Car Trunk First Aid Kit ~ Road Trip Ready ~ Noreen’s Kitchen

Hi everyone, welcome back to my kitchen today We are going to concentrate on a new series that I’m going to be touching upon called roadtrip ready you may know that Rick and I just recently took a Road trip to visit his parents in Indiana and we drove from Eastern, North Carolina To northern Indiana and it took us about a week to go visit and come back We did not have this first aid kit in our car at the time and shame on us But we’re gonna remedy that I’m going to show you how we construct this first aid kit using recommendations from the Red Cross and recommendations just from you Rick and myself because I think it’s always a good idea to Remind people how to do this. So let’s go see how this first aid kit for your car all comes together Alright so I’m gonna go over all of the items that we chose to put in our first aid kit and we’re gonna be keeping This in the trunk of our car and it’s our family car We also have a truck but the trunk of the car is probably where this is going to live now I will start out by saying we purchased all of these items new today We went to Walmart and we bought all these things except for a couple that I already had on hand Which being 95 facemasks as well as these instant cold packs that I’ve had for a long time in my first-aid storage so those are things that you can you can add to or take away from and also I Already have the rubber gloves on hand So those are just things we had we’re gonna toss in here and you may add to or take away from depending on your needs For your particular family or your particular situation? one other thing that I wanted to say too is the first aid kit isn’t always just going to be for you if you encounter an accident on the road if you come upon a situation where someone requires help and You’re waiting for First responders to show up. It’s always a great idea to have something like this on hand to be able to help where you can Always make sure that you have the knowledge to do that So don’t let go moving someone who apparently has a neck injury because you may injure them further And if you don’t have them have the knowledge and the know-how to use these things, maybe somebody else on the scene does right, but don’t leave them make sure that you are there to help them comfort them and Tend to them in the event that you don’t have the experience but you can still provide moral support and Comfort because we’re all in this together and if we don’t help each other then why are we really here? Like it’s true. Absolutely the first thing we went looking for was a container to put our first-aid kit in now again, Depending on what you’re gonna put in yours will depend on the size that you need I am one who decides that it’s always better to have one That’s a little bit larger than you might need because you never know what you might be adding to the box So we got one of these it was six dollars It has a handle on the top it’s easy to grab and pull out of your trunk and use when you need to this is important to Rick and also I thought a tarp or a Lightweight shower curtain, this is very inexpensive These are about three dollars if you have to pull over on the side of the road and change a tire or you’re having some problems and you need to get under your vehicle or You need ground cover for some reason if you need to help someone who needs to lay flat on their back This is a great thing to have on hand Right you can use this as a poncho Exactly. So that’s gonna go right in the bottom of my kit the next thing we have our Disposable gloves. I have twelve pair here and I’ll show you how I prep them there’s six pair in each of these sandwich bags and I’m just gonna stick those in the box, but I wanted to show you how I prepared these I Laid these flat in pairs The best that I could one on top of the other and then I kind of folded them down in half with the fingers Down and then the thumb in and then I rolled it like this it kind of pulls all the air out of the inside and then I just put it inside the sandwich bag and then when the sandwich bag was full I Pressed all the air out of it nice shielding this way when you reach into the bag you’re pulling out a pair of gloves Instead of fumbling through you know, if you just shoved 12 gloves in there They’re all gonna tangle up together this way you just reach in and you have a pair of gloves Next thing I have is some wet ones You can easily put in some baby wipes if you’d like a packet of baby wipes Which is larger and we always keep those in the car. Anyway, when we travel so this is just a little extra backup These are actually antibacterial. So in the Box they go Kleenex again. This is something we keep in our glove box I have them in my purse These are just an extra backup because you never know when you’re gonna need them Then I think we’ll go over the the wound care now. Walmart has made it very easy This box was five dollars and nine eight cents and it has everything you need for two-by-twos eight four by fours four rolls of gauze and one roll of paper tape It also has four two by three nonstick pads and four three by four Nonstick pads in the box that goes I have some n95 face masks. And so this is safe for biohazard So this is good if your if you come in contact with somebody who’s sick, and you don’t want to get sick This will protect you we have some tools here and we will put those I’m going to put those tools in a little plastic box just to keep them separated I have the Red Cross list recommends an Oral thermometer that is not glass and not mercury tweezers are important to have your first aid kit Clippers no, not just for toenails Okay, and this this little kit was the Clippers two tweezers this emery board and this orange stick they all came in one package for ninety seven cents, and I’m gonna go ahead and put this in here as well because you never You might have to start a fire so You never know what in what situation you’re going to encounter. So just keep that in mind That’s right, you just never know so it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it this is a Zinc oxide based sunscreen which is what is being recommended because it’s not full of chemicals This is a baby sunscreen, which is good for everyone. If you get sunburn for some reason the aloe vera gel you could obviously Well, that’s a good idea I didn’t even think about that and Molly wants me to let you guys know if you can find aloe vera gel without the green color that’s probably your best bet because it’s pure aloe vera I Got this because it was inexpensive and this is going to live in the trunk of my car. I Got a bottle of 91% alcohol. This is good for Sterilizing your hands those plastic gloves are not sanitary gloves. They’re just plastic gloves so when you put those on if you need to treat someone you’re gonna want to rinse your Gloved hands with this and that will sanitize them. We also got this awesome little spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide in it This is awesome If you have to tend to a scrape a cut or a wound, we also pick this up But then I’m going to show you something else. This is a like a Deepwoods insect repellent Which is a great thing to have on hand But honestly I prefer this homemade version This is made with all natural essential oils and witch hazel if you would like to see a video on how to make this Molly and I will be so happy to do that for you leave a comment down below and we will Fix up a video on how to make this awesome Homemade essential oil all natural insect repellent that really worked and then I have a couple of ice packs These are instant cold packs. These are the kind that you you kind of snap and then they get instantly cold I have had these in my First-aid storage for a very long time. They’re still good. I’m gonna keep those right in there We have a flashlight. Make sure you have fresh batteries Check this every six months or so and as far as the dates on all of these products all of the medicines that we bought which are over-the-counter are all dated for the Year, 20 or 21? We know that they’re good for about a year and you’re gonna want to go in there and make sure that you take care of Them maybe go in in six months switch them out and make sure you use them if you you can Incorporate those into your your home supply and that way they won’t go to waste We also did get some q-tips cotton swabs. Those are great for applying topical ointments Do not clean your ears out with these that is a big no-no and then we got some triple antibiotic cream This is like neosporin everything you see here I got for like eighty-eight cents or just over a dollar Because I’m putting it in my car and I’m probably not going to use a whole lot of it If any that’s the being honest, it’s being prepared. You want to make sure you have it so Absolutely, and then have some hydrocortisone cream. This is an anti-aging We have some allergy relief this is like a benadryl you can use this in combination with the hydrocortisone cream again if you come in contact with bug bites poison oak poison ivy gonna help reduce the itching or it’s going to help reduce your your sinus distress and this is a Generic version of zyrtec then we have some gold bond powder because you know itchy parts of your body these also If you have gloves that are a little too small or you’re sweaty and you can’t get your hands in the gloves you can dust Your gloves on the inside with this and make putting them on a little easier these are anti diarrheal or imodium capsules and those are important because when you’re traveling Some people are super sensitive to the changes in the water and what-have-you antacid tablets You just never know when you’re gonna need these a little bit of hand sanitizer, even though we do keep it in the car It’s always good to have it a little bit extra on hand. So we’re going to just kind of Nestle that in there. We have a variety of different over-the-counter medications three different pain relievers I have an aspirin and ibuprofen and an acetaminophen So we’ve got like Bayer motrin and Tylenol. Those are all going in there And then we’ve got stomach relief. So we’ve got like a generic Pepto-bismol capsule and we have a generic gas sex capsule and now all you have to do is Clamp the lid on and your first-aid kit is ready to go in your car and Whoops, don’t forget your scissors Put those right on top. So that is how you make a first aid kit for your car I hope that you learned something. 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  1. Are you Road Trip ready for the summer? Learn how to put together an excellent first aid kit for your car! It's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it!

