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Weird things in your first aid kit....

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13 hours ago, Sarah said:

Amputation of right leg below the knee is hampering

 

Wow!  What a tremendous thing to go through, but I'm confident that you'll get up "and running" (tongue in cheek!) very quickly.

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I bought a couple containers of eye wash solution at Wal-Mart a few years ago. It was tucked away on the bottom shelf under the contact lens stuff. I think it is called saline solution. Don't forget one of those little eye glasses repair kits. Even if you don't wear glasses you can use it to fix sunglasses. I also have some water that I pressure canned to use for eye or wound care.

 

I saw a box online that locks so you can keep Rx meds safe in it. It was white with a red cross on it. Only thing is it is sort of expensive for what it is. I think I can get one of those locking 'cash box' things at Wal-Mart that would do the same thing and cheaper. I thought about keeping meds safely away from g'son too. Wonder if they make a regular medicine cabinet that locks?

 

Sounds like you have a good plan for getting your things organized.

 

 

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We've had DH's granmother's glass eye wash cup.  Always in the "medicine" cabinet wherever we live.  Has come in handy numerous times.  They make them in plastic now. 

 

 ....hate having something in my eye!  Cuz you often can't get the eye opened to see the problem. 

 

MtRider ....I also have bifocal reader glasses in the First Aid kit.....strong ones so I can see well for splinters, etc. 

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On 12/13/2018 at 9:40 PM, Mt_Rider said:

...I also have bifocal reader glasses in the First Aid kit.....strong ones so I can see well for splinters, etc. 

 

:scratchhead:   Sheeeesh.....things are getting desperate around here.  DH and I must be having a contest...which of us will locate our missing brains first.   He just dropped the juice lid down into the mayo jar....cuz he grabbed the wrong lid.  :lol:   And I have NO recollection of putting the reader glasses in there.  I remember THINKING it was a good idea.... also don't remember posting this, obviously.  :gaah:  OK...off to go solve this mystery. 

 

OK...it's in the First Aid stuff in the bathroom drawer.  So I repositioned them into the First Aid [take if have to BO] cuz I've got a lot of other readers close by.  Also positioned a cigg liter in each of our small mobile kits - in case we'd have to sterilize a needle or something.  Alcohol swaps dehydrate at our house so are often useless in the kits. 

 

MtRider  ....I come here to see where I put things????  :wacko: 

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I'm going to check out some readers next time I go to the Dollar Tree. I'm near sighted so I've never had a problem reading anything up close. Until this week. Twice I had to get a magnifying glass out to read something on the Kindle.  Sigh.  I just had my eyes tested last month. He mentioned bifocals but I said I'd rather just take my glasses off for close up work. I'm afraid bifocals will make me dizzy or trip me up. So I'll improvise. 

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7 hours ago, Jeepers said:

I'm going to check out some readers next time I go to the Dollar Tree. I'm near sighted so I've never had a problem reading anything up close. Until this week. Twice I had to get a magnifying glass out to read something on the Kindle.  Sigh.  I just had my eyes tested last month. He mentioned bifocals but I said I'd rather just take my glasses off for close up work. I'm afraid bifocals will make me dizzy or trip me up. So I'll improvise. 

That's probably a good idea for barter.

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I got one of our female medics laughing.  Aquaphor is what they use in their official kits, in large jars.  But, Bagbalm has the same ingredients.  In my kit, in a repurposed lip balm jar.  (And yes, I am large breasted, which is what got her hooting.).

 

The eye cups, glass and plastic.  But have never found a good way to keep them clean.  Nor have I found a good 'universal.  If you have a real optician near you, one that actually makes in-house, ask for 'burn glasses' lens...  They are like a goggle lens, but much better universal fit.  

 

For what it is worth, think about your containerization.  I use zip lock bags, but always seem to be the wrong size.  I am using one of the bag resealers, those handheld battery ones.  I pop whatever is into the bag, and seal on the side opposite the zipper.

 

Tomorrow, I get the prosthetic.  Yay!

 

PS. ArmyofFiveforGod, dead link in your signature.

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On 12/13/2018 at 10:29 PM, Jeepers said:

I saw a box online that locks so you can keep Rx meds safe in it. It was white with a red cross on it. Only thing is it is sort of expensive for what it is. I think I can get one of those locking 'cash box' things at Wal-Mart that would do the same thing and cheaper. I thought about keeping meds safely away from g'son too. Wonder if they make a regular medicine cabinet that locks?

 

Ammo cans.  Kinder are not strong enough to open them.  We used to use them, painted white with a red cross, attached to the field equipment.  But again, kinder not strong enough to open.

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I have a wooden armoire in my bedroom  that I keep all my medical supplies in.    Like Jeepers, mine is all sorted into labeled bins or labeled shelf space.    My sections are:  Teeth, Ears, Feet, eyes, Rx, Cold/Flu, Skin, Wound Care, Pain, and Paranoid.   I keep the weird things in paranoid like some plastic sheeting, extra garbage bags, etc.  I also keep a list of where the other things are in paranoid bin (like the wheelchair & IV stand in the shed or the shower chair in the garage.)     I like to keep everything in my room so that I can control inventory.  

 

I don't have any body bags though.  :bow:  I may need to go shopping.....

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