Don’t Go Camping Without These Outdoor Essentials!

A camping holiday is as Kiwi as jandals, beach cricket and bbq sausages wrapped in bread. Whether it’s by a beach, lake or river, or in a paddock in the middle of nowhere, it’s a cheap way to get into the great outdoors. But what do you do about the itches, blisters, bites, stings and burns that come with every great camping trip? Read on to find out!

Camping First Aid Essentials - ManukaRx East Cape Mānuka Oil Ointment

Outdoor Essentials You Have to Pack For Camping


If you’re doing a lot of tramping or day walks, consider specialised blister plasters. Suede tape is expensive, but it can be cut into the perfect shape and is very effective at prevention as well as repair.

Hand Sanitiser

A hand sanitiser is great when picnicking or when away from clean running water. A small amount goes a long way to preventing tummy bugs.

Charcoal Capsules

If somebody does get a stomach upset, consider activated charcoal capsules.  Activated charcoal binds toxins and helps to remove them from the body. It also helps to alleviate gas and bloating.

After Sun

If someone in your camping group gets sunburned, the most effective remedy is to keep the affected area cold and apply aloe vera gel regularly. Drinking lots of water is a good idea too.

A Multi-Use Ointment

There are many products in the market that offer relief for bug bites and stings, chafing, burns, small cuts and abrasions, but only a few take care of ALL of these problems. ManukaRx Ointment helps with almost any kind of skin complaint, cuts and burns, and even to soothe those annoying mozzie bites.

The East Cape mānuka oil in our Mānuka Oil Ointment is antibacterial, plus it contains other valuable ingredients - such as beeswax, shea butter and cocoa butter – which help to moisturise, protect and support natural healing.

Camping First Aid Kit Basics

A simple first aid kit ensures most minor problems are dealt with effectively, and something everyone should have ready on a trip to the outdoors. 

Kit content



1 box

Antiseptic wipes


Crepe bandages


Diastop/ similar medicine for diarrhoea

1 pack

Disposable gloves

2 pairs


1 bottle

Insect repellent

1 bottle


1 tube


1 pack

Saline solution 30 ml




Splinter probes


Sterile dressings in various sizes



1 bottle



Tape 25mm x 5m


Triangular bandage with safety pins



These are our camping essentials to be ready for anything the elements throw at you, and make sure to pick up our Mānuka Oil Ointment to perfect your outdoor first aid kit!

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