First Aid Kit For Survival

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How to make a first aid kit for survival has been on my mind a lot lately. I recently had a reader ask me about the quality of my Stanley Fat Max. She didn’t know I had made a first aid kit with one. So I updated this post today. You may remember I wrote a post about my portable kitchen. Portable Kitchen

I’m grateful I have neighbors who will call me when they have giant hives and ask if I have some Benadryl. Of course, I do.

His wife called me and the first thing I asked his wife was, “Is he having trouble breathing because if he is, call 911”. This is the third time I have been over to help this wonderful neighbor of mine. He was not having trouble breathing, thank goodness!

I asked, “does it feel like your airway is closing?” He said no to his wife who relayed that message to me as I’m talking on my cell phone running over to their house with my bottle of Benadryl.

After I entered through their front door, I told his wife to give him two right now and I will check on him every hour by phone. I’m grateful they called me and I was able to help them ward off the expense of an emergency room visit.

His wife called me around 8:30 p.m. that night to reassure me he was doing very well. They both know me well enough to understand that I care so much for their well being.

I could sleep better knowing he was finally able to stop the scratching and he was going to be okay. Remember, I am not a doctor, a nurse or medical caretaker, I’m just a neighbor and a friend.

You may remember seeing this original first aid kit post I wrote using a fishing tackle box: Plano Large 6-Tray Tackle Box PRINTABLE for that post: First-Aid-Kit-Checklist-Printable Here’s the post if you missed it the first time: Fishing Tackle Box First Aid Kit

I also designed a first aid kit for a college student because my beautiful granddaughter was going off to college, and of course, this grandma wants her to be prepared and not have to run to the grocery store for simple medical supplies.

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Here is a simple but great high school graduation gift for any graduate living away from home. PRINTABLE: First Aid Kit for College Here’s the post if you missed it the first time: College First Aid Kit

Updated First Aid Kit For Survival

I really love my Plano large 6-tray tackle box, but it is very heavy and wouldn’t hold everything I wanted to have in a grab and go first aid kit. I now have that one and I feel much more prepared with everything I feel I need both containers, the Plano, and this new one.

This new first aid kit holds more and a few new items I felt necessary to be prepared for a neighborhood use or camping trip with the family. It’s really hot where I live in Southern Utah, so, therefore, this unit must be kept indoors or a lot of the items will deteriorate quickly.

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I like that this unit opens up so I can see everything in the various compartments, and it folds down to a compact size with wheels as a bonus!

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The bottom compartment holds a lot of stuff! This baby holds over 100 items and still has a little room for more! WooHoo! I love this first aid book, it’s my all-time favorite: The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way Please get one of these for your home or first aid kit. You will love it!

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I love that the Stanley FatMax is easy to open and close and is very durable as well. The low price is a bonus too! Stanley 020800R FatMax 4-in1 Mobile Work Station for Tools and Parts

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First Aid Kit-Stanley Fat Max

