Some First-Aid Kit Examples

firstaidkitsFirst-Aid Kits are kind of a funny prepper item – there are SO many that you can just go buy that it doesn’t seem like a big deal.  Yet, countless people I know barely have a box of band-aids in their home.  Those who do go purchase a pre-made First-Aid Kit don’t typically pay much attention to it – it’s crossed of their ‘list’.  But day to day use of the only medical supplies in the house means that after a year or so the First-Aid Kit is severely depleted and nobody notices until there’s a need for it.

Putting together your own First-Aid Kit is a pretty personal thing – it reflects your families medical situation and shows what you think you might have to treat someone for.  For my family, we have endless supplies of medical stuff including a lot of specialized equipment.  We have a 2 year old daughter with Leukemia and a 4 year old son who has some intestinal issues.   We are also home birthers and use a lot of natural treatments.  I explain all this because I’m about to show you some of our medical kits.  These kits are specifically supplemental to our cases of medical supplies and to our extensive medicinal storage.  Many of the things you won’t see in these kits are in our extended supplies.

The following 2 kits are put together for a bug out scenario (see picture above).  One is a Fanny Pack that attaches to my MOLLE BOB and the other is a messenger bag that can be carried by any of the family.  The Fanny Pack is more of a Triage system while the Messenger bag is more of a resupply and extended storage of things needed post-triage.

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Here is the list of what is in my Triage Kit:

  • Environment and Prep
    • 5 Light Sticks
    • 50 Alcohol Wipes
    • 10 pr Vinyl Surgical Gloves
  • Procedural
    • Sting/Snakebite Kit
    • 1 Roll Medical Tape
    • 3 5×9 Surgical Dressing
    • 3 4×4 Gauze pad
    • 10 3×3 Gauze pad
    • 1 Burn Gel
    • 1 4.5 in x 4 yd Bandage Roll
    • 1 Ace Bandage Wrap
    • 3 Gauze Wraps
    • 1 Eye Wash
    • 1 Moleskin
    • 50 Multiple sizes Large to small bandaids
    • 2 Sterile cotton tipped applicators
    • 1 Surgical Scissors
    • 1 EMT Shears
    • 1 Hemostat
    • 1 Tweezers
    • 20 Safety pins
    • 1 Large Sling Bandage
    • 1 CPR Shield
    • 1 Lighter
    • 1 Ipecac Syrup
    • 2 Neosporin/Antibiotic Ointment
    • 1 Analgesic Gel (Benzocaine)
    • 2 Finger Splints

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Here is what is in my Extended First Aid Kit:

  • 100 pr Vinyl Surgical Gloves
  • 200 Alcohol Wipers
  • 2 Surgical Scissors
  • 1 EMT Shears
  • 1 Hemostat
  • 2 Moleskin
  • 1 CPR Shield
  • 25 4×4 Gauze pad
  • 10 5×9 Surgical Dressing
  • 20 3×3 Gauze Pad
  • 5 4.5 in x 4 yd Bandage Roll
  • 2 Instant Cold Pack
  • 2 Instant Heat Pack
  • 1 Eye Wash
  • 4 Rolls Medical Tape
  • 2 btls Potassium Iodide (KI)
  • 1 Roll-able Splint
  • 1 box Nox-A-Sting Wipes
  • Emergency Candles
  • 200 Band-Aids

I’d love to hear other things you keep in your First-Aid Kit and any ideas you have for adapting mine.

7 Replies to “Some First-Aid Kit Examples”

  1. …after a year or so the First-Aid Kit is severely depleted…

    Or you realize that you really should figure out what in it and you find the Tylenol, alcohol wipes, and anti-bacterial stuff expired in ’98… Ooops. :D

  2. …after a year or so the First-Aid Kit is severely depleted…

    Or you realize that you really should figure out what in it and you find the Tylenol, alcohol wipes, and anti-bacterial stuff expired in ’98… Ooops. :D

  3. God kit. I also have – razor blades, sutures, needle and thread, tooth cap/filling fixit kit, dental floss, disposable thermometer (they’re like pieces of paper with blocks on them that show your temp), small tooth brush, nail clippers, cheap disposable razor and hand sanitzer are the ones that come to mind.

  4. God kit. I also have – razor blades, sutures, needle and thread, tooth cap/filling fixit kit, dental floss, disposable thermometer (they’re like pieces of paper with blocks on them that show your temp), small tooth brush, nail clippers, cheap disposable razor and hand sanitzer are the ones that come to mind.

  5. I would recomment checking out CoFlex for your kit. It`s a roll type bandage cover that is self sealing. Combined with sterile gauze, it will cover most any wound, and is very lightweight. I keep it in my rapid response bag for those “WTF” were you thinking moments…

  6. There is a guest post on survivalblog that talked about a “Well-Stocked First Aid Kit” and he mentioned four essentials in any kit (car, BOB, 72-hr kit, range bag, RV, boat, etc.): 1. Triangle bandage; 2. Self adhesive bandages in multiple sizes; 3. Antibiotic ointment; and, 4. Sterile gauze pads in various sizes. The triangle bandage has so many uses: sling, wrap, splinting, bandana, hat, baby diaper, water filter, sarong, face shield, shade covering, blindfold, dust mask, tourniquet, pressure bandage, ankle wrap, foot covering, gloves, handkerchief, washcloth, wet and use tie around neck, belt, basket, cold compress, etc. I thought this was a bright idea.

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