First Aid Kits for Winter Sports
With the winter in full force across Canada it is important to know how to stay safe when you’re having fun this season!
Mountain Sports: Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling
When heading up the mountain whether it be for a day trip or a leisurely stay it is important to bring a long safety supplies to prepare yourself for an emergency. First Aid Canada recommends smaller kits, which can be carried on person such as our Adventure Kit or Belt Pack Kit. These kits are designed to treat minor injuries occurring in an outdoor setting. WoundSeal, BzK wipes and bandages are a few of the items tightly packing into this kit for optimal minor injury treatment in an outdoor setting.
Hockey is Canada’s favourite sport! Whether you’re on a team or playing recreationally it is important to take the necessary precautions when participating on a surface like ice as it can be very dangerous. There are exclusive kits available from First Aid Canada for hockey teams, such as the Hockey Coach/Trainer Kit. If you are playing recreationally on a pond or ice skating for fun on local outdoor rinks you may want to consider an Adventure or Hikers' Kit.
Ice fishing is one of Canadian’s favourite pastimes, however it can be extremely dangerous! Along with making sure you never trust the ice (always be aware of the thickness and quality) you should always arrive prepared. This means taking along a quality first aid kit such as a Wilderness Kit or an Emergency Survival Kit and extra supplies such as wool blankets which are available in 30% Wool and 50% Wool.
May you have the most enjoyable winter season!