Getting the most out of your first aid kit

Getting the most out of your first aid kit

Whether you're hiking, camping, or engaging in any other outdoor activity, having a first aid kit on hand is a relief. The nearest clinic or hospital could be miles away, and having some of the essentials can help you while you wait. And with a first aid kit like Near Zero's, you're prepared for any situation, giving you peace of mind. 

Near Zero has a quality first aid kit that fits perfectly in The DEAN and only weighs 6 ounces. It's stocked with 55-items and is perfect for the car, travel, camping, backpacking or hiking. Waterproof and Ultralight. We have custom built the ideal kit, which includes essential items that are not easily found with other comparable first aid kits, such as duck tape, medial tape wrap, coin wipe cleaning towels, scissors, pencil, and much more! Well stocked with enough items to treat up to 3 people on a day hike. 



1 - Carry Case
1 - Waterproof Inner Bag
1 - First Aid Guide
1 - Pencil
1 - Duck Tape, 2 in x 24 in
4 - Cleaning Towels, 9 in x 14 in

10 - Adhesive Bandages, 3/4 in x 3 in
3 - Knuckle Adhesive Bandages, 1 1/2 in x 3 in
1 - Knee/Elbow Adhesive Bandages, 2 in x 4 in
3 - Butterfly Adhesive Bandages
2 - Sterile Gauze Pads, 2 x 2 inches
2 - Sterile Gauze Pads, 3 x 3 inches
2 - Sterile Non-Adherent Pads, 3 x 4 inches
2 - Triple Antibiotic Ointment
3 - Antiseptic Wipes, 5 in x 6 3/4 in
2 - Alcohol Prep Pads, 1 x 2 1/3 inches
1 - Slik Tape, 1/2 in x 5 yards
1 - Elastic Athletic Wrap, 1 in x 5 yards
1 - Moleskin, 2 x 4 inches
2 - Hydrogel Foot Bandages
2 - Sting and Itch Relief Wipes
2 - Cotton Tipped Applicators

1 - Scissors
1 - Tweezers
3 - Safety Pins
2 - Medical Gloves (1 pair)

Other items we suggest taking are medications, including things like ibuprofen as well as materials to make a wrap or splint. There are many objects that you likely have on your itinerary that aren't necessarily for first aid but will help you save space in your pack if you don't have room for additional first aid equipment, including:  

If you feel like you come from an accident-prone family or get sick easily, some of the other tools and supplies we suggest packing with your first aid are: 

  • Thermometer 
  • Emergency heat reflect blanket
  • CPR mask
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Eye drops

To help you stay just a phone call away from emergency teams, take a portable phone charger with you or get a two-way radio that you can use to send distress signals. 

We want you to have near-zero stress during our next adventure, so we have our first aid kit with all the essentials! We want you to have many adventures for years to come so you can create memories that will last a lifetime. 

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