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Best first-aid kit

Which first-aid kits are best?

Accidents and emergencies occur without warning, which is why having a well-stocked first-aid kit is the first step toward being prepared. A proper first-aid kit can come in handy in a number of situations, from addressing minor cuts and scrapes at home to burns, bites and stings while out camping.

Every scenario is slightly different, but for those searching for a large variety of bandages, medications and medical equipment, the First Aid Only SmartCompliance Cabinet is an excellent choice. Some first-aid kits come without sterile gloves, so for protection, add a pair or two to any kit you purchase that doesn’t come with gloves.

What to know before you buy a first-aid kit

Decide whether you need an all-purpose option or one catered to a specific activity. 


Basic first-aid kit

Most people are familiar with this type of standard first-aid kit designed for use at home or for everyday activities. Most basic first-aid kits include bandages, pain and allergy medications, assorted ointments, antiseptics, ice packs and sometimes a few simple tools. 

Commercial first-aid kit

A commercial option is designed for use within a workplace. This often means a larger kit with slightly different equipment and items depending on employee numbers and required regulations. While you’ll likely find many of the same items as in an at-home first-aid kit, a commercial kit is more likely to have items such as gauze pads, blankets, splints and wraps, gloves, resuscitation equipment and masks.

Travel first-aid kit

For anyone on the go, a compact travel first-aid kit is a must-have. These first-aid kits usually consist of the items found in a basic kit, but usually in reduced quantity for space-saving reasons.

Outdoor/camping first-aid kit

When spending prolonged time outdoors, bring an outdoor-specific first-aid kit. These often are smaller and lightweight to fit in a pack and may sport waterproof cases. An outdoor first-aid kit may include additional items such as a whistle, fire starter, compass and insect bite/sting medication.

Sports first-aid kit

Athletes are more likely to be injured when playing contact sports or heavily exerting themselves, which is why sports first-aid kits usually include splints, wraps, athletic tape, cold compresses and pain relievers.


At-home kits likely won’t need to be overly compact or lightweight, but those needing to carry their first-aid kit in a bag, suitcase or backpack will want to pay attention to the overall dimensions and weight of the kit.

What to look for in a quality first-aid kit

Carrying case

The best first-aid kits feature a convenient and easy-to-carry case or pouch. Look for options that have a quality seal and closure method to prevent the contents from falling out or being damaged during travel.

Durability and waterproofness

Depending on the environment in which you intend to use your first-aid kit, you may want a model that has a waterproof casing. This keeps the contents dry and protected.

Organizational compartments

The best first-aid kit includes individual interior compartments or pockets designed for specific items. This feature is extremely important for keeping medications, bandages and protective equipment well organized and easy to access in the case of an emergency.

Instructional guide 

Having a guide to refer to in certain situations will help ensure you are using any medications and equipment properly and safely.

How much you can expect to spend on a first-aid kit 

Premade at-home first-aid kits are likely to cost between $10-$50, with activity specific options sometimes ranging up to $100. Large-capacity or specialized kits can cost up to $200.

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