Best First Aid Kit – A Necessity for All Earthquake Kits

BEST FIRST AID KIT

I’ve talked about the necessity of earthquake kits in my posts and how preparedness is very important. If you’re buying a pre-built earthquake kit, this link will take you to my recommendations. If you are planning on making your own earthquake kit, check this list to make sure you have everything you need to keep you and your family safe. One of the most important things you should get is a really good first aid kit. Here is a review of the best first aid kits out there.

AAA 85 Piece Commuter First Aid Kit

For more than 100 years, AAA has provided quality services and resources to their members. AAA means quality, and with this first aid kit that’s exactly what you’re going to get. This compact first aid kit is currently the #1 Best Seller on Amazon. Why is it #1? Because it’s small and lightweight so you can carry it with you anywhere you go, or leave it at home, or in your car.  It’s a complete kit that contains all the emergency essentials you need and comes in a hard shell case that doesn’t break apart and is easy to store.

Product Details

Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 2.8 inches
Weight: 0.7 pounds

AAA First Aid Kit

Contents

  • First aid instructions
  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • 2 vinyl gloves (1 pair)
  • 1 whistle
  • 3 sting relief pads
  • 6 antiseptic towelettes
  • 14 alcohol prep pads
  • 1 triangular bandage
  • 1 5 x 9 inch combine dressing
  • 20 3/8 x 1 1/2 inch bandages
  • 10 standard adhesive bandages
  • 10 butterfly bandages
  • 1 knuckle bandage
  • 2 knee/elbow bandage
  • 1 4 x 4 inch sterile gauze pad
  • 2 3 x 3 inch sterile gauze pads
  • 4 2 x 2 inch sterile gauze pads
  • 1 2 inch gauze roll
  • 1 adhesive tape
  • 1 carabineer

Review

This is a great kit that contains all the essentials for an emergency and because it’s so compact and lightweight, it’ll fit in your earthquake kit and you’ll save a lot of room for other necessities. Because of its size, this is definitely one that you should keep in your car just in case. There’s also extra room in there for other items you may need like a pen/notepad, Advil, safety pins, tweezers, hand sanitizer, etc. This is more for 1 or 2 people but it gets the job done.


 

First Aid Kit Hard Red Case – 326 Pieces

This is definitely another comprehensive first aid kit as it has 326 pieces! The supplies are stored in a hard carrying case with a lot of storage space and a multi-compartment organizer that will help you find things faster. The case comes with easy-slide latches so you can quickly open and lock the case. The product meets or exceeds OSHA and ANSI guidelines and is ideal for your home, office, or car.

Product Details

Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 4 inches
Weight: 3 pounds

Red Earthquake Kit

Contents

  • 30 Antiseptic Towelettes
  • 30 Alcohol Pads
  • 6 Sting Relief Pads
  • 3 Hand Sanitizers
  • 6 Antibiotic Ointment
  • 6 Burn Cream
  • 10 Antacid Tablets
  • 10 Aspirin Tablets
  • 10 Non-aspirin Tablets
  • 1 First Aid Guide
  • 1 Instant Cold Compress
  • 5 Adhesive Bandages (Metallic)
  • 20 Adhesive Bandages 1″ x 3″
  • 55 Adhesive Bandages 0.75″ x 3″
  • 50 Adhesive Bandages 0.375″ x 1.5″
  • 10 Butterfly Bandages
  • 18 Wound Closure Strips
  • 2 Gauze Rolls
  • 3 Protective Earloop Masks
  • 2 Eye Pads
  • 10 Sterile Gauze Pads 2″ x 2″
  • 4 Sterile Gauze Pads 4″ x 4″
  • 1 Sterile Trauma Pad
  • 20 Cotton Tip Applicators
  • 1 Adhesive Tape Roll
  • 5 Finger Splints
  • 1 Triangular Bandage
  • 4 Examination Gloves
  • >1 pair Metal Scissors
  • 1 pair Metal Tweezers

Red Earthquake Kit

Review

This is one solid kit that has a lot of items in it that can cover a variety of different emergency situations. I love the case and how quick and easy it is to open and close it with their easy-slide latches. It has 2 layers, one for larger items and the other for smaller items stored in the multi-compartment organizer. The multi-compartment organizer with its tilting features is awesome as it saves space and also allows you to easily access the items you need. This can definitely be used for a family and contains everything you need in a first aid kit. The only downside I see is that it’s not waterproof but hopefully you’ll be storing this where that wouldn’t even be a problem.


 

 

Patch-Up First Aid Kit (270 Pieces)

This kit contains hospital grade medical supplies and are manufactured in an FDA and CE approved facility. It comes in a heavy-duty waterproof and stain resistant nylon bag that’s light weight and very portable. It is well organized and the manufacturers are so confident it is one of the best out there, it even comes with a money back guarantee.

