Family Health Kits to Make For Emergencies


When you want to be prepared for anything, you need to consider even the most unlikely scenarios. For many, these are the natural disasters which can strike at any time. In these days when natural disasters seem to be happening more frequently, it’s a good idea to be prepared today for what seems unlikely. With a family health kit, you will prepare yourself and your family for something which will probably not happen – but it never hurts to be ready anyway.

First Aid Necessities

In order to stock your family health kit, you will need to begin with first aid supplies. You should begin with items to clean the skin when it’s injured. This might include things like antiseptic solution and cotton balls or alcohol pads. These items should be sealed up in order to prevent contamination while also helping to prevent infection on the skin when used. Next, some antibacterial ointment will help to seal the wound and to protect it further from infection. Finally, bandages are necessary in order to help keep the wound clean and protected even more. In addition, some pain medications and anti-diarrhea medications are helpful to add. If any of your family members take prescriptions, they should have a stockpile in the emergency kit to make sure they are covered for at least a week.

Food for Nourishment

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People will also need to have enough food in order to stay health during an emergency. In your family health kit, you should include a variety of energy bars, nuts, and other dried goods. Some canned goods are helpful as well since they have a long shelf life. Include food for your pets too so they can stay healthy and content when you are trying to manage your home during an emergency. You might also want to include some large bottles of water as well as powdered electrolyte drink mix. The more food you can store, the better. Every six months or so, make sure to update the food stash so that it’s still fresh.

Make Your Own Kit or Buy One?

There are many family health kits available on the market, so it might be easier to buy one instead of making your own. However, if you have particular family needs or allergies, these kits might not be helpful. You might want to purchase the first aid kit already prepared, but then add in extra items you might need as well as food supplies.

In addition, you will want to include blankets, flashlights, and a crank radio. This way, you will be able to stay warm, be able to see, and you can find out what’s happening in your area.

Monitor Your Life Health with Health Snapshot

Health Snapshot

Though you may think constant vigilance is unnecessary, this isn’t the case. When you use a program like Health Snapshot on a daily basis, you can instantly see where your health is at and whether you need to take steps towards change. This health monitor is simple and gives you a seven category report which can help you decide what changes need to be made. All you have to do is to hook up the ear clip to your ear lobe and then the clip into your computer. In five minutes, you will see if you are doing all you can for the aging progress or if you need to do more. Your health assessment is complete.

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Health Snapshot

Personal health monitor. Tracks daily health changes and alerts on possible health issues (including cancer) on its early stage. Designed for health cautious individuals, wellness centers, health clubs.

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