Must Have Emergency Kits
Nobody likes to think of it, but accidents happen. It’s best to be as prepared as possible for any sort of accident--very serious or not so serious. The first thing you should do is make a list of any type of accident you can think of. Then narrow it down to categories of emergency kits. However, we have narrowed down what kits are most commonly needed for you! Here are some emergency kits you should have in your RV: Tire Repair Kit Injury First Aid Kit Emergency Allergy Kit Pet First Aid Kit General First Aid Kit If you have any others, let us know in the comments below! Share your safety tips! Now that you have your list of kits, you should now write down what you need in each kit. Emergency Car Kit(s) There are a few ways you can go about this. One is you can make it yourself--purchase all the items you could need--from tire repair to jumper cables to backup battery to spare tire. Or two, you can purchase one big kit or a couple of smaller kits. It might be easier to purchase the smaller kits for each possible car breakdown. It also might be cheaper to purchase the kits than everything individually. Injury First Aid Kit Again, you could buy a first aid kit, but for ones geared more towards injuries, it might be better to make a bigger kit and fill it with extra supplies. Include things like Neosporin, BandAids, gauze wrap, medical tape, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, q-tips, cotton balls, Ace Bandages, braces for wrists, ankles, knees, and backs, and splints. Think of anything that could happen, and prepare for it. It’s better to be safe than sorry. It would be good to have a big main injury kit to keep at your RV and then a smaller one you bring with you while hiking. To put in the smaller one, include alcohol wipes, bandages, Neosporin, gauze and medical tape, and Ace Bandages. Emergency Allergy Kit Make sure you have some Epipens in this one, especially if you or a family member is allergic to things like bee or wasp stings--these can be fatal. Make sure you or the one with the allergy has an Epipen on them at all times for the just in case factor. You could also include some allergy medicines like Allegra or Benadryl. Pet First Aid Kit Believe it or not, this is also something good to have. Put special medicines for pets in this, and flea spray and collars. You can also include the monthly heartworm medicine in this. Gauze is also good to have, and tweezers in case of ticks. General First Aid Kit In this, you’ll want back up BandAids, Neosporin, alcohol swabs, gauze, and medical tape. Include tweezers and little scissors to cut gauze or remove things like splinters. Put medicines like Ibuprofen, Motrin, Dramamine, Nyquil and Dayquil, itch relief sprays for bug bits or poison oak/ivy and anything else you can think of.