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Make a Dorm Room First Aid Kit

Updated on October 3, 2016
Some of the things you might want to put in your First Aid kit.
Some of the things you might want to put in your First Aid kit. | Source

Going off to College can be a very dramatic experience. There are many things you will need that you more then likely haven't thought of. A first aid kit is essential to keep in your dorm room at all times because there is no telling what can happen. You could get hit in the eye with a flying pencil, drink a little too much alcohol the night before, or get bitten by a wild creature. No matter what happens, it's always good to have a first aid kit.

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First Aid Kit


  • Ibuprofen tablets
  • Aspirin tablets
  • Non-Aspirin tablets
  • Cold and Flu tablets
  • Acid relief tablets
  • Stomach relief tablets
  • Sinus and Allergy relief tablets

Topical and Antiseptics

  • Burn relief
  • Insect Sting relief
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic cleaning wipes
  • Alcohol cleaning pads
  • Aloe Very gel
  • Hand sanitizer

Injury Treatment

  • Finger splint
  • Instant cold compress
  • First aid tape roll
  • Premium grade mole skin
  • Butterfly would closure


  • Triangular sling bandage
  • Non-Stick pads
  • Fingertip fabric bandages
  • Knuckle fabric bandages
  • Elbow and knee plastic bandages
  • Adhesive plastic bandages (big and little ones)
  • Ace bandage.


  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • One time use thermometers
  • Safety pins
  • Gloves
  • Cotton swabs
  • Pencil and notepad
  • Water Proof Matches

FIRST AID GUIDE BOOKLET - It's important to have one of these with easy to read instructions so when you are in need of first aid you are able to do it the right way.

Now, for a parent who is sending their child off to college there are a few things you might want to put in a little survival kit for your child. You can use a box or a laundry basket or even a pillow case to put all this stuff in. It's just a little something to show your college student that you care.

Survival Kit

  • Sleep mask
  • Ear plugs
  • Book light
  • Door sign saying some sort of "stay out" or "do not disturb"
  • Thermometer
  • Mending Kit
  • Collapsible clothes hamper
  • Screwdriver
  • Rolls of quarters
  • Poster adhesive
  • Air fresheners
  • Caffeine gum
  • Gift certificates for food
  • First aid kit

You can also include stuff like

  • Pens and Pencils
  • Paper/notebooks
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Calculator
  • Day Planner
  • Toilet Paper

Because you have everything you will need for first aid and some of the essential survival items there's one more thing you might want to prepare for when you are off to college. That of course is the Zombie Apocalypse.

The ZOMBIES are coming!!!!  Zombie walk downtown Fayetteville!
The ZOMBIES are coming!!!! Zombie walk downtown Fayetteville! | Source

Zombie Survival Kit for College Students

  • Water - You can live without food but not without water. Make sure you have at least a gallon as this is what you should drink a day.
  • Radio with batteries - Although there might not be anything on the radio, it's good to have if someone does try to contact other humans.
  • Flashlight with batteries - Would you want to be left alone in the dark during a zombie apocalypse???
  • First aid kit - This you should already have prepared since you can just take the one from your room.
  • Dust mask - The wind is going to blow dirt and dust around, you don't want to be breathing in the zombie dander.
  • Moist towelettes - Use these to wipe your face and keep your hands somewhat clean.
  • Garbage bags - Can be used to pick up trash or it can be used to wear when raining. Even as something to sleep in if it comes to that.
  • Wrench - This can be used for just about anything. Taking out nuts and bolts, stirring your meal in the pot, or bashing a zombie in the head. Universal!
  • Can opener - Of all things that will go bad, canned food takes a while. If you have a can opener you can open those cans without having to splatter them all over the place.
  • Area maps - Keeping an area map will help you know where you are going and what you are headed into.
  • Change of clothes - Wearing the same clothes every day can get quite nasty. One change of clothes can last you a while.
  • Dish and utensil set - For when you do find that can of food and want to eat it without your fingers.
  • One pot - You might be able to kill a dear or an edible animal and it's best to cook it somehow first. This can also be used for bashing zombie heads.
  • Water proof matches - Fires are needed to keep warm, cook food, dry clothes, and to show zombies exactly where you are.
  • Small fire extinguisher - Just in case where you are staying starts on fire or you need it to bash a zombie in the head.
  • Extra batteries - Don't be left in the dark or without the radio.


  • Bats, swords, machetes, and daggers - These weapons save on ammo and are easier to carry around. However, you will have to clean them off every now and then.
  • Pistol - Always good to have one of these. Make sure you have enough ammo and are at least able to hit the target before you go out zombie hunting.
  • Compound bow - Super quiet, you can get the zombies without the others hearing you. However, you shoot an arrow, and unless you want to go retrieve that arrow, it's gone for good.
  • Shotgun - Loud, yes, but you don't have to be a good aim to use one of these bad boys.
  • Sniper Rifle - Ah, the best of the best. Long range weapon with large enough bullets to take down just about anything. Can be really loud and have a strong kick.


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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      lindacee - I think I might have had band-aids and possibly tylenol in my kit LOL My friends were a bit crazy so having the real thing would have helped out on more then one occassion! And of couse, you need to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse!!!! Don't forget the first aid kit :) Thanks for stopping by and the comment!

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      lindacee 5 years ago from Arizona

      Cute Hub with lots of sensible first aid suggestions! I could have used a real first aid kit in college. Think I had Band-Aids, Bactine, aspirin and Tums -- but not too bad when you think about it! However, I'm much more intrigued with the supplies for the Zombie Apocalypse! :)

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      ksharp05 - school supplies are normally a given when going to college so they shouldn't be at the top of the "special stuff" list LOL Glad you enjoye my humor in this hub. I, too, am a tad obsessed with the zombie apocalypse (which has rubbed off on my kids LOL). Thanks for stopping by and the comment :)

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      rfmoran - even if the kit does get crushed under the beer keg it shouldn't hurt anything in the first aid kit LOL . . . . . and Lysol. . . . . OH MAN! How could I forget that LOL Must go buy some to keep those zombies at bay. :) Thanks for the comment (and more zombie insight LOL)

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      Kristi Sharp 5 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      Terrific ideas for sending kids into the great unknown. I also love that you put the important things before the school supplies! Adding a zombie kit is just brilliant. I haven't met a teenager yet who isn't obsessed with the zombie apocalypse. Humor is always important in life and you did a great job! -K

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      Russ Moran 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Because college students are not known for the foresight, your idea of making up a first aid kit is excellent. Just hope it doesn't get crushed beneath a beer keg. Your zombie advice is excellent but you left out Lysol disinfectant spray. Zombies HATE Lysol, and have been known to retreat at the first spritz. Voted up useful and funny.