Do you pack liquids in your checked suitcase?

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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 5/27/2010 3:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to plan a work trip for a couple of weeks from now.  I may not have access to OJ that I can use for my meds in the morning.  I was thinking of how I could bring a bottle of OJ or a container of applesauce with me.  IF I bring only a carry on, I can not do this but do you pack them in your suitcase?  Do you bubble wrap, plastic bag.  How do you keep this from seeping into your suitcase
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   Posted 5/27/2010 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you called the place where you are staying? I am kinda curious is it a certain brand or pulpless OJ? Why is it so rare you are concerned about if it will be available?
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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 5/27/2010 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I need to have pulp free or very low pulp and I found that most hotels have very pulpy OJ (not to mention teenie tiny little glasses for $10!). Since I won't have a rental car, I am stuck at the hotel for the mornings when I need to take the meds. Since this stuff has made my life wonderful with one bathroom trip in the am only, I really do not want to travel without it. When I used to take this so long ago, I could still carry on liquids and brought OJ or such with me.
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   Posted 5/27/2010 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
We travel to Mexico alot to visit my husbands family. I always pack an unopened Gatorade in my suitcase, so I have one available when I wake up the first morning in the hotel. You can put your OJ in a zip lock bag, so it won't leak onto your clothes. Have a good trip!
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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 5/27/2010 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Gail....if a zip lock stayed closed through a trip to Mexico, I will count on it too if I check my bag across NY state.
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Ashworthml
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   Posted 5/27/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
if you are flying are there not any fluid restrictions of how much liquid you can have in a bottle???
I know here in the Uk and Europe the bottles are not allowed to be more than 100ml, but you can carry as many as you like if they are in the clear zip lock bgs that the airport provide, which I think is silly, as when you walk through duty free you can buy alcohol in litres and still carry that on board!!!!!!
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   Posted 5/27/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure I fully understand why you need OJ or applesauce with your meds. Is it to cover up the foul test of the medications, or protect your stomach? Anyway, if it's a taste thing, may I suggest bringing a flavored powder that you mix with water? Something like Tang or lemonade mix. Has the advantages of not leaking, won't spoil without refrigeration, and is allowed by airlines.


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