Medical kits
Prepackaged kits can be more expencive than a DIY First-Aid Kit

Buy a premade kit ?
or make your own
Build Your Own First-Aid Kit

variety of components
First Aid Kit organization
What injuries will this kit treat
packaging that falls apart
Evaluate your household
treating minor issues
Managing aches and pains

Keep your first aid kits where there is likely to be an emergency

  • House
  • Cars
  • Backpacks
  • RV
  • Boat

Extra Items for a 1st Aid Kit:

Antiseptics (kill germs, prevent infection)
Injury treatment (butterlfy closures, cold compresses)
Bandages (to dress a variety of wounds)
Instruments (tweezers, gloves)
Medicines (analgesics)


Other important things to keep in mind when looking for a 1st Aid Kit

  • Group size
  • Trip length/distance
  • Trip activity
  • Trip risks

Special Needs

  • Baby’s First-Aid Kit
  • prescription meds
  • EpiPen

List of your family members’ unique first aid needs with your kit


Video reviews we make featuring First Aid Kits, Trauma Kits and other 1st aid gear. Reviews, How-to, Q&A and more. Let us know what you’d like to see


How many kits should you get?

  • Individual kit
  • Big kit for your group
  • Multiple kits: dayhiking, backpacking, cycling

Medical consent forms
Medical history information for each member
Emergency phone numbers


First-Aid Kit Instructions

  • Reference materials
  • Quick-reference guide
  • Comprehensive booklet
  • How to administer first aid
  • wilderness first-aid books.
  • guides
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