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”. …

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 …

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 …

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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