I spoke before about First Aid Kits and what sort of things you could carry with you in your walking bag (the post is here )but today’s “Best” post looks at kits that you can purchase, ready made up, and carry with you…
The first one that I really like is this one that can be purchased in Boots. It is designed for travel (holidays) but is perfectly equipped with things that can be of assistance to an injured walker. The kit contains things to treat cuts, insect bites, blisters and a range of other things too and has the St John seal of approval.
My second favorite is this one from Lifesystems which has been recommended by the Duke Of Edinborough’s Award (a youth awards programme where walking is part of the award). It contains items to treat cuts, grazes and all manner of other wounds that can be sustained when out walking.
The third choice would be this one from Eurekadirect. While it is aimed at cyclists it contains the basics that you would need on a walk should you need to treat cuts, grazes or blisters.
I like all three of these kits and they would comfortably fit into a rucksack, not taking up too much space or adding much weight to your pack but offering reassurance.
Do you have a first aid kit? Did you buy it or make it up yourself? What is the most useful item you have in yours?