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First-Aid Kit Necessities Cheshire CT

If you buy an off-the-shelf medical kit, you might assume that, because it was professionally prepared, it must be perfect. And for the most part, they can be. But you should know exactly what is in the kit, and know what should be in the kit. If needed, you can then adjust whatever first-aid kit you buy to contain all the basic essentials. You can also add personal-need items, such as prescription medications, motion sickness remedies that work for you, etc.

Totoket Valley MH & RV Park
(203) 484-0099
New Haven, CT
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Laundry
Recreation
River Fishing

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Kettletown State Park
(203) 264-5169
Southbury, CT
Campground Availability
18-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Gentile''s Campground
(800) 421-7116, (860) 283-8437
223 Mount Tobe Road Route 262
Plymouth, CT
Campground Availability
110 Total Camp/RV Sites, 110 Electric and Water, 50 Full Hookups, 15 Pull-Thru Sites, 20 Seasonal,
Services
Cable TV, Dump Station, Pets Welcome, Phone Service at Site, Propane, Store,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Planned Activities, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool,

Little City Campground
(800) 421-7116, (860) 345-4886
741 Little City Road
Higganum, CT
Campground Availability
50 Total Camp/RV Sites, 50 Electric and Water,
Services
Laundry, Pets Welcome, Propane,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Recreation Hall, Swimming - Lake, Swimming Pool,

Sterling Park Campground
(860) 564-8777
Sterling, CT
Campground Availability
Mid Apr thru Columbus Day
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Black Rock State Park
(860) 283-8088
Thomaston, CT
Campground Availability
16-Apr thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pond Fishing, Stream Fishing, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Totoket Valley RV Park
(800) 421-7116, (203) 484-0099
244 Foxon Road
North Branford, CT
Campground Availability
17 Total Camp/RV Sites, 13 20 Amp Service, 13 30 Amp Service, 13 50 Amp Service, 17 Electric and Water, 13 Electric Only, 13 Full Hookups, 13 Sideouts,
Services
Cable TV, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Phone Service at Site,
Recreation
Fishing,

Branch Brook Campground
(800) 421-7116, (860) 283-8144
435 Watertown Road
Thomaston, CT
Campground Availability
68 Total Camp/RV Sites, 36 30 Amp Service, 32 50 Amp Service, 68 Electric and Water, 68 Full Hookups, 45 Max RV Length, 1 No Hookups, 2 Pull-Thru Sites,
Services
Cable TV, Internet Access at Specific Locations in Park, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Phone Service at Site, Propane, Store,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Boating, Canoe Rentals, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Kayak Rentals, Non-motorized Boat Rentals, Swimming Pool,

White Memorial Family Campground (Point Folly)
(860) 567-0089
Litchfield, CT
Campground Availability
Early May thru Columbus Day
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Nickerson Park Family Campground
(860) 455-0007
Chaplin, CT
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, River Swimming, Float Trips, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field

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Is Your First-Aid Kit Complete?


From the Pages of Camping Life Magazine

Every camper and RVer should carry a first-aid kit, because Mother Nature is not always nurturing or maternal. But which kit is right for you?

If you buy an off-the-shelf medical kit, you might assume that, because it was professionally prepared, it must be perfect. And for the most part, they can be. But you should know exactly what is in the kit, and know what should be in the kit. If needed, you can then adjust whatever first-aid kit you buy to contain all the basic essentials. You can also add personal-need items, such as prescription medications, motion sickness remedies that work for you, etc.

When you go shopping for your camping first-aid kit, there are some components that should rise high on your list of “must have” items. If those items are not already in the kit, they can be added after purchase.

That brings us to my list of the items that I believe should absolutely without fail be in your kit. I placed these in alphabetical order, rather than in order of importance, because they are all important. If they’re not already in your kit, look for these products at a medical supply store or drug store, or ask your doctor where you might obtain these items.

Antibiotic/pain-relieving cream. We carry Neosporin + Pain Relief, a first aid cream that can be used on open injuries to fight infection and alleviate pain. Bactine is another good product for instant topical pain relief caused by scrapes, cuts and bug bites, as well as for antibiotic protection.

Antimicrobial hand wipes. These are used for cleaning the area around wounds, and for cleaning the hands that will be treating the injury. Before you begin your wilderness nursing duties, consider how carefully doctors scrub their hands and arms before working on a patient. That’s what this item is for.

Bandages. An assortment of sizes to fit everything from little fingers with an “oweee” to big ugly cuts. Butterfly bandages or Steri-Strips are especially handy for closing wide-open slices until stitches can be taken at an emergency room. Add to the bandage category sterile pads in a variety of sizes, and medical tape that can be used to hold the pads to the skin to cover injuries that are too large for regular adhesive bandages.

Insect repellent. Bug bites can evolve into infected sores, so it’s best to keep the critters at bay by using a good repellent. Discuss this with your doctor or pediatrician, so you can choose a product that is appropriate for your family.

Moist burn pads. These are pads that are saturated with sterile water and can be placed directly over a burn, scrape, cut or other injury to protect it from contamination. These are especially good for covering burns, because they help moisten the injury and are easier to remove than dry pads.

Moleskin. This is an adhesive flannel bandage that is used to provide cushioning protection around a blister or a hot spo...

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