What makes a great first aid kit?
Your first aid kit doesn’t have to be overwhelmingly large, but it does need to be stocked with all the essential items necessary for an emergency kit. Standard first aid kits will typically have the following items included inside:
1. Medical Gloves
2. Antiseptic Wipes
3. Alcohol Pads
4. Antibiotic Cream
5. Assorted Bandages
6. Gauze Pads
7. Gauze Roll
8. Adhesive Tape
9. Bite & Sting Relief
12. Elastic Bandage
13. Pain Medication
14. Allergy Medication
15. Burn Relief Medication or Gel
Bandages: Adhesive Band-Aids are one of the most essential items to have in your first aid kit to help with blisters, scrapes, or cuts. You’ll want to have a variety of different-sized bandages, including knuckle bandages, fingertip, as well as small and large bandages. Elastic bandages are also essential to help reduce the swelling of an injury or keep cold packs in place.
Antiseptics: Help to clean wounds and cuts and help prevent potential infections.
Topicals: When you’re out on a road trip, or away from home, it’s essential to have items that can be used to clean fresh wounds or find relief from a bite or sting or allergic reaction. Ointments like Ani-Itch Cream, Oral Pain Relief, Sting Relief, Bite Relief, and Antibiotic Ointment will go a long way in treating various issues you may experience on your travels.
Medications: If it’s not an external pain you’re dealing with, it might be an internal pain. Having medications like Advil, Benadryl, or Tylenol available to treat allergies, headaches or cramps can help save the day.
Tweezers: Tweezers can come in handy if you need to extract anything with their fine points, such as ticks, stingers, or splinters.