Family Health Kits to Make For Emergencies

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When you want to be prepared for anything, you need to consider even the most unlikely scenarios. For many, these are the natural disasters which can strike at any time. In these days when natural disasters seem to be happening more frequently, it’s a good idea to be prepared today for what seems unlikely. With a family health kit, you will prepare yourself and your family for something which will probably not happen – but it never hurts to be ready anyway.

First Aid Necessities

In order to stock your family health kit, you will need to begin with first aid supplies. You should begin with items to clean the skin when it’s injured. This might include things like antiseptic solution and cotton balls or alcohol pads. These items should be sealed up in order to prevent contamination while also helping to prevent infection on the skin when used. Next, some antibacterial ointment will help to seal the wound and to protect it further from infection. Finally, bandages are necessary in order to help keep the wound clean and protected even more. In addition, some pain medications and anti-diarrhea medications are helpful to add. If any of your family members take prescriptions, they should have a stockpile in the emergency kit to make sure they are covered for at least a week.

Food for Nourishment

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People will also need to have enough food in order to stay health during an emergency. In your family health kit, you should include a variety of energy bars, nuts, and other dried goods. Some canned goods are helpful as well since they have a long shelf life. Include food for your pets too so they can stay healthy and content when you are trying to manage your home during an emergency. You might also want to include some large bottles of water as well as powdered electrolyte drink mix. The more food you can store, the better. Every six months or so, make sure to update the food stash so that it’s still fresh.

Make Your Own Kit or Buy One?

There are many family health kits available on the market, so it might be easier to buy one instead of making your own. However, if you have particular family needs or allergies, these kits might not be helpful. You might want to purchase the first aid kit already prepared, but then add in extra items you might need as well as food supplies.

In addition, you will want to include blankets, flashlights, and a crank radio. This way, you will be able to stay warm, be able to see, and you can find out what’s happening in your area.

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