I have to admit it, I play favorites. I play favorites with my EDC. But I only do it because I have used this kit the most out of anything else I carry with me preparedness related. It is my Altoids First Aid Kit or what I like to call my Boo-Boo kit. I think everyone should carry a Boo-Boo kit, so I would like to share my Boo-Boo EDC kit list with you.
But first, to be clear, I carry other EDC items every day. And due to The Prepper Website Podcast, I know there are a bunch of new readers and listeners to materials on Ed that Matters and Prepper Website. That is one reason I started writing Survival for the Common Man.
So let me define EDC really quick.
EDC stands for Every Day Carry. EDC items are items you carry with you on a regular basis. They don’t necessarily have to be survival related. In fact, my most important EDC item is my cell phone. I will return home if I happen to forget it.
But besides that, I try to always carry two other small Altoids kits; my Urban Survival Kit (not really survival like Wilderness Survival) and my Boo-Boo kit.
I always recommend that you make your EDC kit your own. But to get your juices flowing, I’m sharing my list below.
My Favorite EDC Kit List
Altoids Tin – It is really crazy, you can purchase empty tins on Amazon for $5.95 +. It’s crazy because you can purchase Altoids almost anywhere for less than $4, plus you get the mints! My favorites are the Spearmint Altoid mints.
Ibuprofen (Advil generic) – 20 count – I think we purchase the big bottles from Sam’s Club. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory, pain reliever and fever reducer.
Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed generic) – 10 count – Sinus pressure sucks! Pseudoephedrine is for nasal congestion and sinus pressure. Just get this at your local pharmacy or even Walmart.
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl generic) – 5 count – Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine. It is used for seasonal allergies and allergic reactions. It will also help you sleep.
Plastic bags – I purchased the little bags from Walmart in the crafts section.
Antiseptic Towelette – 2 count – You can use these to clean an area on your skin or to wash your hands.
Sting Relief – 2 count – For insect bites, this towelette contains an antiseptic and pain reliever.
Bacitracin w/ Zinc – 1 count – Antibiotic ointment.
Band-Aids – 3 count – These are the larger band-aids.
Floss stick – 1 count – This stick also has a pick on the other end.
Burn Jel – 1 count – For the relief of minor burns. This pack contains 2% Lidocaine.
Mole Skin – Cut down to size. To prevent pain from blisters, etc… rubbing your feet.
Amber Glass Vials – 1/4 dram for Essential Oils – These are small and I can fit 2 of them easily in my Boo-Boo kit.
Lavender Essential Oil – Used for calming, to relieve itching of insect bites, decreases the pain of minor burns, stops bleeding.
Melaleuca/ Tea Tree Oil – Used as a hand sanitizer, insect repellant, natural deodorant.
Allergy L.L.P Essential Oil – Used for allergy relief. I wrote about this essential oil here.
Your EDC Kit
You need to remember that your EDC kit, whatever it looks like, needs to be personal to your needs. Looking at kit lists are helpful, but you need to make your kit your own! If you would like some other ideas, make sure you check out this page!
What would you put in your Altoids EDC Kit? Post your thoughts in the comments below!
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