Do it Yourself (DIY) First Aid Kit for Every Emergency

Refugio Bolden
Jul 7 · 3 min read

It is always very important to keep your first aid kit ready and on hand in your home. It is more than important if you live in the United States or any country where natural disasters happen frequently. In an emergency, you have to rush for the emergency first aid kit. So, keep it ready and full all the time on hand. You may meet a household accident. That is another reason for DIY first aid kit. Many camping supply shops, emergency preparedness companies, and medical stores offer prepared and assembled first aid kit. You can make it yourself if you do not want to buy. First aid kit is always very important for everyone and every home. You should keep one first aid kit in your car as well. One in kitchen and one in the living room. That will make easy ways for you to respond and find a first aid kit in an emergency or panic situation.

Red Cross has also suggested that you should keep a first aid kit in both your home and car. You can keep some important supplies and a first aid kit in your desk at the office. Most offices and workstations already have emergency first aid kits but you should check by yourself. If in your office or workplace, there is no first aid kit then keep some necessary things with you. Making your own first aid kit is not a tough task. You can easily do it but you should know the purpose and use of some important medicines.

Create your own first aid kit

Creating your own first aid tool kit is not a crucial task. You can do it by yourself. Start with the medicines. While buying the medicine, always read the expiry date on it. If the medicine has a long life to go then buy it. If it will get expire within a few days then leave that medicine. Anyhow, if you are a regular patient like you have diabetes, asthma or heart disease, keep that regular medicine first in the kit. Assemble your regular medicines properly, so that, you can pick out your medicine easily. Keep some bandages in the kit like Sani Plast, cotton, Dettol, white bandage, pyodine, and sticking. Some other medicines you need to pack in your first aid kit are antibiotic tablets, aspirin, antibiotic ointments, wipes, oral thermometer, and hydrocortisone ointment. These were essential medicines. Now it is tools turn. After all the medicines, keep a torch, battery-operated radio, phone, batteries, and charged lights. With the time update your batteries and charge them on a daily basis. Pay a frequent visit to your first aid kit and if you find any medicine expires throw them immediately. Check your batteries and their charging on a daily basis. If you have a busy schedule check all these essentials once in a week.

Apart from the batteries and medicines, there are also some other important things you should keep ready all the time. You can stock your cars with ready-made meals and water if any natural disaster is forecasted. Like emergency blankets, clothes, camps, gloves, gauze pads, tweezers, scissors, and cold compress. You can store a portable hydration system in your car if you are going hiking. Keep coolers full of ice cubes in your car.

By keeping all these things with you, you can have a safe journey if you are going to a hiking or a family trip to the farmhouse. You can spend fearless time at home. Also, you are always ready to meet any uncertainty and natural disaster.