25 Emergency Items You Should Put in a First Aid Kit
A well-stocked first-aid kit is just one of the essentials you'll want to keep around in case of emergency. And while you can certainly buy a pre-made kit, building your own will allow you to customize your supplies and stock up in quantities that won't require immediate replenishing. Here are 25 products that can help you better respond to all kinds of precarious situations.
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Need a little extra guidance during an emergency? Though it's no substitute for a first-aid class, this comprehensive book will walk you through what to do in case of 100 different conditions, with large color photos to help.
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Gauze is a must for cleaning and protecting wounds and burns. These low-lint 4-by-4-inch gauze sponges are designed to be extra soft and absorbent. They're individually wrapped, making them especially easy to toss in your first-aid kit.
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This solar-crank radio does it all. Aside from receiving AM, FM, and weather radio, it also functions as an emergency flashlight, an SOS alarm, and a 2000 mAh powerbank that can charge up phones or other devices with the built-in USB port.
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Help out anyone who's feeling a little green with these individual medicine packets. You'll get five packets of the following: Medi-Lyte, which can replace electrolytes; Diamode, an anti-diarrheal; Diotame, which helps soothe upset stomachs; and an antacid to tame gas and bloating.
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This pocket resuscitator make a scary situation a bit easier to tackle with a filter-protected one-way valve designed to help resuscitate adults, kids, or infants. It's compatible with standard breathing equipment and comes in its own storage case.