UTV First Aid

UTV First Aid Kits

What do you keep in your UTV first aid kit?

It’s always best to prepare when you’re heading out on a ride. Although most of our adventures will be exciting, fun and without incident, there is always a chance that something could go wrong. When that time comes, you’ll want to be ready. To help with this, we always keep an extensive first aid kit with us when we’re out on the trail. It’s hard to be prepared for every situation, but we like to try. Here is a list of some of the most useful items we like to have on hand:

Personal Protection:
  • Nitrile Gloves (several pair)
  • CPR mask
  • Hand sanitizer


Wound Care:
  • Adhesive bandages (several sizes)
  • Gauze (nonstick pads and rolled)
  • Second Skin
  • Athletic tape
  • Irrigation syringe
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Povidone-iodine Solution
  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment
  • Moleskin for blisters
  • Trauma scissors


Bites and Stings:
  • Calamine Lotion
  • After-Bite ointment
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Instant Cold Packs
  • Aspirin – For Pain, Fever, Inflammation
  • Ibuprofen – For Pain, Fever, Inflammation
  • Acetaminophen – For Pain, Fever, Inflammation
  • Antihistamines/Benadryl – For itching or swelling
  • Cough and Cold tablets
  • Antacids/calcium carbonate
  • Anti-diarrheal/loperamide


Other Injuries:
  • Aluminum foam splint
  • Wire or SAM Splint
  • Compression wraps
  • Instant Heat Packs
  • Ace bandages
  • Burn Gel ointment with Pain reliever
  • Triangular bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Sun Block
  • Chapstick
  • Gold Bond


Of course, one size does not fit all when it comes to a UTV first aid kit. This list is not all-inclusive, but it is what we’ve found to be the most useful. We feel that you can never be too prepared. Make sure to take into account the type of terrain you’ll be riding in, the length of your rides, and the weather conditions when considering what to take with you.

What do you carry with you on your rides? We’d love to hear from you.