What is needed in a first aide kit? Most of us are not going to need a hard core, commercial type of first aide kit. Often first aide kits are a reflection of the life you lead. The kit you are going to have if you are a rock climber varies from the one you have if you live in the grasslands of Nebraska. Start by getting a basic kit.
A basic kit should include:
band aids (aka plasters or adhesive bandages for minor cuts and scrapes)
gauze roll/ gauze pads/gauze tape
hydro cortisone ointment
antibiotic ointment and antiseptic wipes
aspirin or some type of pain reliever
anti nausea (if needed)
upset stomach medicine/heartburn medicine*
anti diarrhea medicine*
allergy pills (if needed)
gallon zip lock bag and sandwich zip lock bag
*Depending on preference of brand these may be separate pills or an all in one medication.
If you read my original article on a Basic First Aide Kit from 2017 you will see that it has changed. I have reduced the number of things needed in my basic first aide kit. My original list was for disaster emergencies. While being prepared for a disaster/emergency is important, I wanted a basic kit for the home or car to start off. In the future, I will post on additions for emergency kits. Anything I have forgotten? Let me know in comments!