Be Prepared For Disasters Big and Small With A Fully Stocked First Aid Kit

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We don’t have to tell you that a first aid kit is something you should always have in your home. And your car. And your office. Do you have a backpack that you take with you on weekly hikes? It should have a first aid kit. Like to spend your days fishing on a boat? There should be a kit in there as well.

We all know that first aid kits are essential, but we often forget about them until we need them. Let us do you a favor and remind you to order one right now. We’ve got three great kits to choose from.

First aid kits are a must-have item for everyone everywhere. From small cuts that require bandages to freak natural disasters that can leave you with burns, scrapes, or in an emergency situation where you may need to perform CPR on a stranger, first aid kits have you covered for all these occurrences and more.

We know that first aid kits are important, but what you may not know is that the world of first aid kits has expanded from the small white boxes with the red cross in your school’s nurses’ station. Now there are kits designed specifically for travel, kits for home use, and ones that are better equipped for natural disasters. So, which one do you need? Maybe all of them.

Check out three of our favorite first aid kits below.

  

1. First Aid Only 299 Piece All-Purpose First Aid Kit

Treat cuts, scrapes, burns, and more with the First Aid Only 299 Piece All-Purpose First Aid Kit, which features clear plastic liners that make it easy to locate items in a hurry.

Pros: The First Aid Only kit is a great basic first aid kit to be stored in the home or office or the car. Lightweight and portable, the kit includes bandaids, bandages, burn cream and cold packs, as well as pain relievers like Aspirin and Ibuprofen.

Cons: The kit doesn’t include skin protection or any emergency preparedness items like a glow stick or warming blanket, making this a better option for home use than natural disasters.

First Aid Only 299 Piece All-Purpose First Aid Kit

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2. Surviveware Small First Aid Kit

If you’re looking for a first aid kit to take on the go, we recommend the FDA-approved Surviveware Small First Aid Kit, which is small enough to attach to a bike or the inside handle of a car door. The light and compact Surviveware is a water-resistant kit designed to be used on the go, with MOLLE straps making it ideal for taking on hiking trips, bike tours, or keeping in your car or boat. The kit comes with 100 life-saving items, which are clearly labeled for easy locating in the pouch.

Pros: An excellent option for homes with pools, the kit includes instructions for CPR, as well as a one-way mask, cleaning wipe and gloves. We also like that the pouch has a separate zippered pouch for medications, making this a travel-friendly option.

Cons: The pouch does not have as many pieces as the other two kits and some customers complained that it was missing essentials, like self-adhesive bandage tape.

Surviveware Small First Aid Kit

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

Recently upgraded for 2019, the FDA-approved Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit features a large kit for home and a smaller travel pack. The Swiss Safe comes with a large premium first aid kit that includes 152 medical-grade items, with the smaller, more portable kit comprised of 32 essential products. Designed for everyday first aid use as well as emergency situations, the kits include shears, trauma pads, a glow stick, CPR mask, ice pack, sewing kit, tweezers, sting relief, bandages and more.

Pros: We like that the Swiss quality is present in the kit, which is water-resistant and made with durable stitching on the tear-resistant nylon case.

Cons: Unlike the First Aid Only kit, the Swiss Safe doesn’t come with pain relievers, but there is enough room in the kit to add these yourself.

Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit

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