Some First-Aid Essentials Every Trail Runner Needs

When you know you'll be out of the urban sprawl and easy access to medical care, here's the first-aid items you should always have on hand.

When you are running in the wilderness having some first-aid products on-hand is vital. Whether you slip and fall on a rock or—gasp!—get some extra mosquito bites you didn’t expect, it is always best to be prepared.


Stash these items in your trunk to care for any accidents that may occur on the run.

Revamp Your First-Aid Kit:

Soothe Itchy Bug Bites

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Lanacane First Aid Spray 2-in-1 Fast Acting Pain Relief
$7 for 3.5 oz.,

Aveeno 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream
$6 for 1 oz.,

Remove Thorns, Cactus Needles and Splinters

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Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezer

Give Your Wounds a Deep (But Gentle) Clean

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Walgreens True Easy Oral Syringe

Band-Aid Hurt-Free Antiseptic Wash
$4 for 6 oz.,

Cover It

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Curad Pro-Gauze Sterile Pads
$3 for 25,

Neosporin Antibiotic Ointment
$6 for 0.5 oz.,