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1. Travel Pill Organizer
This is my personal favorite as I can put it in my emergency kits, first aid kits or can be slipped practically anywhere. I just make sure to mark on the outside of each compartment what the medicine is.
There are several compartments that click shut to keep moisture out. Moisture is the enemy of pills. Even in my humid environment, these work great.
Pros/Moisture proof, compact, lots of compartments
Cons/Best for smaller pills
Bottom Line/Great organizer for any type of travel or everyday
2. Pill pouches
These pill bags offer a super lightweight and compact option for pills. I would divide the pills up and give each type of medication their own pouch, however, they could all be placed inside of the same pouch, as well.
The pouches are very easy to write on.
These can be a little thin and flimsy, so maybe will only work for one or two uses, but it depends on how they’re used. These can easily be placed inside of a first aid kit.
One other thing to keep in mind with these is their ability to be crushed if not placed in a fairly secure place.
Pros/Keeps moisture out, easy to write on
Cons/Thin, maybe only one or two uses, pills may be crushed
Bottom Line/Good option for super lightweight
3. Keychain pill case
What I love about these is how secure they are.
These aren’t just moisture proof, they’re legit waterproof, not just because of the hard exterior but because of the rubber gasket.
They’re small, but they do come in various sizes so you may be able to find bigger ones if you need to. Otherwise these are nice as they’ll keep the pills protected from the elements while also keep them from getting crushed.
Pros/Waterproof, durable, easy to carry
Bottom Line/Great option for those looking to keep pills out of the elements
4. Daily organizer
If you need a daily organizer that’s a step above the standard plastic organizers that you can get from any pharmacy, this is it.
What’s really cool about this setup is that it’s modular. If you only need to take medications on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, you can carry pills just for those days instead of the entire Sun-Sat organizer.
These also have gaskets on them to secure them and keep water out, which makes them a great waterproof option.
It’s fairly compact and because of its shape could be placed almost anywhere in your pack. The compartments are fairly large, as well.
Pros/Waterproof, large containers, modular
Cons/Could be a little too heavy, not transparent
Bottom Line/Keep the elements out of your meds
5. Medicine bag
Most first aid kits don’t take into account liquid medications for young kids. I still carry liquid medications for my young kids as that’s what they are supposed to be taking.
A bag like this allows me to place the bottles on one side, then adult medications on the other side. You could also keep your prescription medications in their original bottles, this might be helpful if you’re traveling. If you ever need a refill or if you happen to get stopped by law enforcement and they need to see the medications, they can clearly see what it is right there on the bottle.
This is a pretty large bag so even some first aid items could be placed inside, as well.
Pros/Secures the medications in the pouches, lots of room
Bottom Line/Great bag for multiple medicaitions
How will you carry your medications outdoors?
There are some great ways to carry our medications for everyday purposes or out in the field on your outdoor adventures.
Make sure everything is labeled and pay attention to the expiration dates of your medications and change them out regularly.
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