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Putting together a few first aid kits, as well as training the 9 yr old in a basic first aid course.

What do you suggest as basic requirements for a 'home grown' first aid kit? I am putting together a 'grab&go' kit, and hopefully a more stocked one for the house.
 

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bandana.
roll of gauze.
otc pain killers.
bandaids for young ones (gives a sense of they gonna be alright).
gauze pads.
quick clot.

this is a basic first aid kit. you can always add a small pre-made kit just to have the eye washers, and tweezers, and stuff. but the way i see it, is if i cant fix it, i am screwed.\

i know enough to bandage a small cut. stabalize a broken leg. how to create a splint. how to make a sling. with the items included and maybe a stick laying around.

things you have to remember about a cut or severe bleeding.
1.apply pressure.
2. if possible, raise above heart level.
3. do not replace bandage, just keep adding.


if you can, take an emt-b class at a local community college. it will teach you enough to know what to do in case of an emergency. or take a cpr class.
 
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In my BoB I have a first aid kit I cobbled together. Your basic first aid stuff, but I added in a suture and surgical kit, several packages of quik-clot, and a manual for 'How to'.

It's all about planning for your needs but if you don't have access to a doctor knowing how to take care of a deep laceration would be very helpful. I got the surgical implements so that if something like that comes up I have a better chance of getting help if I have the tools instead of hoping that someone else does.
 

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Thanks. I am more curious what extras others have. Helps me prepare better.
 

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We have both human and vet medical kits and a lot of the stuff is interchangeable; like suture kits, vet wrap, lidocane topical gel, super glue, and the list goes on.

If you have young kids or anyone that is slightly OCD, I would seriously include prunes in your kit.

Don't laugh, just think about it. Most small kids are creatures of habit, they defecate at roughly the same time each day and most adults do the same thing. If that person is eating emergency foods such as mre's, energy bars, or eating at odd times and unfamiliar foods, their digestive tract will slow down to the point it can become debilitating.

I'm sure everyone here has experienced constipation on some level. Now picture constipation lasting for days in a small child while you are trying to bug out or bugging in and need everyone to stay quiet. Not a pretty picture is it?

Sure you could just leave it alone and hope for the best, but ask yourself if you really want to literally dig the feces out of your child, your significant other, your parent, your friend, or yourself.

Prunes are not the evil that they have been made out to be and if you set the example for your kids, they should follow and enjoy a sweet treat before they go to bed or lie down for a nap. They are natural and gentle and can make a horrible situation a little less so by keeping your loved ones regular.
 

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I also carry a anti diarrhea pill in my med pack because that can be the biggest cause of dehydration
 

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i have a apps program on my nook.and this is a list of stuff on it..

medicines

basic first aid book

bicabonate

butterfly sutures and/or leukostripes

epson salt

eyedropper

insect repellent

isopropyl alcohol

analgesic cream (camphophenique/paraderm pluse)

antibiotic (tetracycline for general infections)

anti-diarrheal (imodium/diasorb/lomotil)

anti-fungal (desenex/micatin/tinactin/lotrimin)

antihistamine (benadryl/claratyne)

antiseptic ointment (neosporin/dettol)

anti-toxin (DMSO)

burns (hydrocortisone/derm-aid)

cold/flu tablets (nyquil/repetabs)

constipation (ex-lax/dulcolax/durolax)

cough syrup (robitussen/dimetap)

decongestant (actifed/sudafed/repetabs)

eye drops (visine)

hemorrhoid relief (preparation H/anusol)

Ibuprofen (advil/nurofen/paracetamol)

itching/insect/rash (caladril/caladril/calamine)

itching dibucaine/paraderm/lanacane)

lip balm (chapstick/blistex)

lubricant / water soluble (k-y jelly)

nasal decongestant (sinex/ornex)

nausea/motion sickness kwells/dramamine/travacalm/meclizine)

non-asprin pain reliever (tylenol)

pain/fever reducer (panadeine/mbigesic)

pain reliver with codeine (panamax/tylenol 3)

asprin

prescription(s) (a suppy of any prescriptions you are takeing)

petroleum jelly (vaseline)

posion ivy/oak

poison absorber (activated charcoal)

radiation protection (potassium iodide-[ki] or potassium iodate-[ki03] either is fine)

sunburn relief (solarcaine/paxyl)

sunscreen (spf 15 at least)

vomit inducer (ipecac/activated charcoal)

yeast infection treatment (gyne-lotrimin)

