Detailed First Aid Kit!




About: i like to make stuff that can help people or make people laugh and have fun , :) and love sharing it on instructables

today i will shiw you how to make a detailed survial first aid kit for cheap.

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Step 1: What You Will Need!

ok so i got all my supplies from the chemest and cheap shop for all under $60. thats pretty cheap for the contents.
-gauzes ($1)
-alcohol wipes (box for $3)
-adhesive plaster roll($2.50)
-tissues ($0.50)
-dettol liquid antiseptic ($4)
-dettol cream ($2.50)
-bandages ($1)
-aspirin ($1)
-ibuprofen ($1)
-bandaids ($4)
-butter closure strips ($2)
-liquid plaster ($5)
-triangle bandage ($5)
-wound cleaner ($0.50)
-eye cleaner ($1)
wooden paddle pop stick ($0.10)

Step 2: Gauzes

gauzes are used when exessive amounts of blood need to be stoped or to cover a wound.

how to : apply presure on gauze on wound and strap, seek medical advice but if unable use closure strips and antisetic to clean the wound once your white blood cells block the blood opening.

Step 3: Tissues

tissues are a great cleaner and overall multipurpose first aid essential.

how to: use to clean wounds, blood and dirt around wounds.

Step 4: Band Aids

apply over small scratches and punctures.
how to: use band aids with an antibacterial silver lining, these are great and kill germs. push bandaid from centre outwards, dont let your wound get wet.

Step 5: Dettol Antiseptic Cream

dettol cream is a great soother and antibacterial cream.

how to: use an ear bud and apply a small amount depending on the size of the bite/cut/wound/infection and rub over it until it slightly goes clear or rubbed into skin. put a bandage over if it is an open wound.

Step 6: Bandages

bandages are a freat coverage. the adhesive is for taping gauzes and around tge site while the loose cotton one is for wrapping the site.
The adhesive is also great for stopping blisters by taping the back of your ankles.
how to: wrap the area depending on what type your using. wrap tight for snake bites or if your loosing blood. tgen wrap with adhesive to add more pressure and protection.

Step 7: Dettol Liquid

dettol liquid is good for flushing wounds and disenfecting the area around it.

how to: use a pad to wipe area softly then use the bottle to flush wound. wait for it to fill before releasing liquid.

Step 8: Alcohol Wipes

alcohol wipes are great for cleaning cuts and re disenfecting healing wounds.

how to: open packet and cover area with residue of the wipe.

Step 9: Spray Plaster

spray plaster waterproofs open wounds and cuts.
Although this is no recomended as some are silicon baced and can irritate.

how to: spray a few layers on the dry wound and wait 5mins to dry.

Step 10: Triangular Bandage

triangular bandages are for a broken or strained arms.

how to: opn the packet and open up. place the loop over the nech then slowly place your arm through it.

Step 11: Wound and Eye Cleaner

these are great for cleaning wounds. there a must have and dont irritate as much as dettol.

how to : twist the top off and squirt in the eye or wound. blink or drip it out and repeat until its gone.

Step 12: Pain Killers

pain killers is pretty self explanatory, they kill pain.
Although NEVER use aspirin while bleeding as it can stop your blood from blocking, panadol or paracetamol is good for bleeding.
how to: read directions and use calfuly.

Step 13: The End

happy survival time guys and feel free to conment bellow about anything in the instructable. thx everyone

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    13 Discussions


    3 years ago

    No tampons/sanitary pads? They'd be mandatory in my survival kit.

    4 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    I've read that sanitary pads can be very useful for absorbing blood, and can protect wounds as well until you can get them properly dealt with.

    Heather vehErin01

    Reply 2 years ago

    Chemicals in pads and tampons can make u bleed more and release chemicals into your already wonded body. Please think about it.

    Heather vehheyDian

    Reply 2 years ago

    As a female i have included cloth period pads different 3 levels abosorbs. Plus a few cloth tampons. All can be used for that time of the month. The wau they are made you can use them as the top of a pressurized bandaid or soak them in water and they can hold alot of water to to wrap around ur neck when it gets to hot out.

    saige hillheyDian

    Reply 3 years ago

    Wow,i never thought of that , that is mandatory. Thanks for the idea

    Razor 911

    3 years ago

    this is awesome we always go fishing and i never thought of some thing like this thank you great instructable

    1 reply
    saige hillRazor 911

    Reply 3 years ago

    thats alright, thanks for commenting becuse its people like you who inspire me to make more.


    3 years ago

    white blood cells don't stop the bleeding it is the platelets that clot for you

    1 reply

    3 years ago

    I would not recommend using household grade disinfectant as it is not as reliable as professional grade products which can be obtained at your local pharmacy.

    Additionally do NOT use ASS (Aspirin) when you are bleeding as it hinders your blood from clotting to close the wound naturally.

    Spray Plaster is something I wouldn't use as well. I'd use a gauze and a waterproof, transparent plaster for sealing wounds.

    Other than that this is a great way to avoid the high cost of a ready-made kit.

    1 reply
    saige hillnobodeex

    Reply 3 years ago

    thankyou, i dident know that but im sure to add it now . thankyou


    3 years ago

    Paracetamol is another good addition (acetaminophen).

    Also, I wouldn't suggest using tissues for wound cleaning - around the wound, yeah - but not the actual wound itself.

    Another tip for Zinc Oxide tape - if your boots rub whilst hiking, tape over the hotspots to avoid blisters. Too late? Got blisters already? Tape straight over the top of them (don't deliberately pop them).

    Triangular bandages are also useful for many, many other things

    1 reply
    saige hillSeanW88

    Reply 3 years ago

    thanks for the great idea i will add it now.