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    My first aid kits: Small Double Organizer Pouch and Mini Clear Organizer Pouch

    I've put together some first aid kits for myself in a Small Double Organizer Pouch and two Mini Clear Organizer Pouches (all in Red Blend, since that's the closest to a first-aid red that's currently available). I hang them on red key straps, to make it easy to tell someone what to grab if needed.

    Since I live in a city and generally travel to cities, I don't need to be prepared to set anyone's broken bone (thank goodness). Instead, I used these organizing principles:
    1) If it's midnight and I don't have it, will I be OK waiting til the morning to get it? Ibuprofen and Pepto-Bismol are in that category.
    2) If I don't have it, will that make it harder to go out and get it? Moleskin (for blisters), and Pepto-Bismol again (in its capacity as an antidiarrheal) are in that category. (Hard to walk with blisters, hard to go out when you're stuck to the toilet...)
    3) Will it just make life more pleasant when I want one, enough to be worth the small additional weight? For example, throat lozenges.

    The small kit is packed for travel for four people; the mini kit is for when I'm out by myself, whether at home or traveling. I've already used it a couple of times, and been glad to have it!

    My first aid kits: Small Double Organizer Pouch and Mini Clear Organizer Pouch-labeled-first-aid-kits-befunky-collage-jpg

    Mini kit contains:
    • Antacid tablets
    • Antibiotic ointment
    • Anti-itch gel
    • Bandages (both a fairly standard size, and some much larger ones)
    • Alcohol prep pads as cleaning wipes
    • Pepto-Bismol (various kinds of digestive relief)
    • Info sheet that came with the Pepto-Bismol
    • Ibuprofen
    • Throat drops


    Small kit contains the same (in larger quantities), plus:
    • An all-purpose skin balm (supposed to be good on rashes, minor burns, scrapes, etc)
    • Pre-cut moleskin pads for blisters
    • CPR mask


    My first aid kits: Small Double Organizer Pouch and Mini Clear Organizer Pouch-refill-boxes-befunky-collage-jpg

    I bought most of these things in boxes of individual packets on Amazon. Then, since the Advil box was more than half empty due to the contents settling, I used it to store all the rest too. Items are separated into sandwich-size or snack-size Ziploc bags, along with enough of the item's original box to make it clear what it is.

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    Do you do something similar? What's in yours? What do you think I'm missing in mine?
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    (I'm not sure how to get rid of the images at the end of the post. They were from an earlier draft of the post, and when I took out the "ATTACH" lines for those photos, the images remained.)

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    That's a great idea! I have small red plastic pouch I received in a 5K goodie bag that I use for a personal first aid kit. I think I need to upgrade to a Red Blend Tom Bihn pouch. I also use an old Vera Bradley large cosmetic bag in (Mesa) red for our home pharmacy - advil, allergy meds, cold meds, etc.
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    I use a similar principle when packing a first aid kit- would I really really want to have it if I needed it in the middle of the night. So I have a couple of extra things: ginger chews (Pepto doesn't quell a queasy stomach for me the way ginger does), individual packet of burn cream, individual packet of dental pain reliever (who can sleep with a bad toothache?), and "splinter out" an individually packaged needle. When I travel more than just overnigh, I also often bring a selection of medicinal teas: an elderflower one for early cold symptoms, ginger for digestion issues, and a tulsi tea with rose for helping to relax and calm down before bed.
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    @sturbridge: Oh, dental pain reliever is a good idea! I hardly ever want it, but when I do, I REALLY want it.

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    Single use gloves would be the one thing I would add to the kit for those - hopefully rare - occasions you need to give first aid to a bleeding stranger. A three inch elastic bandage would be nice (to be able to make a pressure bandage) but I don't think it fits even in a SOP.

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    My first aid kits: Small Double Organizer Pouch and Mini Clear Organizer Pouch

    This is great. The guiding principles are such a smart way to think about packing. I have a red dyneema mini pouch. My first aid is mostly on playgrounds or at the site of scooter accidents. So I have more bandaids and two lollipops -- one for the skinned-knee "patient," one to keep my son from complaining he didn't get a lollipop.

    Two questions.

    I used to carry alcohol wipes. However, they have been useless because I have generally been trying to calm a kid and don't want the sting of alcohol. Is there any similar single-use-pouch disinfectant that doesn't sting?

    Have you used "Splinter Out?" I have tweezers in my bigger first aid kit. But I hadn't seen something like this that could go in a small pouch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulton View Post
    This is great. The guiding principles are such a smart way to think about packing. I have a red dyneema mini pouch. My first aid is mostly on playgrounds or at the site of scooter accidents. So I have more bandaids and two lollipops -- one for the skinned-knee "patient," one to keep my son from complaining he didn't get a lollipop.

    Two questions.

    I used to carry alcohol wipes. However, they have been useless because I have generally been trying to calm a kid and don't want the sting of alcohol. Is there any similar single-use-pouch disinfectant that doesn't sting?

    Have you used "Splinter Out?" I have tweezers in my bigger first aid kit. But I hadn't seen something like this that could go in a small pouch.


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    Yes! I love OPs for FAKs and thanks for sharing yours, @aedifica

    My FAKs are mainly for playground accidents and I use Neo to Go spray. My kids love it because you don't have to touch their scrape and it's a bit gadgety which they like. The Neo to Go also fits in a mini OP.

    Here's my main FAK in a small OP:


    I wish TB made First Aid OPs!

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    I also have some safety pins, a hair elastic, small nail clipper and some Tums in my "solo/day" first aid pouch. The slightly larger one (for longer trips) has tweezers and matches, a tiny sewing kit, a travel container of Vicks Vaporub, a variety of those "weird" bandaids (knuckle, circle, larger), and a red cotton bandana (can be used as a sling, washcloth/towel, waving for help or emergency Kleenex, among other things).

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    LOL. Thanks. I have a Neo to Go on my bedside table. I took it out the backpack packed for a trip to Philadelphia because I'm purging stuff in an attempt to go minimalist!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulton View Post
    LOL. Thanks. I have a Neo to Go on my bedside table. I took it out the backpack packed for a trip to Philadelphia because I'm purging stuff in an attempt to go minimalist!!


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    Haha, ok, so you're sold on it already. :-) I haven't seen single use Neosporin packets that weren't the triple antibiotic, but try googling 'alcohol free wipes First Aid refills' and it should lead you to what you are after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cristina View Post

    I wish TB made First Aid OPs!
    I second this. The I would buy a first aid labeled pouch and a first aid label q-kit immediately.
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    This is a great idea, something Ive been thinking I should get around to some day!!
    Aedifica - for some reason I cant see the pics of your organiser pouches, error with the link.
    Now looking for Neo to go, in the UK, doesn't seem to be a readily available over here - I will keep on looking
    Jaffa
    S25 Black halcyon/NWS: S19 Grey/UV: WF Black/NWS: Co Pilot Grey/UV, & various little pouches all purples/grey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaffa View Post
    This is a great idea, something Ive been thinking I should get around to some day!!
    Aedifica - for some reason I cant see the pics of your organiser pouches, error with the link.
    Now looking for Neo to go, in the UK, doesn't seem to be a readily available over here - I will keep on looking
    Jaffa
    @Jaffa, my Neo to Go came from the US. I can get more in a few weeks, and if you PM me your address I would be happy to send you a couple of them!

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    @Christina, thanks for your offer, I had never heard of Neo to Go, before I read this post - is that the packets or the fun looking spray thingy?

    Jaffa
    S25 Black halcyon/NWS: S19 Grey/UV: WF Black/NWS: Co Pilot Grey/UV, & various little pouches all purples/grey.

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