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These need to be in every household, every workplace, every school, every hiking backpack, and every emergency home and auto kits. Yet in most cases, it is greatly lacking. What are we talking about? A First Aid Kit.

A properly equipped first aid kit should cover more than the occasional boo-boos. Here are some examples that can occur anytime, anywhere:


  • Your 14 year old is taking a test in school, has a major paper cut and has no time to see the school nurse.
  • You witnessed a major car accident and you can render assistance until the paramedics came?
  • Minding your own business at work, a disgruntle client starts shooting, A bullet grazes your leg and you have heavy bleeding.
  • You are hiking and you get bit by a poisonous snake.
  • While riding the subway to work. You hear an argument and someone is bleeding from a stab wound.
  • After a major hurricane, your car is under a fallen tree. You cut yourself with the machete trying to clear out the tree and bleeding heavily.
  • Your are home sick with covid. Your tooth cracks and no dentist will see you.

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How Many First Aid Kits Do You Need?

Life in unpredictable. Life does not make appointments with accidents. Having a first aid kit in multiple locations can take care of most accidents. It may seem daunting and expensive to have multiple first aid kits. But start small and build your supplies and budget allows.


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How Big Should The First Aid Kit Be?

The answer is -it depends.

How many are in your family? Are you planning for the “now” or long-term SHTF situation? First aid kits come in all shapes and sizes. It should have sufficient supplies to prevent further injury and reduce the risk of infections.

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Buy Pre-Filled Kit or Build?

A pre-filled first aid kit has its conveniences, but they are not one-size fits all. A pre-fill kit may make sense for minor scrapes and burns. Your home or car kit may need additional supplies to cover more serious injuries.

First Aid Kit Supplies Checklist

Whether you are buying a pre-filled kit or building one, here is a list of what you should have:





You Have a First Aid Kit – Now What?

You have a first aid kit? That’s great! Do you know how to use the supplies in an emergency?

It is important to be familiar with basic first aid procedures, CPR and how to treat trauma injuries. There are a variety of in-person and online first aid courses available to help you to prepare and respond to common emergencies.

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For more information in building your first aid kit, here is some helpful information from Ready.gov.


In conclusion

Let’s face it, accidents could happen any place at any time. Of course, there’s the possibility that you will never have to use your first aid kit. But, if you own a first aid kit you will have peace of mind knowing you’re prepared for any possible accident or injury.

Did I forget anything in the first aid kit checklist? Please share your comments below.

About Post Author

self.reliant.princess

During the day, Ms. Williams is a compliance officer for a major insurance agency in Florida. In her free time she enjoys the great outdoors and share her passion for the adventures life has to offer. She now shares her passion for Emergency Preparedness, making it simple for everyone to start.
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