DYI: First Aid Emergency Kit Contents List


First Aid Emergency Kit

An adequate first aid medicine list is a must.  You must be ready for cuts, bruises, and other commonplace problems, as well as more serious problems.  Never skip on the first aid that you plan on using.

First Aid Kit Checklist

Bandages and Splints:

These are to secure cuts, broken bones, and other common concerns.  Items to have, include: Sterile bandages Adhesive tape Folding splints Sterile gauze pads Shaped bandages – circular and triangular bandages can cover joints Safety pins in several sizes

Treatment Items:

There are a number of good non-prescription items that you can get for first aid kit items:

  • Antacids
  • Pain relievers
  • Laxatives
  • Eyewash
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Hydrogen peroxide or any other antiseptic
  • Activated charcoal
  • Anti-diarrhea medicine

Also, you must have a sufficient supply of any medicine you and your loved ones take.  Be aware of expiration dates.  While it is true that these are safe to use if they are fully sealed in sterile containers or packages, there is a potential for some medicines to lose their potency if they are not used within a particular period of time.

Tools:

Have a good supply of these:

  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Thermometer
  • Latex gloves
  • Cleaning soaps
  • Antiseptic spray, which may be useful for sterilizing different tools
  • Razor blades
  • Wooden application sticks
  • Petroleum jelly or any other safe-to-use lubricant

Related:

Bugging-In: Prepping to Survive in Your Home

Why Would You Need to Bugging-In at Home?

Bugging In: Fortifying and Securing Your Home for SHTF Moment

Bugging In: Preparing for A Grid-Down Energy Needs

Emergency Food and Water Storage: Basic Survival Principles

Personal Hygiene in a Basic Emergency Sanitation: Maintaining Cleanliness

Devices to Help You Communicate Effectively in an Emergency Situation

Sources:

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/anatomy-of-a-first-aid-kit.html

https://www.ready.gov/kit

https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-kits/basics/art-20056673

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Be_a_Prepper/NkttjwEACAAJ?hl=en

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0omCB9VDB5DZjgftyIC9Rw

John

I am by no means an expert in every aspect of this stuff. I plan to learn, and when possible, enlist the help of experts in various fields to come together and offer their knowledge. In a few years, I dream that this site will be a virtual survival encyclopedia and allow a total novice to come on here and be supplied with everything they need to prepare for anything.

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