Be prepared for all minor emergencies on board a watercraft with a dedicated boat first aid kit. All-purpose safety kits often feature brand-name supplies, such as medicine antiseptics, pain relief, bandages, treatment dressing, and more. These packs also come complete with advice on dealing with more common injuries and illnesses, as well as instructions on using the supplies in the correct manner.
Products in these survival packs often come organized in several different categorizes or compartments all dependent on injury type. For example, alcohol prep and ointment come grouped together for ease in locating supplies in a timely manner.
A marine first aid kit often comes complete with the following supplies – various sizes or adhesive bandages, burn cream packets, folding scissors, gauze roll, examination gloves, antiseptic towelettes, lip protection, motion sickness tables, sting relief pads, sterile trauma pads, tweezers, medical tape, insect repellent, tongue depressor, sun block lotion, antibiotic ointment, and a 24-hour bright stick.
For ease in storage and transit, these kits are housed in a compact plastic folder, rugged nylon bag, or hand-shelled case. If using an open boat it’s often a benefit to store supplies in waterproof bag with self-adhesive loops or hooks for a secure hold.
Apart from boating trips, a first aid product of this nature are equally useful for other outdoor pursuits, such as camping, backpacking, or hiking, as well as to store in a truck, RV, or workshop.
Whether it’s a day trip on a small runabout, a weekend excursion or blue water cruising these’s a boat first aid kit to suit the purpose. Save time and frustration with a survival pack in place designed to assist a boater.