marking straws used for carrying small portions of creams,ointments etc

Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by lakeshore, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. lakeshore

    lakeshore Trail Blazer

    I guess people know of the lightweight use of straws crimped at the ends, or small jars, to carry small portions of cream,ointmemts etc. I would be interested in how people mark what is in them. Fortunately I don't need to use much but after a while when I review my FAK I find I am not sure what is in them. I have tried marking over micropore tape with some success.
  2. Nigelp

    Nigelp Trail Blazer

    Different colours?
  3. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    A picture on your phone of said colour or different length and content weighs nowt :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2019
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  4. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Less products? I just have gehwohl and toothpowder and haven’t yet confused the two.
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  5. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    White creams of various types are visually indistinguishable from each other. At least they are once I've decanted them into those little 8ml plastic tubes sold by Speedster. I'd rather not be brushing my teeth with Anthisan (done it), or wasting sunscreen on a rash, so I write the contents on the tubes with waterproof marker pen, and stick a bit of label on as well. The markings and labels get 'refreshed' at top-up time between trips.
  6. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Extra fine permanent marker, clear tape over the top to stop the writing rubbing off.

    Micropore does seem to hold up well though in the FAK. I label my pulled ticks with it and carry a little biro in the FAK to put the date and location on.
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  7. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Different colour straws and mark what's what on the inside of the FAK :)
  8. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    I use the small clear plastic containers that the local Turkish restaurant provides for their sauces when have a takeaway.
    Far easy to clean and free.

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