October 23, 2016

My Pocket-Sized First Aid Kit

A few weeks ago I posted about “Items I Carry Daily”  which included a mini First Aid kit.  I can’t tell you how many times this little kit has come in handy for me, or anyone around me who happens to need something right away.  Here is what it looks like:

Mini first aid kit
Mini first aid kit

I got the idea from my Mom who carries her first aid items in a small wallet.  The blue container started out as a coin purse that was given to me by a friend who no longer wanted it.  I cleaned it then filled filled it with the following items:

  • Band-aids of varying sizes
  • pain reliever
  • allergy/sinus medicine
  • anti-diarrhea medicine
  • antibiotic ointment
  • antiseptic wipe
  • eye drops

As I use up the contents, I refill the pouch.  You may need to include different things from what I have.  I also change the contents according to what I happen to need for certain outings.  Since you are making it yourself, can be as flexible as you want.  Next time, I will cover money saving ideas on assembling your kit.

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3 Comments on My Pocket-Sized First Aid Kit

  1. Your pocket kit is great! I have started carrying around a tiny first aid kit in a candy tin, and even though it is not perfect, ’tis better than not having anything. My question is where did you find small eyedrops? That would be a great thing for me to add, and I’ve never seen anything other than larger bottles…

    • Glad you liked the pocket kit. The tiny eyedrops are from Refresh Optive Sensitive Eye Drops (preservative-free) They do come in handy. Thanks for the comment!

      • Thank you for sharing the source for the eyedrops. I can imagine various scenarios where having clean eyedrops would be a vital bit of first aid, but hadn’t thought of a way to carry anything like that along easily. (Yet another instance of my favorite saying: “all of us together are waaay smarter than all of us one at a time”)

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