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Old 11-22-2014, 02:42 PM
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Curad Antimicrobial Silver Solution Wound Gel

Curad Silver Solution is an antimicrobial gel for use on cuts, scrapes, and minor burns.



Medline (Curad) states that "independent laboratory testing [has] indicated that Silver Solution effectively kills bacteria, fungus and yeast including Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli (E. Coli), Staphylococcus aureus, Psuedomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger."

I was using StaphaSeptic which is no longer available, so this is my current (UL repackaged) backcountry "first aid ointment."

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Old 11-24-2014, 01:35 PM
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It's always great to find a good first aid product that works for the backcountry. Thanks for sharing it. I'll have to look for some.
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...so this is my current (UL repackaged) backcountry "first aid ointment."
What do you repackage it into?
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What do you repackage it into?

I have a small 3mL bottle that can be used for long and/or group trips.



I've also made a few one-use containers by cutting small sections of a plastic drinking straw and heat-sealing them.

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Old 11-30-2014, 12:19 AM
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I've also made a few one-use containers by cutting small sections of a plastic drinking straw and heat-sealing them.
Now that's inventive. I'd never have thought of that.
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Old 11-30-2014, 01:46 AM
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Now that's inventive. I'd never have thought of that.
The invention has been around for a long time. I got the idea, as a child, from powdered candy packaged in paper straws (i.e. Pixy Stix).

I decided that I too could put candy and other things in straws and seal them (with wax).

Sealing substances in straws is one of those things that I think a lot of people have thought of, at one time or another - certainly before I did.

I've primarily made one-use mini straw containers (for backcountry use), but larger ones can be made and resealed after use in the field. It works good enough for putting the Curad Silver Solution in my first aid kits.

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P.S. I might start another thread sometime soon to show some photos of these straw containers.
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