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    Default Basic First-Aid Kit

    First-Aid Kit
    For the Car or Camping Trip

    What to Pack

    • Essentials
    Whether you're going on a short afternoon hike or a camping trip, it's essential to be prepared for an emergency. You'll find most of these items at your drugstore, or you can buy a pre assembled kit and add anything it doesn't include. Customize according to your families needs -- for example, remember the allergy medicine if you or a friend is prone to asthma. Before you venture out, be sure you know how to use every item, and don't forget to restock your kit when you return from the trip.

    Just print out this list and check items off as you pack them.

    Essentials
    •Waterproof case (or tackle box--to pack below items in)
    •Waterproof bandages (various sizes)
    •Triangular bandage (40-inch, for making a sling)
    •Isopropyl alcohol wipes
    •Butterfly bandages (to hold cuts closed for more comfortable healing)
    •Ace bandages (for wrapping sprains)
    •Gauze pads (various sizes)
    •Gauze wrap (15 feet, easily cut)
    •Wire splint
    •Chemical heat and cold packs
    •White medical tape
    •Basic first-aid guide (one good choice is the First-Aid Pocket Guide.)
    •Small surgical scissors
    •Safety pins (for slings or wraps)
    •Tweezers (with a narrow point and a solid grip, for removing splinters)
    •Antibiotic ointment (such as Neosporin or Bactracin)
    •Cortisone cream for bug bites

    •Biodegradable soap
    •Aloe gel (for burns)
    •Moleskin (for blisters)
    •Epipen (injectable epinephrine for allergic reactions -- you'll need a prescription)
    •Pain reliever (ibuprofen)
    •Fever reducer (acetaminophen)
    •Antihistamine (such as Claritin or Benadryl)
    •Diarrhea medicine (Immodium AD, Kaopectate, or Pepto-Bismol -- for adults only; if you get diarrhea, be sure to consult a doctor if it lasts more than 3 days, you have severe pain in your abdomen, a fever of 102 degrees or higher, or blood in your stool)
    •Glucose and salt tablets (mix with water to restore electrolytes if you get dehydrated)
    •Thermometer
    •Waterproof matches
    JoAnn
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    Default Re: Basic First-Aid Kit

    Here are some more you might want to add to your kit:

    Bottled Water
    Blankets
    Non latex Gloves
    Mouthpiece for CPR
    Eye Wash Solution
    List of emergency phone numbers
    Cell phone
    Special medical equipment (glucose and blood pressure monitors)
    List of health related information
    a lighter to sterilize tweezers, etc.
    candy bars
    antacid tablets
    laxatives


    Here is a liquid Glucose/salt solution for you to make and keep with you in case of need:

    Oral Rehydration Solution

    1 liter clean Water
    8 teaspoons Sugar (or Molasses)
    1 teaspoon Salt
    1/2 cup Orange Juice


    A flashlight

    Hope this helps! Thanks; Virginia

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    Default Re: Basic First-Aid Kit

    Here are some more you might want to add to your kit:
    Great add on Virginia, very important ones too -- Thanks again.
    JoAnn
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