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Top Tips For Customising Your First Aid Kit

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Top Tips For Customising Your First Aid Kit

Here at Lifesystems, we’ve been creating tailored first aid kits for all types of adventurers since 1989 and we’re confident that within our extensive collection, we’ll have a kit that suits what you’ve got planned. However, it never hurts to ensure your first aid kit is tailored to your exact needs and with this in mind, we leave a little extra room inside all our kits’ cases for you to add your own essential items.

If you’re not sure what you should consider adding to yours, fear not. Our team has shared their top tips and additions when it comes to customising your first aid kit.

1. Think where, what, when and who…

Our number one tip when it comes to customising your first aid kit is to consider where you’re going, the season and climate you might face, the activity you’re doing and also, how many people will be relying on that one kit. From there you can add, adjust and remove items to ensure you’re leaving the house with the perfect kit for your specific situation. For example, if there are several of you using one kit, it’s probably sensible to add some extra blister plasters. Or, if the forecast is predicting wall-to-wall sunshine, a full-sized tube of high-factor sun cream is a smart addition to your set-up.

2. Safety and survival

Here at Lifesystems HQ, some of the most common items we like to add to our first aid kits are safety essentials like whistles, glow sticks or even a compact thermal blanket. Like a first aid kit, these are items you hope not to need while travelling or outdoors, but they can be lifesavers in the event of an emergency. We find it also helps to have everything safely stowed in one place, meaning you can find it easily when the pressure is on.

3. What about water…

Clean and safe water is essential for human survival. Whether you’re using it for drinking or to clean a wound, some members of our team like to add a method of purifying water to their kits. Our Chlorine Dioxide tablets are ideal for this purpose – they weigh next to nothing, work quickly and are super simple to use. One tablet = one litre of water.

4. Meds. Meds. Meds.

Arguably the most crucial thing to add to your first aid kit is any specific medication you’re likely to need. From an inhaler to insulin, our first aid kit cases provide a durable, weather-resistant and easy-to-locate place to store your personal medicines. Other products that many of us like to add include rehydration sachets (especially the runners), antihistamines for dealing with hay fever or bites and even items like extra blister plasters or eye-wash solution if your kit doesn’t already contain it.

One final top tip from our team is that if you know you’re likely to want to customise your first aid kit fairly extensively, opt for a model with our innovative Quick Find System. These have more space for adding extras, and the categorised compartments mean you can still keep all the components organised.

Explore our full range and find the right first aid kit for you. If you have any questions about your own kit or which to choose, you can reach out to us on Facebook or Instagram.

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