Your local dollar discount store will have everything you need for an emergency first aid kit. All for under $10!
I had a few minutes yesterday and decided to wander through the Dollar Store. I wanted to replace a Mini First Aid Kit with 12 Pieces that I currently have in my car with something more. I also wanted to do it for under $10.
I am pleasantly surprised at the first aid selection at my local Dollar Store. They really did have everything you would need for an emergency.
I found pain relievers in pill, patch, lotion and gel form. Thermometers with individual use sleeves that go over them. They had several kinds of vinyl gloves, eye protection, and face masks. Plus about five different package combinations of bandages, gauze, and wound wraps.
I went for a variety of things, trying to round out my homemade kit, to get as much as I can in each individual package for a buck. My mission – a useful first aid kit for as little cash as possible.
- 100 Adhesive Bandages
- 8 Vinyl Gloves
- 20 Pain Relief Patches
- 1 Elastic Bandage
- 40 count bottle of ibuprofen
- 1 roll (10 yards) paper tape
- 1 roll (3 yards) sterile gauze
- 1 tube (.33 oz) triple antibiotic ointment
Each of these items cost me $1, so I’m $8 into the project.
Then, I purchased a bottle of hydrogen peroxide (32 oz for $1, what a deal!), and put 2 ounces of it in a small bottle I already had, for a total cost of .06 cents. I will use the rest for natural cleaning around the house.
I also added 10 cotton rounds from a previous purchase (80 rounds for $1) for a total of .12 cents.
And I purchased a square plastic box with a locking lid for $1 – bringing the total to a whopping $9.18
My little DIY first aid kit will clean a wound, stop bleeding, relieve pain, and stay dry if it gets doused in water. Plus, I have more room in the container to add other supplies from home if I want to.
I’m going to call this Mission Accomplished! What kind of first aid kit to you carry in your vehicle?