In our post on the various categories of first aid supplies, I mentioned the Family First Aid Kit. This post is about my suggestions on what to include in a emergency bag first aid kit for an adult responsible for a family.
Every emergency bag needs a First Aid Kit. This kit has more variety, additional bandaging and dressing options, as well as more individual dose medications to handle most of what comes your way in an emergency so you can help your family or others you may encounter.
This list is a starting point. Adapt it as needed. Customize the contents and make sure you know how and when to use all the supplies. Many Adults may want to carry this kit instead of the Adult Personal First Aid Kit because of the added supplies and extra space in the upgraded bag.
In an emergency situation or natural disaster, EMS may not be available for days. You will need to take care of many of your own family’s first aid needs. Consider what those may be when customizing your kit.
Family First Aid Kit Contents
|Adhesive||Tincture of Benzoin .6ml||1|
|Antiseptics & Disinfectants||Alcohol Prep pads||12|
|Antiseptics & Disinfectants||BZK Antisceptic Towelette||12|
|Antiseptics & Disinfectants||Iodine Prep Pads||12|
|Bandages||¾” x 3″ Flexible Fabric Bandage||10|
|Bandages||¾” x 3″ Plastic Bandage||20|
|Bandages||1″ x 3″ Flexible Fabric Bandage||10|
|Bandages||1″ x 3″ Plastic Bandage||20|
|Bandages||2 ½” x 4″ Large Fabric Bangage||2|
|Bandages||Butterfly Wound Strips – Medium||10|
|Dressings||2″ x 2″ Gauze – Sterile||2|
|Dressings||2″ x 3″ Tegaderm||2|
|Dressings||2″ x 5 yds Roller Gauze||1|
|Dressings||3″ x 3″ Gauze – Sterile||2|
|Dressings||3″ x 4″ Tegaderm||2|
|Dressings||4″ Ace Bandage||1|
|Dressings||4″ x 4″ Gauze – Sterile||2|
|Dressings||Moleskin 2″ x 4″||2|
|Medicine||Acetaminophen, 2 ct.||12|
|Medicine||Antihistamine, 1 ct.||12|
|Medicine||Cough & Cold, 1 ct.||12|
|Medicine||Decongestant, 2 ct.||12|
|Medicine||Diamode, 1 ct.||6|
|Medicine||Electrolite tablets, 2 ct.||12|
|Medicine||Extra Strength Acetaminophen, 2 ct.||12|
|Medicine||Ibruprofen, 2 ct.||12|
|Medicine||Migrane Tablets, 2 ct.||12|
|Medicine||Sting Relief Wipe||8|
|Ointments||Burn Gel, single dose||4|
|Ointments||Sting Relief Swabs||4|
|Protection||Nitrile Gloves – pr.||5|
|Tools||6″ Light Stick||1|
|Tools||Safety Pins – Large||3|
|Tools||Splinter Out, 10ct.||1|
|Tools||Tongue Blades Sterile||2|
|Tools||First Aid Assistance Guide||1|
|Tools||Wilderness First Aid Book||1|
|Bag (upgrade from Adult Kit)||1|
Kit with bag is $94.99
Local UT pickup available
All prices before tax and shipping.
Lip Balm and Nitrile gloves not included
As always, these are recommendations for starting points. You can put together your own kit or buy one of ours. Either way, you should customize it to your individual and family needs.
The bag that comes with this kit features a main compartment with 2 side pockets. The side pockets are quite roomy and can hold quick access items like gloves, bandages, medications, etc. The main compartment comes with an organizer insert. The insert has 2 pockets as well as a movable divider. There is also room around all 4 sides of the insert to store items, effectively giving you 8 areas for organization. The entire bag has extra room to hold many supplies you may add as you customize your kit.
Other Kits Available
If you are looking for a kit for a younger child or a teen, check out our Child Basic First Aid Kit and our Teen Personal First Aid Kit. You can also check out our Adult Personal First Aid Kit that is especially good for a second adult in a family, college students, missionaries, and even some older teens.
Even if you don’t buy one of our kits, use this list to create one of your own.