Monday, July 30, 2018

DIY Epipens: the Epipencil

An epipen is an autoinjector filled with epinephrine, used to manage life threatening anaphalactic reactions.

Translation: it is a special syringe with a special medication that can be used to save the life of someone who is having a severe allergic reaction.

For those preppers who are dependent on an epipen, having one can literally be the difference between life and death. It can be frustrating and expensive to acquire them; the last time I purchased an epipen, it was $600 USD per unit. They can also go bad over time or from temperature ranges outside what they are designed for -- if they freeze, or are left in to hot of a car, they are considered to have gone bad.

Because of how important they are, a group of individuals decided to design an off the shelf version of the same device costing a fraction of the price that allows a prepper to have several on hand. They call this device the epipencil
NOTE: This is not an FDA approved device. You will still have to have a prescription for the drug itself. Don’t do dumb stuff to yourself medically.

The inventor explains its assembly:

Good luck, and don’t forget to practice.

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