A close up of an emergency kit including water, batteries and a radio.

Be sure to include personal items that you rely on daily. A basic first aid kit should include:

  • Disposable/sterile burn blankets
  • Adhesive tapes
  • Hydrogen peroxide, Betadine
  • 4×4 gauze pads (sterile and non sterile), roller gauze
  • Band-Aids (assortment)
  • Ice packs
  • Triangular bandages, ace bandages
  • Eye pads
  • Scissors
  • Cotton balls/Q-tips/cotton applicators (12 count)
  • Tweezers
  • Penlight
  • Thermometer
  • Safety pins and sewing needles/thread
  • Optional: over-the-counter pain medication and digestive aid
  • Anti-bacterial towelettes
  • Blood-stopper compresses
  • Burn ointment
  • CPR shield
  • Tri-biotic ointment
  • Earplugs
  • Over the counter medications

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