It’s a piece of equipment we need to keep in our shops, but we hope we never have the opportunity to use it. A well-stocked first aid kit is a necessity, and most woodworkers will dutifully go to the largest big box store and pick something up off the shelf.
But, do these pre-packed kits have everything you might need?
Accidents in the shop can be very severe, requiring more than a few band aids and an instant cold compress. How about a bottle of Betadine wash, so you can sterilize deep cuts? A bottle of sterilized water should you get something in your eye? And, for the very worst case scenario, a one gallon zip top bag should you have to bring a severed body part with you to the hospital.
This comprehensive list goes into some incredible detail, but, hey, when you need it, you need it!