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RV First aid kits - which one or what to carry??


As most of you know my wife and I are getting ready to go full time in the next few months (anyone want to buy a house in Michigan?).  One thing that crossed my mind yesterday when my son-in-law cut himself badly was what to carry in a first aid kit in the RV.  One of the first things that came to mind in addition to the normal band aids, antibiotic ointment etc. was an blood coagulation agent in case of deep cuts.  Anyone have any other suggestions?  This would be for a couple that would boondock on a somewhat regular basis, but certainly not exclusively.



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We carry the typical first aid kits you can buy at Walmart or Target for your home. Plus we have extra bandaids, gauze, neosporin, water proof tape, Advil, hydrogen peroxide and a couple of ace bandages.

One in the RV and one in the tow vehicle.

And Duct tape as a last resort for large wounds...



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I'd add wound closure strips.

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I don't recall where we bought it years ago, but our first aid kit includes hemostatic (clotting) gauze, butterfly (wound closure) bandages, and a suture kit, plus the usual supply of various band-aids, gauze pads, Ace bandages, etc. One of our annual reminders is to check the kit and replace any expiring items like aspirin, antibacterials, etc. The only addition we've made is a tube of medical grade super glue.

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Pain killers, mosquito anti-itch and Benadryl in case of severe allergy.

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I have a very standard first-aid kit. On top of it, I bought for myself pills for the common cold, cough syrups, activated carbon, etc.
After all, a cut is one thing, and when your stomach hurts you won’t patch it with a bandage

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Very important...antibacterial hand cleaner! I added triple antibiotic ointment with pain reliever (keep it in our band aid box), latex gloves, a small universal splint...and eye wash.

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The most important thing to keep in mind with a first aid kit is to make yourself one with stuff you are familiar with and will use. Meny get stuff in a kit and it will just sit unused and most ointments and such will expire. Medical tape will get gummy or won’t stick at all. So use it and replenish stuff in it.


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Just a piece of advice - don't buy a "kit", make your own. It'll be much better and lots cheaper. Also what jjhoyle said - you should be familiar with your kit in case you're going to use it.

We have an assortment of OTC meds:
anti-inflammatories
generic Benadryl
generic anti-diahrreal
the stuff to relieve pain

also:

peroxide
rubbing alcohol
an assortment of bandaids
10 large gauze pads
some of that stretch adhesive wrap--2 rolls (I also always carry a sharp pocket knife)
a jar of prescription burn treatment
thermometer
also gloves

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