Being Prepared Everywhere

Taken in Townsville Qld Australia.© I retain copyright.

Most people know the importance of having a first aid kit around. This is why you’ll find one in most any home. But you don’t spend all of your time at home, so if you only have one, you won’t exactly have one around if you aren’t at home. So it’s important to have several in the various places where you spend time.

They easiest way to do this is to just buy some pre-made first aid kits and keep them wherever you’ll need them: at home, in the car, at work, and anywhere else applicable. But those kits can be expensive, and your money will go much further if you assemble them yourself.

First, you’ll want to get some medical bags or good waterproof containers to keep everything in. Then you’ll need to get all the usual supplies for general first aid. In addition to this, you’ll want some of the various “location specific” tools and supplies depending on where that particular kit will be. For example, if you have a kit that you keep in the truck that you use to go camping in, you’ll want that one to contain anti-histamine cream and pills in case of allergies or poisonous plants. If you have a kit at work, depending on the kind of work you do, you’ll need to prepare the adequate and likely equipment.

Finally, you’ll want to place the kits in their proper location. The trunk or glove compartment will work for the car (or under a seat if it will fit). In your office or break room where you work is a good idea for a storage location. You’ll also want to make sure that others know where these kits are to be found and that they exist so that it can be used even if you aren’t around (or if you are the victim!)