How-To Make Your First First-Aid Kit

This is a great project for yourself, or to include the whole family. In an emergency situation, having and knowing how to use a simple first aid kit will be vital.

Please use this go-to-guide for a standard, home first aid kit.

  • 2 Absorbent Compress Dressings
  • 1 Adhesive Cloth Tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
  • 1-5 Antibiotic Ointment Packages
  • 5 Antiseptic Wipe Packets
  • Aspirin and Ibuprofen
  • 1 Space Blanket
  • 1 Breathing Barrier
  • 1 Instant Cold Pack
  • Non-Latex Gloves
  • Hydrocortisone Ointment
  • Scissors
  • 3-Inch Wide Roller Bandage
  • 4-Inch Wide Roller Bandage
  • 10 Sterile Gauze Packs (3×3 & 4×4)
  • Oral Thermometer
  • Triangular Bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Instructional Booklet

Most of these items are included in a standard, pre-made kit, and buying those is a great way to get started. It will ensure you have the bare basics, in case anything happens, but you may find it more fun, and cheaper, to buy the items individually, especially if you can find a great sale! It is always good practice to have more than one. For example, have one in each bathroom (at least one upstairs and one down), in the garage, in each vehicle, the kitchen, etc.

Also, be sure to customize the kits. If you have a pet, perhaps putting some pet-specific items in the kits, or decorated bandages for children – it might put them in the better mood, if nothing else. Other things might include, allergy medicine, latex-free items, etc. Make sure to evaluate your family and fit it most directly with your needs.

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