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#3777 - 01/28/02 06:15 AM Vacuum Packing Meds
schaz Offline
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Registered: 12/26/01
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Loc: California
I just bought a Tilia Ultra and am learning how to use it.<br><br> In vacuum packing meds, such as motrin, or tylenol, should we attempt to seal between the tablets or are we making the assumption that once opened, the rest will be used quickly enough that it's not worth the extra trouble?<br><br> I can't see the pictures in Doug's kit well enough to guess the answer.<br><br> Thanks<br><br> Seth<br>

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#3778 - 01/28/02 04:11 PM Re: Vacuum Packing Meds
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Seth,<br><br>I just do it as one pack for the reason you mention and also because it is the most compact. It would take up a lot more bulk to try and pack them with each in it's own sealed compartment.
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#3779 - 01/28/02 05:51 PM Re: Vacuum Packing Meds
billvann Offline
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Registered: 05/10/01
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Loc: NE Illinois, USA (42:19:08N 08...
To add to the discussion...<br><br>I was thinking of laying the pills on a card (cut to size) with the name and instructions showing. Any thoughts on this approach?
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#3780 - 01/28/02 06:23 PM Re: Vacuum Packing Meds
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
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Good idea! I've managed to gargle with cologne and grab dishwashing liquid for shampoo in haste. Meds should be marked for a unfamiliar user. I took lightweight camping to such an extreme once the tumbleweeds had a hard time passing me in a Santa Anna!

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#3781 - 01/28/02 07:34 PM SPAM Re: Vacuum Packing Meds
billvann Offline
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Registered: 05/10/01
Posts: 780
Loc: NE Illinois, USA (42:19:08N 08...
>>>I've managed to gargle with cologne and grab dishwashing liquid for shampoo in haste. <<<<br><br>Reminds me of a time when I was dating my soon-to-be wife. We were at a local burger restaurant, not one of the chain stores. I ordered a burger and fries and as I walked toward the booths I noticed a rolling salad bar/steam table. These were not a common addition back in those days.<br><br>I was greatly pleased when I noticed a smal tub filled with melted cheese. I quickly ladled it all over my fries and some on my burger since I had forgotten to order a cheeseburger.<br><br>Imagine the look on my face when I took my first bite and discovered that the melted cheese wqas in fact an oddly colored butterscotch pudding! My wife couldn't stop laughing for a good fifteen minutes. (And she still married me in spite of my obvious deficiencies <s>)<br><br>Ahhh.... Some of life's lessons one learns in our youth are worth retelling.<br>
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#3782 - 01/29/02 12:38 AM Re: Vacuum Packing Meds
jet Offline
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Registered: 03/06/01
Posts: 220
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I took lightweight camping to such an extreme once the tumbleweeds had a hard time passing me in a Santa Anna!<p><hr></blockquote><p>LOL! <br><br>I have no idea what that means!

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#3783 - 01/29/02 01:04 AM Re: Vacuum Packing Meds
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
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Santa Anna's are the infamous warm winds of California. I wonder if Doug equates them with my post, which properly belongs in the campfire forum. Mea Culpa

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#3784 - 01/29/02 04:02 AM Re: Vacuum Packing Meds
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And it's probably a good idea to have things like doc's names and the prescription number from the pharmacy in there. Anything that isn't positively identified could get interesting, especially if you are flying. <br><br>"Sir, may we look in that little metal box? Thank you. Ohhh, is this your personal stash? You have the right to remain...." You get the idea. :)<br><br>

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#3785 - 01/29/02 07:31 AM Re: Vacuum Packing Meds
schaz Offline
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Registered: 12/26/01
Posts: 41
Loc: California
Thanks Doug.

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#3786 - 01/29/02 02:44 PM Re: Vacuum Packing Meds
billvann Offline
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Registered: 05/10/01
Posts: 780
Loc: NE Illinois, USA (42:19:08N 08...
I plan on adding a separate medical card to our kits, especially for my son whoi is an asthmatic. <br><br>I bought a package of business card sheets for the laser printer. I'm going to layout the medicine information on these for vacuum sealing with the meds. I'll cut the card down to size to be just smaller than the footprint of the meds themselves.<br><br>I'll have a separate medical card that I will laminate using the press on laminate sheets available at hardware stores. I'll also punch a hole through one corner so it can be threaded on a lanyard and hung around your neck.<br><br>This card will be second from the top when openned. The first item is my cheat sheet, which has the STOP sign and acronym on top.
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