Rx for Repairs - Emergency Kit in a Bottle

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Intro: Rx for Repairs - Emergency Kit in a Bottle

Traveling? Backpacking? Need a few handy repair supplies with you? Grab an empty Rx bottle and go!

You'll Need:
  • 1 empty Rx bottle / prescription bottle / medication bottle with lid
Suggested Contents:
  • duct tape - of course
  • AAA batteries (up to 3) - if needed; larger sizes aren't practical for this kit
  • mini zip ties - for quick repairs
  • paper clips - for repairs on zipper pulls, etc.
  • file or emery board - for rough finger nails or use like sand paper
  • mini bic pen
  • mini sewing kit
  • buttons - take ones that work for your clothes
  • tape - electrical, medical, scotch, etc.
  • rubber bands
  • band aids, etc.
  • xacto blade(s)
  • drinking straw containers* of pills, ointments, spices, etc
  • whatever you need that fits
The links above take you to my other Instructable for the mini pen, sewing kit and tape holder.
* the drinking straw container Instructable is coming soon!

Step 1: Putting It All Together

Pop-tart easy:
  1. Clean the label off the bottle if you like.
  2. Wrap the duct tape around the outside of the bottle. Scotch 'clear' duct tape makes for nice repairs. Keep the edges lined up as you go so the tape won't collect lots of dirt or lint.
  3. Choose your items and begin adding them to the kit.
  4. Add the mini pen, tape dispenser and/or sewing kit from my other Instructable.
  5. Cut an emery board or nail file to fit the bottle.
  6. Everything else should fit as is.
Let me know if you have other ideas for this kit!

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    ColeR2

    3 years ago on Introduction

    My only suggestions that I have included in mine:

    Razor blade, super glue, bobby pins, safety pins, dental floss.

    I also have 3 square cut pieces of window screen for repairing parts of my hammock that may get torn while im hiking.

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    haugenkaColeR2

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Nice additions, especially the razor blade, super glue and window screen. I have safety pins in another part of my kit, but they could just as easily go here. What do you use bobby pins for? I have different sized paper clips that I bend to shape for different repairs, again in a different part of my kit.

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    ColeR2haugenka

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    I've just always included a bobby pin in all of my smaller kits. It takes up almost no space/weight so I feel it's better to have something that is rigid and small

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    haugenkaColeR2

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Nice ideas, especially the razor blade, mesh and super glue - it now comes in tiny tubes. What do you use bobby pins for? I have various sizes of paper clips in another part of my kit that I bend up for various repairs. Thanks for the suggestions.