How to build your own First Aid Kit

First Aid KitBuilding your own first aid kit is very easy. A small pouch and a few basic items that you may already have at home will do. You may also buy a kit and add some items to fit your needs.

Be ready, take a First Aid and CPR class. Visit the Red Cross website to learn more, or contact your local Red Cross Chapter.

Adapt this list to your personal needs.


  • sterile gauze pads


  • adhesive bandages
  • gauze roller bandages
  • butterfly bandages


  • adhesive tape
  • tweezers
  • gloves
  • sterile saline
  • alcohol pads
  • antiseptic wipes
  • hand sanitizer/alcohol rub
  • emergency blanket
  • CPR mask


  • antibiotic ointment
  • antihistamine
  • aloe vera gel
  • burn gel
  • See your physician for specific medications such as Epinephrine Auto-Injector...

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