Sunday, May 23, 2010

It's week #4 in May, and the target item is........a First Aid Kit.

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This week we have a non-food item to gather.  Hopefully all of you have a form of this, or at least "part" of a first aid kit.  There are many checklists on the Internet that you can access to help you put together your own, or you can always purchase kits that are already assembled.  If you are like the LRH, you have a kit, but you need to go through it and make sure that it is stocked up correctly.  People in the family help themselves to it, so I don't always know what is in there!

Here is a list from the Red Cross:

2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)

25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)

1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)

5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)

5 antiseptic wipe packets

2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)

1 blanket (space blanket)

1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)

1 instant cold compress

2 pair of nonlatex gloves (size: large)

2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)


1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)

1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)

5 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches)

5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)

Oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass)

2 triangular bandages


First aid instruction booklet

So, take inventory and see what you need to stock up on .  Don't forget to have a kit in your vehicles and in your 72 hour kits as well.  More later on this......have a fabulous day!

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