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 severe and commonplace 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 shared concerns. Items include Sterile bandages, Adhesive tape, Folding splints, Sterile gauze pads, and Shaped bandages – circular and triangular bandages can cover joints; Safety pins in several sizes.

Treatment Items:

There are several 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

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. Also, you must have a sufficient supply of any medicine you and your loved ones take.


Have a good supply of these:

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


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