Its Content Can Save You Twice! Make Sure Have One!

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | |
Over the years different illnesses and medical conditions in our home have left us with a cupboard full of empty UNRECYCLABLE prescription bottles. So when these small bottles saved us once...they can do it again by refilling them with all sorts of tiny objects and essentials.
Instead of pouring empty prescription containers into landfills, why not find creative and practical ways to use them instead?

Here is the perfect pocket-sized survival kit. You’ll be glad you kept all those old pill bottles, because “you never know” when you might need these life-saving essentials. The cherry on top? Most of these supplies are very cheap, or even given away for free! For little to no money or effort, you’ll be ready for any situation.

After you scroll through this step-by-step tutorial, be sure to watch the video at the end for an incredible — and very simple — survival hack. You’ll be glad you did.

Remove the label of your medicine bottle, then clean it out really well. Begin to assemble the following items.

1. Emergency lighting. A two inch flashlight will fit perfectly in a pill bottle. If you experience a power outage, or you run out of gas in the middle of no where, you'll be glad to have some light.

2. Matches. In case you need to light a candle or start a fire, you'll be prepared.

3. Strike strip. With some super glue, attach a strike strip to the inside of the bottle's lid. This way, you'll have a convenient place to strike your matches.

4. Miniature lighter. This is a good back-up in case your matches get wet, or you need additional lighting.

5. A piece of candy. If you're on a long hike or stranded somewhere, your blood sugar may begin to dip, which is especially dangerous for diabetics. One piece of candy may save your life!

6. Aluminum foil. One square foot of aluminum foil has hundreds of different uses, like keeping food warm, repairing electronics, or signaling for help.

7. Safety pins. Although they seem simple, safety pins are crucial! They can fasten gauze around a wound, help to make a sling, or — when sterilized — dig out a splinter.

8. Sanitizing hand wipes. Sanitization is very important to survival. Clean a wound with one of these little wipes, then finish dressing it with the supplies below.

9. Antibiotic ointment. Individual packets of ointment can be expensive. Take a straw and cut it to the size of your medicine bottle. Fill the straw with ointment, then seal the ends.

10. Fabric bandages. After your wound is sterilized and treated with antibiotics, you'll need to keep dirt out. These bandages are perfect because of their flexibility.

11. Arrange your supplies, then neatly pack them into the bottle.

If you have extra room in your bottle, you might consider packing the following items: a fishing hook, fishing wire, strips of duct tape, gauze, tweezers, or a small pocket knife.

Now you have a complete survival kit that takes up very little room. It's the perfect fit for your purse, backpack, pocket, or glove compartment.

Important note: Be sure to peel the labels off your empty plastic prescription bottles. Wash the containers carefully, and dry them thoroughly.

Mark empty plastic prescription bottles with stick-on labels, or write the contents directly on the containers with a permanent marker.

Don’t discard those empty plastic prescription bottles.

Instead, reuse those handy pill bottles for organization and storage – at home, in the car or in the workplace. Or donate empty plastic prescription bottles to veterinarians, animal shelters, day care centers, free clinics, homeless shelters, senior centers, and other facilities that may be able to recycle and reuse them!

I am sure you have already seen some of these uses but altogether...these essentials can even keep you alive in a really difficult situation!

Sources: SWISSARMYZIPPO, Instructables/tannerh, Little Things

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