July 26th, 2011
First aid, for most of us most of the time, is about comfort rather than survival and everybody benefits from a simple first aid course (try St John Ambulance – www.sja.org.uk). In an ideal world, all outdoor enthusiasts and travellers would pack a first aid kit with their gear and know what to do in an emergency. Rather than pack a huge kit to try to cover all possibilities, it’s a good idea to keep a core of items that form the basis and add to it as appropriate for a longer trip or trek. Keeping a box of useful items at home means it takes no time to customise the basic first aid kit.