Q. Dear Gear Guy, I’m going backpacking and need a first aid kit that’s small and lightweight because I don’t have a lot of room in my pack. What would you recommend?
– Prepared Matthew, Collierville, Tenn.
A. Hey Matthew! Good on you for thinking ahead and packing a first-aid kit. For a small, lightweight kit, consider the Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight .5 ($17; adventuremedicalkits.com). It weighs just 3.67 ounces and is packed inside a waterproof bag with enough medical supplies to handle minor injuries and such. Adventure Medical Kits also has lots of other options with no-nonsense first-aid kits for any activity and groups of any size. Remember, you can always build your own first-aid kit, tailoring it to exactly what you think you’ll need on your backpacking trip and store it all in a Ziploc bag. Be safe out there!
Ask the Gear GuyNot sure which gear to buy? Need tips for maintaining your equipment? Click here to send in your questions for the Gear Guy. Selected questions will be answered here and in the printed magazine.
Inspire Leadership, Foster Values: Donate to Scouting
When you give to Scouting, you are making it possible for young people to have extraordinary opportunities that will allow them to embrace their true potential and become the remarkable individuals they are destined to be.Donate Today