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How do you store cream medication on the trail
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Michael Cheifetz
(mike_hefetz) - MLife

Locale: Israel
How do you store cream medication on the trail on 10/16/2012 10:36:39 MDT Print View

So I want to repackage several creams that I will NOT use regularly (say anti fungal cream, cream for cold sores, etc)
I dont want to use the normal cream dispensers (like the ones I use for say sunscreen) cause they are too big - but am having difficulties getting the creams into the small bottles (eg aquamira pre mix like MLD sells)


spelt with a t
(spelt) - F

Locale: SW/C PA
contact lens cases on 10/16/2012 10:40:14 MDT Print View

They're small, with a wide mouth for easy filling, and leakproof.

Edited by spelt on 10/16/2012 10:42:23 MDT.

Stephan Doyle
Re: How do you store cream medication on the trail on 10/16/2012 10:41:11 MDT Print View

Simple. I don't take things like that.

Dena Kelley

Locale: Eagle River, Alaska
Re How do you store cream medication on the trail on 10/16/2012 10:49:11 MDT Print View

The contact lens case is a good idea.

I use the little wide mouth flip top nalgene containers - they come in 1/2 oz and 1 oz sizes, I think. I bought one of those multi-packs that has all kinds of different baby nalgene containers. That's what I carry my sunscreen in, rather than taking a whole tube.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Deep Frreze
Re: Re How do you store cream medication on the trail on 10/16/2012 10:52:34 MDT Print View

I use the little shampoo bottles with flip top lids from hotels.

John Vance
(Servingko) - F

Locale: Intermountain West
Creams on 10/16/2012 10:56:16 MDT Print View

+1 on the contact lens case

Jimmy jam
(jimmyjam) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Re: How do you store cream medication on the trail on 10/16/2012 11:01:55 MDT Print View

I made my own little storage capsules from drink bottle tops. I got the idea here:

daniel B
(dbogey) - F - M

Locale: East Coast
Giant Eagle / Local Grocery Store on 10/16/2012 11:48:03 MDT Print View

Look for the salad dressing containers. There about the size of a poker chip and about 1" tall. Took 3 with me on the Sierra High Route (Vaseline, Monkey Butt, BodyGlide). REI may have them also.

Kenneth Jacobs
(f8less) - F

Locale: Midwest
Food Bottles on 10/16/2012 12:36:57 MDT Print View

I use these little food bottles found at my local Mitsuwa Asian market. I believe they're for things like mayo and such in Japanese lunch/bento boxes. Not sure how anyone would fill these normally with their tiny hole. I suspect that there is some injector tool for this that they either didn't have in stock or don't carry. I'll have to look carefully for something like this the next time I'm there.

Either way, I repackage things like sunblock and toothpaste into them. They came in a pack of both square bottles and ones shaped like pigs (where the cap forms the snout). The square ones work perfect and are about 1.5"Hx1"Wx0.75"D. I'll look at the packaging tonight and see if I can determine a brand or where else they could be found.

They work great because the tiny opening on them fits perfect just inside a toothpaste tube. Squeeze the little bottle down as much as possible, butt it up against the toothpaste tube opening and squeeze. Sunblock squeezes in easily with the original tubes small hole.

Other thoughts...use a marinade injector to fill whatever you may need.



Edited by f8less on 10/16/2012 12:38:43 MDT.

Steve Meier
(smeier) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
I use these all of the time on 10/16/2012 12:47:35 MDT Print View

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
These on 10/16/2012 21:39:11 MDT Print View

Wasn't able to copy an image from REI. Oh well.

Edited by WarrenGreer on 10/16/2012 21:42:43 MDT.

Alex Eriksson
(aeriksson) - M

Locale: Austin, TX
Tiny tiny bottles.... on 10/16/2012 21:49:34 MDT Print View

Here's some TINY little bottles in a kit you could use....

The smallest is 1/10th of an ounce in size and the largest is gigantic (by comparison) 1/2oz. I imagine if you found one size particularly pleasing that worked the best you could contact them and figure out how to get more of just one particular size?

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Original mini cosmetic and drug containers. on 10/16/2012 21:50:38 MDT Print View

+1 on Ken's marinade injector thought. I use one to refill the many small containers I've stockpiled over the years. I especially like mini sized actual toothpaste, sunscreen, anti-fungal cream tubes because then there is no question about the labeling.

I saved all the micro toothpaste tubes I got in Chinese hotels. And I get a lot of medical, professional samples of OTC and RX drugs. It helps to have an MD wife, but you can ask any doc for stuff within their speciality. Drug reps inundate them with little samples of everything new and wonderful.

Alex Eriksson
(aeriksson) - M

Locale: Austin, TX
Get your ultralight friends and have a repackage party.... on 10/16/2012 21:55:50 MDT Print View

Just found this supplier. The lowest quantity they sell is 25 bottles, but what's that about four BPLer's worth of toiletries? Actually, I've read some of the spartan lists, it's probably more like 24 to 30 BPLer's worth of toiletries. ;-D

Michael Cheifetz
(mike_hefetz) - MLife

Locale: Israel
thanks! contact lenses solved it :) on 10/17/2012 07:39:46 MDT Print View

I have small dropper bottles but really hard to get cream into them. the contact lens container works a charm!

Thanks all

Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - MLife

Locale: Western Washington
Filling bottles on 10/17/2012 13:11:35 MDT Print View

If you have a farm supply store nearby, look for teat cannulas made by Jorgensen--made to inject medication into cow udders. When connected to a 3 cc syringe, makes filling those tiny dropper bottles a breeze.

Or check with your friendly neighborhood large animal veterinarian. The average vet catering to dogs and cats, not so likely to have these laying around.

Koby Morrow
Sealed Drinking Staws on 10/18/2012 09:40:18 MDT Print View

Lotion/Cream in drinking staws with sealed ends!
Here is a possible solution:

Matt Sanger
(IPARider) - MLife
mini jar on 10/18/2012 10:57:28 MDT Print View

Here is my choice (at least for quantities around .25 fl. oz.):

mini jar

Edited by IPARider on 10/18/2012 11:02:18 MDT.