According to Statista, “About 47% hunters experience minor injuries when they are on hunting.” An injury, either major or minor must need protection. First aid kits work proficiently in this regard to prevent minor injuries.
An old says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” However, the hunters should follow the advice of medical instructions on hunting. Because nobody wants to get back from hunting with an injury, which can be protected.
First aid, by means, is a skill to help the injured people before arriving the professionals. Some basic procedures like cleaning or applying bandage or ointment to stop bleeding, followed by instructions, can make a difference between life and death.
On the bright side, using first aid kit is the most important in hunting where you won’t get privileges by dialing 911 for a minor accident.
In this article, I’d like to share which first aid kits you have to take in your hunting backpack.
Why First Aid Kits Are Important for Hunting
Safety aid kits are important, but you won’t pack all the medical equipment in your backpack. In fact, first aid kits add a safety layer to enjoy your hunting.
Preparing for Unexpected Accident
An accident isn’t a predictable thing to happen. In contrast, you can’t ignore anything to happen seriously when you’re on hunting.
Think, what will you do if you get a cut on a finger? An emergency is a far away from the jungle or getting help from 911 for this matter is not a wise one.
You just need a bandage and an antiseptic ointment. Everything to protect a minor injury like that is available in your kit box.
Do you think that you’ll get enough time to call a professional in a jungle? Or, you can experience slight scratch from the tree unexpectedly. So, will you wait long to get the treatment from medical center?
Never. Your kits will be handy enough on this matter to cure the slight injury. A first aid safety kits may not cure severe injury but can decrease the severity for a long time.
Minor Injury Treatment
Imagine, you’ve to get back from hunting for firearm wounds or Knife penetration. Would it be a wise decision when simple measures can prevent this mishap?
A hunter must be experiencing hunting related mishaps, but he also should take necessary treatment to prevent minor mishaps. However, measuring minor ailments will help to cure serious morbidity in the long-run.
Less Risk for Major Accident
National Medical Survey for hunting-related injuries says that almost half of shooters fall into the injury during the 9-day gun shooting on deer. Though nobody died yet, a remarkable number of them have been suffering a serious injury for ignoring the firearms wounds.
In the jungle, though it’s not possible to take major operation first aid can minimize the risk. It’ll help you in some acts like poisonous insect bites, falling, knife or arms penetrations, fainting or severe eye infection.
Types of first aid kits you can take for hunting
You needn’t take all the medical equipment for hunting. You just need to learn how to use first aid kits. Then, take all those elements which are essential and lightweight.
You can buy a commercial pack that includes everything. On the other hand, it’d be best to buy a manual product if you need customization such as more ointment or bandage.
You’ll get all the medical equipment in nearby pharmacy, medical center, authorized drug store or departmental store. You can also buy first aid kits pack from online. But, all the way, we suggest to pick up the kits as you need.
Here is a list which includes everything a hunter should take on hunting.
- Medical gloves to ensure safety
- Thermometer to measure body temperature
- Travel size bottle of hydrogen peroxide for preventing infections
- Duct Tape for stop bleeding
- Several sizes of gauze pads (sterile and non-sterile)
- Butterfly Sutures to close up small wounds
- Aspirin, Codeine, Chemical Ice Bags or Lidocaine as painkiller
- Antihistamine for small allergy & EpiPen or Epinephrine for life-threatening allergy.
- Unique medical equipment for the disease you are suffering from nausea or arthritis.
- Fingernail clippers, antiseptic wipes or soap for cleaning or grooming tools
- Ruta or Symphytum medicine for suspected severe bone injuries before visiting the doctor.
- Sterile for eye washing & eye dressings
- Sterile needles and surgical blades for cutting safely
- Travel size bottle of rubbing alcohol
- SAM splint for neck injuries
We never hope you’ll fall into injury on hunting. Also, preparation is the best safety to prevent any accident. First aid kits will provide the best preparation for any minor ailment.
Hunting is exciting but also dangerous too. Your caution will give you much amusement. But never to let your family members know where you are. Your safety should be a top priority for your passion and profession.
Brian Millar is the owner and author of Backpackreviewed. Brian spent every possible minute outside. His passion for the outdoors led him to earn a degree in Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2010. A guy who is trying to get away from his desk so that he can fish, hunt, travel and just be in outdoors!!!