Welcome to Week 3 of my 7 week Creating an Emergency Station series. Today is all about our family first aid kit. Since it is a family first aid kit, no one will have individual items to place in their backpacks. Everything we have will be contained together.
Bur, first, if you missed the first two weeks, check out the links below:
For our first aid kit, I purchased a Plano Angled Tackle System from Wal-Mart. This container may look small in the picture, but it is actually pretty big and has a ton of different compartments. It has so much extra space that my contents didn’t even fill up half of the box.
And, here is a look at what I placed in the box.
I started out with these supplies…
After placing all of the items in the tackle system, I had a TON of room left, so I decided to add a few more items.
Here is a list of everything in the tackle box, plus where I purchased them:
- bandaids – Dollar Tree
- gauze – Dollar Tree
- surgical scissors – old
- surgical tape – Dollar Tree
- gloves – Dollar Tree
- peroxide – Dollar Tree
- rubbing alcohol – Dollar Tree
- Aspirin – Wal-Mart
- stomach meds – Dollar Tree
- Tums – Wal-Mart
- daily meds (I haven’t placed in container yet) – old
- tweezers – old
- nail clippers – old
- oral thermometer – Wal-Mart
- triple antibiotic ointment – Dollar Tree
- cold compress – Wal-Mart
- hydrocortisone ointment – Wal-Mart
- scissors – Dollar Tree
- Kleenex packets – Dollar Tree
- Chapstick – Dollar Tree
- extra medication cups – old
- medication syringe – old
- nasal bulb – old
- Children’s cough medicine – Wal-Mart
- anti-diarrhea meds – Wal-Mart
- pain relieving spray – Wal-Mart
- multipurpose ointment – old
And, just like last week, the last order of business was creating a printable to keep track of the expiration dates. After creating the document, I filled it out and placed it in the personal section of my emergency binder.
(download pdf here)