Every Car, Home and Office Should Have One of These First Aid Kits

Every Car, Home and Office Should
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When an emergency strikes, one thing you rarely hear people say is “I wish we were less prepared.” Being prepared can come in many forms, from CPR training, to water reserves, to backup generators, but one of the easiest, more affordable and most necessary forms of preparedness is a first aid kit. They’re something that we often forget to purchase until the moment we need one. If you’re reading this, you likely need a first aid kit. We’ve included three excellent kits that can make the difference between a bad day and a tragic day.

The first aid kits we’ve included below are robust in their offerings and small in physical size. One of the main reasons people often go without a first aid kit, whether in their car, home, office, when traveling or exploring the great outdoors, is because of the kit’s size and weight. The kits we’ve included range from 1 to 1.8 pounds, making them small enough to fit inside your glove box or easily attach to a hiking backpack.

First aid kits are a must-have when traveling, with something as small as a blister threatening to derail an entire trip if not cleaned and treated quickly. But first aid kits are also important to have for everyday use. While it may seem easy to swing by the drug store and pick up a few band-aids the next time you cut your hand at home or work, first aid kits are packed with essentials that we often don’t realize we need until there’s an emergency, like an ice pack, gauze, sting relief, and bandages that can be used in the case of a burn or insect bite. These items can help to minimize pain and permanent damage until an ambulance arrives.

Keep yourself and your loved ones safe and stock your home, car, office, and suitcase with one of these must-have first aid kits.


1. Surviveware Small First Aid Kit

With a carrying case that is the most durable bag in its price class, the compact Surviveware Small First Aid Kit is packed with 100 FDA-approved first aid kit essentials.

Pros: The Surviveware has everything you need to stay safe, including giant stainless-steel scissors that are strong enough to cut through clothing or seat belts. Weighing only 1 pound and measuring 5.5 x 7.5 x 3.5 inches, Surviveware can fit in a glove box or easily attached to a bike, motorcycle or another bag thanks to its MOLLE compatible straps. The inside of the bag is water-resistant, which will help to protect the 100 life-saving essentials in the kit. We like that each pocket in the package is clearly labeled with its contents, which helps with restocking and with finding items quickly in emergency situations.

Cons: The kit doesn’t come with an ice pack, but customers note there is room to add one.

Surviveware Small First Aid Kit

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2. Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit

Featuring new and improved contents for 2019, the Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit comes with 120 FDA-approved medical items, as well as a bonus 32-piece mini first aid kit.

Pros: The Swiss Safe comes with the added bonus of a 32-piece mini kit, perfect for keeping in a purse or backpack. The full-sized kit includes 120 FDA approved medical items, which are sealed in a water-resistant bag that is made from tear-resistant nylon. The kit comes with a comprehensive 18-page first aid guide that can lead users through emergency situations. Weighing 1.2 pounds and measuring 9 inches, the Swiss Safe is only slightly bigger than the Surviveware.

Cons: Some customers complained that a tourniquet should be included.

Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit

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3. M2 BASICS 300 Piece First Aid Kit

The M2 BASICS 300 Piece First Aid Kit easily attaches to bikes, bags and more with a carabiner and features 40 unique items, including an emergency blanket, an instant cold compressor, and a tourniquet.

Pros: The M2 is the most extensive kit on our list, with 300 items, including medical tape, alcohol wipes, povidone iodine wipes, antiseptic towelettes, and much more. Unlike other kits on the list, the M2 includes a tourniquet.

Cons:  The M2 is the most substantial bag on our list at 1.8 pounds, and unlike the first two options, it’s not water resistant.

M2 BASICS 300 Piece First Aid Kit

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