I have been using my “weather proof” 1st aid nalgene bottle for years.
I like the fact that everything is in one place and I never have to worry about the contents getting wet.
I pack it with me on hikes, on moto rides and have one in my vehicle as part of my emergency kit.
As an example, this is what I can fit into my 1st aid weather proof (32 oz wide mouth) nalgene bottle:
- tensor bandage
- silver emergency blanket
- sterile gloves
- medical tape
- ibuprofen, antihistamine
- 1 providone-iodine solution
- 1 compound benzoin tincture swab stick
- 1 lighter
- 1 tweezers
- 4 q tips
- 1 tampon
- 3″ x 4″ non adherent sterile pad
- 2 x 4″ x 4″ surgical sponges
- 2 x wet naps
- 2 x alcohol wipes
- 2 x 2′ x 2′ cotton sponges
- 1 eye compress pad
- 10 assorted bandaids
- duct tape wrapped on outside of bottle
summary of uses:
- to treat minor wound,cuts, scrapes, burns
- helps prevent or treat mild skin infections
providone-iodine solution-is an antiseptic used for skin disinfection
- disinfects staph, yeast, and almost all common bacteria.
- excellent for hot spots, cuts, minor abrasions, and any other skin problem that either is infected or could become infected
- doesn’t sting or irritate the dog’s skin
- safe if dogs lick the area after cleaning
- can be applied to minor cuts as a styptic and antiseptic, fever blisters
- is used in the U.S. military to treat blisters
- is a topical skin adhesive that prepares the skin for maximum adhesion of dressings or bandages
- creates a tacky surface allowing bandages to remain in place with less chance of curling or rolling.
- medical bandage
- crude water filter
- fire starter