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Posted: 06/14/20 09:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unsure of where to start this topic, but can't seem to find anything elsewhere. We are planning to go full time in our Tiffin 33 and have previous experience off shore sailing where first aid is of the utmost importance. I understand these will not the same, requirements, but am trying to compile a comprehensive list of what a real first aid kit should contain in an RV. I have some Red Cross training, being a volunteer and am combining that training with lists from my sailing days. I expect to use a tool box to store the kit and believe being prepared for emergencies while on the road is something that can be done without too much effort, but should be done carefully. I am happy to share my list as I build it for others to share along with costs, but would appreciate input from others with more experience.


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I always include a splint, tourniquet and blood clotting pads or Israeli bandage as well as extra large gauze and extra ace type bandages.

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I just buy the 12x12x5 first aid kit and call it good. I have no Red Cross training and I'm not a professional medical provider so it's good enough for me.

One thing I will not go without is Benadryl. It saved my bacon a few times with allergic reactions. It will also save dogs that get snake bit.


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When we lived on a boat I always had a first rate Aid Kit, but to be honest, my tool bag was probably way more comprehensive.

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Get or make a good kit. LOts of sterile dressings of various sizes 4x4, and larger, a box of multi-size bandaids. Forceps, scissors, a box of Kotex to be used as dressings. Gauze (Kling) to wrap bandages. Benedryl, Tylenol, wire splint (folded) Antiseptic soap and treatment. Ace bandage, sling. instant cold pack. The bigger question is what will you use it for what environment dictates how much to have. RV Park not so much. Backpacking in 400-year forests as much as you can carry plus a sat telephone.

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As a retired doc, I'll say BigRed has nailed it pretty well. Don't go overboard on fancy stuff. In an emergency use what you have. Duct tape, a Leatherman, and kotex pads will suffice till you are in a better place! These days I might go for one of those hemostatic packs, just in case -- REI and others have them.
Common things are more important. Pulling a sliver or stinger requires a nice sharp forcep of some sort. Antihistamines. Some OTC pain reliever. Cortisone skin cream.And whatever prescription meds you need.

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Throw in a handful of assorted Butterfly bandages.





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My Wife is a retired RN so we carry more than most. If you go beyond the basics consider breaking up your supplies into multiple kits. I think we have 4 in our B camper. We keep a small basic kit in the front of the van within reach quickly. There are two in the bathroom that have other items and a 4th we hope we will never need in an under bed storage area. Other that the basic one up front there is a list of what they contain so you only need to open the one that has what you need. So far as what is in each, my wife knows and I can read.

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bigred1cav wrote:

Get or make a good kit. LOts of sterile dressings of various sizes 4x4, and larger, a box of multi-size bandaids. Forceps, scissors, Kotex box to be used as dressings. Gauze (Kling) to wrap bandages. Benedryl, Tylenol, wire splint (folded) Antiseptic soap and treatment. Ace bandage, sling.


I have to ditto on this.

One thing I have put on a wire splint on a woman with a broken forearm worked well. But the feedback I got was that it does not work well with xrays.

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This site -->My Medic has a range of kits from basic to very comprehensive. I have the "Solo" version in my computer bag for work travel. I think it will serve me well.

Yes, the kits get expensive. If you are building you own, you could use the content list as a a guide for what you may need.


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