Are you enjoying this series so far? I’ve definitely been feeling a lot better around here knowing I’m more prepared for emergencies!
Today I’m sharing the kit I’ve put together in our shed. Our shed is very large, by our standards anyway, and a lot of workshop type stuff goes on in there. And this homesteading lifestyle has us outdoors a lot, so I felt that it would be prudent of me to put together a first aid kit that was specifically designed with outdoor injuries in mind. This way if someone cuts themselves severely whilst working on a project, they will have quicker access to the supplies they need – rather then having to go back into the house. I’ve got it hung up right on the inside of the door, quick and easy to get to. It’s pretty small but there were only a few things I could think of that we would need outside. Most other minor things we’ll be able to take care of inside with the house first aid kit.
Before we get to the list, please remember that none of these items will be useful if you aren’t comfortable and knowledgeable in using them. So please read up on the items you put in your first aid kits. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to have a family meeting once or twice a year to review how to use everything in all your first aid kits.
Snake bite kit: Self explanatory. I’m about 30 minutes from a hospital, so if somebody get’s bitten, I’m glad to have this around. We’ve yet to see a snake in our yard – a fact that surprises me! But I know it’s only a matter of time before we do.
QuikClot: This is something that is all my first aid kits, with the exception of my purse kit. It has a clotting agent in it that will stop bleeding from even the most serious cuts. It really saves lives. I’ve got this in the shed because if a serious laceration is going to occur, it’s most likely going to be out there while we’re trying to build something. It can also be used on animals.
Tweezers: Most splinters happen outside, no? So this is almost purely for convenience! It would just be nice to be able to deal with little things like that without having to completely halt a project and go back inside.
Bandaids: Not every cut will need QuikClot, in fact, I’m really hoping none of them will!
Homemade Healing Balm: This is an all-natural wound ointment that can be used on cuts and burns, and even diaper rashes! See the recipe HERE.
*Insect Bite Spray: This one I don’t have yet, I’m still looking for good recipes. If you have one, please share in the comments below!
WHAT ABOUT YOU? DO YOU KEEP A FIRST AID KIT IN YOUR WORKSHOP? WHAT’S IN YOURS?
Medical Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own. I am not a medical professional. I’m just a Mom sharing what works for my family. Material on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. Please do your own research and consult your doctor for medical care or advice.
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