The weight of a bottle of iodine tablets is 1.1 ounces. If you purchase the PA Plus that neutralizes the taste and odor, you’ll double the weight. If you re-package the tablets into an one-dram (1/8 oz.) brown bottle, the weight of the bottle is just .2 ounces and will hold 40 tablets, for a total weight of only .3 ounces. If you want to add your own vitamin C and keep the weight down, remember that powders in small ziplock bags can get in the re-sealable closures of the bags and make them difficult to use. You may want to use the smallest, lightest plastic container you can find.
The health department is located at 850 N. 6thSt. The cost for vaccinations for children 18 and under is per person. You can contact the health department at 325-676-6203 or 325-692-5600.
Before depression and anxiety consumed my life, I would happily push my kids in the stroller around the neighborhood. This was as much for fun as for exercise. I had hobbies like cooking, reading, and volunteering. Most of all, I enjoyed my family and friends.
Boiling is the oldest and most basic way to purify water. A rolling boil will destroy any pathogens. You can kill microorganisms at sustained heat that is less than a boil, but it’s difficult to measure in the field. Make sure the water is actually boiling. A rolling boil is big bubbles that shake the pan, not a few tiny bubbles on the bottom of the pan. To be safe, bring the water to a rolling boil for 3 to 5 minutes. As a general rule, add one minute of boiling time for each 1,000 feet of elevation above sea level. If you’re using the water for cooking, there’s no extra time, fuel weight, or cost involved. But boiling water for drinking is slow and tedious, and adds to the weight of the fuel in your pack. The real weight of boiling water is the weight of the extra fuel you need to carry.
You have no control over your own living space. You can’t renovate or decorate as you’d like, and always have to ask permission to make changes. If you don’t get the okay from the landlord, you will either have to return your unit to its original condition, or pay to have the landlord do the work.
Stability. You can’t get a notice saying that your unit is being sold, or you will have to move out because the landlord wants to do major renovations.
For months I simply felt numb. No sad, no happy, no feelings of any kind. It felt so miserable to walk through life like you were some part of a movie.