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Basic Individual First Aid Kit I.F.A.K

Sunday, June 13th, 2021

Every person should assemble a basic first aid kit for your home and each car that they routinely drive. In addition to any item that is listed here, I would also include any medications that you or your family requires for an emergency situation.

1 First aid manual

1 Box adhesive bandages, various sizes.

1 Box  Butterfly sutures

(4) 5″ x 9″ sterile dressing.

(1) Conforming roller gauze bandage.

(2) triangular bandages.

(2) 3 x 3 sterile gauze pads.

(2) 4 x 4 sterile gauze pads.

(1) roll 3″ cohesive bandage.

1 package “Quick Clot” or similar product

germicidal hand wipes or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

antiseptic wipes.

Several large medical grade non-latex gloves.

Adhesive tape, 2″ width.

Anti-bacterial ointment.

Cold pack. (instant)

Scissors (small, personal).


CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield.

Safety pins (for triangular bandage)

1 Space blanket (shock, hypothermia)

Non-Prescription Drugs

Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever

Anti-diarrhea medication

Antacid (for stomach upset)

Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)


Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)