Repeated Post: Film Cannister First-aid Slides
Lorie McGraw (llmcgraw@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 15:23:19 +0000
Laurence Faust asked for some hints on Film Cannister neckerchief slides.
Since we have new scouters, youth leaders, and youth on the list that were
not on last year, I'm reposting the following e-mail that I shared with my
friend Karen last year regarding Film Cannister First-aid Slides. Besides,
I need a break from the haxzing thread. <g>
---repeated posting from last April or May----------
>We were thinking about making slides at EXPO. I was thinking about the
>first aid kit. A couple of questions. What did you use for the slide part? I
>was thinking about a piece of PVC, hot glued but I didn't know whether
>that would hold.
Best thing for the film cannister slides is to use a 3.5- 4 inch piece of
red or white pipe cleaner (Chennille stem at the craft stores), and punch 2
holes in the back of the film cannister. Two holes are punched about 1/4
inch down from the rim. Space holes ~1/4 inch apart. Poke both ends of the
pipe cleaner into the holes from the intside and pull snug. Make a loop
that your thumb will fit through and twist the rest of the cleaner back on
itself (why is this so hard to explain?...Make a Loop!) twist to hold fast.
To punch the holes for a few I use a leather (wheel) punch since I
have one. But if you are going to do a lot of them, you can also use any
of the following (from quickest to slowest)
*Wood burning tool with small pointed tip ....melts a hole in that baby
faster than anything (purchase one of these for yourself. I used a 50% off
coupon for Michaels Crafts (watch the paper) and I use it alot!)
*Soldering iron...same as woodburning tool above
*Hot nail/icepick/wire heated by stove, blowtorch, candle, etc
*or any other sharp hot tool
*small piece of dowel inside the cannister and nail to punch holes from the
>Did you put anything in the slide other than bandaids
>and neosporin (sp)?
For expo I would give them a bandaid and an alcohol wipe, and a reduced tips
sheet for first aid (copied, then reduced to reeeaaallllly small...could
even be laminated or contact papered for waterproofing. Make it small
enough to roll into the tube), a list of suggestions for their own
materials, then have a display board showing some of the things that you
could put in one (unpacked) and an enlarged list of suggestions...let the
scout gather his own materials. Our expo typically has 500 + scouts, and
that is a LOT of bandaids. So ask for donations from medical/dental personnel.
Ask a dr. or nurse if you can have a box of alcohol wipes (like wet-naps)
Some suggestions for at-home additions to the slide :
* a quarter for the phone
* one dose of chewable tylenol/acetometaphin (sp?) (no aspirin for kids)
* chewable benadryll for allergic reaction
* chewable Pepto Bismol for stomach/intestinal problems
* needle wrapped in paper for sliver extractions (use an alcolhol wipe to
sterilize the needle and affected area)
* important personal medical information (allergic reactions, etc) on a
piece of paper.
(not all of these will fit at the same time, but they can be personalized,
according to the health and safety wishes of the parent...please put a
warning to Check With your Parent FIRST before taking Any Meds and Never
Give any Meds to a Friend!):
>What did you use for the Red Cross.
Go to your local hardware store (not one of the big home centers, unless
you have to) and ask for plastic/vinyl tape (1/2 inch red). They should
have it in with the electrical supplies. If that does not work, try book
mending tape. Cut 2 pieces about 1 inch long each and make the red cross
on the front of the cannister (clear/white cannisters work the best).
Smooth out well, or it may come off.
--------end repeated posting-----
Hope this helps some of you
Lorie McGraw <email@example.com>
Bear Leader Pack 410 Den 4
Indian Waters Council, Etowah Creek District Columbia, SC
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