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Thread: EDC first aid (kinda)

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    EDC first aid (kinda)

    I would like to bounce a scenario off of Tom Bihn forum users and see if they would suggest a solution.

    My scenario is not a First Aid kit per se, but it is desirable to carry two very small, durable, ultra-portable containers in an EDC (Every Day Carry) solution (could be a backpack, or briefcase or other shoulder luggage). Needed items for carry: (1 - a small, replenishable container of hydrogen peroxide, perferably with a pour-in cap to make dispensing very small quantities practical without a mess; (2 - a small, replenishable container of Q-tips to apply the peroxide as needed.

    I would like to know if there is a practical way to carry these two items together in highly durable yet highly portable and lightweight containers so that they can be used together while on-the-road, at work, on recreational excursions, etc. Is there a useful way to keep them together and easily accessible? What kind of containers would you recommend?

    Thanks in advance.
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    I would get a small nalgene bottle for the peroxide. You can find those that will hold less than teaspoon to quart+. I find mine at REI, Amazon and so on. You can find Q-tip travel packages at just about any drug store, Walmart or similar type store. If all else fails put some in a snack size ziplock bag. You could get small (1.5X2) zip top bags at a craft store and cut the Q-tips in half if you want a smaller package.
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    Hmmm... I'm wondering if a small organizer pouch might do the trick for the Q-Tips.
    Owner of: Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

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    yes, nalgene for the bottle and this is the best thing that i have ever found for carrying q-tips

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    plus you have to eat the M&Ms to be able to use the tube. yes, i said have to eat them. haha

    i can get about 20 q-tips packed in to one.

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    I thought hydrogen peroxide was discouraged as a first aid treatment these days? But, if you prefer it, what about Nalgene containers? A short one for the HP and a taller wide-mouth one for the Q-tips, or you could cut the Q-tips in half so they fit in the shorter container.

    ETA: Oops, Moose - and everyone else - was faster than I was!

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    Attachment 6461

    This is what I had in mind. This is a mini pouch, 3X4+/-. It was the most recent free gift from TB.
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    Sorry for the crummy photo, I need to get better with my phone camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailmix View Post
    yes, nalgene for the bottle and this is the best thing that i have ever found for carrying q-tips

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    plus you have to eat the M&Ms to be able to use the tube. yes, i said have to eat them. haha

    i can get about 20 q-tips packed in to one.
    Dreadful, simply dreadful, having to eat the M&Ms. I don't think I could ever manage that.
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    What about remoistened alcohol wipes instead of the H2O2?

    edit: I meant PREmoistened!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvdabags View Post
    What about remoistened alcohol wipes instead of the H2O2?

    edit: I meant PREmoistened!
    Seems that would be easier unless it is an in the ear issue or open wound, ouch. I carry three or four 1X1 alcohol wipes in my FAK. They can help with overheating. Don't want to use them for that too often but in a pinch they do feel pretty good. Great for hand cleaning in a pinch too.
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    [QUOTE=haraya;66738]I thought hydrogen peroxide was discouraged as a first aid treatment these days?

    h2o2 and Q Tips sounds like an ear remedy to me. I don't do it a lot, but I love to hear it bubbling away I hope it's safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    Attachment 6461

    This is what I had in mind. This is a mini pouch, 3X4+/-. It was the most recent free gift from TB.
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    Sorry for the crummy photo, I need to get better with my phone camera.
    Your photo did the job. No complaints here. Thanks!
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    Great suggestions, folks.
    Owner of: Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.


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