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The 8 ‘Must Have’ Items For Your First Aid Kit



The first rule of packing a first aid kit is to include only equipment that you’re trained and qualified to use. DO NOT pack first aid gear you’re unable to use – you’ll only do more harm than good!

So, here are 8 essential items that just about everyone should include within their first aid kit:

  • Nitril gloves
  • Ace wrap (3 & 6 inches)
  • Medical tape
  • Gauze pads (4×4)
  • Abd pad, 5×9
  • Soap
  • Triangle bandage
  • Meds including: Advil, Benadryl, Neosporin, and Imodium
  • Duct tape
  • Roller gauze (4 inch)

You can also include a Sam splint although splints can be fashioned from make-shift items such as branches or hiking poles to save space and weight.


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