What's in your first aid kit? Put your own kit together from this supply list.
Commercial first aid kits are sometimes filled with too much of the things you don't need; for instance, they may be stocked with too many small adhesive bandages that will never be needed.
You won't necessarily save money by building your own first aid kit, but you will have the supplies you and your family need to meet most emergency situations. While you're collecting supplies, keep travel kits in mind. They do not have to contain every single item, but should be a scaled-down version to take care of scrapes, headaches, and other minor incidents.
One important asset of a first aid kit is a guide to emergencies. It should be a recent imprint as some treatments are updated or found to be detrimental over time. Read the manual and go over pertinent information with family members. Once the first aid kit is assembled, make other family members aware of what it contains.
A basic home
kit should include:
preparedness you should add these items:
You may have other
essential items to add to this list. Keep first aid kits out of the
reach of small children. Check expiration dates and discard/replace
when necessary. Always check with a physician before treating any type
of poisoning at home.
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