Personal First Aid Kit (PFAK)

Personal First Aid Kit

Personal First Aid Kit

In order to complete my Bushcraft USA Bushclass, I have a list of electives that I need to work on. One of the electives is a First Aid Kit. After deciding this information may be beneficial to the rest of the world, I decided to add a new video and post in order to show what was in my first aid kit and discuss some of the items.

While some folks buy pre-made first aid kits, some of them do not have everything that may fit your situation. The pre-made kits are great at giving us a baseline or starting point, but there could also be some items that are lacking. An example is if you have children. The first aid kit may include four to twelve adhesive bandages (band-aids) but it may not cover what your kids use on a regular basis.

I have three children and we have always had an investment in band-aids around the house. Add some Neosporin or antibiotic ointment to the mix along with a pair of tweezers and that in itself would make the perfect first aid kit for my children.

The first aid kit I started with was based on the desire to own the actual pouch itself. I liked the way it looked and it was only 3″x5″ zippered with a belt loop on the back. Of course the 2 dollar price point was when I noticed all the bells going off in my head.

My Personal First Aid Kit:

  • Zippered 3″x5″ pouch
  • 1/2″ Roll of cloth medical tape (came with the kit)
  • Tube of Tylenol (acetaminophen)
  • Pack of Advil (for my headaches)
  • Pack of Aspirin (came with the kit)
  • Tweezers
  • Nail Clippers with file (for hangnails)
  • Sugar pack (came with the kit) but might replace it with cake icing tube
  • 2 Packs of antiseptic wipes (came with the kit)
  • 2 Packs of alcohol wipes (came with the kit)
  • 2″ Roll of gauze (came with the kit)
  • 3-2″x2″ Bandages (one came with the kit)
  • 4 Adhesive strips (came with the kit)
  • Emergency instructions (came with the kit) – not a fan
  • Zipped topped bag (came with the kit)

So there you have it. That is what I carry daily for minor emergencies and minimal trauma.

Please leave comments and feedback and for more insight into the first aid kit itself, watch the video below:

Until then,

Use your instincts to survive