Product Details

Dimensions: 2.8 x 7.5 x 5.8 inches
Weight: 1.7 pounds

Patch Up First Aid Kit

Contents

  • fingertip bandages (10 pcs)
  • knuckle bandages (10 pcs)
  • knee/elbow adhesive bandages (10 pcs)
  • standard adhesive bandages (30 pcs)
  • children’s adhesive bandages (30 pcs)
  • small adhesive bandages (30 pcs)
  • spot adhesive bandage (20 pcs)
  • butterfly adhesive bandages (20 pcs)
  • alcohol pads (10 pcs)
  • handy wash cleaning wipes (10 pcs)
  • triple antibiotic packets (4 pcs)
  • sting relief packs (4 pcs)
  • abdominal combine pad (1 pc)
  • sterile gauze pad, 4″ x 4″ (1 pc)
  • non-adherent wound pad, 4″ x 4″ (1 pc)
  • self-adhering rolled gauze, 3″ x 5 yards (1 pc)
  • large wound bandages (10 pcs)
  • scissors (1 pc)
  • tweezers (1 pc)
  • forehead thermometers (2 pcs)
  • tourniquet (1 pc)
  • medical face masks (4 pcs)
  • resuscitation CPR kit / Platic Shield (1 pc)
  • instant cold pack (1 pc)
  • emergency blanket (1 pc)
  • disposable gloves (4 pairs)
  • cotton bud (20 pcs)
  • safety pins (10 pcs)
  • first aid adhesive tape (1 pc)
  • surgical paper tape (1 pc)
  • nylon waterproof bag (1 pc)
  • sterile gauze pads 3″ x 3″ (4 pcs)
  • non-adherent wound pads 2″ x 2″ (2 pcs)
  • non-adherent wound pads 3″ x 3″ (2 pcs)
  • self-adhering rolled gauze, 2″ x 5 yards (2 pcs)
  • crepe elastic bandage, 2″ x 5 yards (1 pc)
  • triangle bandages (2 pcs)
  • wooden finger splints (4 pcs)
  • eye patches (2 pcs)

Patch Up First Aid Kit

Review

Now that was quite the list! As you can see this first aid kit has a lot more unique items than the other two and is perfect for a family. The waterproof bag will keep all your hospital grade supplies dry and safe. While this one contains a lot of bandages as well, it has a lot of nice extras such as instant cold pack, emergency blanket, medical face masks, and forehead thermometers. I love how the compartments fold out for ease of access and good organization. Of course like any first aid kit, you can customize what you want in there (take out the unnecessary items and put items that you think you’ll benefit most) but it has everything you need in a first aid kit and this would be my top choice because of the high quality items, variety of items, ease of use/access, and the waterproof bag. Oh, and of course they have the money-back guarantee!

Final Thoughts

Although all 3 kits have everything you need in a first aid kit what I look for are quality items, a good variety of items to help cover any emergency situation, extra storage so I can add things that I find will be beneficial, ease of use and transport, and waterproof. The Patch-Up First Aid Kit (270 Pieces) meets all of those requirements and I think that’s the best one for your earthquake kit. Of course waterproof isn’t necessary if you store it in an area where it would never get wet but you never know what might happen in an earthquake. Pipes can burst, rivers can flood, rain can pour and you don’t want to open your first aid kit only to realize that they’re all water damaged and useless. If your earthquake kit bag that you’re going to put this first aid kit in is already waterproof then you don’t have to worry.

The AAA 85 Piece Commuter First Aid Kit is compact and I would use if for an individual emergency kit and I would definitely store one in the car. I really love the First Aid Kit Hard Red Case – 326 Pieces and how organized it is with the tiling shelves and easy to open latches. Any of the 3 reviewed first aid kits would be good additions for your earthquake kit so make sure you get one and keep you and your family safe.
 


 
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8 Comments

  1. Basem

    This an amazing review! It has everything you need to know about these three kits. I agree that the best one to buy is the kit with 270 pieces. I will highly recommend this post to my friends. Loving your site!

    Reply
    1. Andy (Post author)

      Thanks Basem! Yeah it seems like the best well round kit and I like that you can store a lot of stuff in it and that it’s waterproof.

      Reply
  2. Yvonne

    Hi Andy,

    These look very useful to have in any household. I think I like the first one best because it’s small and lightweight. It won’t take up much valuable space and I like that you can just leave it in the car.

    Reply
    1. Andy (Post author)

      Yeah that one is compact and yet contains all the necessary items that you need in a first aid kit. That’s probably why it’s one of the best sellers.

      Reply
  3. Axton

    I really like the Patch-Up kit, with the waterproof nylon bag, it is great to bring it anywhere we go. This product comes with more than the common items in regular first aide kit. Just fill it up with the common medication for fever, headache, stomachache, constipation and diarrhea then it will be perfect.

    Reply
    1. Andy (Post author)

      Yeah, not all first aid kits have everything that you can think of so it’s best to supplement it with extra items that you might thing would be useful.

      Reply
  4. Cameorn

    Hi Andy, love the site and the reviews. I just wanted to suggest that personally i love carrying around a first aid kit, small one in back pack and bigger one at home and in the car. My only trouble is that there is often so much in there (85+ pieces at least) that i sometimes wonder what they are all for or what injuries they cover.

    Have you thought about maybe doing an ebook that covers what the different pieces are and how they are used? I’m sure if you offered it along with your reviews you’d definitely be helping your audience.

    Reply
    1. Andy (Post author)

      Hi Cameron,
      That’s an excellent idea. First aid kits usually contain several items as they try to cover as many emergency scenarios as possible so it may be confusing sometimes as to which item to use for which scenario. Thanks for the suggestion!

      Reply

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