When I first experienced an earthquake, I went out without taking my survival kit… It’s good that I went out after the earthquake, but I didn’t think about what I should do after the disaster. Probably I need a radio, first aid box, food, and water.

Unfortunately, I didn’t prepare my survival kit while I live in a seismic zone. What is a survival kit? A survival kit is many things that help you to live in any situation. It can include food, medicine, and any tools. So, what are 20 items in the first aid box?

What are 20 items in the first aid box?

The first aid box is one part of the survival kit that should help you when any harmful things happen to you. If you want to prepare a travel first aid kit there should be more items than a home first aid kit. Even though you’re resting in your home or hiking these 20 items SHOULD be in your first aid kit. (Wait a minute, you didn’t prepare your first aid kit? Let’s package with us.)

  • Scissors – to cut bandages to fit wounds and help remove dressings so bandages can be changed, reducing the risk of infection.
  • Adhesive bandage (all sizes) – to protect the wound and scab from friction, bacteria, damage, and dirt.
  • Tweezers – safest way to remove a splinter or a tick is with a clean pair of tweezers.
  • Painkillers – without reducing pain, anyone couldn’t do their jobs
  • A thermometer – to measure body temperature.
  • Disposable sterile gloves – offer an added barrier against infection in a first aid situation.
  • Antiseptic cream – treatment for minor wounds and skin reactions.
  • A pocket CPR mask – to safely deliver rescue breaths during a cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest.
  • Cream or spray to relieve insect bites and stings
  • Eyewash and artificial tears – to maintain the pH of the eyewash solution.
  • Alcohol-free and alcohol cleansing wipes – alcoholic is for any wounds and alcohol-free is a better way to clean hands
  • A list of family member’s medical history and medications – for any emergency
  • Antihistamines – allergic reactions, itching rashes.
  • Safety pins to secure bandages and slings
  • Crêpe rolled bandages – to wrap injured limbs in a wide range of first aid situations
  • Skin rash cream
  • Triangular bandage – as an arm sling or as a pad to control bleeding.
  • 2 boxes of band-aids
  • antibiotic ointment packets – to treat minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.
  • Emergency First Aid guide – you will need help in an emergency

All right, you prepared your first aid kit. Congrats!

In my experience, people won’t survive only with a first aid kit. Even though, after healing your wound, you will feel hungry and thirsty. Everyone, who is living in a world which has so many surprises should get ready for them. Arrange their 72-hour survival kit. What is a 72-hour survival kit?

The 72-hour kit holds supplies to support you and your family for three days in an emergency. We made our list of first aid kits. Now, with a first aid kit and the things which I will mention, you will survive in any circumstances. What should a 72-hour kit contain?

  • 1 gallon of water per person, per day – It may include non-drink and drinkable water
  • 3-day supply of non-perishable food – especially canned meat, soups, stews, and bar of dark chocolate
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • First aid kit – which is our prepared one
  • Whistle – to signal for help
  • Candles
  • Plastic sheet and duct tape – for shelter
  • Sanitary supplies
  • Pocket knife
  • Money – especially your country’s banknote and others like dollar, euro, etc
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification, and bank account records are saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Books, games, puzzles, or other activities for children
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Multi-tool
  • Extra batteries with all types
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels, and plastic utensils
  • Dust masks
  • Leather palm work gloves

Let’s imagine you and your family need to live in a cave because you lost during hiking.

These kits’ items are big for any bag so you should prepare them in your backpack for not to hurt your back too. So, when the cave is cold while you prepare a fire with matches and candle your family won’t be cold with warm blankets. On the second day maybe you or your family member will go out for fire’s wood. That one should wear while picking up leather gloves or not anything will happen like wood in hand.

                  I can write every situation in which you will use your 72-hour kit, but I won’t. Because with your prepared 72-hour kit, you will survive in any situation with your family or alone. So, if you want to be prepared for an earthquake, war, or tsunami, use my guide to survive.

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