When I get new gear or learn a new set of skills, I am keen to try that out quickly and put my knowledge into practice. However, there is one notable exception, and that is first aid and emergencies. I sincerely hope I will never have to apply my skills in those areas for real. Unfortunately, hoping you’ll never need to know about it is not an excellent approach to the topic of personal safety. For any kind of adventure, you should put in the time and effort to train for emergencies and to prepare your gear.
A well-prepared first aid and emergency kit should be part of every single one of your trips. Seriously, never go out without one. Of course what exactly you take is not always the same, and needs to be adjusted to the nature of your adventure. If you do not have a first aid kit, yet, a good starting point is to look at ready-made kits, which are available from many brands. You should seek to get a kit tailored to your activity. If you are going hiking, get a hiking kit. Climbing? Get a climbing kit. You get the idea. Potential injuries and their respective treatments are particular to your activity, as are requirements for kit access and weight. If you can’t find one, get a general outdoors kit.