Friday, July 8, 2011

First Aid Kits

Another great way to be prepared is to prepare a first aid kit. These are great to have on road trips, camping/backpacking trips, in our 72 hour kits, in the trunk of the car, in the house, etc.

*Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
*2 absorbent cloth dressings (5x9 inches)
*5 sterile gauze pads (3x3 inches)
*5 sterile gauze pads (4x4 inches)
*2 triangle bandages
*Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes (25+)
*1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)
*1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)

*Over-the-counter medicines: Tylenol, Advil, ibuprofen, aspirin (2) or other pain relievers; laxative; anti-diarrhea medication; Benadryl for allergic reactions
*Prescription medication: diabetic insulin and supplies; heart medication; asthma inhaler; antacid

*2 pairs of disposable gloves
*1 breathing barrier (if you have children or an infant consider getting ones to fit them as well)
*Oral thermometer
*Cotton tip swabs and cotton balls
*1 space blanket
*1 instant cold compress
*First aid instruction booklet

*Cleansing agent/soap or antibiotic towelettes with disinfectant (5+ packets)
*Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection (5+ packets)
*2 hydrcortisone ointment packets
*Anti-inch medication: hydrocortisone cream
*Burn ointment and aloe vera gel
*Eye wash solution to flush the eyes

*Prepaid cell phone
*Radio with extra batteries
*Pocket knife
*Ready to eat food like granola bars
*Water purification kit



  1. This was a really great read, appreciation for taking the time to put it together!

  2. Thanks! I hope it will be helpful to you and many others.

  3. I have to be honest, this is really an excellent blog with wonderful first aid articles.

  4. This is excellent article about first aid box. Actually we need to set a trend to keep first aid kit with us in our conveniences, houses and offices.

  5. This is so awesome. I didn't know they even offered these type of products. I will need to find out if they do this in my area. Thanks for sharing.

  6. love to. It is really exciting to actually contribute to post, It was nice and easy on the eyes and great content too.


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