Summer will be here before you know it, and that means camping and all the fun activities that come with it! Before heading off into the great outdoors, plan ahead for those “owie” moments and make it fun, too! Camping with small children can be a challenge—one way to make it easier and be ready for all the unexpected boo boos is by creating a portable emergency kit that will fit right into your bag or backpack.
The least expensive way to create a portable emergency kit is to use a quart size freezer bag. Why a freezer bag and not just a plain storage bag? Freezer bags are made with a heavier grade of plastic to resist punctures, and assures you a more waterproof container for emergency supplies. After all, what good is a bandage if its soaking wet? You can also construct your own bag with your own specific dimensions by purchasing light weight plastic by the yard (found at fabric stores), fabric and snaps. Kits made with fabric can be treated with waterproof spray to protect the contents. Don’t want to make your own but want something cute and practical? Buy a cute one online at the Ouch Pouch Shop!
Some ideas for items to include in your portable emergency kit:
Travel size facial tissues
Tweezers (for splinter removal!)
Aloe Vera Gel
Medications (Tylenol, ibuprofen, antacids)
Stickers or lollipops for the injured party ♥
These items come in many sizes, so choose what works for your family. You’ll want to be able to take this with you for any activity, so travel sizes work well. Whether it’s camping, biking, hiking, fishing, a day at the beach, you’ll be ready for anything—just toss it in your bag and go!