First aid kits have been around for decades. One of the first was simply a bag with Band-Aids, gauze and rudimentary sab for infection treatment. Thus, the sophistication of treating an injured person was not as paramount as it is today. Nonetheless, saving a life is at times simple, and all that a person have to do is stop the bleeding, splint the broken bone, keep a person breathing and get to definitive care for the proper treatment of infection. The following ten First Aid Kits are evaluated and the first three presents as the most suitable.
1.Swiss Safe 2 in 1 First Aid Kit
The kit comes in a colorful red bag with a bright white cross with the words First Aid Kit.
The words on the bag is important for people who may have problems reading because above the words is the white cross. The kit was upgraded in 2017 with 120 medical grade items. The size of the bag is 9x3x6 and only weighs just over 2 pounds. The contents include two trauma shears an instant ice pack, survival tools and 32 pieces from a mini first aid kit inside the bag. The bag is FDA approved and is handy for the EMT, Lifeguard, firefighter and any first responder. The bag is easily usable for the layperson with instructions to accommodate questions. The bag is used for adults and children for construction, camping, outings and sports events. There is also a 100% money back guarantee if someone is not content after purchasing the bag. Each kit is rated from 1-5 with 1 representing poor and 5 excellent.
On this scale, I have given the usability, carrying capability, money back guarantee, and contents a 5/5 stars.
2. Be Smart Get Prepared First Aid Kit
The kit comes in a hard-red case with a transparent plastic top. The op has red writing indicating a First Aid Kit.
The words are valuable along with the transparent
case. The kit comes with 326 pieces that are accessed rapidly from the layperson or healthcare provider. The kit comes
in other forms as well that does not provide a transparent covering. The items
are still recognizable for easy and quick access. The general price is between
$34 to $40 and is easily transported for hikes, camping, fishing, sports event,
and boat trips. The kit is typically made
in China but is obtainable from Sam stores in the United States. The contents
55 Adhesive Bandages 0.75″ x 3″, 50 Adhesive Bandages 0.375″ x 1.5″, 10 Butterfly Bandages, 18 Wound Closure Strips, 2 Gauze Rolls, 3 Protective Ear-loop Masks, 2 Eye Pads, 10 Sterile Gauze Pads 2″ x 2″, 4 Sterile Gauze Pads 4″ x 4″, 1 Sterile Trauma Pad. Additional Supplies: 20 Cotton Tip Applicators, 1 Adhesive Tape Roll, 5 Finger Splints, 1 Triangular Bandage, 4 Examination Gloves, 1 pair Metal Scissors, 1 pair Metal Tweezers, 30 Antiseptic Towelettes, 30 Alcohol Pads, 6 Sting Relief Pads, 3 Hand Sanitizers. Treat 6 Antibiotic Ointment, 6 Burn Cream, 10 Antacid Tablets, 10 Aspirin Tablets, 10 Non-aspirin Tablets, 1 First Aid Guide, 1 Instant Cold Compress. Protect: 5 Adhesive Bandages (Metallic), 20 Adhesive Bandages 1″ x 3″,
On this scale, I have given the usability, carrying capability, easy access, contents, and getting it from stores in the United States cheaper a 5/5 stars.
3. The 299 Piece All-Purpose First Aid Kit
The kit comes in a soft zipper case and is an easy to transport.
The kit is loaded with gauze, Band-Aids, with shears, eye patch and other items that are useful to the layperson and the healthcare provider. The contents are kept up to date and are absent of latex. The kit has an abundance of Band-Aids which may be a bit excessive, and the space could be used for other items. Medication like Tylenol, Advil, and other creams are included and should be checked for an expiration prior to purchasing the kit.
On the scale, I have given a 4/5 for the abundance of Band-Aids. Everything else, including the usability, is excellent.
4. Swiss Premium First Aid Kit
The kit comes in a soft zipper case and is easy to transport.
The kit is similar to the All-Purpose First Aid Kit with all of the same contents. There is a flask with water, key chains, and safety pins. The kit is user-friendly and suitable for the layperson as well as the healthcare provider.
On the scale, I have given 4/5. The contents are not viewable until the kit is open.
5. Protect Life First Aid Kit
The contents are not viewable until the kit s open.
The kit holds 150 pieces that are similar to the other kits. There is an emergency blanket to keep the carrier warm, and there is to add other items. The gloves, bandages, and tape are latex free, and the kit is waterproof.
On the scale, I have given 4/5. The bag is easily understandable for use by the layperson and can be stationed on a boat and used for gatherings, including family reunions, workshops, and meetings.
6. Always Prepared Ultra-Light and Small
The contents are not viewable until the hit is opened.
The kit contains 126 pieces and is user-friendly for the layperson as well as the healthcare provider. The kit is a nylon case that can be situated in an RV, car, van or motorcycle. It is ideal for long trips to treat minor ailments from scrapes to stings.
On the scale, I have given a 4/5 based on the carrying capacity.
7. Coleman Expedition First Aid Kit
The contents are not viewable until the kit is open.
The kit contains 205 pieces necessary for minor burns, scrapes, cuts, pain management and antiseptic. The kit is nylon and is lightweight. There is no thermometer but no shears. A razor replaces the shears. The kit is easily accessed by the layperson as well as the healthcare provider.
On the scale, I have given a 4/5 due to absent shears. Also, razor blades are not as reliable when cutting clothing.
8. Trip-worthy Compact First Aid Kit
The contents of the kit is not viewable until opened.
The kit contains 100 pieces of the basic gauze, pins, pain management pills and pads. The kit is nylon with a convenient handle for carrying. With the kit measuring 6 inches by 5 inches, it makes it easily stored in a car, RV, Van, and motorcycle and it has small storage compartments. The contents are easily used by the layperson as well as the healthcare provider.
On the scale, I have given a 4/5 with 100 pieces.
9. Adventure Medical Kit
The contents of the kit is not viewable until opened.
The kit is small, ultralight and watertight. The contents are the basic gauze, pins, safety pins and pads. The kit is ideal for hikes and trips where children or older friends or family are present. It can be placed in a backpack, on a motorcycle, bicycle, a person’s waist, and vehicles. The use is friendly for the layperson and the healthcare provider.
On the scale, I have given a 4/5 for minor missing items.
10. Lifeline AAA 85 Piece Commuter First Aid Kit
The kit comes in a nylon zipper bag.
The kit is user-friendly for the layperson and contains the typical gauze and bandages. The kit has tape, twisters and a whistle that is extremely loud. The kit is user-friendly.
On the scale, I have given a 4/5.
First aid kits are meant to be used by ordinary people or the common man. They are in no way a substitute for major illnesses and injury. Consider these kits as a preliminary treatment for stopping bleeding, temporarily stopping pain, placing temporary splints and covering minor burns. Any major illness or injury must be treated by emergency room personnel. In addition, treatment for camping trips like bee stings or snake bites are considered to be an extreme emergency. There are no treatments in the first aid kits for those. For headaches, aspirin, Advil, or Tylenol can be given but a history of stomach ulcers, sensitivity or allergies prevents the use of them. Use caution, wear plastic gloves, use the first aid kit and call 911 for illnesses and injuries that are beyond the capacity of the first aid kit.