IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) Checklist

This guide is for self-reliant people who want to prepare for injuries that are more serious than daily scrapes and/or for situations where professional medical care might not be available — such as natural disasters, rural car accidents, SHTF, or getting lost and injured on an outdoor expedition.

Prioritized first aid kit list:

  1. Tourniquet
  2. Pressure dressing
  3. Z-fold gauze, standard 4.5” x 4 yards
  4. Coban roll, standard 2” x 5 yards
  5. Trauma shears
  6. Acetaminophen / Tylenol
  7. Ibuprofen / Advil
  8. Diphenhydramine / Benadryl
  9. Loperamide / Imodium
  10. Band-aids (10x, various sizes)
  11. Chest seals (1 pair)
  12. Tweezers
  13. Irrigation syringe, 20cc with an 18 gauge tip
  14. White petroleum jelly / Vaseline in small container
  15. Silk medical tape roll, 1” wide
  16. Needle & thread stored in isopropyl alcohol (2x needle/thread, 1x small container)
  17. Moleskin, 5” x 2” strip
  18. Rolled gauze, standard 4.5” x 4 yards
  19. Gauze pads, 4” x 4” (6x)
  20. Plastic cling wrap, 2” wide roll
  21. Cravat / triangular bandage, 45” x 45” x 63”
  22. Butterfly bandages, 0.5″ x 2.75″ (16x)
  23. Safety pins (3x, various sizes)
  24. Elastic wrap / ACE bandage, standard 4” x 5 yards
  25. Aluminum splint, 36”
  26. Emergency blanket (2x)
  27. Gloves (2 pairs)
  28. Reference guide
  29. Saline eye drops
  30. Abdominal pad (sometimes “ab pad”), 5” x 9” (2x)
  31. Nasopharyngeal airway, 28 French (a unit of size used for these devices)
  32. Aspirin / Bayer
  33. Pepto-Bismol pills
  34. Caffeine pills
  35. Hydrocortisone cream
  36. Miconazole
  37. Doxycycline and/or Bactrim antibiotics

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published