What’s Inside a First-Aid Kit?

A first aid kit is a vital part of survival. It is your lifesaver if you encounter injuries. In all calamities. disaster, or any SHTF situation, the first aid kit plays a vital role. So what should be inside a first-aid kit? Here’s what Red Cross suggests:

Whether your first-aid kit is bought from a drugstore or you just made it, make sure you have all necessary items inside it.

Basic items inside a first-aid kit.

These items should be in your first aid kit as per advised by the Red Cross.

  • 2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
  • 25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
  • 1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
  • 5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)
  • 5 antiseptic wipe packets
  • 2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
  • 1 blanket (space blanket)
  • 1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
  • 1 instant cold compress
  • 2 pair of nonlatex gloves (size: large)
  • 2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)
  • Scissor
  • 1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)
  • 1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches)
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)
  • Oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass)
  • 2 triangular bandages
  • Flashlights
  • Tweezers
  • First aid instruction booklet
  • Pocket masks

What else should be inside a first aid kit?

These are the things you should add on your kit. They are also important but still, you have the control of your first aid kit.

  • Medications. Or any medical prescription advised by your doctor.
  • Personal belongings. Your first-aid kit must have extra clothes for when you need them.
  • Emergency numbers. It would help you call for help.

Points to remember:

  • Keep a first-aid kit in your car, home, and work. Also in your bug-out bag and safehouses.
  • Know the locations of the first-aid kits.
  • Learn how to use the first-aid kit.
  • Always check flashlight batteries. They should work.
  • Regularly check the expiration dates on the medicines inside a first-aid kit.

Have you learned anything from this article? If so, don’t forget to share this with your loved ones. Keep safe!


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