all the things like band-aids, scissors, thermometers and gauze that you need to be prepared

You can find what-to-include lists on a number of websites like the Red Cross, OSHA and the Mayo Clinic. You can find ready-made kits for purchase. I suggest gathering what you need and putting everything together in a seal-able container (waterproof if possible). Check the contents periodically, too.

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Here we go. You will be okay if you don’t have EVERYTHING on the list. This one is VERY comprehensive…

  • Flashlight and/or pen flashlight, with batteries that work, and extra batteries that work!

  • Cell phone with charger

  • Emergency blanket

  • Two pair non-latex gloves (large)

  • Scissors

  • Tweezers

  • Oral thermometer (non-mercury/non-glass)

  • Instant cold compress or ice pack

  • Tongue depressors

  • Bulb syringe

  • Safety pins

  • Duct tape

  • Alcohol

  • Hand sanitizer and/or soap

  • Alcohol pads/antiseptic wipe packets for disinfecting

  • Eye wash solution: flush eyes or use as general decontaminant

  • Lubricant

  • Sterile dressings to stop bleeding: absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)

  • Sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches)

  • Sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)

  • Band-Aids: Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes plus Butterfly bandages

  • Adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)

  • Flex bandages/elastic roller bandages: 3 inches wide & 4 inches wide

  • Tourniquet

  • 2 triangular bandages

  • Moleskin padding/blister protection patches

  • Plastic bags or baggies

  • Prescription medications you take every day. Rotate periodically/ check expiration dates

  • Prescribed medical supplies (such as blood pressure monitor)

  • First Aid Instruction Booklet

  • Your list of Emergency Phone Numbers

  • All the medicines, creams, liniments, oils, tablets, pills, etc. already listed in our blog as part of the Green First Aid Kit that will:

    • Stop bleeding

    • Clean & care for wounds

    • Relieve pain

    • Reduce and/or prevent bruising

    • Counteract allergic reactions

    • Reduce inflammation

    • Cool and heal burns (from fire and sun)

    • Stop itching


Check Out all the Medicinals for your Green First Aid Kit HERE...