Emergency First Aid Kit Item Checklist

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Some First aid kids are too small and some way too complicated for the average untrained user. We've put together a list of the must-haves based on information provided by FEMA and the Red Cross among others.

We feel it's also important to have multiple kits wherever you spend most of your time. Have one in your home (duh...), car, work, camping backpack, and a smaller one in your emergency go-bag (also known as 72hr. bag).


1. Blood clotting agent

2. Burn Salve

3. Chest seal

4. CPR mask

5. Gauze pads

6. Suture kit

7. Tourniquet

8. Trauma Pad


9. Ace-style elastic Bandages

10. MoleskinSplint, SAM splints

11. Triangle Bandage


12. EMT Shears

13. Epinephrine auto-injector

14. Tweezers

15. Thermometer

16. Gas mask (optional)

17. Insulin Pen (optional)


18. Thermal blanket

19. Antiseptic (neosporin, rubbing alcohol)

20. Antibiotics (amoxcicillin, penicilin, and ciprofloxacin)

21. Anti-diarrhea meds (Immodium, Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol)

22. Variety pack of bandages

23. Butterfly strips or steri-strips

24. Latex Gloves

25. Medical tape

26. Pain relievers (Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, etc.)

27. Antihistamines (Benadryl, Zyrtec) or other allergy meds

28. Capsules of activated charcoal (from poisoning)

29. Potassium iodide (KI) tablets (from radioactive iodine poisoning)

30. Instant cool and instant heat packs

Be sure to include a first aid crash course guide with your kit (most kits come with one already). We also highly recommend that you sign up to attend a class in order to better understand how/when to use all of these items. 

You should determine the quantity of each individual item on this list based on number of persons per household and their particular health condition. Also, set a calendar reminder to examine expiration dates and renew outdated items once a year.

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