There are hundreds and hundreds of first aid items out there, which is why building a first aid kit can be so overwhelming. It helps to start by narrowing it down to the essentials, and then building on that.
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Here is his list:
- Band Aids / Gauze Pads / Tape
- Liquid Bandage Adhesive Strips
- Suture Kit
- Israeli Compression Bandage or Quick Clot
- Splints / Bandages / Supports
- Antibiotic Cream & Medication / Antibiotics (Oral)
- Stomach Medication
- Allergy/Sting Medicine, Benadryl
- Pain Relievers
- Iodine / Potassium Iodide / Radiation Meds
- Dental Repair / Pain Relief
- Antifungal Cream
- Sterile Gloves
- Alcohol / Antiseptic Pads
- Personal Medication
- Snakebite Kit
- Hot & Cold Compress
- First Aid Manual / Edible & Medicinal Plants Manual
It’s best to gather these items first, and then find a bag that is the right size for them. Watch the video below to learn the importance of each item, specific product recommendations, and how much of them to stockpile.