Camping Kit - List of Essential Drugs

A first-aid kit for a trip should be collected by one of the members of the tourist group with experience and complete information about all members of the group. It is impossible to foresee all the nuances, but the consequences can be minimized if certain rules are observed during the collection of the first-aid kit.


You should start with this, because on a trip there is a chance not only to get wet in the rain, but also to drop your backpack into a stream or river, or just from a great height. These incidents can lead to the fact that the contents of the first-aid kit will get wet, break, crumble and become worthless. So before you assemble a first aid kit on a hike, you should pay attention to the packaging.

You can buy ready-made in the store, but you should choose, remembering that it must meet the following requirements:

  • Tightness.
  • Rigidity.
  • Safe lock.
  • Shock absorbers or rubber gaskets on the body.
  • Ease.
  • Convenience for manual carrying.
  • Bright recognizable marking.

These items are required. It is desirable that the tourist’s first-aid kit is divided into several sections and has special holders for drugs in a special package.

Drug List

After the package itself is bought, the most crucial moment comes: to figure out what should be in the medicine cabinet and equip it so that it does not interfere in a normal environment and becomes a universal assistant in an emergency situation associated with any deterioration in health.

A properly equipped first-aid kit does not take up much space

At first glance, the list may seem quite large, but a properly equipped first-aid kit for a hike will not stretch your arms or shoulders, especially since any of the medicines listed below can be useful.


Drugs that relieve headache and toothache, pain from bruises and abrasions, must be put in the medicine cabinet first. It is better that they were not of the same type, but rather easy to choose from proven and well-known medicines:

  • Analgin.
  • Baralgin.
  • Novocaine.
  • Ketanov.
  • Tramal.

Problems can arise only with the last drug, which is dispensed strictly according to the prescription.


There is an opinion that it is not necessary to include antibiotics in the composition of a first-aid kit, because the chance to catch a disease that requires their use is small in nature. In addition, most antibiotics are drunk with a multi-day course, it is better to do this at home and most of them work only against a certain type of disease. But to put a package, for example Sumamed, will not be superfluous. This drug has a wide spectrum of action, is taken one tablet per day and its course lasts only three days.


Antipyretics, on the contrary, are mandatory, because an increase in temperature can occur for many reasons, ranging from a common cold and ending with a bite of a poisonous animal or insect. You should also choose from well-known drugs:

  • Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid).
  • Ibuprofen.
  • Paracetamol.
Antipyretic drugs must be present in your first-aid kit

But it should be remembered that it is necessary to bring down the increased temperature with medicines only in those cases when it begins to approach the maximum indicators.


The group may include an allergy sufferer and drugs such as Suprastin, Tavegil and Diazolin will be very helpful in this case.

Anti-inflammatory ointments

Another absolutely mandatory drug. In the forest, in the mountains and in general in nature, it is difficult to protect yourself from light scratches, abrasions, and especially from numerous bites of blood-sucking insects, and all this can lead to skin inflammations, which will help well against:

  • Tetracycline ointment.
  • Declofenac. You can ointment or gel.
  • Fluorocortic ointment.

All three drugs quickly and efficiently relieve inflammation, soothe itching and burning.


They differ from ordinary analgesics in that they have a direct effect on the smooth muscles of the internal organs: stomach, intestines, kidneys and others. It is recommended to put one of two drugs in the medicine cabinet: No-shpa or Drotaverin. Moreover, the second is an exact analogue of the first, but much cheaper.


An upset gastrointestinal tract can result in intermittent vomiting. In this case, metoclopramide will help very well.


Another intestinal upset is constipation, which causes no less inconvenience, and can occur after applying unusual foods or unusual tea with fresh herbs brewed in the wrong proportions. Guttalax, Dulcolax, Pursennid will help out.


With the proper organization of a camping trip, situations that may lead to the need for drugs such as Adrenaline, Cordiamine or Sulfocamphocaine should not occur. However, collecting a first-aid kit on a camping trip, putting them will not be amiss.


But these medications may come in handy. In a camping trip more than once or twice quite extreme situations may arise and having Volokardin, Validol or Elenium in a medicine cabinet is not only desirable, but necessary.


A cough can defeat a tourist even in the summer heat, so Bromhexine or Ambroxol will also not hurt.

Rinse aid

Throat inflammation is good to remove with Furacelin, Malavit and Chlorophyllipt.


  • Iodine
  • Zelenka
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Potassium permanganate

You can’t do without these drugs. They are useful in order to treat the wound and in order to deliver an injection, if you suddenly need it.

Iodine, brilliant green, hydrogen peroxide should be included in the first-aid kit


There is no need to explain anything here. A bonfire on a camping trip is not just a means for heating or cooking - it is a ritual. But he has the ability to burn fingers, palms and other parts of the body. So anti-burn drugs, for example Pentanol in the form of an ointment, spray or gel in a medicine cabinet for a trip are simply necessary.

Remedies for the common cold

Drops in the nose, spray, or even an ointment from a cold are also useful, because this attack can happen completely unexpectedly. There are a great many funds, and at least one of them should be chosen based on personal experience. Well established Galozolin. And in the fight against the common cold and at its price.


Poisoning in a camping trip is not excluded and even very possible, especially in the mushroom season. Therefore, without hesitation, put Polysorb, Polyphepan or an old, familiar activated carbon in the medicine cabinet.

Ointments for various applications

Firstly, the so-called absorbable ointments, such as Troxevasin, Indovazin, Heparin ointment, are a wonderful remedy for bruises, swelling and hematomas.

Secondly, depending on the time of the year when the campaign is planned, warming ointments may be needed: Viprosal, Nikofleks, Finalgon, or vice versa sunscreens: Floresan, My Sun and others.

Dressings and tools

Decipher why this is necessary there is no need. So just give a list of what may come in handy:

  • Scalpel
  • Scissors
  • Disposable syringes
  • Tweezers
  • Pipette
  • Thermometer
  • Tonometer
  • Phonendoscope
  • Special needles and threads for suturing wounds
  • Medical gloves
  • Anti-burn package
  • Bandages: rubber, elastic, dressing, bandage stocking of different sizes
  • Harness
  • Vata
  • Glue BF-6

As promised, the list turned out to be an impressive and inexperienced tourist or a person who had never come across a complete set of a tourist first-aid kit might think that for all this you need a separate backpack and a personal porter. It's not like that at all. A correctly assembled and arranged first-aid kit usually does not take up much space, because it is absolutely not necessary to take all of the above drugs.
Adhering to all points, you should choose the best. You can also put only blisters with tablets without the top packaging, but do not forget about the instructions for each drug.

It is recommended to transfer potions, solutions and other medicines produced in glass containers to plastic (this, of course, does not apply to ampoules for injections) and take other measures that can reduce the total volume.

Camping with children

If there will be at least one child in the tourist group, this must be taken into account. The list of drugs will not change, because children differ from adults only in age and heightened injustice, but it should be borne in mind that all drugs and medicines should be allowed for use by children. And of course, dressings and disinfectants will need to be taken with a margin.

And the last: do not be lazy to check all drugs for shelf life. If all these conditions are met, the trip will definitely end positively, even if some unpleasant nuances associated with health take place.

Watch the video: 10 Must-Haves for Your Hiking First-Aid Kit. REI (April 2020).