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Check expiration dates on first aid supplies

At the start of backpacking season, or at least annually, check the expiration dates your first aid supplies. While bandages have a long shelf life, many of the medications, like Vitamin I, salves, antibacterial wipes, etc. expire within a year or two. Also, it is a good idea to check the expiration date of personal care items such as toothpaste, sunscreen, etc.

An online company, Minimus, carries a wide variety of small and travel-sized items that you may need to replace. Their prices are surprisingly low and you can order a single two-tablet packet of ibuprofen or as many as you need. There are no minimum or set quantities and shipping is free on orders of $20 or more. We’ve ordered items from Minimus several times to update our earthquake kit and the orders have always been shipped quickly and accurately.

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Tom posted at 10:22 am August 12th, 2008