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Not squeezing squeezy tubes

Discussion in 'Hygiene and First Aid / Medicinal' started by Tengu, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. Tengu

    Tengu Full Member

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    I have been sorting out my camping FAK....and so my car one, and the kitchen.

    I have an emergency kit for my uni bag, but have now divided that into two pouches, -some generic kit, and a FAK.

    I found a wee pouch at the car boot; a Gelert travel pak 1....empty, so I fill it how I please. (My local chemist stocks things that you can buy in the quantity you need, for your own plans).

    So I bought a 15mg tube of antiseptic cream.

    But, I got to thinking; How do I protect it when in my squishy pack which no doubt will end up at the bottom of my rucksack with all that implies?

    If I had a hard box, fine, but I have a pouch.

    I see disaster comming. What do you do to keep tubes unsquashed?
     
  2. firedfromthecircus

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    It's not something I've ever considered as generally if the lid is on tight the plastic tubes don't compress. Not like the old metal tubes which would puncture. But to answer your question, how about re-using a plastic 'Berrocca' or similar effervescent vitamin tubes? Cut it down if needs be and a small antiseptic squeezy tube should fit ok.
     
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    Duct tape usually.

    Failing that you can scavenge plastic tubing and slip the tube inside....the plastic tube that comes inside ready rolled marzipan is excellent for the job :) Bound to be something else along those lines though.

    M

    p.s. Firedfromthecircus beat me to it ! :D
     
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    I will hunt around for a suitable tube then.
     
  5. firedfromthecircus

    firedfromthecircus Tenderfoot

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    Aldi do their own version of effervescent vitamins for 85p.
     
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    make your own tubes from an empty washing-up liquid container....just roll the diameter you need and duct tape the seam.
    Regards
    Ceeg
     
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    Inspired :D and so very practical too :)
     
  9. Jared

    Jared Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Urine sample bottle? :)
    Think most chemists/pharmacies sell them.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I never brought toothpaste, but Creamed Cod Roe and cheese on tube.
    Sounds stupid, but I used the cardboard tube from kitchen rolls, cut to length, and normal sellotape.
    Not hard for sure, but enough protection.
     
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    Copper piping from a plumber's supplier, along with end caps for pipes. Solder or glue one end cap, and either friction-fit the cap at the other end, or thread it for a screw-on cap.

    This page will show you the standard outside diameters (O.D.) for BS 2871 piping, along with wall thickness, so from the size of the squeezy tubes you want to protect, you can see what O.D. piping you need.

    You could also then use permanent marker to write on the copper what is inside, in a way that is more visible than the small printing on the small squeezy tube.
     
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    Put it in a plastic bag accepting that at some stage it'll leak
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I just looked for our antiseptic cream ( Neosporin) and saw it is packaged in a plastic tube.
    If it is the same packaging and as long as the tube has not been opened, you do not need to worry as it is very strong.
    Has the tube been opened, it is still strong and should be fine unless you step on it.
     
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    Chuck my firstaid in my possibility pouch, with all the metal files cottom woll, pliers cotton compass etc, they never really squeeze, that or tubes of glue I use for sealant. They may get a hole or two though.
     

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