The 10 Essentials are a collection of emergency and first aid items you need to carry with you. It is not enough to just have a basic first aid kit, which most people do. You need to know what the most important must-have items are for your situation and ensure that you have them on hand at all times.
In this article, we will discuss the 10 essential supplies that make up a complete emergency medical kit for those who spend their time outdoors in rural areas or far away from hospitals and other medical facilities.
The best way to have these things ready is to build a kit that you can carry with you at all times, like an emergency go-bag. Then, when you need it, it will be there for you. If the kit is bigger and too bulky to carry around with you, then make sure it is kept in your car or other readily available location.
First Aid Kit:
A first aid kit will always be your best resource for administering first aid. In the event of an accident, whether it is a broken bone or an otherwise serious ailment, it will be in your best interest to take care of the problem as soon as possible.
For this reason, it is wise to have a first aid kit close at hand at all times. This will eliminate the problem of not having the right supplies on hand when you need them. A first aid kit is compact enough to be carried on your person and will fit into any pocket or bag you want to put it in.
It is highly recommended that you create a first aid kit that includes space for a few common medications as well as dressings and such.
Map and Compass/GPS:
Extra Water and a Way to Purify it:
Like oxygen, water is an important substance that our body needs to survive. It is important to bring water with you on a day trip to replace fluids that you lose through sweating, to stay alert and to flush out waste products of the body. Not bringing enough water can lead to discomfort and it can slow you down.
Rain Gear and Extra Clothing:
Safety Items: Fire, light, and a whistle:
Knife or Multi-purpose Tool:
Sunscreen and Sun Glasses: