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One of the travel essentials I always bring with me is a FIRST AID KIT. To some, include myself years ago, it is something that is often heard of but taken for granted.

From travelling to tourist hot spots to far-flung areas of mountainous places or even in daily routine, I was able to encounter instances when a first aid kit came in handy and worth the space in my bag.

I have several first aid kits that come in different sizes and that contain different materials depending on personal assessment on the kind of emergencies that are likely to occur where the respective kits are going to be placed.

I have a first aid kit inside the house, in the car and in my personal bag.

The first aid kit in my bag contains the basic components of all my kits:

  1. Alcohol
  2. Povidone-iodine (placed in a plastic so it won’t smear other contents in case of spillage)
  3. Gauze
  4. Sterile plasters
  5. Sterile plastic strip
  6. Adhesive tape
  7. Cotton swabs
  8. Sewing kit
  9. Pill box
  10. Information sheet
Basic components of my First Aid Kits

For my bigger first aid kits, I added the following:

> Disposable gloves
> Disposable face mask
> Bigger scissors
> Eye pad
> Emergency medicine tablets (Paracetamol, Loperamide, Anti-histamine)
> Insect repellant
> Sanitary napkin

You may consider bringing  your own first aid kit all the time. I hope you won’t have to use it. But if need arises, you will be thankful you brought it with you. 🙂

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