Emergency Kits Can Be Easy To Prepare

emergency 1 baseballDo you have an emergency kit if a need arises? Have you ever gone somewhere with your family, and some accidentally falls and scrapes their knee? You are outside, and you have no access to a bathroom with running water?  As a Mom of two boys, this was a frequent occurrence for us. We also travel on vacation, and there isn’t always a store in a convenient location. You certainly don’t want to let dirt and grime get ground into the wound, but you have nothing in your purse to clean it up with. So how do you get around this?  The best way to solve this dilemma is to create an emergency kit that can be taken with you in the car or camper. I found that it can be a quick item to put together, which will save you in the long run. My son plays baseball, and our emergency kit has come in handy for some of the fans. You also never know when you are out and about, and someone you don’t know needs a hand.

So to create your emergency kit, you will need the following items:emergency red cooler

  • A zippered cooler bag. I chose one in red because it’s easy to locate when you are in a hurry
  • Pain reliever of your choice. We keep both acetaminophen and ibuprofen in our bag for the adults. I also keep junior strength ibuprofen on hand for the kids
  • Benadryl in 3 forms: tablets for the adults, liquid for the kids, and cream for bug bites(we use generic brands for all our items)
  • Sunburn gel
  • Antiseptic wash
  • Gas relief pills
  • Anti-diarrheal pills
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Oral thermometer
  • Plastic liquid medication cups
  • Safety pins
  • Bug spray
  • Anti-bacterial wipes/wet wipes
  • Purse packs of tissues

emergency 3 red cooler filled

emergency 4 bandages







I also keep the following bandaging supplies in the kit:

  • Gauze pads
  • Rolled gauze
  • Bandage tape
  • Band-Aids
  • Bandage scissors
  • Instant cold pack
  • Ace bandage

emergency kit completed


Each year at time change, I look through the bag for expired items and dispose of them.  I also make a list of things to add, and decide on things to remove. At my next shopping trip, I refill the items so that my kit is always updated and ready to go.

As you can see, a few minutes of planning can help you to care for your loved ones or perfect strangers in case of an emergency. We don’t always like to think in these terms, but it’s always great to be prepared. I hope that you will stop back and let me know if you were able to make your own portable emergency kit.



*Disclaimer: All the products used in this post are items that my family and I have always used. I did not receive compensation, nor was I solicited by these manufacturers to mention their products*

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  1. Sandy Keith says

    I am a pre-WWII kid and in those days, all women everywhere carried a handkerchief. Mom always had hers tucked into her bra when around the house and in a purse or pocket when we were outside. With three girls, there were still scrapes and bumps to take care of. My mom had magic spit. I can’t tell you how many times I got medical service via a handerchief and spit. Those were the pre-kleenex days, so the handkie got put back wherever mom carried it and if needed, used on the next kid’s scrape. All three of we girls are now grandmas, and none of us died from spit, so I guess it was a good antidote. With my own kids, I carried a first aid kit in the trunk, as you suggest. I don’t think my spit had magic in it.

  2. Tanya says

    Great tips. I love the idea of using a small cooler. That way you can at least get everything in it. Have a great weekend.

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