On the go first aid is not always something we stop to consider. Honestly, if it wasn’t for my husband being safety man, I’d probably not be prepared often on the go. He’s always been insistent that each of our vehicles have a well-stocked first aid kit. Which we do. But I usually leave it in the van, and don’t carry it with me. Some men carry protection in their wallets. My husband carries bandaids (totally serious, and always at least 2…. which I found out when I cut my finger on my own jeans in a store a few months ago… he whipped out a bandage!!) Mr. Martin totally needs a Safety Man shirt. He’d rock that. Also a cape. Made from bandages.
All of those scrapes and cuts from summer fun don’t have to have to be a nightmare to contend with. At least not anymore. Having a first aid kit nearby can help immensely, and it doesn’t have to be a big kit. A few basics are all you need!
What to include in an on the go first aid kit
Bandages (I recommend a box with multiple sizes)
Ace bandage (or similar- can be used to support a twisted ankle or knee, or tied as a turnicot)
Puracyn OTC Wound & Skin Care
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Benzocaine (or similar) in case of sting or bite
I’d love to suggest coins to call for help from a payphone but I’m not sure where many payphones are located anymore!
On the go first aid kits don’t need to be a full first aid kit. The above items will all fit into even a sandwich sized reusable container and won’t take up a ton of room in your day pack, diaper bag, etc. It will allow you to treat minor cuts, scrapes and wounds on the spot when you are on the go, so that all of those fabulous fun memories you are making with your loved ones aren’t interrupted or put on hold to go back home or to the car for some first aid.
My kids haven’t spent much time at the beach. We just haven’t been often- pools, lakes, yes. Ocean? Not so much. On Mother’s Day, we took our first family of 5 trip to the beach! It was tons of fun, no injuries, and we’re all anxious to visit again when it’s warm enough to swim!
You can see the drops of Puracyn on his leg- we left them there so you can see that the solution itself is clear. We used the Puracyn to clean the wound for a few days- someone won’t keep bandages on and continues to fall and scrape the knee over and over again…
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This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received one 4 oz. spray bottle of Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care and a branded first aid kit. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.
This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received one 4 oz. spray bottle of Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care and a branded first aid kit. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.0