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Jump to new posts Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit by Jeanette_Isabelle @ Today at 12:59 AM

I may add two more TCC care cards (they take up no room) and replace the QuikClot, 25 g with QuikClot Combat Gauze, Z-Fold; that would be it. After the tug-a-war in my mind, especially over the wound care items, I think I have it. MEDICAL INFORMATIO
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Jump to new posts Re: Stuff to pick up at your local thrift store by LCranston @ Yesterday at 08:39 PM

Wool Blankets, about 1 every 2 or 3 blankets Picnic blankets; Fleece on one side, PVC/Vinyl on other Nalgene Bottles for 99 cents Storage bins for all the stuff I find at goodwill.
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Jump to new posts Re: First Aid Kits and Hot Cars by Montanero @ Yesterday at 08:04 PM

No worries, and I could have been a bit clearer in my earlier posts. If you store anything in a hot car that can be affected at all by heat, you must insulate. But that is not all that must be done to ensure that the supplies remain viable.
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Jump to new posts Re: First Aid Kits and Hot Cars by AKSAR @ Yesterday at 08:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Montanero I am very familiar with heat, and cold, and extremes of both, having worked from arctic conditions to some of the hottest places on Earth. I have been on some of the higher mountains on Earth, the lowest spots, the dr
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Jump to new posts Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit by Montanero @ Yesterday at 07:37 PM

The CAT is light, effective, not too expensive. It is not a burden to include in your kit.
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Jump to new posts Re: First Aid Kits and Hot Cars by Montanero @ Yesterday at 07:35 PM

Originally Posted By: AKSAROriginally Posted By: MontaneroWhat does time have to do with it? The insulation moderates the outside temperature reaching the contents, whether hot or cold. You would need to access and check the contents regularly anyw
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Jump to new posts Re: Essentials in First aid by Russ @ Yesterday at 07:28 PM

Scan the scene and glove up. Once you go hands on you need to be protecting yourself from bodily fluids and other contaminants. That and it changes your mindset.
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Jump to new posts Re: Essentials in First aid by Montanero @ Yesterday at 07:24 PM

I second the NOLS courses, and there are others available as well for wilderness first aid, wilderness first responder and EMT. The Red Cross offers good basic classes on CPR and first aid. Many local community colleges offer EMT courses. As Hiker
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Jump to new posts Re: Essentials in First aid by Russ @ Yesterday at 07:18 PM

Originally Posted By: hikermor... So, how does one get this training/ experience and in what proportion should resources be committed? What are other important considerations? FWIW —I recommend the National Outdoor Leadership School’s NOLS Wilder
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Jump to new posts Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism by TeacherRO @ Yesterday at 07:03 PM

Yes, I carry caffeine pills.
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Jump to new posts Re: Ridiculous carry - what have you seen? by TeacherRO @ Yesterday at 07:02 PM

I knew guy once who carried two different phones on two different carriers. But he was governor, so it made some sense
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Jump to new posts Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... by TeacherRO @ Yesterday at 07:01 PM

I knew on guy who carried a full 1 qt Naglene bottle...in school.
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Jump to new posts Re: Why Are We Preparing? by TeacherRO @ Yesterday at 07:00 PM

Also, its kind of fun
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Jump to new posts Re: 10 essentials...for the city? by TeacherRO @ Yesterday at 06:59 PM

Lately its been an water bottle and either a rain jacket or umbrella
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Jump to new posts Stuff to pick up at your local thrift store by TeacherRO @ Yesterday at 06:58 PM

What do you look for at your local thrift store? Fo me its fleece blankets for the car. (Many of which are just pieces of fleece material.) Great for insulation, padding cargo and covering valuables.
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Jump to new posts Re: First Aid Kits and Hot Cars by hikermor @ Yesterday at 06:55 PM

Micro environments within the car matter though. My passenger compartment is actually a first class solar cooker, while the trunk is quite a bit more reasonable (my vehicle is white so reflectance is pretty decent). In a balmy SoCal climate, I am n
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Jump to new posts Re: Essentials in First aid by TeacherRO @ Yesterday at 06:52 PM

Yes - The more advanced courses teach this well.
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Jump to new posts Essentials in First aid by hikermor @ Yesterday at 06:47 PM

After the "customizing' thread on FAKs got off on a tangent about tourniquets, Russ suggested that it should be another thread. This thread is a result of that suggestion, so it's entirely Russ's fault - I, as usual, am blameless.... Let's not
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Jump to new posts Re: First Aid Kits and Hot Cars by AKSAR @ Yesterday at 05:15 PM

Originally Posted By: MontaneroWhat does time have to do with it? The insulation moderates the outside temperature reaching the contents, whether hot or cold. You would need to access and check the contents regularly anyway, as you would with most
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Jump to new posts Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit by hikermor @ Yesterday at 03:00 PM

This has been a most informative thread and has resulted in my first ever purchase of a dedicated TQ (I probably will add another model, as well, most likely the CAT). But let's do keep this in perspective - most bleeding can be stopped with direct
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Jump to new posts Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit by M_a_x @ Yesterday at 02:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Russ Some may ask why and that was discussed earlier in this thread. It’s usually a layman who is first to an accident scene. That person dials 9-1-1 and then what?? It would be a good thing if that layman had first aid train
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Jump to new posts Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit by Russ @ Yesterday at 01:45 PM

Thanks, good post. There’s an article at wiki/Emergency_tourniquet Quote:...Results from laboratory and field testing suggest that windlass and pneumatic mechanisms are effective where other systems fail due to excessive pain, slipping, inadequa
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Jump to new posts Re: Alive 7 days after Driving off Cliff by dougwalkabout @ 07/17/18 10:57 PM

Originally Posted By: brandtbThe story I read (abc.com) said that she used a hose from her radiator to collect the fresh water dripping from a cliff face. Yes, that's correct, based on direct interviews with her. Given her injuries, it's amazing s
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Jump to new posts Re: Customizing Your Medical Kit by chaosmagnet @ 07/17/18 10:54 PM

Originally Posted By: hikermorThe SWAT appeals to me because it seems somewhat more versatile. What about it makes it more difficult to retard arterial bleeding? It has no windlass. It requires two hands to apply as a tourniquet. It breaks easily
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Jump to new posts Re: Alive 7 days after Driving off Cliff by chaosmagnet @ 07/17/18 10:46 PM

Great share.
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