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If there’s one thing that 2020 has taught us, it’s that you need to be prepared in case of an emergency. And, while that may mean stocking up on toilet paper and other household essentials, let’s not forget about the importance of having a first aid kit on hand.
Whether you need a bandage for a bruised arm or aspirin for a terrible headache, first aid kits have many of the tools and solutions to help treat minor ailments and injuries. They especially come in handy for basic burns, scrapes and cuts.
In many instances, they can even help reduce the risk of an infection and prevent a small injury from becoming a big one. In severe cases, they can help buy you some time while waiting for a first responder.
First aid kits come in many shapes and sizes, and you can get one for any occasion. For example, this Adventure Medical Kit is specifically designed to take with you outdoors. You can also snag this one from AAA that could be a life-saver when you’re stranded and need some roadside assistance.
While keeping a kit in your home is a good practice, the Red Cross actually recommends keeping a first aid kit in your car, as well. Additionally, it’s important to regularly check for expired products and include personal medications and emergency numbers.
If you’re not sure what to include in your kit, the Red Cross has put together an extensive list for you to reference. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best first aid options to keep in your home.
Shop: Welly Quick Fix Kit First Aid Travel Kit, $6.99
Shop: The First Aid Only 25-person Contractor’s First Aid Kit, $7.66 (Orig. $8.99)
Shop: ProCase First Aid Kit, All-Purpose Survival Kit, $15.99
Shop: DeftGet First Aid Kit, $16.95 (Orig. $18.95)
Shop: General Medi First Aid Kit, $18.95 (Orig. $29.99)
Shop: Emergency Roadside Safety and First Aid Kit 42 Piece, $25.59
Shop: Monoki First Aid Kit Survival Kit, $27.99 (Orig. $39.99)
Shop: Be Smart Get Prepared First Aid Kit, $38.08
Shop: Risen 220 Piece First Aid Kit, $49.99
Shop: Adventure Medical Kits UltraLight and Watertight, $28.95
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