  2. Thank you for this wonderful and informative video!! I'd love to see your homemade insect repellent! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. My firefighter husband teaches emergency preparedness classes and gives your video a โ€œthumbs upโ€ for your attention to detail regarding your first aid kit contents and helpful explanations for how each product can be used. Thanks, once again, Noreen and Rick, for all you do to contribute to our well-being. You are both very appreciated!

  4. Such a good idea to have funny you should mention coming up on an accident, my husband has always made sure we all have good first aid kits in our cars, we came up on a young kid that had hit a tree and my Rick helped him from our kit, it was perfect having it and the kid was very thankful.we were able to call 911and get the kid the help he really needed.we have a motorcycle and even have a first aid kit in the bag on that. You are very prepared. I also always have benedryl because you never know what you might be allergic to!

  5. It's a good idea for every one if they can to have a first aid coarse. I've had many and some things do change over the years. Thanks for sharing. Long long ago when my son was little we were at a so called friends my son got hurt on his knee it was cut good but not bad enough for stiches and I ask my friend for a bandage. She had kids . She did not have a first aid kit cause she said the kids got into it and played with bandage. I was up set so I started a My own trunk first aid. Good idea to have.

  6. Love all of your videos, Noreen! As a new Mother, I was really confused on how to go about prepping my first aid kit because I won't lie, I was not prepared very well for first aid and as a new Mom, I'm a bit terrified of something happening to my child or anyone for that matter. This helped me so much, you've no idea how much lol. Thank you for taking the time to show us this. I have almost all of these on hand, too. Which is awesome. I'm very relieved to know now how to go about this, and also kind of excited because I like organizing things like this. Thank you very much, Noreen! Best wishes to you and your lovely family! I have been a fan for about 5 years now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS. I would love to see that repellent recipe/video!

