Ok, Todd, I don't want to see you hanging with no replies.
I'll fess up.... I once used the top section of a 4 piece pack rod as a sort of first aid / back scrarcher device. Out camping in mosquito country, something bit me where I couldn't reach.
It felt like a horsefly bite and hurt like #@$% . I put a rolled up sting-kill swab in the tip guide and ran it down the back of my shirt to the bite. Ahhhhhhh, instant relief.
Don't leave home without 'em !