Tag: first-aid-kit

First Aid & Medical (Level 1 Preparedness)

First Aid and Medical considerations are among the basic essentials to address for one’s overall general preparedness, even Level-1. Unfortunately, in this category most people will not think about it until they actually need it! The problem with that of course is that it is too late “after the fact”. …

Best First Aid Kit (2018) Updated Each Year

The best First Aid Kit of 2018 is the “Swiss Safe 2-in-1 (120 piece) Kit”. Check The Latest Price on Amazon I’ve been updating this annually for several years. Each year I have a look at the latest available first aid kits on Amazon and spend some time reviewing those …

A Ziploc Bag First Aid Kit

I keep a ‘do-it-yourself’ First Aid Kit in a quart size Ziploc bag to fit nicely into any number of my various ‘bags’ (backpack, my Versipack’s, etc..). Why do I do keep a First Aid Kit in a Ziploc? While I do have a few other more substantial First Aid …

Two Upgrades For Your First Aid Kit

A First Aid Kit is a ‘must have’ for preparedness. You hope you never need it, but you know that sooner or later you will. While you can buy a ready-made First Aid Kit in a wide array of choices or while you can build your own, I thought that …

10 First Aid Kit Ad-on Items

A First Aid Kit comes in a wide variety of assortments from the most basic to well stocked EMT packs. EVERYONE should have a first aid kit in the home. A second kit should be in your car. A third kit should be in your GHB, BOB, and/or any other …

A First Aid Kit Should Include:

Whether you plan to buy a ready-made First Aid Kit or put one together yourself, it’s a good idea to cross-reference the items contained within (or those which you plan to procure) with other recommended lists of the First Aid items that should be included. The American Red Cross recommends …

An Emergency Dental Kit

Most of us at one time or another have experienced a dental emergency – and it’s something that’s hard to forget because of the associated discomfort and pain! Dental pain can be caused by a variety of emergency conditions ranging from toothaches, a loose crown, a cracked tooth, or a …

How To Stop The Bleeding With QuikClot

If you, or someone else become injured with a very severe traumatic bleeding wound, chances are that even if you have a typical first aid kit with you, it will not have what you need to stop major bleeding, and applying pressure to the wound might not be enough. Think …

WildBill’s DIY Medical Bag

“WildBill” left a comment to another article here on Modern Survival Blog that I decided to re-post here. I thought his thought process and do-it-yourself effort to be a good example of thinking for yourself, and in this example putting together your own medical kit. Here’s what he had to …

Best First Aid Kit 2012

The best first aid kit of 2012 is based on review data, customer rating,¬†popularity, and its availability on Amazon.com. From the more than 6,000 first aid kit products that were available, “The Complete First Aid Kit” is the ‘best first aid kit’ of 2012. Again, the word ‘best’ is based …

First Aid Kit 101

First Aid Kits should be checked, replenished or replaced each year. Check for expiration dates on any ointments or medications (this is important!). Keeping first aid kits in cars or other temperature harsh environments, although advised or recommended, it will reduce the shelf life of some medications and ointments. Keeping …

Sample First Aid Kit

Thinking of building your own first aid kit? The following list of ‘basic’ first aid kit contents follows ANSI standards, although different environments may have different requirements. (ANSI Z308, 1-2009) List of important local emergency telephone numbers, including police, fire, EMS, and poison control center. Absorbent compress, 32 sq. in. …
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