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Yesterday at 06:12 PM Man rescued after weeklong bear attack in Alaska by chaosmagnet

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57939501

I'd like to think that better communications, such as a PLB, would have had a big impact on this event.

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07/21/21 11:56 PM Leatherman folding EMT shears by DaveL

Has anyone tried these. What are opinions thanks Dave

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07/20/21 10:31 PM What have you been neglecting? by Bingley

Here's sort of an accountability thread. So much of our attention is on the gear that sometimes a forum like this feels like a shopping club. Let's talk about stuff like skills, practice, etc. -- things that don't require buying more gear. What have you been neglecting?

Here are some things I've been neglecting:

1. Skills, especially medically related. I took classes like Wilderness First Responder, gunshot wounds, CERT, SARTECH, Red Cross classes for professional rescuers (I'm not a pro rescuer). Because of my career, all of that has become just a distant memory. Now I don't even know what I can do. While my previous location put me within striking range of many such classes, my current location has very little. I'm not sure how to review this stuff and regain my skills. I feel like I could start by going over my old textbooks and notes.

2. Fitness. Again, work pressure. I've started working on it, and I think in a month or two I should be in a much better place. It's a big shock to your body if you're a sedentary office worker and you suddenly have to hike a few miles with a backpack.

3. Maintaining my gear. Recently I had to clean out some corroded batteries and update some expired stuff. (I took this chance to do some hands on testing. It seems many expired things still work perfectly fine.)

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07/19/21 11:52 PM Is It Possible to Have Too Many Gauze Pads? by Jeanette_Isabelle

Not including what I have in my medical kit, seven first aid kits, and seven wound care kits, I have one box of twenty-five 4" x 4", one box of 100 3" x 3", and ten ten-count 4" x 4".

Do I need more ten-counts of 4" x 4"?

Jeanette Isabelle

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07/19/21 10:54 PM A "panic room" for weather by teacher

A panic room is build to prepare for the extremely unlikely event of a home invasion.**
A more likely event would be a weather event (storm, tornado, etc.) or a loss of power/ heating.
It would make more sense to prepare a room with backup heat/ cooling systems to survive a power out or similar situation.
Solar/ wind/ generator power and some insulation...

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