Q. How can I make my first-aid kit small enough to fit inside a fanny pack but still have all the stuff I need?
— Compact Kevin, Junction, Tex.
A. Hmmm, that can be a little tricky, Kevin. But here’s what I’d do: First, head to the kitchen and snag a quart-size plastic freezer bag. You know, like a Ziploc. You won’t be able to include everything on our list of essentials, so pick the things you think you’ll need the most. (Click here to see our list.) Roll the excess air out of the bag, seal it and maybe even throw a strip of duct tape around it to keep it as compact as possible. Good for you, Kevin, for being prepared!