Our second prep challenge in March is to buy first aid supplies. Create a self-sufficient home that will help you during medical emergencies from the everyday skinned knee to the aftermath of a natural disaster. So, it’s time to go through your first aid supplies and see if you have a sufficient supply.
1. Clean Out First Aid Supplies
- Go through your first aid and medical supplies. Remove expired items and contact your local pharmacy to find a disposal location near you.
- Next, go through your first aid supplies. Do you need more bandages? If someone had a broken arm, do you have a sling to help them? Do you want a brand-new first aid kit or just add to what you have?
- You can buy a first aid manual from the Red Cross.
- Here’s a list from the Mayo Clinic and another from the Red Cross to help you.
- Make a list of first aid items you want to buy.
- And, maybe this month have a chat with your kids about the proper use of medicines.
2. Buy First Aid Supplies
- Now that you have a list of what you need, look online for those first aid supplies.
- You’ll find great bargains at Walmart and dollar stores. I love to buy the large Band-Aid box at Costco. It lasts for several years and is cost effective.
- You don’t have to buy everything all at once. You could add something to your grocery least each month. The important thing is to get started.
- TIP: Keep old crutches, splints, wrist guards, knee braces, etc. for future emergency use.
3. Sign Up for a CPR Course
- You can sign up for an online CPR Course at Red Cross.org/take-a class here.
- Also, you can find some emergency apps in my February week 4 challenge here.
With careful planning, you’ll buy good first aid supplies that may help you or someone else someday.
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