Band-Aids and Such

Everything You would Need to Stay Safe

Things to pack


  • 10 Alcohol swabs – to prevent infection
  • 1 Medium tube of antibiotic cream – to prevent infection
  • 4 Burn gel packets – for burn relief and to keep bandages from sticking to the burn
  • 4 Sugar packets – for diabetic sugar regulation
  • 40 Assorted Band Aids – to bandage wounds
  • 6 Blister patches or moleskin – to bandage wounds
  • 2 Small rolls of waterproof tape – to bandage wounds
  • 10 Small gauze pads (4” x 4”) – to bandage wounds
  • 8 Small non-stick gauze pads (4” x 4”) – to bandage wounds, especially burns
  • 6 Large gauze pads – to bandage wounds
  • 2 Gauze rolls – to bandage wounds
  • Ace Bandage – to apply pressure to wounds, and to immobilize joints and limbs
  • SAM Splint – to immobilize joints and limbs
  • 12 Acetaminophen tablets – for pain, inflammation and fever
  • 12 Ibuprofen tablets – for pain, inflammation and fever
  • 12 Aspirin tablets – for pain and heart attack treatment
  • 10 Anti-diarrhea tablets – for treating the symptoms of bacterial, viral or protozoa-caused diarrhea
  • 10 Antacid tablets – for stomach upset
  • 10 Antihistamine tablets – for cold, allergies and allergic reactions
  • 8 Butterfly strips – to bandage wounds
  • Razor blade – as an emergency cutting tool
  • Bug bite stick – for sting and bite relief
  • 10 Pairs non-latex gloves – for the prevention of contamination
  • 1 Kwik Clot wound dressing – to control severe bleeding
  • EMT shears – to cut clothing and bandages
  • Wound irrigation device or eye wash – to remove debris from the eyes and rough or deep wounds
  • Glass thermometer – to determine body temperature for fever, hypothermia and heat-related illness
  • 1 Large needle – to dig out splinters, and to lance boils and other sealed infections
  • 1 Book of matches & 2 lighters – for emergency fire starting and heat sanitation of metal equipment
  • Tweezers – to remove splinters and foreign objects
  • Space Blanket – for emergency shelter and shock management
  • Flashlight and extra batteries

Extra Tips

  • Keep a first aid kit in your home and in the car
  • Carry a first aid kit with you or know where one is
  • Keep it in a back pack or other easy to carry container
  • Check expiration dates and replace anything out of date
  • Check your kit regularly
  • Make sure the batteries for the flashlight and anything else you might need work
  • Include any personal medications and emergency numbers