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needing recommendations for good quality First-Aid kits

Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

       I am interested in any online links for recommended First Aid kits.   While there are certainly many out there on Amazon and eBay to select from, I am not entirely sure how to filter them out so I get the one which meets the highest standards.

       Any suggestions for good quality First-Aid kits will be greatly appreciated.

       Thank you

       George
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Bill has given you a thorough answer and I simply went to Google and entered the search term: Best first aid kit it gave a drop down list. On the list were:
a. for car
b. for hiking
c. for home

When you consider a first aid kit think of when and where you might need one. If you are away from your home and your car you might need one. The results above suggest that when you find a good one you may need to consider buying at least two (home and car) and hopefully if you need one during a hiking trip or nature trail you could take the one from the car with you or go ahead and buy three. Sure as the world if you buy one for a certain setting you'll end up needing one at another setting. And everyone should have one in their car. You might need one yourself or others in an accident might need your help where your car first aid kit could be of some value in a non life threatening situation or possibly be the only medical supplies at the scene until emergency personnel get there.
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

            I apologize for failing to mention this, but, the first-aid kit will be for home use as opposed to any business or commercial application.  Basically, the desired first-aid kit will be whatever the average house hold keeps around for minor things such as scratches, minor cuts, minor burns. etc.  

              Thanks

               George
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Thank you very much everyone for your thorough suggestions and tips.  Everything mentioned here certainly makes sense.  Normally, I have a follow-up question or two, but, this time I do not due to the comprehensive and thorough feedback given by Bill.

Great job, everyone, and thanks once again :-)

George
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Just out of curiosity Bill, are you a doctor?  The reason I ask is because of the advanced knowledge you have about first-aid procedures.

George
No George, I wish I could say that I earn even 1/10th of a doctor's salary.  To satisfy your curiosity though, I once worked in a front-line "public service" job where I gained quite a lot of practical first aid experience, especially during the time that the National Health Service ambulance drivers went on strike here in the UK during the late 80s and non-paramedics like me had to ferry casualties to hospital ERs using Ford Transit vans.  There's a major difference between "resuscitating" the unresponsive cold rubber torso of a "Resusci Annie" mannequin on the carpeted floor in a warm classroom (whoops, can't use that expression now as everything must be gender-neutral)  and battling to try and save the life of a real person on a cold hard surface in the dark and in the rain or snow while onlookers gasp in feigned shock but still gawk.  I would hazard a guess that not many of the "experts" who teach first aid in those warm carpeted and well-lit classrooms have had practical experience of that nature.

My Father had a large hard-back book when he was a teenager and attended The Boys' Brigade.  That "Boys' Brigade Book of First Aid" must have been printed around 1947 and as a kid I used to marvel at the black and white photos showing an unfortunate volunteer neatly strapped up in every conceivable kind of bandage, dressing, splint, and sling for the purposes of illustrative learning.  By contrast I would hazard a guess that the people who wrote that book and strapped up the volunteer probably had some first-hand experience with major trauma (at home or abroad) during WWII and were possibly even medically qualified.