Our first aid supplies at the farm had been woefully inadequate until I found this Curad Complete First Aid Kit on sale at a local store. It housed the standard assortment of bandages and such so that was good. Not that we're accident prone of course but it's always nice to have one handy and since our bathroom does not have a medicine cabinet, this made sense. But we were always moving it somewhere and then not remembering where it was if we needed it.
Flash forward to recently when I found this first aid storage box. It is metal, painted red and best of all, it mounts on the wall. I actually saw it first on Williams Sonoma's website but then I found it at a store here in town where it was much less expensive. Of course this is a local mom and pop store so I can't direct you there but, as with most everything it seems, it's available on Amazon.
Click here Kikkerland Red First Aid Box if you are so inclined to check it out.
|Red metal wall mounted first aid box|
First, we found the perfect spot to mount it. It's in the mudroom, right as you come in the back door and right next to the utility sink. Perfect for running inside with a wound and cleaning up at the sink.
|Red metal First Aid kit, loaded|
Everything from the Curad kit fit inside nicely, in addition to a few extras that we have accumulated. Now make no mistake, this isn't going to hold more than enough to handle small cuts, scrapes and splinters. But still, it's nice to have nearby and in a location so we'll always know just where to go.
And, how's this for irony (or self fulfilling prophecy?). As I was putting up the tools, I stuck my hand in the case and cut the side of my thumb. Nothing bad but hey, I was standing right there so I washed it, put on some anti-bacterial ointment and wrapped it up in a bandaid. It's first use! Mission accomplished!
This does make us realize though that this doesn't hold enough supplies we might need for an extended time. Say for example we were out there for a longer period due to a natural or man made disaster, we'd like to be prepared.
So our question is, what do you all keep in your emergency preparedness first aid kit? We'll find a larger container that we can store under the bed or in a closet to hold more supplies...more "Prepping in Plain Sight" like we've done before. We just want to make sure we have a good combination of supplies.
What would YOU put in YOUR first aid kit?