For this post, I am going to explain how you can prepare individual unit doses of pills easily without having to lug a bottle of pills in your purse, backpack, etc. Not only does this cut the weight of a bottle of pills, but it also allows you to put those into any sort of IFAK of your choosing without the pills being loose.
|Scissors, a lighter, a sandwich baggy and the pills are all you need.|
|The end result.|
Presto! You now have packaged up a unit dose of a medication of your choosing. A few tips for the sealing/singeing part:
- Try not to hold the flame directly on the plastic material. It will melt easily if you just put the flame near it.
- As soon as the plastic starts to curl/melt, use your fingers to mush them together. The plastic will not be hot enough to burn you. This helps to create a good seal.
- Inspect each edge to make sure you have not left an opening. If you have, then simply give it a little heat and pat the sides together.
And there you have it. Easy peasy. I hope this helps you when assembling your own IFAK.
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