Medical Supplies and First Aid Kit Packing Tips

Here is a list of specific things to put in your first aid and emergency medical kits and a few ideas that will make packing and using your kits easier. 

Premade first aid kit suggestions, if you do not want to build your own:

Coleman Expedition First Aid Kit

Adventure Medical Mountain Fundamentals Kit

 Wilderness Medical Systems

We’ve put together a free First Aid Kit Worksheet to help you get started with making your own kits to both save money and get exactly what you need. Below, are some of are specific recommendations for items to go into your kits, sorted by category:

Stop Bleeding

Equate Fabric Bandages

Curad Foam Bandages

Curad Flex-Fabric Bandages

Kendall Sterile 4″ X 4″

Telfa Non-Adherent Dressing, 3″ x 4″

3M Durapore Silk Tape

3M Steri Strip Skin Closures

Tincture of Benzoin Bottle

Benzoin Tincture Swabsticks

Kerlix Gauze Rolls

Israeli 6-inch Compression Bandage

Prevent Infection

Purell Premium Sanitizing Wipes

Purell Advanced Small Bottle

Antiseptic Wipes

Betadine Antiseptic Pads

Triple Antibiotic Ointment 25 Packets

Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 100 Packets

Irrigation Syringe


Athletic Tape

Elastic Bandage

Triangular Bandage

SAM Style Splint

SAM Finger Splints

Flu Complications

Loperamide, Anti-Diarrheal

Guaifenesin Expectorant

Gatorade Powder Packet





Water Jel Burn Jel

Petrolatum Dressings


Tweezerman Stainless Steel Tweezers

Kelly Forceps / Hemostats

ADC Pocket Rescusitator

Streamlight Stylus Pro Pen Flashlight

Medical Scissors

Digital Thermometer

Digital Thermometer Covers


Band-Aid Advanced Healing Blister Cushions (Compeed)

Moleskin Roll 

Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets


Wyatt Johnson

Wyatt has been writing articles and running RealisticPreparedness since 2012. Bushcraft, fieldcraft, personal defense, and urban survival are all areas of interest. He is a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment.

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