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Build Your Own Kit

Building your own kit? Here are links to many of the first aid products that I choose to help keep me safe on the water.

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If you signed up for my email list, you received my detailed Near Shore Medical Kit List as a gift. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so here.

The list includes equipment, medications, and details for each. To make building your medical kit even easier, I have compiled Amazon links to the equipment that will make a fantastic kit for darn near everyone. That said, kits are not one size fits all. Customize yours to fit your unique needs.

The quantity of what you stock is a function of how many people are on your boat and how far you are away from resupply options. To accommodate needs both large and small, a few of the items include quantity options.

If you are a day-sailor or local racer, evaluate and probably take a few things off the Near Shore list. If you venture farther from shore, you’ll likely want to add the items marked**. Going full-on offshore requires even more equipment and medications – many of which must be obtained with the assistance of a physician. Contact me and I will provide you with those recommendations.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Click here to view the full disclosure

SkinLinks To Amazon
Fabric adhesive bandagesLINK TO AMAZON
3M Nexcare waterproof adhesive bandages (100 count)LINK TO AMAZON
3M Nexcare waterproof adhesive bandages (20 count)LINK TO AMAZON
3M Nexcare waterproof adhesive bandages, elbow & knee (3 count)LINK TO AMAZON
3M Nexcare waterproof adhesive bandages, elbow & knee (8 count)LINK TO AMAZON
Fabric knuckle adhesive bandages (20 count)LINK TO AMAZON
Waterproof knuckle adhesive bandages (20 count)LINK TO AMAZON
Larger fabric/waterproof adhesive bandagesLINK TO AMAZON
Steri strips 1/4" x 1,1/2"LINK TO AMAZON
Steri strips 1/4" x 3" LINK TO AMAZON
Benzoin (50 swabsticks)LINK TO AMAZON
Benzoin (6 pack)LINK TO AMAZON
Tegaderm dressings, 4" x 4,3/4" LINK TO AMAZON
Tegaderm dressings, 6" x 8"LINK TO AMAZON
Kerlix bandage rollLINK TO AMAZON
Kling wrap bandage rollLINK TO AMAZON
Telfa dressings (non adherent pads)LINK TO AMAZON
Xeroform gauze dressingsLINK TO AMAZON
Hydrocolloidal dressingsLINK TO AMAZON
Gauze 4" x 4" 2pks sterileLINK TO AMAZON
Gauze 4” x 4”, bag of 200, Non-sterile
(Note - Get both the 2 packs above AND this bag of 200)
LINK TO AMAZON
Vet wrap/Coban self adherent wrap 2" (single roll)LINK TO AMAZON
Vet wrap/Coban self adherent wrap 3" (single roll) LINK TO AMAZON
Vet wrap/Coban self adherent wrap 2" (6 pack)LINK TO AMAZON
Vet wrap/Coban self adherent wrap 3" (6 pack) LINK TO AMAZON
1" silk tapeLINK TO AMAZON
1" elastoplast (cushioned waterproof tape)LINK TO AMAZON
60 cc catheter tip syringeLINK TO AMAZON
**Skin stapler and removerLINK TO AMAZON
**ZipStitchLINK TO AMAZON

** items for going further off shore

Stop the BleedingLinks to Amazon
Trauma padsLINK TO AMAZON
Trauma pressure dressingLINK TO AMAZON
Commercial tourniquetLINK TO AMAZON
Package of QuikClot clotting gauzeLINK TO AMAZON
Muscles and BonesLinks To Amazon
Triangle bandage for slingLINK TO AMAZON
Ace wraps, 3"LINK TO AMAZON
Ace wraps, 4"LINK TO AMAZON
SAM splint roll (4” x 36”)LINK TO AMAZON
SAM finger splintsLINK TO AMAZON
Abdominal IssuesLinks To Amazon
**Pregnancy TestLINK TO AMAZON
**DependsLINK TO AMAZON

** items for going further off shore

Eyes, Ears, & NoseLinks to Amazon
Q tipsLINK TO AMAZON
Nasal ClipLINK TO AMAZON
Serious Medical ConditionsLinks To Amazon
**Nasopharyngeal (NP) airways-various sizesLINK TO AMAZON
**Oral airways-various sizesLINK TO AMAZON
CPR pocket maskLINK TO AMAZON

** items for going further off shore

ToolsLinks To Amazon
Non latex glovesLINK TO AMAZON
Dish washing glovesLINK TO AMAZON
Trauma shearsLINK TO AMAZON
TweezersLINK TO AMAZON
ToothbrushLINK TO AMAZON
HemostatLINK TO AMAZON
NailclippersLINK TO AMAZON
#11 blade/handleLINK TO AMAZON
ThermometerLINK TO AMAZON
Magnifying glassLINK TO AMAZON
HeadlampLINK TO AMAZON
Paper and pen (Waterproof SOAP notepad)LINK TO AMAZON
Paper and pen (Plain waterproof)LINK TO AMAZON
**BP cuff (Automatic)LINK TO AMAZON
**BP cuff (Manual)LINK TO AMAZON
**OtoscopeLINK TO AMAZON
**StethoscopeLINK TO AMAZON
**Suture set. Sutures (needle and thread) will need to come from MDLINK TO AMAZON

** items for going further off shore

MiscellaneousLinks To Amazon
Zippered closure freezer bags - gallon sizeLINK TO AMAZON
Zippered closure freezer bags - quart sizeLINK TO AMAZON
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