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Old 06-12-2015, 10:41 AM   #1
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What is in your first aid kit?

With Stormrider151's recent post regarding public safety types, it reminded me of a question I was recently asked. 'What's in your first aid kit?'

After I left the fire service, I had quite an extensive jump kit in my vehicle for a while. It has since been scaled back to include 2x2's, 4x4's, wraps, 1 trauma dressing, bandaids, alcohol wipes, sterile saline, scissors, tweezers, adhesive tape and nitrile gloves all in a watertight container. I think it's fine for minor things and if it requires the local FD to show up, it'll hold 'em over.

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Old 06-12-2015, 10:44 AM   #2
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Our health directives and our living will along with the usually first aid material from an industrial first aid kit.

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Old 06-12-2015, 10:48 AM   #3
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Pretty much the same as previously stated.
I bought mine from Costco and it is labelled "Red Cross" for around 40$
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:43 AM   #4
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I think it depends on the need. We carry an epipen in ours due to someone in the family having a reaction to bee stings. Benadryl for other minor reactions. Q-tips and liquid soap for tick removal. I read that if you rub a a q tip with liquid soap on it on the tick that it will release. I have yet had to try it though.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:54 AM   #5
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Our Camper Medical Kit

 Antibiotic cream (Rotate)
 Extra Strength Benadryl cream (Rotate)
 Benadryl Spray and Capsules itch relief
 Trans-pore tape
 Blood Stop Spray (CVS)
 Tweezers w/ magnifying lens
 Sharp Scissors (large)
 Band-aids Waterproof Fabric (all sizes)
 Imodium AD and Ducolase (Rotate)
 IVAREST – Poison Ivy relief
 Robitussin – Cold and Cough (rotate)
 High Intensity LED flashlight
 Ibuprofen – Regular Strength and 800 mg (Rotate)
 Self Grip Wrap 4 inch wide
 Go-Gel Hand Sanitizer
 Therma-Care Heat wrap – Back
 Therma-Care Heat wrap – Neck/shoulder
 Icy-Hot Patch
 Chap stick (2 tubes)
 Day-quil Gel caps – 15 doses (rotate)
 Ny-quil Gel caps – 15 doses (rotate)
 Eye Glass Repair Kit
 Zovarix cold sore Ointment (1 tube – rotate)
 AfterBite Itch Eraser
 Large Gauze Pads
 Maxi-DEET insect repellant
 ACE Bandage
 Tongue Depressor (finger splint)
 First Aid Guide
 Cotton tipped applicators
 Caladryl Clear Bite and Itch lotion

Just added a Phillips AED after we got CPR training.
Will never leave home without it now.

I like the idea of putting copies of the Medical Directive in there, too.
Great Idea...

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Old 06-12-2015, 12:12 PM   #6
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How about a pocket mask and trauma shears along with that AED. I thought I was the only one who brings the whole emergency room along.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:13 PM   #7
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Great list.. I'm going to have to check mine now, especially because we're going on a 10 day, 2 campground trip in early July.

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Old 06-12-2015, 12:20 PM   #9
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My first aid kit pictured.
im not sure what she's got in it but it works! And I get hurt often.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:31 PM   #10
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Don't forget you pet's first aid kit. I have American Red Cross 1st aid kits and instruction books for both people and pets and have taken classes for people and four legged pets.

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