What’s In Your Vehicle First Aid Kit?

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Standard box from the store. One in each vehicle, along with a jump pack, hand tools, lantern, crowbar, paper towels, and a few other things.
 
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Kit came with the car. Hasn't been opened. I should probably go through it.

Looks like it should still be good, didn't know it came with a space blanket. Good to know I guess, the rest is stuff like roll bandages which might still be good even though it might be 13 years old.

Looks like people sell the Mercedes first aid kit on eBay for $10-$20.
 
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A standard first aid kit, with added Dramamine and a 1 oz tube of Neosporn. (Similar to Gimpy1, I remove it in the summer)

Ice-cleats for shoes.

A high-visibility orange vest with 3M white/silver reflective strips.

A set of new bungie cords.

A Radio-Shack emergency 40 channel CB radio.

A spare change of clothes and shoes, hand size wash towel, towel, TP.

A quart of oil, a funnel made from the top of a 2 L Pepsi bottle, (kept inside a plastic grocery bag to keep it clean). (it fits the oil fill hole on the engine).

An assortment of wire-ties.

4 way tire iron, a tri-pod flashlight with fresh batteries, winter insulated waterproof gloves for changing a tire in snow, work-gloves, 1/2 inch drive click type Evercraft torque wrench set to 10 Lb/Ft for storage wrapped in a throw rug with short extension and 6 point 19 mm socket, factory doughnut spare that is filled a couple of pounds over recommended use pressure of 60 PSI, tire pressure gauge to check spare, factory jack, led 4 C cell spotlight, led flashlight. An index card reminding that the proper torque for the lug-nuts is 80 Lb/Ft and to turn off the traction control when using the spare-tire,

In winter when snow-storms may happen: a set of twist type highway rated chains from tire chains r us that have been test fitted to the tires on the vehicle with the extra links tied down with 12 gauge solid copper wire because they are on the inside of the tire and can not be allowed to flop around near brake lines and sensor wiring, a pair of wire cutters to cut copper wire to adjust link length, extra 12 gauge solid bare wire to tie down extra links, long 12 gauge solid insulated wire to feed inside of chain when installing, two sets of spider-web tighteners for snow chains', sets of homemade quick attach chains with 1/2 inch rope, old bungies to tighten quick chains with.

A roll of paper-towels, 3 small bottles of Aquafina drinking water, one large bottle of filtered water fresh from the sink filter.
 
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What do you carry? What type of container is it in?
I have various Bandages, dressings, tapes, saline wash, CPR mask, OTC medications.
I use these, this style is standard in most Euro cars. This one meets all the latest legal requirements.

 

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Not to get off point, but I think that drivers license requirements should be tightened up considerably at least in my area. Many drivers simply do not understand the dynamics of an automobile. They think they are driving in a video game. And don't get me started on all the women talking on phones and texting.
 
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Yup europe has some tough driving laws you must carry 2 triangles a first aid kit a spare with a jack or a tire inflator and some other stuff i cant remember but my cousin that lives in Spain was telling me about it, getting a DL is even harder.
That explains why Mercedes always has the first aid kit but when you run the car through a vin decoder, there's always an option code that has a triangle delete. I guess they figure the first aid kit might come in handy but maybe no one would use triangles here. In one car, it's in the passenger bin under the seat and in the other, it's in the trunk. Handier to have it in the car.
 
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My 2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe came with a first aid kit located under a panel in the rear seat folding armrest. Not long after buying the car I opened up the kit. I contained a sanitary napkin among other items. Well I suppose that could be used to staunch the flow of blood in an accident too, but I thought it was a bit odd. Now I keep one of those store bought first aid kits in my car along with a few other items.
 
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That explains why Mercedes always has the first aid kit but when you run the car through a vin decoder, there's always an option code that has a triangle delete. I guess they figure the first aid kit might come in handy but maybe no one would use triangles here. In one car, it's in the passenger bin under the seat and in the other, it's in the trunk. Handier to have it in the car.
Another must have is a fire extinguisher. I actually really like the triangles and think they should be included in every car.
 
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I carry some long and sturdy elastic workout bands and 6mil nitrile gloves. I think the most important thing to have over bandaids and stuff, is some sort of tourniquet device. The elastic bands can be wrapped a few times and increase the pressure with each wrap and don't need to be retightened. They can also keep holding tight after wrapping even if a knot comes loose. Thick latex sticks to itself under load. Tourniquet probably helps with the major stuff, and the minor stuff like a small wound can wait until later.
 
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Yup europe has some tough driving laws you must carry 2 triangles a first aid kit a spare with a jack or a tire inflator and some other stuff i cant remember but my cousin that lives in Spain was telling me about it, getting a DL is even harder.
Yep, and police will occasionally go through your trunk to see whether you have everything in. I remember as more cars became available with HiD lights, laws had to be changed that driver does not have to have spare headlight bulb in case car is equipped with HiD. If it is H4 or H7, you better have spare light bulb.
DL is 45hrs of school, including learning to check fluids etc. You must pass closed track test before going out on a street. Closed trak includes stopping uphill and moving using hand break. Car cannot stall. If it stalls, you are out. SIdeway parking as well as garage parking. Then youc an go out on a street. Some countries still require manual cars as school cars and testing on them.
When I was getting DL there was 2ft of snow and roads were packed snow with ice. I moved to US (Alabama) and had to pass US test. I got there and sign said: no road test during rain.
 
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