sterile saline solution

electrolyte

hedrogen peroxide

all purpose salve

clothes

longjohns

rain gear

vest

warm clothes

accessories

bandana

blanket

boots

hat

sunglasses

socks

gloves/light whight rubber-for medical and hygiene purposes

towel

supplies

bandages (ace) elastic-4

bandages/gauze-2x2/3x3/4x4/18x36

bandages for burns (second skin) 3x3 1/2

gauze roll

gauze pad

triangular bandages

band-aids assorted sizes/flexible and moisture resistant are best

moistned toweletts

sterile wipes

cotton swabs

dental floss

first aid tape

applicators

Q-tips

cotton ball

razor blades

rope/string

safety pins/assorted sizes

sam splint

scalpel

splint

finger splint

eye cup

fanny pack

disposable gloves

sign making materials

snacks

soap/liquid/antibacterial

sterile-strips

surgical tape

irrigation syringe

instant glue

lighter

matches

markers

paper towels

labels notepad

pen

plastic wrap

non adhesive dressing

disposable cups

small equipment

stethoscope

suture kit

tarp

thermometers disposal

thermometer digital

tongue depressors

toothbrush

hot pack reusable

cold pack reusable

tweezers

scissors bandage

scissors foldable

scissors surgical

knife

water filter

shaving razor disposable

recording portable device

respiratory mask

snake bit kit

nail clipper

microscope 30x

swiss army knife

oils

castor oil

eucalyptus

camphor oil

lavender oil

clove oil

aloe vera

tiger balm

others

othersflashlight with batteries

charged cell phone

whistle

watch

alarm clock

stop watch

binoculars

compass

communication equipment (radio)

candle

toye/baubles for children
 

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Here's is an updated version of the one for my car
i have a apps program on my nook.and this is a list of stuff on it..

medicines

basic first aid book

bicabonate

butterfly sutures and/or leukostripes

epson salt

eyedropper

insect repellent

isopropyl alcohol

analgesic cream (camphophenique/paraderm pluse)

antibiotic (tetracycline for general infections)

anti-diarrheal (imodium/diasorb/lomotil)

anti-fungal (desenex/micatin/tinactin/lotrimin)

antihistamine (benadryl/claratyne)

antiseptic ointment (neosporin/dettol)

anti-toxin (DMSO)

burns (hydrocortisone/derm-aid)

cold/flu tablets (nyquil/repetabs)

constipation (ex-lax/dulcolax/durolax)

cough syrup (robitussen/dimetap)

decongestant (actifed/sudafed/repetabs)

eye drops (visine)

hemorrhoid relief (preparation H/anusol)

Ibuprofen (advil/nurofen/paracetamol)

itching/insect/rash (caladril/caladril/calamine)

itching dibucaine/paraderm/lanacane)

lip balm (chapstick/blistex)

lubricant / water soluble (k-y jelly)

nasal decongestant (sinex/ornex)

nausea/motion sickness kwells/dramamine/travacalm/meclizine)

non-asprin pain reliever (tylenol)

pain/fever reducer (panadeine/mbigesic)

pain reliver with codeine (panamax/tylenol 3)

asprin

prescription(s) (a suppy of any prescriptions you are takeing)

petroleum jelly (vaseline)

posion ivy/oak

poison absorber (activated charcoal)

radiation protection (potassium iodide-[ki] or potassium iodate-[ki03] either is fine)

sunburn relief (solarcaine/paxyl)

sunscreen (spf 15 at least)

vomit inducer (ipecac/activated charcoal)

yeast infection treatment (gyne-lotrimin)

sterile saline solution

electrolyte

hedrogen peroxide

all purpose salve

clothes

longjohns

rain gear

vest

warm clothes

accessories

bandana

blanket

boots

hat

sunglasses

socks

gloves/light whight rubber-for medical and hygiene purposes

towel

supplies

bandages (ace) elastic-4

bandages/gauze-2x2/3x3/4x4/18x36

bandages for burns (second skin) 3x3 1/2

gauze roll

gauze pad

triangular bandages

band-aids assorted sizes/flexible and moisture resistant are best

moistned toweletts

sterile wipes

cotton swabs

dental floss

first aid tape

applicators

Q-tips

cotton ball

razor blades

rope/string

safety pins/assorted sizes

sam splint

scalpel

splint

finger splint

eye cup

fanny pack

disposable gloves

sign making materials

snacks

soap/liquid/antibacterial

sterile-strips

surgical tape

irrigation syringe

instant glue

lighter

matches

markers

paper towels

labels notepad

pen

plastic wrap

non adhesive dressing

disposable cups

small equipment

stethoscope

suture kit

tarp

thermometers disposal

thermometer digital

tongue depressors

toothbrush

hot pack reusable

cold pack reusable

tweezers

scissors bandage

scissors foldable

scissors surgical

knife

water filter

shaving razor disposable

recording portable device

respiratory mask

snake bit kit

nail clipper

microscope 30x

swiss army knife

oils

castor oil

eucalyptus

camphor oil

lavender oil

clove oil

aloe vera

tiger balm

others

othersflashlight with batteries

charged cell phone

whistle

watch

alarm clock

stop watch

binoculars

compass

communication equipment (radio)

candle

toye/baubles for children
Do you know if that app has an android version
 

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not sure if there is or not..i got the app on barnes and noble web site if you wanna check it out
 

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there's one called first aid kit..and another called bandaging and splinting..and there's one called the emergency app..and there's one called my list.it has a back packing list and a camping list
 

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i looked at 2 1st aid kits in camping department at wall mart yesterday..now im wishing i had bought 1 or both now.
 

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I didn't see first aid books mentioned,we have several current ones,but my favorite one is "When there is no Doctor",bought it on amazon and it's amazing.It does not cover everything or teach you how to become a combat medic,but it offers tons of great alternative treatments out of commonly found supplies and not just for wound treatments,but includes lots of home remedies and "how to's" for many,many common ailments and illnesses.

The book will also fit easily into most packs and kits except for Colt1911's.It will not fit in an altoids can,lol.
 
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