Be prepared for an emergency situation at home by gathering and organizing all your first aid supplies into one easily accessible container.
A well stocked first aid kit is similar to placing smoke alarms and fire extinguishers within your home, you hope you’ll never need to use them, but if you do you’ll be glad you were prepared.
Choose a container to store all your first aid supplies. Tackle boxes work great because of all the individual compartments. I purchased the Plano 728 Angled Tackle System for $38.
Gather all you first aid supplies that may be scattered throughout your home, under bathroom sink, kitchen cabinet, etc.. Whatever you don’t have, you can purchase. To save money, purchase the generic version. If you have small children, you’ll want to add the children version as well as the adult.
- container for your first aid supplies
- thermometer, disposable covers
- hand sanitizer, disposable gloves, disposable face masks, tournakit
- scissors, tweezers, nail clippers
- rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, witch hazel, calamine lotion, betadine
- assorted sizes of rolled gauze, gauze pads, bandaids, wraps, blister pads, finger cots, splints
- alcohol swabs, antiseptic swabs
- liquid bandaid
- Benedryl, hydrocortisone, sting kit, eye allergy relief, natural tears, nasal saline
- eye wash kit, ear wash kit
- glucose tables for low blood sugar
- acetaminophen, ibuprofen, anti-diarrheal, anti-gas, anti-acid, stool softners, laxative
- cold medications, cough drops, sinus medication, Abreva
- basic first aid book, Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid: Fundamentals for Survival
Organize Your Supplies.
Top: Left side, thermometer and disposable covers. Right side (not shown) disposable nitrile gloves and tournakit.
Top, under lid: Cotton rounds, cotton balls, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, witch hazel, calamine lotion, All Good Goop, Steris Alcare Foam Alcohol 9 oz, cloth tape, scissors, tweezers, clippers.
Wound Care: assorted sizes of rolled gauze, gauze pads, bandaids, finger cots as well as butterfly closures, blister pads, alcohol swabs, liquid bandaid, triple antibiotic cream.
Pain-Belly-Cold Relief: Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Pepto Bismol, Pepcid, DayQuil, NyQuil, laxitive, anti diarrhea, ear wax removal, Abreva, glucose tables for low blood sugar.
Important Note: If you remove a medication from its original box be sure to cut out the directions for use, and place it in the compartment with the medication.
Allergy and Itch: Anti itch cream, hydrocortisone, Benedryl, 100% Aloe, Naphcon A. I’ve added nasal saline spray and Murine natural tears (not shown). You can add a bite, sting kit.
Left Front Side: Cold compresses.
Right Front Side: Cut to fit mole skin, varied sizes of Ace wraps and BioFreeze cold therapy pain relief roll on.
Important Note: You’ll need to update your first kit periodically to remove expired medications and supplies. DO NOT THROW EXPIRED MEDICATIONS INTO THE GARBAGE, TOILET OR GARBAGE DISPOSAL. Please dispose of your medications at your local authorized medication disposal drop off location. Read more..
I add a label with the date I last updated my first aid kit.