Minimalist First Aid Kit for San Salvador, Bahamas

We take a First Aid Kit with us everywhere we go. The size of the kit varies greatly depending on the type of trip and destination. When we went to Myanmar the kit was extensive as we did not know whether we would be able to find supplies if we needed them. For a dive trip to the Bahamas we are taking a minimalist First Aid Kit.

The overall list is shown in the Packing List section of the blog. We review the list and cross off the items we will not take. Here is the list of supplies that are coming with us to San Salvador.

  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Band-aids – various sizes
  • Blister Cure
  • Canesten
  • Ciproflaxin
  • Claritin / Benadryl
  • Ear Plugs
  • Ear Drying Drops (liquids bag)
  • Emery Board
  • Eye Drops (liquids bag)
  • Hydrocortizone (liquids bag)
  • Immodium
  • Insect Repellant (liquids bag)
  • Laxative
  • Tums / Zantec
  • Metamucil
  • Moleskin
  • Otravin (liquids bag)
  • Pins
  • Polysporin (liquids bag)
  • Scissors (liquids bag)
  • Sewing Kit w/needle
  • Sunscreen (liquids bag)
  • Throat Lozenges
  • Tweezers
  • Tylenol / Advil
  • Tylenol Sinus
  • Vitamins
First Aid Kit supplies

First Aid Kit supplies

These supplies will cover basic scratches, injuries, blisters, colds and upset stomachs. Anything more serious and we make a trip to the drug store, doctor or ER, if not on San Salvador then in Nassau.

We use the smallest bottles or tubes we can find. Some of the items travel in the 1 litre liquid bags. We carry the scissors in the liquids bag as we have had questions about them previously and the liquids bag is already out to go through the security x-ray. The remaining supplies fit into a sandwich size ziploc and are packed in a rollie suitcase.

First Aid Kit packed and items for liquids bag

First Aid Kit packed and items for liquids bag


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