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I did a wonderful and amusing post requesting a first aid kit list incorparating lots of smiles but it disapeared and I cant find the post I was refering too either... Im shure it as one by Justice.............

Anyway before I fall asleep.........

I have just remembered that we have no first aid kit and was told a long time ago that you are better off making up your own since the 'shop' ones dont have all the nesceceray (sic) bits.

So could anyone advise on what is needed or a good brand? Im shure I have the obvious like bandages, sisccors, plasters, tweezers but everyone has there own 'special' they find invaluble.


Many thanks and good night!
 

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What we did was go and have a look what was in a a reasonable sized kit then bought the bits and put them in a plastic container. It has bandages, plasters, triangular bandage, scissors, tweezers, and the remedies that you and yours may use for midge bites etc.

An eye wash wouldnt go amiss,. For those of with ticker problems a spare GTN spray or those with respiratory problems spare brown and blue sprays. Diabetics - a Mars bar for those emergencies. Any body else got anything to add
 

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re eye-wash, I usually have a couple of single portion liguid eye thingys, easier to use in an emergency, witch hazel or similar which forms a second skin to protect any cuts, and paracetamol tablets and a small bottle of water. to drink or to rinse or to help take tablets. and antihistamine cream / tablets.
sounds a lot, but it all fits into an ordinary toilet bag. [gender differential - mens toilet bags are usually better for this - :dontknow:
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Apart from what's been mentioned, ours has indigestion tablets, resolve (for obvious reaons!), diacalm, calamine lotion.

Got an empty First Aid box in a pound shop a couple of years ago, before that it was all in an empty margarine tub.

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Brilliant advice and quickly scribbling it all down,

thanks for that and will help others too, keep it comming, maybe we could build up the ideal kit - Specially formulated for the campervan!!
 

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We do a belt and braces job.

We have a Red Cross box about 12" x 8" x 4" bought complete which we don't use and hope we never have to.
In addition we have a couple of large plastic margarine boxes in which we keep just about everything already in the marked box and in addition the items previously mentioned. The only item I would draw attention to is antihistamine cream, perhaps a little stronger than for midge bites.

Why duplicate?
It is compulsory to carry a first aid kit in some continental countries and always having the one unused is insurance against having a depleted one and perhaps falling foul of the law. It also ensures that should anyone else be looking for the first aid box in our can they will have no doubt when they see it and it will be complete.

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Gills thread about duplication also brings up the issue of bulbs and fuses which we are required to carry in most countries. I must admit I carry more than needed for this very reason oof being asked by officials if I have them
 
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