pins, tweezers, and a whistle.
The large first aid kit measures 12 x 8 x 6 inches, weighs 3.25 pounds, and is stocked with 200 supplies. It includes all of the above, as well as extra supplies like a 50 piece mini first aid kit that can be taken on hikes while the large kit stays at camp and acts as a muster station. It also contains a very useful 18” splint, fever strips, Hydrogel (for burns), and a refuse bag – who has been camping and forgotten a refuse bag? It’s the one thing I never think to pack!
5. Extra space for individual supplies
You may be wondering why these kits do not include medication. Firstly, this is because medications have an expiry date and secondly, everyone has individual needs. It is far better and more economical to store what YOU need in the extra space provided in the kits. There are even laminate bags provided for you to keep your meds safe. Add something for nausea, an antihistamine, a pain reliever, and some Neosporin. You could even fit in an EpiPen for severe allergic reactions.
6. Highly portable with storage options
Both kits have removable MOLLE compatible straps and snaps with Velcro panels. This means the kits can be attached to almost anything. Hitch them onto trees, tents, backpacks, or car headrests. The great thing about both kits is that the Velcro panels adhere firmly to the material in your car trunk. You can swerve or slam on the brakes and it won’t budge!
Time away doesn’t just happen, it needs to be planned. You need to do more than think about it, you need to choose a date and make a booking.
We all need time to restore our focus, amplify our creative juices, kick start an exercise regime, and get our daily dose of vitamin D – this happens best outdoors, in the sun, on the trail, in a forest, in the mountains, and next to the sea. While you’re doing that, there’s a kit close by, adding to your peace of mind and serenity.