Skip to main content

Search and Rescue Tips: First Aid Kit List

outdoor first aid kit list, wilderness first aid

Medicine in the search and rescue setting is unique because all you have to work with is what’s in your pack and what’s around you, so it’s important to be resourceful and creative with what you have. Here is the list of items of the first aid kid we carry as search and rescue personnel. Use it to create your own first aid kit to bring with you on your next adventure!


Search & Rescue First Aid Kit

4 - acetaminophen or aspirin tablets
4 - antacid tablets
2 - antihistamine, 25 mg Benadryl tablets
2 - antiseptic cleansing pads
1 - antiseptic ointment
6 - band aids, various sizes
2 - Q-Tips cotton swabs, non - sterile
1 - insect repellent
1 - lip balm with sunscreen
2 - medical gloves, sets, latex or nitrile
1 - moleskin
1 - razor blade, single edge safety type
1 - roller gauze bandage
2 - safety pins, large
1 - splinter forceps, tweezers
1 - space blanket or sleeping bag
1 - sunscreen lotion or spray
1 - Wet Wipes towelettes, clean
1 - water purification tabs
1 - trauma shears
1 - whistle
1- North American Rescue CAT Tourniquet
1 - 6” Israeli bandage

Continue reading

staying safe outdoors tips, tell two people where you're going, bring plenty of water, wear sturdy footwear

Search & Rescue Tips: Before You Embark on Your Adventure

graphic of symptoms and treatment of heat related illness by the CDC

Heat Illness

two hands holding a water bottle, and a title saying "how to make a splint out of a water bottle"

How To Make a Splint From a Water Bottle

Your Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Click here to continue shopping.