Following an incident on a weekend hike recently, it came to light that very few people carry first aid kits when hiking.
It is imperative that every hiker carries such a kit. These are readily available from Clicks & Dischem. It doesn’t have to be big but the most important items are a burn shield, a roll of white sticky bandage and a triangular bandage. A triangular bandage can be used as a sling, pressure pad or a bandage. Plasters, a small bandage and a crepe bandage together with pain killing tablets would also be useful.