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You should have a basic first–aid kit in your survival pack. Make sure that you know what is in your first–aid kit and how to use it. Don't assume that because your friends have a first–aid kit, you don't need to carry one!

A basic first–aid kit should contain at least the following items:

  • First–aid handbook
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Sterile bandage
  • Small scissors
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antiseptic
  • Aspirin/Acetaminophen
  • Safety pins

You can add additional items to your first aid kit such as prescription medicines, water treatment tablets, etc. as needed. Remember to carry your first aid kit with you whenever you are afield.

  • 2-inch-square sterile gauze pads
  • 2-inch-wide gauze bandage roll
  • 4-inch-square sterile gauze pads
  • 42-inch-square cloth for triangular bandage or sling
  • Antacid
  • Antibiotic salve
  • Aspirin/Acetaminophen
  • Assorted adhesive dressings
  • Assorted butterfly dressings
  • Coins for pay phone
  • Cotton swabs
  • Decongestant
  • Eye dropper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Instant chemical cold packs
  • Instant chemical hot packs
  • Latex gloves
  • Moleskin
  • Needles
  • One-half percent hydrocortisone cream
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Roll of 1-inch adhesive tape
  • Roll of 2-inch adhesive tape
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Single-edged razor blades
  • Sterile eyewash
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers
First-aid kit