Handy Optional Items
- Duct tape
- Pocket knife
- Pocket saw
- Super glue
- Small mirror for reflecting sunlight as a signal
Back at Home
Once you've returned home, take the time to inspect your camping first aid kit. Make sure everything is clean and in good order, and remember to re-stock any items that were used or have expired. This is also an excellent opportunity to think back on your trip and add items that would have been good to have on hand.
The need for first aid is usually triggered by an emergency, and an emergency is certainly not the time to be digging through a stuffed backpack or storage compartment looking for your kit. Make sure your kit is easily accessible at all times, and that everyone in your camping party knows where it's located.