  7. Dollar general has a row in their stores that has many of these items for just 1.00 and they are just as good as the more expensive brand.

  8. I would add a box of OTC Pyridium for UTI pain, it is the worst. AZO brand is a good one. Won't leave home without some.

  9. We have a big AAA first aid/emergency kit in our cars but I will definitely be adding some personalized items! Awesome and informative video! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I get a kit ready for a possible hurricane [we frequently get those], but never thought of a car kit. Thanks for a heads up!

  11. One more thing…Add a small cosmetic mirror. You can use them to flag down a vehicle or to help rescuers find you. Was watching a Bear Gryllis program & he says he never goes anywhere w/out one for those very reasons.

    Just a thought. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Big YES to the homemade Bug Repellent!! The blasted blood suckers adore me, but especially my feet!! One year at Summer Camp, we were only into the 2nd day when I got sent to the Nurse & I thought weโ€™d need calling 911 for her after she saw the shape they were in. There were bites on top of the bites & I was nearly going nuts by how itchy they were.

    So pretty pretty please a video on to make it? Weโ€™re already doing battle w/the blasted things.

    Thank you so much for this & now going to share w/my Twitter followers!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  12. Yes please show a video on making pest deterrent.for those of us that don't want to use or CAN'T use deet and as a reminder there are ppl, and the number is growing, that are highly allergic to bug repellent. I have to have medical intervention when I am exposed. Ambulance, shots, ER and 2 day hospital stay after.exspoure. please be sure when you are covering yourself and family with bug repellent that you do it away from ppl. Having and seeing an anaphylactic reaction is about th the scariest thing. And help may be to far away. Epi pens are hard to get and very expressive so some of us don't have them. We try so hard to stay away from it but ppl use it all the time with out thinking about the allergic ppl, because it is rare.but ppl with copd or asthma can also have nasty reactions to bug replent.

  13. I need to renew a few items from my First Aid Kit that I keep in my car… thank you for reminding me to replace or get new items to add to my First Aid Kit. =)

  14. This was wonderful, wow! Thank you for showing what you do personally for first aid. I'd really be interested in seeing your home made insect repellent!!

  15. I used a fishing tackle box or tool box when I put mine together and a dollar tree umbrella for shade that came in very handy when I stopped to help someone that had a seizure when walking in the hot sun, it was horrible as fire ants were on his legs and the first responders said they could not do anything till paramedics arrived but water or bug spray would have been perfect to put on his legs and exposed skin to keep them off but being p.c. Is what people do but I would want them off me fast.

  16. I keep a silver bag/sheet to cover injured people that is good for shock or to maintain a safe temperature. I also keep something to make a an arm sling though you can use the bandages to do that. Great job!

  17. Taking a road trip from Chicago to Colorado in July, and I am excited for this series. This kit is going to def be in the car ๐Ÿ˜Š

  18. I would like to see how you do your homemade insect repellent. Enjoy watching your video. Great idea.

  19. Noreen I love this video. My son was just recently in an accident. He is fine but the drunk driver pushed him into another car. So we could not open his truck or hood. So I'm not sure I would want to keep it in the trunk. So many times you can't get to the trunk. Just a thought for you.

  20. I created a small version of this kit for my office at work. Because I'm a contractor, the client does not provide anything for our use. Cut myself one day and no first aid items to be found! I also have to buy my own office supplies such as scissors, pens, markers, etc. The dollar store is my friend, LOL!

  21. I've been looking for an all natural bug repellant recipe. I would LOVE for you to make a video on that. Great ideas for an emergency. I never thought of the shower curtian.

  22. Thanks for this! The only thing I worry about with my car kit is the AZ heat. I worry that things will go bad more quickly, but I keep things updated anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚ ETA: Is this also your every day carry in the car?

  23. when I first saw all the stuff I thought 'Geez that's over kill' but then you mentioned it could hep someone else in need if you see a car or any accident. Pretty Awesome! Totally going to do this with my daughter and it perfect because we just bought a new van ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!!!

  24. Magnifying glass is actually a great tip! It's a huge help if you're traveling in the Southwest and someone has a run-in with a cactus- helps you see the tiny thin needles. Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Road Tripping!

  25. THANK YOU so very much…I'm driving by myself on a 12 hr roadtrip later this month!! Off to Walmart

  26. How about a book of matches and a little dryer lint for starting a fire. We use dryer lint to help start fires in a fire pit. Works great.

  27. Where were the band-aids and gauze pads and alcohol wipes ? I didn't see any when you were getting it ready!!!

  28. Great List of items needed. My only concern is all these medications and ointments are going to be exposed to extreme heat if left in your car. I would recommend a separate bag that you can fit in handbag that you will be taking into restaurants, rest stops etc. with you.

  29. Is there any concern about leaving these items in a potential hot car? Anything that can melt or made to be inactive due to heat?

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