First Aid Kit For Survival

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 a 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

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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.

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: Survival Medical Handbook. 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 FatMax 4-in1

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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
  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.

Please stay safe, stay well, Nad keep prepping. May God Bless this world, Linda

Hurricane Katrina by Linda

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  1. 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!

    1. 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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