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Mountaineering First Aid Kit

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Quantity and Size


Aspirin/Ibuprofen/Acetaminophen 12 tablets/person Pain/fever relief
Antacid 6 tablets For indigestion or heartburn
Band-aids 12, 1" plus assorted Minor cuts
Butterfly bandage 6, various sizes Closing small wounds
Carlisle Battle Dressing 1, 4" (or sanitary napkin) Large bleeding wounds
Moleskin 1/2 package Padding blisters and hotspots
Needle 1 medium size Removing splinters, etc.
Tincture of Benzoin 1-oz. plastic bottle Painted on skin to make tape adhere more firmly
Antibacterial soap 1-oz. bottle Washing abrasions and cuts
Razor blade, single edge 1 Cutting tape, moleskin, etc.
Roller gauze 2 rolls, 2" x 5 yd. Holding gauze flats in place 
Steri-pad gauze 6, 4" x 4" Larger wounds
Tape, non-waterproof 2" roll Securing dressings, etc.
Triangular bandage 2 Supporting arm, dressing, splinting
Wire mesh splint 1 Splinting
Oral thermometer 1 Measure body temperature
Tweezers 1 Removing splinters
Prescription medicine As prescribed As prescribed


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