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Old 07-28-2004, 06:46   #16
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Well, I figure when you guys tell women "this is six inches" compared to what reality is...well, I didn't want any confusion. So I included the magazine so you have a size comparison without having that number conflict in your head.

THere is floss in there TR. Two strands of 18". Youthink an entire roll(100 yrds) should be in there?

I am going to tinker a little more. The syringes take up to much wasted space due to their length. Without that, it could be half as long....

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Old 07-28-2004, 08:01   #17
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My mistake, I didn't see the floss.

How much more space would "more" floss take up? What is the most compact packaging for it? A card? A spool?

I am always looking for multi-functional items. The cotton makes good tinder. You could cut the barrels of the syringes down, but the plungers would still take a lot of room. What is the minimum number of syringes you need if the material were packed separately and you could reuse them? I have seen the dental kits with just a little mixing bowl, toothpick sized implements for stirring and application, and the ingredients in small containers.

If you do this right, you could probably sell them commercially, maybe even get a maker/vendor like AMK or aeromedix to carry them if they are an improvement on the current product.

Just a few thoughts.

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Old 07-28-2004, 08:09   #18
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Things like Floss-
This is where I run into a decision. In one way, the dual use items like floss would be helpful to have a large quantity supplied for uses other than as a two patient dental treatment kit. On the other hand, most survival kits already have floss/small diameter lashings for these uses included in them so adding more to my dental kit would cause it to be larger than it "has" to be to get the job done and be redundant.

Thanks for the thoughts TR... maybe I should move this thread to private areas to prevent dental FAK market espionage!!! LOL
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Old 07-28-2004, 09:56   #19
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Redundancy. Good thing. 2 is 1, 1 is none.

Better to have and not need, than need and not have, on the way to just enough
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