This is what I carry when I intend to run more than 3 miles. The load varies. Sometimes there is insect repellent and sun screen. You will notice many of foot care products and many "Boy Scout" Be Prepared items.
|A three compartment fanny pack with 7 inch piece of reflex tape added. Buckles knotted to keep the straps snug. $5 from Yea-Old-Big-Box store on close-out|
|Outside pocket. A few coins. A pill container with aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, Tums, loperamide, diphenhydramine. Some mints and bandaids.|
|Middle compart: Nikon Coolpix L26 camera (not shown), lip balm, toenail clippers, compass, triple antibiotic salve, more bandaids, pen, $10, lighter, wax soaked fire starter pads. Missing from this picture is a pocket knife.|
I mix my own electrolyte because I am cheap and I want to drinking plenty of it.
In a clean, one gallon plastic container (known as milk jugs in our household), I mix 8 ounces by measured volume of table sugar, 1 measured teaspoon of non-iodized table salt, and two packages of Kool-aid....one of which is always Lemonaid. Fill with clean tap water and shake until sugar is dissolved.
I figure it costs about fifty cents to make a gallon and there are more than seven half-liters to the gallon. A single bottle of commercial electrolyte costs over a buck.