My practical first aid kit includes:
- Fabric Bandaids (knuckle, strip, and fingertip) with a few large ones thrown in.
- Triple antibotic ointment for cuts
- Moleskin for blisters
- Small mirror and tweezers for splinters and things in the eye
- Individual packets of Advil, Aspirin, and/or Aleve (Doan's is nice too!)
- Hotel soap (to clean poison ivy urushiol)
- Silver Oxide for burns (ask pharmacist)
- Heart burn medication
- Carmex lip balm in the canister
- Baking soda self made packet (for bee stings)
Silver Oxide is available from your pharmacist without a prescription, but be warned that it cost about $30 a tube. I told mine that I wanted a tube for a backpacking first aid kit and he was very helpful. You can get a prescription from your doctor to have insurance cover part of the cost.
Baking Soda for bee stings? Make a paste with water and apply to the bee sting area, and as the paste dries, it will draw the poison out of the skin.
So, this is our basic first aid kit...What do you have in your
One task every day, one small task....for a better prepared community - K