First Aid Kit Picture Gallery

Images of First Aid Kits from the Home, Office, or Wherever

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The Basic Kit

Basic firstaid kit
A First Aid Kit for the Pocket Nothing more than adhesive bandages and a firstaid cheat sheet. Cody McComas

Some first aid kits are purchased whole, as prepackaged units. Others are built by the user, growing and evolving over time. These pictures show large, small, professional and homemade kits. Some of these first aid kits were found in readers' homes and offices or even in their pockets. Some I found in my own travels through the real world and the virtual one.

Some kits have stories to tell: one first aid kit even saved a life without ever being opened.

Take a look around. 

This most basic of all first aid kits is simply kept in its owner's pocket. He says he uses it while jogging or biking.

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Soldier's Best Friend

Military First Aid Kit
This Soldier's First Aid Kit Saved His Life This was long before body armor. © Danarah

Riding in his pocket next to his bible, this soldier's first aid kit saved his life without ever being opened. A bullet was stopped by its mere presence.

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Kept the Bullet Away

Military First Aid Kit
This Soldier's First Aid Kit Saved His Life Rather a dented first aid kit than the alternative. © Danarah

The back of the soldier's kit shows damage done by the round that almost got him.

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From the Tire to the Victim

This Comprehensive Kit Keeps a Family on the Go All this and a spare tire, too!. © Marion Boddy-Evans

All this and the spare tire, too. Keep your homemade first aid kit in the spare tire well of your vehicle.

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First Aid in the Minivan

Keep It Stashed in the Spare Tire The spare tire is a great hiding place for this first aid kit. © Marion Boddy-Evans

You can stash your homemade first aid kit in the spare tire well of the family minivan. Great use of space.

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Johnson & Johnson All Purpose First Aid Kit

Johnson and Johnson First Aid Kit
170 Items To Make You Safer -- Maybe Lots of stuff -- to look at. Photo by Rod Brouhard

170 items, of which you'll use a dozen, maybe. First aid kits like this are really good for family outings or camping, but aren't really necessary for around the house.

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Johnson & Johnson All Purpose First Aid Kit

Johnson and Johnson First Aid Kit
170 Items Neatly Packed in a Plastic Box A well stocked, easy to use first aid kit. Photo by Rod Brouhard

This first aid kit is just the right size for the car or the house. I'm not sure that a kit like this is necessary for a house, though. It's just as easy to buy a box of adhesive bandages and put them in the medicine cabinet next to the triple antibiotic ointment. This thing would be great on a camping trip (unless you had to hike in).

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Cheap is King

Cheap First Aid Kit
First Aid Kit from the Dollar Aisle The cool zippered pocket was worth the dollar. Photo by Rod Brouhard

I paid a dollar for this tiny first aid kit. The stuff inside is reasonable, except for the scissors. I figure the great little zippered case with "First Aid Kit" was worth the buck. I actually got three colors: red, blue and green.

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Cheap Made Better

Cheap First Aid Kit
A Couple More Bucks and This First Aid Kit is Usable Presto, change-o, a better first aid kit. Photo by Rod Brouhard

Take that cool, zippered pocket from the dollar aisle and replace the scissors with something useful -- now you've got yourself a real first aid kit. A decent pair of tweezers and some cuticle scissors makes this a much better first aid kit.

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Target/American Red Cross First Aid Emergency Preparedness Starter Kit

Target/Red Cross First Aid and Disaster Kit
Fashion Over Function Target/Red Cross First Aid and Disaster Kit. Photo by Rod Brouhard

Target teamed up with the American Red Cross to create a hybrid first aid kit that includes a few disaster preparedness items as well. It's pretty, but is it too much or not enough? That depends on how you plan to use it.

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Target/American Red Cross First Aid Emergency Preparedness Starter Kit

Target/Red Cross First Aid and Disaster Kit
A Look Inside the Target/Red Cross Kit The first aid section. Photo by Rod Brouhard

This thing has lots of nooks and crannies to fill. It comes apart in two pieces, one for disaster supplies and the other for first aid stuff. It looks neat, but I'm sure I'd lose half of it.

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Target/American Red Cross First Aid Emergency Preparedness Starter Kit

Target/Red Cross First Aid and Disaster Kit
A Look Inside the Target/Red Cross Kit In case of hurricane... Photo by Rod Brouhard

The bigger box has disaster items. The quality of the stuff is kind of cheap, but unless you have the worst luck in the world, you're not going to use it very often.

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First Aid Essentials Soft Case

First Aid Essential first aid kit
Zippered Pouch Looks Cool and Carries Lots I like the transparent look -- kind of space age. Photo by Rod Brouhard

First Aid Only is a company with all kinds of first aid products. It offers the First Aid Essential brand of kits. I like them. This first aid kit is soft, so it conforms to whatever corner you have in the car or house to stuff it in.

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First Aid Essentials Soft Case

First Aid Essential first aid kit
Open It Up to See All the Goodies Pretty, until the first time you use it. Photo by Rod Brouhard

Inside the First Aid Essential first aid kits, you can see how all the stuff is organized into packets. That's great for a brand new kit, but it'll never look this way again after you use it the first time.

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Johnson & Johnson Safe Travels First Aid Kit

Johnson and Johnson First Aid Kit
70 Items to Get You from Point A to Point B Mini, but mighty. Photo by Rod Brouhard

It's small, but it covers the bases. Johnson & Johnson sells tons of different first aid kits, as well as most of the products you'd buy to make your own. These little box kits are great for the car, but aren't as versatile as soft kits for stuffing in backpacks.

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Johnson & Johnson Safe Travels First Aid Kit

Johnson and Johnson First Aid Kit
70 Items to Get You from Point A to Point B Like first aid to go. Photo by Rod Brouhard

I like the way this first aid kit has little trays. It almost looks like a takeout container. In fact, if you want to make your own first aid kit, those cheap reusable food containers work perfectly. Notice the packets of painkillers -- they can be expensive to replace once used.

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Johnson & Johnson First Aid To Go

Johnson and Johnson First Aid Kit
The Tiniest of All Hard Box First Aid Kits Itty bitty, teensy weensy, white first aid kit -- um, I can't rhyme it. Photo by Rod Brouhard

I'm not sure why a box of adhesive bandages wouldn't suffice if your first aid kit only has 12 items, but this is available from Johnson & Johnson.

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Nicaraguan First Aid Kit

Homemade first aid kit
This Homemade First Aid Kit is Well Traveled This well-traveled kit lived in a backpack. © Mat Honan

Found on flickr, this first aid kit was packed to keep the most commonly used items on top. The photographer says hand sanitizer, moleskin and painkillers are kept handy. He also says he kept the Epi-pen out for quick access. Not a bad idea, as long as it was in an obvious place. Also, companions need to know if some first aid items won't be found in the first aid kit.

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Nicaraguan First Aid Kit Unpacked

Nicaraguan first aid kit contents
Amazing That All This Fit in Such a Small Bag All this fit in a tiny bag. © Mat Honan

This first aid kit traveled around Nicaragua in a backpack. The photographer says he took care to pack the most important items near the top. This is proof that a zipper bag is all that's needed for a first aid kit -- no need for fancy containers.

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