That incident happened in July 2009. I made my first aid kit today. What can I say? I'm a slow learner.
This first aid kit is NOT meant for wilderness survival situations. It is NOT meant to get your family through TEOTWAWKI. I have a more extensive first aid kit in my car and even more first aid materials at home. This is a small, light kit that will easily fit in a purse and cover the minor first aid situations moms face on a regular basis.
I had read about people creating first aid or survival kits and putting them inside Altoids tins.
I thought that was a great idea. An Altoids tin is fairly strong, holds a bit, and will certainly fit in any purse I carry.
- Medication dosage instructions printed on card stock.
- Band-aids in several sizes
- Alcohol Wipes
- Dermabond. This is basically sterile Super Glue and is useful for closing some types of cuts.
- A couple of packets of triple antibiotic ointment
- Individually packaged medications, including: Children's Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, Pepcid Complete, Tylenol, Advil, Benedryl and Aspirin.
They are 2" x 3" in size. 1" x 2" would have been even better, but this was the smallest I could find. I labelled each baggie, rolled it up, and stuck it in the Altoids tin with everything else.
I originally had some cough drops that I wanted to put in the tin, too, but unfortunately they didn't quite fit.
Viola! Whether Hubby Dear gets heartburn or Mini Me has another one of her klutz-capades, I'm prepared. Mostly.