No matter where you are in the world, how much you have planned, or how much you have paid for your trip: there are times when life just happens. Your daughter scrapes her elbow on the waterslide. A wasp stings your husband. Your perfect new walking shoes give you a blister. No trip goes off without some kind of hitch, but if you’re ready, it won’t ruin your otherwise perfect vacation.
Before your next trip, throw an Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight and Watertight Kit into your luggage and you’re ready for anything.
This emergency medical kit is a basic of travel preparedness. It’s a lightweight nylon bag, filled with everything you need to deal with any minor emergency packed inside an inner bag that is waterproof, leak-proof and airtight. I know I never leave home without a medical kit. With a 10-year-old son who loves exploring, there is always a cut or a bruise or a bump or a sting to be dealt with, and I would be nuts not to see it coming and have everything I need handy.
The kit contains sterile bandages, gauze, duct tape, scissors, tick remover, bug bite relief, antiseptic wipes, tweezers and sterile gloves. Trust me, it has everything you need in terms of emergency medical supplies, like the perfect insurance policy against minor bumps and bruises.
Of course, any major illnesses or incidents will have to be dealt with by a health professional. All cruise ships have a medical clinic and a doctor on board, and we definitely recommend you invest in the appropriate level of travel insurance before you leave. That’s just an extra piece of mind that’s good on any kind of trip abroad.
For those smaller emergencies, however, the Adventure Medical Kit packs what you need for first aid and safety, and that can be really reassuring when you’re out in the middle of the Caribbean Sea with something minor, but highly annoying, like a splinter.
The kit weighs next to nothing, and takes up nearly no space in your luggage. Even my friends who are campers and backpackers love the Adventure Medical Kit, so you know it’s easy to carry. The waterproof inner bag also makes it ideal for any trip on the water, so you know your bandages are always dry.
Inside the kit are the basics: Moleskin dressing, wound closure strips and tincture of Benzoin, sterile dressings and bandages and of course duct tape for repairs with precision splinters and forceps. There are adhesive bandages of multiple sizes. The medications in the kit are After Bite Wipe, Ibuprofen, antihistamine and antibacterial wipes and ointment.
Of course everyone hopes that their trip will go smoothly, and most of the time it does. Don’t let that rare cut, sting, rash or burn ruin the great time you were having on your cruise! So, before you start packing for your next trip, click here to get your Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight and Watertight Kit into your carry on, and be ready for anything!