Putting Together a Real First Aid Kit
BUILDING UP YOUR KIT
Get the idea out of your head that you need to purchase everything in your kit all at once. Essentially, you need to start with a good base kit, then you add to it as your training increases. Your base kit should be comprised of items that are good for all skill levels to use – things that people know how to use intuitively like bandages and ointments. An advanced kit will therefore have items in it that vary with the skill of the user.
Also consider getting a good medical bag to put all of this stuff in! We often see hard case boxes sold with these kits but these sorts of containers make little sense. A good soft case with a strap means you can carry the kit around comfortably and it will be with you when you need it. Also get in the habit of taking your kit with you! There is no reason why your first aid kit should not go everywhere the family goes – you never know when you’re going to have a first aid emergency.