(NOTE: Some items are not approved to have for Boy Scout Campouts. Have your Scout Master verify and approve any items in your camping box in advance of a campout!)
First thing you need is a plastic tool box. Don't go metal. Too heavy and rust is a problem. I went to the Home Depot and bought a 22" Husky Tool box. They are the best boxes by far. These boxes hold up well and have good storage! This box was only $8 and had 2 removable trays on top which are very handy and give me just that much more storage. One tray is for my First Aid Supplies. EAsy to get to and I can pull it out of the tool box without taking the whole box with me.
Step 1: What You'll Need - First Aid Box
- First Aid Kit - Bandages, bandaids, tape, iodine, alcohol pads, non-latex gloves. Pack a First Aid manual with you. Its always a great
idea to read up on your first aid to be prepared for the unexpected http://www.bsatroop680.org/documents/firstaid.pdf .
- Insect and Snake bite kits - May never use it, but you'll wish you had it one if you get bit.
- Benedryl tablets - Antihistimine is good to have in case of an allergic reaction, allergys, and itching due to bug bites and rash
symptoms. (NOTE: Medication, even over the counter, should be checked in on BSA approved trips!)
Read up before venturing out, especially if you have kids. Most injuries are scrapes and cuts, but remeber there are spiders and snakes as well as poison ivy and poson oak. Read up on the different types of plants and insects so you can be ready in case the worst happens.