Build Your Own First Aid Kit 

 February 6, 2023

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Wherever you go, there’s always a chance that you or someone else might get injured or fall ill. Responding quickly can keep a bad situation from becoming even worse. 

You can purchase a first aid kit with supplies that you can use to handle a wide range of common problems, but that might not be enough. If you have a job or pastime that makes you susceptible to certain types of injuries, you might need supplies that aren’t included in a standard first aid kit. In that case, you can build your own kit that contains everything you’ll need to deal with an emergency.

Think about Problems That Might Arise

Before you begin to gather supplies for your first aid kit, consider the types of activities that you and others will engage in and what might go wrong. For instance, if you want to assemble a first aid kit to take on camping trips, you’ll have to be prepared to deal with cuts, sprains, insect bites, sunburn, and splinters. Your first aid kit should therefore include plenty of bandages in assorted sizes, gauze, antibiotic ointment, antihistamines, burn cream, tweezers, hot and cold packs, and over-the-counter pain relievers.

If you’re putting together a first aid kit to use at a job site or to keep nearby when you’re working on a hobby, your needs might be different. For example, if you will be exposed to debris or chemicals that could harm your eyes, you’ll need to make sure that your kit contains eye drops or eye wash solution. 

Choose a First Aid Kit That’s the Right Size

Think about how many people will use the kit and where it will be used. That will determine how large your first aid kit should be, the type of material it should be made of, and the quantities of supplies that it should contain. 

If you’re creating a first aid kit to take on camping trips and your group only includes a few people, you’ll want a kit that’s relatively small and lightweight so someone can easily carry it in a backpack. If you’re putting together a first aid kit for a vehicle, you might choose a small plastic box or a duffel bag that you can slide under a seat or keep in the trunk.

A first aid kit for a workplace will have to be large enough to meet the needs of numerous people. Depending on the type of business you run and the building’s layout, you might want a large first aid cabinet that can be mounted on a wall, or you might prefer to keep several smaller kits at different locations throughout the building.

Order First Aid Essentials 

1st Aid Supplies sells pre-stocked first aid kits, but we understand that some customers have specific needs and would be better off building their own kits. That’s why we also sell first aid supplies separately. Figure out what you need and place an order today.

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