Updated April 4, 2016


Once, you have made the decision to implement an Emergency Preparedness program, the next most important items behind Food and Water to assemble are First Aid products. As new and better products come on line, the list will be modified accordingly. The following is a fairly complete listing to cover most medical emergencies:


1 each Basic First Aid Book, in plain language
2 each Bandages (Ace) elastic, 4"
4 each Bandages, gauze, 2" x 2"
2 each Bandages, gauze, 3" x 3" and 4" x 4"
1 each Bandages, gauze, 18" x 36"
2 each Bandages for burns (Second Skin) 3" x 3-1/2"
3 each Triangular Bandages
1 box Band-Aids in assorted sizes, flexible and moisture resistant best
1 box Bicarbonate of Soda
1 box Butterfly sutures or Leukostrips
1 each Cold/heat Pack, reusable
1 box Cotton Swabs
1 box Dental Floss
1 box Epsom Salts
1 each Eyedropper
2 rolls First Aid Tape, 1/2" x 10 yards and 1" x 5 yards
4 pair Gloves, lightweight rubber, (for medical and hygiene purposes)
1 tube Insect Repellent
1 bottle Isopropyl Alcohol
1 box Masks, Respiratory, surgical (like the 3M N95 Particulate Disposable Respirators)
1 bottle Meat Tenderizer for insect bites and stings
1 box Moistened Towelettes
1 each Nail Clipper
1 box Razor Blades, single edge
1 box Safety Pins, assorted sizes
1 each SAM splint
1 each Scalpel
1 each Scissors, Surgical pointed
1 each Snake bite kit
1 bottle Soap, liquid, antibacterial
6 each Tongue Depressors
2 each Thermometers, disposal OR 1 digital, (no breakables with mercury)
1 each Tweezers

1 tube Analgesic Cream (Camphophenique, Paraderm Plus)
1 box Antacid (Mylanta, Tums, Pepto-Bismal)
1 series Antibiotic (Tetracycline for general infections)
1 box Anti-Diarrheal (Imodium, Diasorb, Lomotil)
1 box Anti-fungal (Desenex, Micatin, Tinactin, Lotrimin)
1 box Antihistamine (Benadryl, Claratyne)
1 tube Antiseptic Ointment (Neosporin, Dettol)
1 each Anti-toxin (DMSO)
1 tube Burns (Hydrocortisone, Derm-Aid)
1 box Cold/Flu Tablets (Nyquil, Repetabs)
1 box Constipation (Ex-Lax, Dulcolax, Durolax)
1 bottle Cough Syrup (Robitussen, Dimetap)
1 box Decongestant (Actifed, Sudafed, Repetabs)
1 bottle Eye Drops (Visine)
1 tube Hemorrhoid Relief (Preparation H, Anusol)
1 box Ibuprofen (Advil, Nurofen, Paracetamol)
1 bottle Itching, Insect/Rash (Caladril, Calamine)
1 tube Itching (Dibucaine, Paraderm, Lanacane)
1 tube Lip Balm (ChapStick, Blistex)
1 tube Lubricant, Water Soluble (K-Y Jelly)
1 bottle Nasal Decongestant (Sinex, Ornex)
1 box Nausea, Motion Sickness (Kwells, Dramamine, Travacalm, Meclizine)
1 box Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever (Tylenol)
1 box Pain, Fever Reducer (Panadeine, Mobigesic)
1 box Pain Reliever with Codeine (Panamax, Tylenol 3)
1 Prescription (a supply of any you are taking)
1 jar Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)
1 bottle Poison Ivy/Oak (Dermarest Poison Ivy Mousse or Ivarest)
1 packet Poison Absorber (Activated Charcoal)
1 bottle Radiation Protection (Potassium Iodide-[KI] or Potassium Iodate-[KIO3] either is fine)
1 can Sunburn Relief (Solarcaine, Paxyl)
1 bottle Sunscreen (SPF 15 at least)
1 bottle Vomit Inducer (Ipecac, Activated charcoal)
1 tube Yeast Infection Treatment (Gyne-Lotrimin, Monistat)

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