I always bring a tackle box full of first aid supplies. Nothing out of the ordinary, just your typical items:
- all sizes and types band aids
- ice packs
- aloe vera or Solarcaine for sunburns
- rubbing alcohol or antispectic wipes
- a roll of gauze
- saline eye wash
- swimmers ear drops
- lavendar – works amazing for bug bites!
I do have a tendency to go a little overboard on the medicines that I bring. You never know when someone is going to get sick on the boat and as I’ve mentioned many times, supplies are hard to find!
- Pepto Bismol
- Tums or antacid of choice
- Poison Ivy/Oak Soap
- Calamine Lotion
- Hydrocortisone Cream
- Benadryl and Claritin
- Cold Meds/Cough Drops
Emergency Services ARE available on the lake but they take a while to get to you and you will want to have a decent idea of where you are when you call 911. My niece fell through the door to the upper doghouse one year and we thought she had broke her arm. It was dark out and we didn’t have any way to get to shore so they came to us.