    1. Ace Wraps : 3 inch & 4 inch
    2. Allergy Medicine
    3. Anti-Bacterial Wipes
    4. Antifungal Ointment
    5. Anti-Diarrhea
    6. Anti-Itch Cream
    7. Aleve (Naproxen)
    8. Alcohol: 90-100% proof
    9. Apple Cider Vinegar
    10. Aspirin/Advil
    11. Bandage Scissors
    12. Band-Aids/Butterfly, Several Sizes
    13. Bee Sting Kit
    14. Benadryl, Liquid, and Chewable
    15. Betadine/iodine swabs
    16. Birth Control
    17. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste
    18. Bug Spray 100% Deet
    19. Burn Gel
    20. Calamine Lotion
    21. Castor Oil
    22. Cold Medicine/Cough Syrup
    23. Contacts/Contact Cases/ Extra Glasses/Saline
    24. Condoms
    25. Cotton Balls
    26. Cotton Swabs
    27. Dramamine (motion sickness)
    28. Dressings for open wounds
    29. Duct Tape
    30. Ear-Loop Masks (N-95), all sizes
    31. Ear Plugs
    32. Elastic Gauze Bandage Rolls
    33. Epsom Salt
    34. Essential Oils Book
    35. Eye Patches
    36. First-Aid Book
    37. First-Aid Shears
    38. Flashlights w/Batteries
    39. Floss
    40. Gloves (non-latex)
    41. Gauze Pads (sterile and non-sterile)
    42. Hand sanitizer
    43. Heat packs-Heating pads
    44. Hemorrhoid Ointment/Suppositories
    45. Ibuprofen
    46. Mylar Blankets
    47. Hydrocortisone
    48. Lip balm/ ChapStick
    49. Lotion or Body Cream
    50. Menstrual Pads and Tampons
    51. Mucinex
    52. Mucinex Dm
    53. Motrin
    54. Monistat (Yeast Infections)
    55. Mouthwash
    56. Molefoam/Moleskin
    57. Multi-Task Knife
    58. Nasal Decongestant PE
    59. Nasal Spray (Afrin)
    60. New Skin Liquid Bandage
    61. Non-stick Sterile Pads
    62. Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide
    63. Nail Clippers
    64. Neosporin
    65. Orajel
    66. Petroleum Jelly
    67. Pepto-Bismol Chewables
    68. Peroxide
    69. Pregnancy Test
    70. Quickclot
    71. Rolled Gauze
    72. Scissors
    73. Silver Gel
    74. Silver Liquid
    75. Silver Cough Lozenges
    76. Sleep-Aid Medicine
    77. Splinter Removal Kit
    78. Splints
    79. Soap
    80. Stethoscope
    81. Sunscreen
    82. Surgical Face Masks (N-95), all sizes
    83. Tick Remover
    84. Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
    85. Tucks Pads-Which Hazel
    86. Tweezers
    87. Tylenol
    88. Vicks VapoRub
    89. Zantac (Acid Reducer)
    90. Ziplock Bags
    91. VITAMINS
    92. B-12 Vitamins
    93. B-complex vitamins
    94. Calcium
    95. D-3 Vitamins
    96. Magnesium
    97. Mature Complete Multivitamin
    98. Omega 3 Fish Oil
    99. Vitamin C
    100. Essential Oils
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Thanks for stopping by today to learn about being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless you for doing what your budget and time allow.

If you haven’t purchased my book you may want to get it so you are prepared before you need it. Prepare Your Family for Survival: How to Be Ready for Any Emergency or Disaster Situation It’s available at Amazon, Barnes, and Noble, Books a Million, Indie Bound, Google Books, Itunes, The Book Depository, Target, Walmart and many more stores online.


Sideline 1950: Please consider adding the following items:

-Israeli Battle Dressing.
-Individual prescription meds for each family member (rotate as needed).
-Cyalume Lightsticks (in addition to your Item #38 – Flashlights w/ Batteries).
-Instant Cold Pack/s.

Sandi: a suture kit, A product such as Tempanol, which is temporary filling material for lost fillings & crowns. Anbesol is also high on my list for temporary toothaches,  Earache medication, this would include products used for eliminating water in the ears.

Hurricane Katrina by Linda

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4 thoughts on “First Aid Kit For Survival

  • December 30, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    What do you use #9 Apple cider for. Did you mean vinegar

    • December 30, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      Hi Robinson, thanks for pointing that out to me. I love it! I just added vinegar. Thank you! Linda

  • December 31, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Not sure if my last comment took – Internet went out.

    This is a great idea – the wheeled toolbox for first aid supplies.

    We have 3 different and inefficient cases for our supplies (that aren’t in cupboards).

    I will upgrade to this idea ASAP with a used tool box purchase as soon as I can find one. Thanks!

    • December 31, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      HI Simon, I was so frustrated before because I had my first aid supplies in different units. The cheapest place I found the Stanley Fat Max was on Amazon. It was more expensive at Home Depot. Good luck!! Linda


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