Personal First Aid Kit

How to Make a Practical First Aid Kit for the Everyday and the Extreme

A Practical First Aid Kit for the Everyday and the Extreme

A comprehensive article with recommendations for building your own personalized First Aid Kit that is useful on a daily basis, not just during emergencies.

Every Injury Has a Medical Tape

5 Different Types of Medical Tapes and How to Use Them

Medical tape is something that everyone uses, but there are so many kinds it's difficult to know which is right for the situation. We put medical tapes to the test so you can choose the most suitable to your needs.

How to Choose Your Portable First Aid Kit Bag

How to Choose a First Aid Kit Bag

The first aid bag needs to meet a couple criteria: it should be just large enough to hold everything and it should be small enough to fit where you want to keep it. Learn more about first aid bags in this article.

Splinting Bone Fractures with a SAM Splint

How to Use a Sam Splint to Treat Bone Fractures

The SAM splint is a versatile, lightweight, portable, and reusable splint that can be used to treat broken bones, sprains, and soft tissue injuries.

Emergency or mylar blanket

How to Use Mylar Blankets to Stop Hypothermia

Mylar blankets can reflect up to 90% of body heat back to the wearer. These blankets are especially useful in a portable first aid kit because they take up almost no space.

Povidone Iodine (Betadine): A Powerful Antiseptic and Water Purifier

How to Use Povidone Iodine (Betadine) as an Antiseptic

The versatility of povidone iodine (Betadine) for use in first aid makes it one of the best antiseptics for a first aid kit or go bag. Besides being an antiseptic for wound care, povidone iodine can safely be used to purify water.

Medical tape for emergencies

Re Factor Tactical Cloth Trauma Tape

As a first responder, part of the job is taking vitals and assessing the situation. In order to make the job easier, Re Factor Tactical makes a 2 inch wide cloth trauma tape printed with slots for writing in vital signs and notes.