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Latex gloves or an alternative such as nitrile or vinyl gloves for individuals with latex allergies. Sterile saline solution for cleaning out wounds and the eyes antiseptic wipes and or alcohol for cleaning wounds to prevent infection hydrogen peroxide for flushing debris out of wounds.

Johnson Johnson Safe Travels Portable Emergency First Aid Kit

Extra emergency blankets for everyone in your family.

Emergency first aid kit list. Doesn t kill germs irrigation syringe for cleaning out wounds with sterile water or saline. Keep your first aid kits in places that are easy to access in case of emergencies and know how to use the items. Garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation dust mask plastic sheeting and duct tape to help filter contaminated air and shelter in place.

Cloth face coverings for everyone ages 2 and above soap hand sanitizer disinfecting wipes to disinfect surfaces. Basic supplies adhesive tape elastic wrap bandages bandage strips and butterfly bandages in assorted sizes super glue rubber tourniquet or 16 french catheter nonstick sterile bandages and roller gauze in assorted sizes eye shield or pad large triangular bandage may be used as a sling aluminum. Consider adding the following items to your emergency supply kit based on your individual needs.

Bug out bags are the next step up. Multi purpose tool knife moist towelettes dust masks waterproof matches needle and thread compass area maps extra blankets and sleeping bags all should be part of your emergency supply kit. First aid kits are essential for any home car work and travel.

First aid kits come in all types and the list of content vary depending on their use for example home first aid kits are used for treating minor injuries and travel first aid kits need to be more comprehensive. Gauze pads various sizes. Alcohol based ok antibacterial ointment e g bacitracin compound tincture of benzoin bandage adhesive assorted adhesive bandages fabric preferred butterfly bandages adhesive wound closure strips.

Emergency reference materials such as a first aid book or a photocopy of such a book or manual rain gear paper towels a fire extinguisher a tent a compass matches in a waterproof container signal flares paper and pencils a medicine dropper household chlorine bleach which you can use as a disinfectant to clean surfaces mix nine parts water to one part bleach. 2 absorbent compress dressings 5 x 9 inches similar item available in the red cross store 25 adhesive bandages assorted sizes also found within our family first aid kit similar item available in the. The red cross recommends that all first aid kits for a family of four include the following.

Antiseptic wipes bzk based wipes preferred. If complete disaster strikes on the trail the chances are a first aid kit won t be enough.