FIRST AID FIRST

Parents Canada - - School Age -

Ster­ile gauze pads to place over wounds

Ad­he­sive tape

Ban­dages to hold dress­ings in place or to make an arm sling, plus ad­he­sive ban­dages in as­sorted sizes

Scis­sors, tweez­ers, safety pins

In­stant ice packs

Dis­pos­able non-la­tex gloves,

Flash­light, with ex­tra bat­ter­ies in a sep­a­rate bag

An­ti­sep­tic wipes or soap

Pen­cil and pad

Emer­gency blan­ket

Coins for pay phone (plus im­por­tant num­bers for fam­ily, friends and emer­gency ser­vices)

FOR THE CAR

A bat­tery-pow­ered ra­dio and flash­light, with ex­tra bat­ter­ies

A blan­ket

› Booster (jumper) ca­bles

› A fire ex­tin­guisher

› Bot­tled wa­ter and high­en­ergy foods that won’t go bad (watch ex­piry dates and re­place when nec­es­sary)

› Maps of the area

› A shovel, flares, matches and tire re­pair kit

Keep a fully-stocked first aid kit in your home. Take it with you camp­ing or cot­tag­ing, and cre­ate smaller ver­sions to keep in the car or to carry on hikes. Here’s what you need, ac­cord­ing to the Cana­dian

Red Cross.

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