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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Weekend Assignment!

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A Working Pantry blog is a blog with a purpose and that is to teach you how to have a well-stocked pantry as frugally as possible.  That teaching comes through the things that I post and the things you share in the comments.

Over the next several weeks as I settle in and pick up the ‘mantle’ so to speak, you will see several new things that I hope will inspire and be helpful to you in your pantry building journey so stay tuned as I clean off the dust, throw open the windows and bring this blog to life.

When I had the Working Pantry Facebook group I always took Friday, Saturday and Sunday off from posting and I will continue that here on the blog.  It gives me a nice break and allows me to refresh my mind away from the online world.  Please feel free to continue to read and post your comments.  I will get to them as time permits.

And now … how about a weekend assignment (yep, this is a new feature)?  I promise it won’t ever be difficult …

Are you ready?

Go check your supply of antibiotic cream  …  you know the stuff that you put on booboo’s.  Do you have any?  Minor booboo’s can become dangerous infections if not cleaned and treated properly … so, how’s your supply of antibiotic cream?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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35 comments:

  1. We do have some. And I saw it at Dollar Tree recently, so if DT is a store available to you, even a tight budget can probably afford a tube from DT.

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    1. Rhonda, that's a good tip about DT! Thanks!

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  2. To get antibiotic cream we have to get a prescription from the Dr. As we knew we would be travelling for a couple of months we made sure all meds were taken care of. This included a new tube of antibiotic cream. We now have the new tube and the half tube we already had. We also have antiseptic creams and lotions. The camping first aid kit is up to date and fully packed.

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    1. Jane, sounds like you've done some smart thinking and planning ahead ... as you know that is one of the major keys in having a well-stocked pantry ...planning and thinking ahead. Good Job!

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  3. Good idea! We were without internet for about a week a couple weeks ago. Then we were without A/C for two days early this week. Minor conveniences compared to something major, but it sure got me to thinking!!!!

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    1. Little Penpen, those type of things sure do make us think don't they?????

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  4. I have one in the cabinet but I also keep one in the BOB and one in the travel bag. at only a dollar a tube you can do this. We use the one in the house more so I pull (by date) from one of the bags and then replace it with new when need be.

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    1. Kim, that's a good plan for keeping the antibiotic cream rotated!

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  5. I have 2 tubes in medical pantry, husband and I both have a tube in our bathroom drawers and suitcases. I also make a homemade one, that I ran out of and need to make more. Rosanne
    P.S. So happy you are continuing the pantry checks.

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  6. yay! so glad you are continuing and rev'ing up your blog! I need to get some of this for sure! I do have some but they could be outdated. Thanks!

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    1. Barbara, when we don't use it much we tend to forget about it, don't we!

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  7. Antibiotic cream is well stocked already! I just bought a package from Costco a month ago which has 2 tubes per pack. I agree...this stuff is so worth having around for those minor infections that could lead to more major infections if left unchecked.

    That was an easy assignment, Patsy! I'm looking forward to more!!!

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    1. Thank you Rhonda, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

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  8. Good idea and things to think about....being well stocked is more than food! Have a great weekend! donna

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    1. Donna, yes ma'am, a well-stocked pantry is so much more than just food!

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  9. Great suggestion, and I do have several tubes on hand. My husband went to Haiti years ago on a mission trip and commented how the people don't even have antibiotic cream and lack good hygiene practices. Therefore, simple cuts become infected and serious health issues develop. He said if he ever returned to Haiti, he would take massive amounts of antibiotic cream with him to distribute.

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    1. Joy, we went on a mission trip out of the country several years ago with a group and took boxes and boxes of antibiotic cream for the same reasons. We had been told that it was a great need.

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  10. I have one in my cabinet in the bathroom and one on the shelf with other medical pantry supplies. After reading some of the previous posts, I will be adding a few more for our bags. I also use the antibiotic cream in my hand lotion I mix up. It sure helps with the paper cuts I get on my hands.
    Paula in Kansas

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    1. Paula, can you share your hand lotion recipe/method?

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    2. I go to the Dollar Store or Dollar Tree to buy the biggest bottle of lotion that has a smell I like. I also purchase a jar of vitamin E cream & a tube of antibiotic cream. Using 10-12 ounces of the lotion I put it along with the tube of antibiotic cream, the jar of vitamin E cream and 2-3 teaspoons of coconut oil in a large bowl. Using my mixer I blend it all up until nice and smooth. I then put it in small jars. I have given these to friends for gifts. It is also good for your feet and the cracked heals. I use it on my feet before I go to bed. The antibiotic cream helps small cuts heal too.
      Paula

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    3. Paula, thank you for sharing your recipe/method. I have a dear, dear friend who makes lotion and shares it with me but I don't think it has antibiotic cream in it.

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  11. Antibiotic cream is a must around here. I have them in several different places so they can grabed and used easily. My stock of unopened ones is depleted( Summer and 4 boys). I need to stock up.Thanks Bonnie

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    1. Bonnie, You have 4 excellent reasons to never run out!

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  12. I think I'm going to like these weekend assignments. I looked in the drawers and cabinets in the bathroom and couldn't find any. I think my son helped himself and didn't tell us. So, I will definitely pick some up.

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    1. Kris, glad you found out now instead of when you need it!!!!

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  13. Thanks Patsy! I checked
    both bathrooms 2 and 2 one had been opened and used in each bathroom. Checked
    the first aide box like a grab and go bag. I have one in there but I need to add some large sterile pads and more tape. The neighbor burned herself and I forgot to add those back in. Not a very good first aide kit without those.
    This is fun.:) I had a friend that used sanitary napkins(new of course) for Lg
    clean sterile bandaids/compresses.
    Blessings,
    Patti


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    1. Patti, sanitary napkins (new of course) make great clean sterile bandages/compresses. Sometimes we just need to think 'outside the box.'

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  14. Hmmm, I never think of getting antibiotic cream. I would think we would need a prescription for that here in Australia but perhaps not. I usually use Tea Tree Oil first up if I have a cut etc. I think I had a better first aid kit when my children were growing up though :-)

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    1. Nanna Chel, here in the U.S. we can buy it directly off the store shelves. Tea Tree oil would be a good alternative though.

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  15. Plenty of antibiotic cream in our storage and lots of bandages of all sizes too.

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    1. Dee, sounds like you have a good handle on this area of your pantry! Thanks for commenting!

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  16. Dear Patsy, I love the idea of weekend homework. I dont think we have antibiotic cream over the counter but instead antibacterial cream. Im goign to ask at the chemist.
    What is the name of the cream you think is the best? Maybe I can get it online?
    Anyway like Jane and Nanna Chel in Australia it seems different. Bit I will see what I can find out and ask the chemist and the Doctor next time I go. Many thanks, love Annabelxxx

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    1. Annabel, we may very well be talking about the same thing. The most popular brand here in the U.S. is Neosporin.

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    2. Dear Patsy... it looks like thats not available here and it does have antibiotic in it where ours don't. BUT Im going to try and get it online! Ill let you know how that goes! Many thanks! Love Annabel.xxx

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