It is important to check your kit regularly to restock items that have been used and replace items that are out-of-date.
The contents of your kit will vary depending on the number of people in your family and the way you intend to use it. Suggested contents of a first-aid kit include the following:
You can also use the following everyday items in the event of an emergency:
- disposable or cloth diapers for compresses, bandages, or padding for splints
- dish towels for bandages or slings
- umbrella, rolled magazine, or layered newspaper for use as a splint
- a large blanket
- gallon-size bottle of water
- flashlight and extra batteries
- an insect allergy kit containing medications to be used by persons allergic to insect stings
- medications, syringes, and special equipment or supplies
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