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So, I'm a semi-poor uni student in the third year of uni. After more than two years of living independently, I realized that I don't have any sort of first aid or medical kit apart from basic painkillers and a box of bandaids. I realized this after I got a small second-degree burn on one of my fingers while cooking last week.
So I want to make a good medical kit from scratch, and have it stocked well and provide for any event short of actually immediately needing a doctor. It doesn't have to be crazy or portable like one of those bug-out bags kits, it just has to be good. I'm putting those pre-made first aid kits out of the question since they seem to be $30 for shitty gauze, a bandage, three individually-wrapped painkillers, a 5ml bottle of disinfectant cream, and a fancy-ass bag with a logo. None of that bullshit. This is going to be over-the-counter stuff, though.
So my current planned list is as such:
>Tylenol, Advil (for pain, inflammation)
>Gauze pads, ranging from 5cmx5cm to 15cmx15cm, 5 of each type
>Bandages/dressings, to hold gauze in place or help support a sprained joint
>Band-aids, ranging from small to relatively large, as well as butterfly bandages
>Disinfectant cream, for cuts and scrapes (what type, though?)
>Burn cream (again, I don't know what type is best)
>Medical tape (that shit is so goddamned handy)
>Tweezers, Scissors, thermometer
>cotton swabs, q-tips
I'm not really sure what brands of products to get (particularly in creams) because my parents were a bit, well, "natural" and just used their snake oil treatments, so I didn't learn jack shit about taking care of myself medically using actually effective treatments. It's a miracle I'm healthy and in one piece.
Price is important, but not really. I'm willing to save up and not skimp on things, so long as it's worth it. Still, no sense in wasting money.
Compact portable power?
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I own loads of devices for this, it's an obsession of mine. Solar panels, batteries, fuel cells, even a small fold away stove that uses thermal energy to make electric power. But they all output either 5v via USB, or 12v via an automotive style 12v socket.
The only reasonably portable power source I have ever found that will fit in a backpack, not weigh too much, and is powerful enough to run an inverter for stuff that needs 120v is just an encyclopedia sized lithium battery with 12v adapter. (Hyperjuice, for laptops)
Is this really as good as it gets? I've been looking into alternatives and it seems like the closest alternative are direct methanol fuel cells. They run on a stable, cheap liquid fuel you can refill yourself (instead of having to buy proprietary fuel cartridges, like with sodium silicide).
My ultimate fantasy is legal, compact RTGs for civilian use. Something about the size and weight of a 2 litre bottle of soda that can provide enough power for high drain applications like running a camping stove, heating water, running a fridge, etc.
Until then, what are some options I'm overlooking? Devices that can source freely available fuel (like the biolite stove/charger) are preferred. Must be something I can actually buy today.
Thermometer and humidity measuring device?
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I have this old piano, similar to the one in the picture, and I would like to automatically control temperature and humidity in the room in order to keep the instrument in good condition (and in tune), since it's even more sensitive than a normal, modern piano.
I don't know what thermometer and humidity measuring device that is good for what I need. Even better would be if any of you know how to set it up so that it just keeps my room in a certain temperature and humidity range. Any ideas?
Btw. this is in Central Europe, and I live on the 7th (top) floor. The room itself has a water-gas heater, but I also have the electric one.