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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