THE green bag


This is my little magic green bag. With it we can go pretty much anywhere, and do pretty much anything. At the beach when our friend got a sea anenome spine in his foot, I brought out my little kit, our other friend heated up the needle with the lighter, and then got it out. In the mountains when a girl showed me the strange rash on her back I gave her a bit of hydrocortisone cream. In the car when someone is feeling a little car sick I hand them the Minyak Kayu Putih to rub on their bellies. When introduced to someone new I pull out my little notebook and write their name down. At the pool I whip out the shampoo so we can all shower off. 

Here’s what is in it (or what I want to put in it):
  1. Little sewing kit with needle, thread, and buttons
  2. Safety Pins
  3. Pen
  4. Small pad of paper
  5. Marker
  6. Tweezers
  7. Fingernail Clippers
  8. Small knife
  9. Lighter
  10. Small flashlight
  11. Baby Powder (good for getting sand off at the beach)
  12. Shampoo (little packets)
  13. Deoderant (they have convenient little packets here)
  14. Toothpaste
  15. Toothbrushes (we found some nice little folding ones)
  16. Face Wipes
  17. Hand Sanitizer
  18. Bandaids
  19. Antiseptic Wipes
  20. Minyak Kayu Putih (something like Eucalyptus or Tea Tree Oil)
  21. Antibiotic Ointment
  22. Betadyne
  23. Vicks Vaporub
  24. Asprin
  25. Ibuprofen
  26. Children’s fever tablets
  27. Burn Ointment
  28. Hydrocortisone Cream
  29. Eye Drops
  30. Antacid
  31. Dramamine 
  32. Antahistamine
  33. Anti-Diarrheal
  34. Activated Charcoal
  35. Q-Tips
  36. Cotton Balls
  37. A cream soap that can be used for hand washing clothes or for dishes
  38. Bug Spray
  39. Sunblock
  40. Sanitary Pad
  41. Tissues (work in a pinch for toilet paper)
  42. Drink Powder
  43. Granola Bar
  44. Plastic bag
  45. A length of ductape wrapped around a piece of cardboard
  46. Money (maybe about $5)


The main problem I have is keeping it stocked, and it’s getting low. I guess I need to keep a box full of stuff to re-stock the magic bag. What would you put in your magic bag?

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