Wednesday, 10 November 2010

personal First Aid kit

"You carry a personal first aid kit?" my coworker asked.
"Well you needed it didn't you?"

The first reaction to my pulling out a personal First Aid kit is that I would carry one. That is usually followed up closely with acknowledgement that it is indeed a wise thing to carry as its sometimes needed.

The concept of a personal First Aid kit that a person would carry upon their person isnt all that strange. The purpose of first aid is to attend to health accidents and needs and those don't always strike at a convienent time. Many companies sell kits for your car or home but do you spend all of your time in your car or home? The benefit of having a small kit on you at all times is that it is with you at all times.

I'll show you how to make a personal First Aid kit that will fit in your jeans pocket or a small purse and that will be far superior to any store brand one.
The container for the personal First Aid kit

First of we need a suitable container. I've used several different sizes and types over the years but the one I have found that works the best is an Altoid brand mint tin. Measuring at roughly 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 3/4" it will easily fit in the front pocket of blue jeans or khakis. Better yet it can fit in most cargo pants side pockets. Its stiff metal case will make sure nothing is bent or breaks in your pocket. Even better is that it will fit snuggly inside of a purse. Altoids are sold pretty much in every supermarket and in a variety of colors to match your preferences.