Guys in 7 weeks I am walking the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. You've probably never heard of it, but it's where the Aussies stopped the Jap advance in WWII, and has become a bit of a right of passage for Aussies along side ANZAC Cove in Turkey. I'll post some links about the track below for those interested, but it's a pretty demanding 10 days in the tropical jungle, and I thought you might be interested in the recommended personal first aid supplies (if you ever see yourself doing some hard miles in a tropical environment). http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/ww2/bfa/kokoda.html http://ww2australia.gov.au/asfaras/kokoda.html http://www.kokoda.net.au/kokoda-flythrough.html Plan to look after your feet. Ensure you have a comfortable pair of walking boots and good thick socks. Each night you will have the opportunity to thoroughly wash and dry your feet. It is then a good idea to give them a liberal covering of anti-fungal foot powder to dry them out during the night. Next morning it is advisable to massage some canistene antiseptic liquid into them. Blisters should not be a problem if you have a good pair of walking boots and have broken them in properly - and trim your toenails before you begin your trek. Nevertheless it is a wise precaution to have blister kit with you. The 'Spenko Blister Kit' (containing a soothing 'second skin') or 'Dr Scholl Blister Kit' are recommended. Personal First-Aid Checklist: Anti-malarial tablets (as prescribed by your doctor) Anti-inflammatory tablets (as prescribed by your doctor) Antibiotics for treating diarrhoea (as prescribed by your doctor) Antibiotic eye and ear drops Antibiotic cream or powder Aquim Antibacterial Gel Canistene Antiseptic Liquid Tropical strength mosquito repellent Two (2) Dr Scholl or Spenko blister packs Two (2) Rolls of broad elasticated bandage Two rolls of Leukoplast waterproof elastoplast (5 cm X 5 m) Band-Aids (waterproof) Anti-histamine (Benadryl) - useful as a decongestant for colds or allergies and to ease the itch from any insect bites or stings Panadol Forte/Aspirin tablets/capsules Codral cold and flu tablets Sunscreen Scissors, tweezers, and safety pins Micropur water sterilization tablets Staminade/Gatorade/IsoSport electrolyte drink powder (Two (2) jars). Gastrolyte (for re-hydration if necessary) Dettol Antiseptic - plastic bottle One ankle and knee guard <!-- InstanceEndEditable --> Wanna kill these ads? We can help!