The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage route full of mysticism and magic, with all the charm of a route full of history, art, gastronomy, nature and, above all, personal and spiritual growth. A challenge that entails a great physical effort, but an enormous reward. And although along the route it is common to find the slogan "No pain, no glory" (No pain, no glory), referring to the blisters that appear on the feet after long days of walking, you can always prevent or cure if we take with us a first aid kit for the Camino de Santiago provided with everything necessary for any mishap.
you can find a variety of products
ideal for skin care, especially feet, in addition to soaps, sunscreens or insect repellents. In this article we offer a series of recommendations on what to take in the first aid kit for the Camino de Santiago and get it right.
Essential items for a first aid kit for the Camino de Santiago
One of the first steps to take when preparing a first aid kit is to get a small or medium-sized waterproof bag in which to place all the personal care items. This is a good way to ensure that nothing gets lost and that nothing gets stained or wet if you spill any of the liquid products (soaps, hydrogen peroxide, Betadine, rubbing alcohol, etc.) or any of the creams.
In addition to carrying a good toiletry bag, it is also advisable to buy products in small sizes or in travel format. A simple trick that will save space and reduce the weight of your backpack. Along the same lines, it is also advisable to opt for small refillable bottles or jars. This way, you can refill the bottles with products you have at home or with items in family format, which are always cheaper.
Among the essential items in your travel first-aid kit:
- Painkillers such as aspirin or paracetamol.
- Dressings for blisters and sores.
- A sewing needle, thread and small scissors for treating blisters.
- Betadine, Cristalmine or any other antiseptic, as well as a disinfectant for healing wounds and blisters.
- Sanitary alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.
- Sterile gauze.
- adhesive tape for securing bandages.
- Topical or oral antihistamines to soothe itching and stinging from stings.
- Analgesic anti-inflammatory cream for muscle pain.
- An anti-diarrhoeal medicine.
- Vaseline for chafing.
- Sunscreen (Minimum SPF 30 and UVA, UVB and IR protection).
- A moisturising cream.
- A cocoa bar to moisturise the lips.
- Nail clippers.
- Hand soap.
- Hydroalcoholic gel.
- Bath gel and mild shampoo.
- Surgical masks or FPP2.
- Hairbrush or comb.
To these basic items you can add all those sanitary or hygiene products that you use or need on a daily basis. A list of products that you can buy comfortably, at very interesting prices and with good advice in online pharmacies with Farmacias Direct. An excellent option to get the most complete and practical first aid kit for the Camino de Santiago.