Must-Have First Aid Kit Contents

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Your first aid kit contents are crucial, especially when it comes to everyday emergencies. This pocket-sized first aid kit is small and convenient without sacrificing safety.

Must-Have First Aid Kit Contents

A well-stocked first aid kit is an absolute essential for a great survivalist, but how do you narrow it down to just the basics? Luckily, we've compiled a list of the most important items so you stay prepared for any emergency.

This mini first aid kit is a great everyday item for preppers on the go – and it's small enough to fit in your pocket.

First Aid Kit Content List:

  • Empty Altoids tin
  • 2 rubber bands
  • Butterfly closures
  • Alcohol prep pads
  • Band-Aids, various sizes
  • Hand cleansing wipes
  • 2-pack of ibuprofen
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Moleskin patches

First Aid Kit Content Breakdown:

1. Altoids tin & rubber bandsFirst Aid Kit Contents Altoids Rubber Bands

An empty Altoids tin is the perfect container for your pocket-sized first aid kit. Use two rubber bands to hold it shut.

2. Butterfly closuresFirst Aid Kit Contents Butterfly Closures

Most butterfly closures are waterproof, and they are an excellent alternative to stitches in certain injuries.

3. Alcohol prep padsFirst Aid Kit Contents Alcohol Prep Pads

Add a few of these wipes to your kit to instantly sterilize wounds and skin surfaces.

4. Band-Aids

First Aid Kit Contents Band-Aids
We recommend keeping an assortment of Band-Aids in your kit (and be sure you have a few that are waterproof).

5. Hand cleansing wipes

First Aid Kit Contents Hand Cleansing Wipes
These handy wipes are excellent for sanitizing and disinfecting hands before providing aid to an injured person.

6. Ibuprofen

First Aid Kit Contents Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen can be a major lifesaver for pain relief. Keep a few packs in your first aid kit just in case.

7. Gauze pads

First Aid Kit Contents Gauze Pads
Use these pads to absorb blood and other fluids in case of bodily injury. Because gauze pads are extremely absorbent, they're also great for cleaning up dangerous spills.

8. Moleskin patches

First Aid Kit Contents Moleskin Patches
Wrapping your foot in moleskin is a great way to prevent blisters from forming, and its adhesive backing makes it a quick fix.

Check out the video below to see how it’s done – and let us know your own first aid tips in the comments.


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