September is National Preparedness Month, so with that in mind, we’ve put together a list of Recommended First Aid Kits to keep you and your loved ones accessible to immediate treatment for lacerations, fractures, punctures, and other injuries when the ambulance hasn’t yet arrived.
Adventure Medical Kits Adventure First Aid 0.5 Treat 1 person over 1 day with 15 bandages, 2 gauze dressings, 6 antiseptic wipes, an after-bite wipe, and a whistle, all in a nylon pouch.
Adventure Medical Kits Trauma Pak and QuikClot Stop bleeding quickly, or slow it down, and prevent infection temporarily. Contains a QuikClot Sport Sponge, a trauma pad, nitrile gloves, a pack of sterile bandages and dressings, and tape—plus a water-resistant bag, a hazardous materials bag, and instructions. For 1 person over 1 day.
Adventure Medical Kits Sportsman Bighorn Comprehensive kit for up to 7 people over 1-7 days. Provides 11 adhesive bandages, 6 sterile dressings, and a detachable trauma kit with a QuikClot sponge, EMT shears, a CPR face shield, and more. Also supplied are a moleskin blister/burn dressing, a fracture/sprain bandage, duct tape, 2 thermometers, 2 syringes, after-bite wipes, aspirin, ibuprofen, and antihistamine. Prevent infection with iodine, antiseptic wipes, and antibiotic ointment. Includes a wilderness medicine guide.
Stansport Pro III First Aid Another kit with “the works,” this one offers 11 bandages, 16 sterile pads, 2 rolls of gauze, 2 eye pads, and tape. You also get 4 antiseptic wipes, 4 antibiotic ointments, 4 butterfly closures, 4 cotton swabs, and a moleskin sheet. Completing the kit are 3 safety pins, 2 thermometers, forceps, scissors, a splint, a razor blade, a cold pack, acetaminophen, and a first aid guide.
Stansport Pro II First Aid This smaller kit with half the items of the Pro III bundles 3 antiseptic wipes, 3 antibiotic ointments, 10 plastic strips, 2 moleskin strips, and 5 pads. Also supplied are a bandage, 4 rolls of gauze, a razor blade, forceps, safety pins, 4 butterfly closures, and tape.
What else do you keep in your first aid kit? Let us know in the Comments section, below.