My question is, what kind of a first-aid kit should I put together? Dear Reader: It’s a great idea to pack a first-aid kit whenever you travel. Use a waterproof container large enough to store everything you’ll need, and make a checklist to keep things organized. Pack prescription meds in their original containers, which include the patient’s name, dosage instructions and information about refills. For wound care, you’ll need an assortment of adhesive bandages, as well as antibiotic ointment for cuts, scrapes and burns.