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Wilderness First Aid Kit Checklists (PDFs)

Packing a well thought out wilderness first aid kit is no easy feat! While there are some really good ready made first aid kits out there, there are also some really poor ones hiding amongst them. We suggest either making your own from the list below or shopping for a kit made by Adventure Medical Kits. As a company Adventure Medical Kits has devoted time and resources to develop the best wilderness focused first aid kits on the market. So if you are looking to get a whole new kit we would recommend using one of their products as a base and then add to it.

If you already have a first aid kit or would like to build one entirely on your own we stock a variety of specialized products to provide the highest quality of care. Below you will find some downloadable wilderness first aid kit checklists for three different first aid kits:

The Ultralight 

Ultralight First Aid Kit
The Ultralight is the lightest and smallest of all of our wilderness first aid kits. It should only be carried alone by experienced first aiders who are able to think critically and improvise to a large degree. I use it when on ultralight multi-day backpacking trips with experienced trip partners. If traveling in larger groups or with less experienced individuals this is not the kit for you, you will want to move on to the Standard.

The Standard

Standard First Aid Kit
The Standard first aid kit it perfect for most adventurers who are going out on day trips or multi-day trips with friends and family. I will also use it on over seas trips with a few extra additions. I like to keep the contents of my standard first aid kit in a Outdoor Research medium Backcountry Organizer, its an excellent pouch. If you are looking for a comparable kit that is ready made you should check out Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight and Water Tight 0.7 or 0.9, then you can just add a few extras.

The Extreme

The extreme first aid kit has been designed with guides and individuals going on extended expeditions in mind. It is suitable for larger groups and longer duration trips, it is also the kit that I keep in my car for car camping, road side assistance and availability of additional supplies once I have hiked out.


These wilderness first aid kit checklists can serve as helpful guides when stocking your kit and ensuring you have everything you might need. Have feedback? Think we’re missing a few things? Let us know!


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  1. Philip March 5, 2017 at 3:05 am - Reply

    This is some great info. I like the various options listed. Can put a list together with purchase links?

    • Morgan March 7, 2017 at 1:31 am - Reply

      Hi Philip! I will work on additional posts with links for purchasing each of the items. If you already have a first aid kit and are just looking to supplement with a few specialized items I would recommend finding a homecare pharmacy in your area. A lot of the individual things are hard to find online, especially if you just want one or two. If you find a homecare pharmacy, or hospital pharmacy locally you should be able to get everything no problem.

  2. Gabriel December 8, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    I’m trying to understand where to download the pdf’s but I can not find them

    • Morgan December 9, 2018 at 9:32 pm - Reply

      Hi Gabriel – Sorry about that! One of the plugins for the website needed an update. They should be available now.

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