Basic DIY First-Aid Kit For The Home And Vehicle
A couple years ago, one of my children hurt their finger and were quite upset because they thought they really needed a Band-Aid. Apparently Band-Aids make everything better.
I wasn’t going to argue that they were not in fact bleeding and didn’t really need one, but we were out and I didn’t want to deal with a meltdown. I pulled out a little container I carried in my purse that contained bandages and bandaged up their finger.
They were so impressed that I had those in my purse! Apparently it doesn’t take much to impress them. Haha
Ever since that incident I’ve thought it would be a good idea to have a basic first-aid kit around, at home and in the vehicle. The only thing is, I couldn’t wrap my head around spending money on something I might use.
I had bandages around the house, some tweezers, pain relief and other things, but I wanted to have it all in one location, so if the need came, I wouldn’t have to spend time trying to find it all.
For someone who likes to be prepared for everything, I’m surprised it’s taken me so long to put this together.
I decided to go for it and I was able to assemble 2 kits with things I had on hand, items from the dollar store and local drug store. I went with no-name products for the most part to save as much money as possible.
There could be an endless number of pieces that could go into a first-aid kit, but I stuck with the essentials.
DIY First Aid-Kit:
· Bandages (different sizes)
· Hand wipes
· Pain relief
· Butterfly bandages
· Alcohol wipes
· Disposable gloves
· Saline (for rinsing the eyes)
· Antibiotic ointment
· Instant cold pack (not pictured)
· Paper tape
· Roll of gauze
· Hydrogen peroxide
· Plastic container with lid
· Safety pins
· First-Aid Quick Guide (not pictured)
This is a very basic list of pieces, but I was able to put together a kit for home and a kit for the vehicle for very little. It’s taken me years, but I finally did it!
I know there will come a time when I will need some of these items. This time I can impress my kids with even more tricks in the bag ;)
Have you wanted to create your own first-aid kit? Create a quick list of what you will need and you will be surprised how easy it is to put one together.