Introduction: The Pocket Pal Aka a Gals Other Pocket Pal
For those of us who suffer from the daily grind, and a health disaster strikes when your away from your medicine cabinet.
Perfect for the workplace, workers commute, and travel to and fro for those lucky enough to need it or earn it.
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Step 1: The Gather
To start with - The Gather List:
- The Container:
Recycle an empty gum container
A stick of glue
A pattern on paper
A roll of clear packing tape *tape not shown
Roll of antacids
Step 2: Compile the Container
Make sure its clean & dry inside. If you want to skip the decorating the tube, go ahead.
Cut the patterned paper you want to decorate your tube with to the right size.
Apply glue to the back and then wrap and roll it around the tube of the container.
Let it dry about 5 minutes.
Then wrap the clear tape over it to protect the pattern from your pants, sweaty palms and whatnot.
Step 3: Fill It!
Now to stuff the tube with goodies.
First, goes in the antacids roll.
Next, take the scissors and trim the tablets of the Allergy Remedy and the Nausea Relief. You only need them in a single dose anyways.
Once they're trimmed to easily fit into the mouth of the container, pop them all in. I go with one entire panel-pack, so I don't have to keep refilling it.
Then it's a matter of topping the rest of the container off with headache pills.
Personally, I endorse Entrophen. Super Extra Strength -arthritis relief. It's 650mg of ASA(aspirin).
Per tablet. My headaches are long-lasting neverending cycles. Plus, at that level, you don't feel the other aches and pains.
I also worked at a Call Center for years, and my immune system isn't up to snuff anymore. I get laryngitis everytime I get a sinus cold or a sore throat. And can well recognize the signs, so I carry Cold & Sinus tablets too.
Once your done filling up, close the cap.
Step 4: Finished!
And we're done.
This fits comfortably into most jean pockets, the useless cellphone holder spots in your purse that can never hold a cellphone to begin with, compact enough to throw in your carry-on, your gym bag, the dashboard stash, or the empty drink holder in your car.
It also works for your medication if your just going out for a late day.
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