October 29, 2020

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Bolstering the Store Bought First Aid Kit


There are some people making some serious first aid kits out there today. However, most of us are just grabbing kits at local retailers. That is not the worst decision.

These kits are woefully ineffective if you are looking to meet the needs of a whole family. That’s ok. You can build on that.

Here are three improvements you can make in a hurry.

Rolled Gauze

You can almost never have enough rolled gauze. The real sin when it comes to gauze is that its dirt cheap. You can use a $20 and vastly improve your home first aid kit! Its a multi use material that deserves a lot of space in your kit.

Good Quality Band Aids

it is so rare that you buy a first aid kit with good quality band aids. The band aid is one of those things that you don’t even want to think about. Its a worry you shouldn’t have. You might find that all the band aids are cheap and hardly adhere to skin. If that’s the case, get rid of them and replace them with some strong, durable band aids.

OTC Meds

You will never find kids Tylenol in a store bought first aid kit. However, this could be one of the most important things a personal first aid kit could contain. When your child is sick or in pain you will give your life for this. Even if you don’t have kids, you will likely run into someone who does. You can use this as a powerful barter item or just being helpful to someone in the community.

Be sure you have the meds on hand that you use often.

Building a first aid kit is something you do over time if you don’t have the money to invest into a serious pre built model. These can run you upwards of $500! So little by little create your own.