First Aid Kit Guide
A comprehensive first aid kit guide for preppers, both new and experienced.
This is a dynamic guide curated by all of our authors. TruePrepper First Aid Kit Guide is constantly being updated with up-to-date and accurate information, so please check back frequently for updates.
First Aid Kits are a cornerstone of preparedness. Keeping you and yours healthy and intact is a great start to responding to any situation when SHTF. First aid kits can be the basic store-bought variety or a comprehensive kit that you are fully trained on how to use.
While training and practice are key to all kits, it is especially important with this kit because some of the more involved tools can be dangerous when used improperly. An untrained prepper with an involved first aid kit is just an illusion of safety and security.
The Basic First Aid Kit
Our basic first aid checklist is meant for home use. A smaller kit would be better when included in bug-out bags, car kits, or get-home bags. Start with the foundation level if you are starting from scratch, and add modules based on your local threats.
The First Aid Foundation
These should be the cornerstone of your kit and included in any first aid kit:
- M2 Basics 321 Piece Emergency Survival First Aid Kit
- Take a CPR or First Aid class
- Nitrile Exam Gloves
- Hydrogen Peroxide
First Aid Trauma Module
These should only be used by trained professionals. In the wrong hands, most of this gear can cause more harm than good. In the right hands, this module can be the difference between life and death:
- Combat Tourniquet – for severed limbs or clamping unreachable veins and arteries
- Israeli Bandage – 70” long compression bandage
- SAM Splint – unique splint that rolls up, but is stiff when folded
- QuikClot Advanced Clotting Gauze – for clotting large wounds
- HyFin Vent Chest Seal – for sealing sucking chest wounds
- Suture Thread with Needle – stitching wounds closed
Animal First Aid Module
- Sawyer Products B4 Extraction Snake Bite Kit – venom extraction kit
- Sting Kill Disposable Swabs Bee Sting Kit – insect sting/bite mitigation
Dental First Aid Module
- Emergency Dental Kit – emergency dental tools
- Hurricaine Topical Anesthetic Spray – numb your mouth and teeth
Additional Specialized Kits
A first aid kit is a common specialized kit that can help you every day or in an emergency. Here are some other common specialized kits: