Whether you’re an ultralight backpacker or minimalist traveler, your goals are generally the same when it comes to the gear you carry on your back. Pack less and live more. A first aid kit is one of those items that you’ll find in almost any backpackers or travelers kit, whether it’s custom-made or bought off the shelf from the local department store.

Depending on what brand you buy or how you build your kit, chances are it’s going to have several sizes of bandages and several smaller packets of triple antibiotic ointment, anti itch ointment and bug bite or sting wipes. What if you could combine all that into a single product?

Sierra Sage has an all natural product called Green Goo. Yeah it sounds a little disgusting, but its a great multi-purpose item, especially if you’re looking to reduce the number of items your packing in your first aid kit.

From the Green Goo website:

Green Goo First Aid salve is a power packed homeopathic formula that helps aid the body’s own healing abilities. Replacing over 20 traditionally used first aid items, our salve is the first defense for cuts, scrapes, blisters, sunburns, chafing, poison ivy and cracked hands & feet. 

It helps to relieve the itch and sting of insect bites and can be used as a wound dressing. First Aid salve is a perfect all-purpose, carry-it-with-you powerhouse.

Suggested Uses

  • Insect Bites
  • Cuts and Scrapes
  • Cracked Hands
  • Poison Ivy
  • Cold Sores
  • Sunburns
  • Chapped lips
  • Blisters
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Fungal infections
  • Chafing

Replaces over 25 items in your First Aid kit including but not limited to Neosporin, Hydrocortisone, Calamine for Poison Ivy, any anti-itch and anti-fungal cream.

It’s probably not going to be much of a weight savings (if any at all) if you’re counting ounces. What it will help with is eliminating you having to search through your kit to find a specific ointment or cream. With the Green Goo you just need to find a single item in your kit to handle most first aid situations. With an MSRP of $12.95 it’s worth putting in your kit.

*Featured  image courtesy of Green Goo Helps website