Hey all. Today I’ve been working on finishing up my First Aid Car Kits. The kit containers have been just sitting in my room since… well, the last time I posted on first aid kits, and they’ve just been taunting me. ‘Finish me. I DARE you. You’re too chicken. You don’t have what it takes. You’ll never be on top of all of this preparedness stuff.’ It was time to shut them up.
So I pulled out all the first aid stuff I’d purchased a while back (note: my Master Kit was already done- or at least as “done” as it’s going to be for a while- but I pulled it out just for referencing… hence it is in the pictures as well) and just started filling up the car kits.
I divided the supplies pretty equally between Hubby’s kit and mine, but certain things were more applicable to certain kits. For example, I put children’s medicines in my kit but not in Hubby’s because the kids are almost always in my car, but I put Tums in Hubby’s kit and not mine because he’s more likely to need that while out and about versus me who is usually at home. So I did a little customization of the car kits based on the needs of who is usually in each vehicle.
All in all, I’m pretty happy with them at this point. Eventually I would like to add additional items (like instant ice packs, more medicines, etc) to bring them up to a more complete intermediate level, but they will do for now. It’s a good starting point.
So anyway, I hope your kits haven’t gotten the better of you yet. My kits have officially had their mouths shut and the taunting has ceased. I think I’ll go treat myself to a cookie.
09/16/2010 • Alright. Do we all have our first aid kit containers? Good! Well next we need to fill them. There are SO many options to choose from when stocking a first aid kit. You can just stand in a medicine aisle at the store to realize the plethora of options available. So, what to choose? Is it all important? Yes and no. Obviously everything has a time and a place. Here's my suggestion. When you first start to fill your kit, start basic and then work your way up to an ultimate first-aid kit. You don't have to have the whole 'medicine aisle' more
09/10/2010 • This is such a great idea! It's a pocket-sized first aid kit for your purse or... pocket. :) Very handy and very creative. I definitely think I'll have to make one for my purse. Right now all my band-aids and what not that I keep in my purse are just in a resealable baggie and it's getting beat up. I think this would be a much better option. :) Obviously you can customize what you want to put in the kit, but the recommendations in the tutorial are a good place to start (click link below for tutorial). Enjoy and more
09/09/2010 • Having a well stocked first aid kit is a key element to successful emergency preparedness. You should keep a first aid kit in your home and in your car(s) so that you can be prepared wherever you go. First aid kits come in many shapes and sizes and you can purchase them or make your own. I prefer to make my own because I like to customize what goes into it. Thus far in my preparedness efforts I've been using a first-aid kit that I put together in college for one of my athletic training classes. But it's tailored more towards athletes more