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Every hunter, backpacker, survivalist, and really anyone who spends any extended amount of time in the wilderness knows that a first aid kit is an essential piece of gear that you don’t leave home without. All it takes is a broken bone or a infected wound and what was previously a fun excursion into the outdoors turns into a potential life or death situation. In these kinds of situations, a first aid kit keeps a bad situation from turning into one of critical danger – you can splint a bone, disinfect/clean a wound, and so forth.
Having a first aid kit with you when you venture into the outdoors is basic survival 101 stuff – it’s right up there with telling friends or family where you’re going when you go on an excursion.
What type of survival first aid kit do you need?
Obviously, depending on the length and intensity of your outdoor adventures, the size and exact supplies your ideal survival first aid kit will have should vary. We’ve tried to include a range of different sizes and “intensities” of survival first aid kits in this list – some are larger and suitable for more serious situations (like disaster scenarios), and some are more portable and good for shorter excursions and lesser injuries.
We’ve chosen what we think are the best survival first aid kits available. These first aid kits tick all the right boxes when it comes to emergency first aid supplies. If you have EMT or medic training (or if you’re a doctor), many of these first aid kits can and should be supplemented with some prescription drugs and other resources that only medical professionals can get access to (like antibiotics, anti venom, and so forth).