YounaTuber's Homemade On-The-Go Medical Kit Supplies
Ok. What we did this time is make individual packets of medical supplies
for camping, go-bags, first aid kits, glove compartment, etc... Here
are the instructions!! : )
What you will need:
Step1.) Obtain a package of multi-colored straws. Solid is preferred, as
opposed to stripes, because you will label them afterwards with a
Sharpie, and your writing will be much easier to see on a solid
Step 2.) Obtain tubes of ointments/salves/lotions/creams that you plan on
using. Some suggestions are triple antibiotic/Neosporin, Bacitracin,
Ben Gay/Arthritis creams, hand lotion, burn ointment, anti-itch cream,
Athlete's Foot relief, etc.
Step 3.) Color-code your straws to specific tubes of your chosen
products, i.e. all Neosporin in yellow straws, all Ben Gay in green
straws, and so forth and so on.
Step 4.) Cut a 2 or 2 1/4" piece of straw. Fill HALF of the length of
straw you've cut with your product. ***See bottom for tips on this
Step 5.) Using your thumb and forefinger, gently squeeze the FULL end of
the straw down until the cream has pushed its way up the straw, so that
it appears the "glob" is just about centered in the straw.
Step 6.) Grip the end of the straw you're working with with the pliers,
leaving a 1/16" or an 1/8"of an inch showing on the other side of the
pliers tips. Think of the width of your standard deli-sliced cheese
thickness. Occasionally, at this point, some of the cream will ooze from
the corners. This is what the napkins are for. Maintain your grip with
the pliers and simply wipe the excess off
Step 7.) Take the lighter and hold it to the small edge sticking out,
and let it melt down to the metal. It will almost appear as though it
melts itself into a small seam. Set the lighter down, then hold the
straw in one hand, while releasing the pliers, then biting back down on
the freshly-melted plastic for about 3 seconds. DO NOT "SLIDE" the
pliers over. This will "mush the plastic, instead of sealing it
properly. In the beginning, this make take a few tries to get it down.
But eventually, you will find you have a nice, lined, airtight seam.
Step 8.) Now, flip your straw over and repeat the process on the other side.
Step 9.) Making sure the surface is dry-ish, label your packet! After a
few packets, you will not be able to help getting cream residue on the
outside of the straws, so try to remember to wipe your fingers and
completed packets down before labeling.