If you’re like me you are getting cuts and scrapes all the time. I can’t stick my hands into an engine compartment without losing some bark here or there. Normally we don’t think much of it because we know we can always get outside care if we need it. In an emergency situation help might not be available and you will have to treat yourself. A well-stocked survival first aid kit is vital for emergencies. Consider all the treatments that would be needed if you or one of your family members gets injured. Make sure you rotate your supply. Be aware that antibiotic lotions and other ointments have a shelf life. You may have a worse reaction to the cure if it is not up to date. Consider other safety items as well. Respirators, hardhats eye, and ear protection, gas and carbon dioxide detectors are just a few of the many safety items you may need in an emergency.