Traveling around the Alaskan wilderness can be fun, but it can also be dangerous. If you’re not prepared for life in the wild, you might want to do more research. Not only should you have the right camping gear, but you should also know what to pack in your RV first aid kit. Including the essentials will ensure that you can bandage wounds, keep yourself warm, and be found should you become stranded. At A&M RV Center, we take safety very seriously, so here’s what we suggest you pack in your first aid kit.

What to Keep in Your RV First Aid Kit

The Basics

When it comes to packing your first aid kit, stick to the basics for survival in the Alaskan wilderness:

  • Gauze
  • Bandages
  • Medical tape
  • Ice or heat packs
  • Sterile pads and gloves
  • Tweezers
  • Burn cream 
  • Pain medications such as Tylenol or aspirin
  • Scissors 
  • Thermometer

Many of these items come standard in first aid kits that are available at retail stores. Still, before you head out on an adventure, look these supplies over and restock as needed. Other essentials to pack include a compass, signal flares, and a flashlight should your RV break down or you get lost and need to be found.

Personal Items

Depending on when you’re traveling around the state, some nights can get chilly. The lakes and streams can also remain rather chilly, even during the summertime. So, you need to pack some personal items such as long, thermal socks, thermal heat blankets, and flint for building a fire. For regular campers, these items are a no-brainer, but for someone new to the camping and RV lifestyle, these items should always be included in your first aid kit. 

Preventative Items

Alaska is full of wildlife, including bugs and spiders. To keep these pesky creatures away from you, your family, and your RV, make sure you pack some bug spray. This doesn’t necessarily have to go into your first aid kit, but pack it in the RV where it will be easily accessible. You should also keep various strengths of sunscreen and chapstick handy, especially if you plan on hiking or spending a lot of time in the sun. 

Rent with Confidence

Your experience and journey around Alaska starts with a reliable RV rental from A&M RV Center. We have various RV sizes and campers, including our largest that can sleep up to eight people. All of our RVs are thoroughly inspected and regularly maintained so that you can drive off the lot with confidence. We also have ATVs and UTVs for sale if you’re looking for a fun new toy to take with you out on those wilderness trails. To reserve your RV out of Anchorage, AK, check us out online or contact us today at (907) 279-5508.