Prepared: The First Aid Kits

So you’ve been trying the “Prepper” title on for size. So let’s talk about first aid kits, how to stock them and where to store them. I’ll include Amazon links to purchase supplies if you’re shopping in the US or Canada.

The Purse or Everyday Carry First Aid Kit

I have what my husband likes to call a “boo-boo” kit that I carry in my purse. This has a few items like band-aids that are easily on hand if I’m out and about. I also carry a tourniquet in my purse in case I need it and I’m not near my car.

This first-aid kit includes:

  • Bandaids
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Alcohol Prep Pad
  • Clean Wipe
  • Sterile Gauze Pad
  • Moleskin
  • Butterfly Bandage

The Car First Aid Kit

I have first aid kit supplies in 2 areas in my car. I have a few items in a visor panel on the driver’s side visor and the rest in a first aid bag in my mobility bag which is hanging on the back of the front passenger seat.

Driver’s Side Visor

In the driver’s side visor I keep a tourniquet and a window breaking / seatbelt cutting tool. I don’t think it needs to be said but the tourniquet is in reach should I personally need it for myself or a vehicle passenger in the case of a car accident. The window breaking / seatbelt cutting tool is in case of a car accident and I need to quickly get out of the window (for example: in case of the car submerging in a body of water or the care catching on fire).

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Car First Aid Kit

First Aid Mobility Bag

In the mobility bag, there is a pouch velcroed onto the top panel so I can easily reach for it from the driver’s seat. In this bag I have the following items:

  • Olaes® Modular Bandage
  • Quikclot Combat Gauze
  • Gauze Pads
  • Triangle Bandage
  • Gloves
  • Tape
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Trauma Shears

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Is there anything you’ve included in your first aid kit that I should add to mine?

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