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post #39 of Old 03-02-2013
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Re: Prescription medicines for first aid kit

I found the pre-mixed sachets in small zip lock bags keep okay, but get chunky in humid environments. I never wanted to pre-mix a larger batch just in case the granules of different sizes separated out, altering the recipe.

Gatorade is crap. If you look at the sodium and potassium content it's about 2% of your daily value. That's the same as NOTHING. The WHO recipe has over 50% of your daily value of sodium.

V8 juice actually has nearly 10mEq of potassium and PLENTY of sodium, and chased with a glass of water would be better than gatorade. For serious rehydration, you want the WHO formula because V8 will delay gastric emptying, but gatorade is just expensive colored sugar water.

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PS I'll take the taste of old socks over a 14gauge needle in my arm any day!

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