Important!Use your family first aid kit for everyday needs and simply replace items as you use them. That will keep the kit’s contents fresh.
- Assemble or purchase a first aid kit. Storing these supplies in a case, a fishing tackle or tool box, or even a small cardboard box with a handle, makes them easy to carry. Tape a list of the contents to the inside of the lid.
- Store prescription medications and copies of critical medical information in your Grab ‘n Go kit or in watertight bags in the refrigerator.
- Check expiration dates periodically. Replace items that have expired.
- Pressure bandages, abdominal size Cotton tipped swabs
- Butterfly bandages
- 3 to 6 triangular bandages
- Rolled gauze (1”, 2”, 3” widths)
- Adhesive tape (1/2”, 1” wide rolls)
- Bandage, sterile rolls (2”, 4” widths)
- First Aid manual
- Writing materials (pen, paper, etc)
- Scissors, tweezers & safety pins
- Needle & thread
- Skin lotion, sunscreen, insect repellent
- Plastic bags
- Pre-moistened towelettes
- Sanitary napkins
- Hot water bottle
- Instant cold packs
- Glasses, contact lenses & supplies
- Waterproof matches
- Splinting materials
- Mylar “space” blankets
Medicines to store
- Pain relievers
- Antibiotic ointment
- Individually-wrapped alcohol swabs
- List of prescription medications (taken on regular basis)
- Diarrhea & laxative medications
- Prescription medications (2-week supply)
- Eye drops