You need the Trails N’ Tails First Aid Kit for yourself and your dog

If you read my review of Vessi’s Everyday Classic earlier this month, you may remember me mentioning that I had recently added a furry friend to my family. One of my favorite memories from this summer was taking my black labrador retriever to Itasca State Park for the first time. We had tons of fun taking her swimming for the first time, going on hikes, and sleeping in our tent together. While it was a simple one-night trip, I had one nagging thought in the back of my head: What if something went wrong? 

The truth is that in the midst of the chaos of packing, I had totally forgotten to pack any emergency items for my puppy. Even more so, I had not really even prepared our own emergency pack. All I had thought to bring were some bandaids and nail clippers. While this was just a simple trip, I disliked the nagging feeling that I could have relaxed more knowing that I had a sufficient emergency pack. At the end of the day I had nothing that would cover the basics for my husband, myself, and our dog. 

Next time, I know exactly what I’ll bring, the Trails N’ Tails First Aid Kit

What it includes

The Trails N’ Tails First Aid Kit comes in a compact carrying case that has multiple compartments. It stores everything you’ll need in a compact pouch. It comes with 72 pieces of comprehensive first aid treatment that includes products that’ll cover basic cuts, scrapes, lacerations, burns, and bleeds. For the humans on your trip it has assorted bandages, gauzes, ointments, and an emergency blanket. For your furry friends it includes pet-friendly ointments, pet wipes, doggy bags, a collapsible bowl, a tick remover, and a whistle. 

What I like about it

This product has lots of pros. First, I love how small and easy to pack this item is. It’s lightweight and compact, making it easy to add to your camping trip. While it’s a bit bulkier for multiple day backpacking trips, it’ll work easily for camping or hiking expeditions. Also, I’m impressed by the internal layout of the items and how easily they are organized. When zipped open, the layout presents three main compartments, each with smaller pouches inside. You’ll know exactly where to find medicinal aids/ointments, dog items, or emergency essentials. It also features a handy hook at the top, making it easy to set up an impromptu first aid station. 

Additionally, I like the products they chose to include. It’s easy to tell that this was curated for a camping experience. The poison ivy and sting relief wipes will definitely be put to use in the near future. Plus, having a tick remover is so critical. I’m glad to know that I’ll have a tool ready to go if one decides to make an appearance. Above all, I appreciate the ease and simplicity that this provides. The well-thought out pouch takes the planning and mental effort out of packing for emergencies. Plus, it’s so easy to grab while running out the door. The fact that I know that my dog is also covered in this first aid pack makes it even better. 

Things to consider

One thing to keep in mind is that the tweezer tool is plastic and may not work well for slivers or for situations that call for precision. I will be swapping mine out with an extra from home. I also found that if items are not secured enough, they may fall out when unzipping the bag. Just make sure to double check that items are not loose before zipping the pouch back up and you should be good to go. 

Final thoughts

The Trails N’ Tails First Aid Kit is perfect for any family or single pet owner looking to cover their basic needs on their next camping trip. I like the wide variety of first-aid essentials and can see this kit coming in handy for any camping trip. Overall, the price could not be better. For about $25.88 at your local Walmart, the convenience cannot be beat. I’ll definitely be including this on my next camping trip and will be grateful to have my mind at ease.