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Jump to new posts Re: Bandaids That Don't Stick (Rant) by Russ @ 04/18/18 04:24 AM

CCís Grab & Go First Aid Kit has a bunch of knuckle and fingertip bandages. Quote:...The Grab & Go First Aid Kit contains all the necessary items needed to treat your simple everyday cuts and scratches in a small rugged water resistant pack
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Jump to new posts Re: Bandaids That Don't Stick (Rant) by haertig @ 04/18/18 04:08 AM

Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout...but it was on a knuckle... Knuckles are very difficult to bandage. Which is why they make special "knuckle bandaids". A regular bandaid will not hold well at all, you have found that out. Same thing
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Jump to new posts Re: Bandaids That Don't Stick (Rant) by dougwalkabout @ 04/18/18 03:45 AM

I'm appreciative of all the replies, though the discussion has expanded from the "degradation of adhesives" issue (measurable and repeatable, in my world at least) to wound care. It's important to differentiate between the endless shallow
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Jump to new posts Re: Bandaids That Don't Stick (Rant) by Pete @ 04/18/18 01:53 AM

agree!!!
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Jump to new posts Re: Bandaids That Don't Stick (Rant) by Famdoc @ 04/18/18 01:38 AM

Agree with the 3M Nexcare recommendation: they stick very well. They are harder to find, more expensive. Fabric bandages also work almost as well Almost all first aid kits have the rather poorly sticking plastic bandages. Replace them with either t
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Jump to new posts Re: Swiss Tech by Montanero @ 04/18/18 01:37 AM

They can be difficult to open, hold it carefully. It is a decent blade for small jobs, just not much to hold on to.
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Jump to new posts Re: Swiss Tech by Famdoc @ 04/18/18 01:22 AM

If you try to fly commercially with one of those on a keyring, TSA may or may not keep it. Reports vary. Not a big loss if confiscated.
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Jump to new posts Re: Swiss Tech by Jeanette_Isabelle @ 04/18/18 01:08 AM

I have not used this yet. My tool of choice has always been a pair of EMT shears. Sometimes I need something to open a cardboard box (I've always had something for that at the locations I needed to open one) and sometimes I need a screwdriver. With o
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Jump to new posts Re: Swiss Tech by hikermor @ 04/18/18 12:27 AM

If it works for you and your mom, it's fine. I suspect the small phillips screwdriver might be good for eyeglass screws; that alone makes it worthwhile. I have one kicking around somewhere; I was not impressed with the knife on my unit,, but I never
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Jump to new posts Re: DefCon Checklist by Jeanette_Isabelle @ 04/18/18 12:23 AM

It is my opinion that at best we will have a forty-eight-hour notice that it will hit the fan. Before then, no indication. Jeanette Isabelle
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Jump to new posts Swiss Tech by Jeanette_Isabelle @ 04/18/18 12:16 AM

I did not know this until they arrived in the mail. Mom got each of us one of these: http://www.swisstechtools.com/proddetail.aspx?pid=5 I put one on my keychain; I wonder, is this thing any good? Tell me what you think. Jeanette Isabelle
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Jump to new posts Re: Bandaids That Don't Stick (Rant) by EMPnotImplyNuclear @ 04/17/18 11:08 PM

Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout... When I apply one to clean, dry skin, it falls off in a few hours. I have to put white tape around it to last the day.... Hi, I learned long ago, as far back as I can remember, unless the bandaid sticks to itse
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Jump to new posts Re: Canada to finally get a national celluar alert sys by Roarmeister @ 04/17/18 10:43 PM

Originally Posted By: dougwalkaboutThis could be a very good thing. The devil is always in the details, of course. But it looks like it doesn't rely on SMS (texting) or data services (mine is usually turned off). All it needs is an LTE capable phone
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Jump to new posts Re: Bandaids That Don't Stick (Rant) by wildman800 @ 04/17/18 09:06 PM

Iíve not had any problems with bandaids sticking. I prefer cloth bandaids but plastic will do.
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Jump to new posts Re: Bandaids That Don't Stick (Rant) by Russ @ 04/17/18 08:59 PM

Both Band-Aid Flexible Fabric and Tough Strips hold long enough for bacteria to build up
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Jump to new posts Re: Canada to finally get a national celluar alert sys by dougwalkabout @ 04/17/18 08:30 PM

This could be a very good thing. The devil is always in the details, of course. But it looks like it doesn't rely on SMS (texting) or data services (mine is usually turned off). All it needs is an LTE capable phone and a connection to a tower.
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Jump to new posts Re: Bandaids That Don't Stick (Rant) by dougwalkabout @ 04/17/18 07:45 PM

Hm! You've had better luck than me. Maybe I'm naturally slippery? Politics as a second career? In this case the wound had just healed, but it was on a knuckle and I kept banging it on things -- I knew I would open it again, so I needed cushionin
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Jump to new posts Canada to finally get a national celluar alert sys by Roarmeister @ 04/17/18 07:08 PM

It took a while but the Feds finally got around to putting together a comprehensive alert system for cell phones. You can't opt out and there is no charge for it. You will hear it unless you have your phone turned off or the sound is disabled. If
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Jump to new posts Re: Bandaids That Don't Stick (Rant) by Roarmeister @ 04/17/18 06:50 PM

Originally Posted By: dougwalkaboutPardon me while I rant: Why is the adhesive on bandaids (all brands, not just one) getting worse and worse? When I apply one to clean, dry skin, it falls off in a few hours. I have to put white tape around it to l
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Jump to new posts Re: Bandaids That Don't Stick (Rant) by hikermor @ 04/17/18 04:56 PM

+1 - agree. They stick quite well.
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Jump to new posts Re: Bandaids That Don't Stick (Rant) by haertig @ 04/17/18 04:35 PM

Put some Tincture of Benzoin on your skin under where the bandaids adhesive part will go. Let it dry. Apply bandaid. It will stick much better. Unfortunately, it also turns your skin yellow/brown, which comes off pretty soon though. A bottle las
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Jump to new posts Re: Bandaids That Don't Stick (Rant) by Bingley @ 04/17/18 03:13 PM

3M Nexcare Waterproof Bandaids seem to do a pretty good job of staying on.
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Jump to new posts Bandaids That Don't Stick (Rant) by dougwalkabout @ 04/17/18 02:58 PM

Pardon me while I rant: Why is the adhesive on bandaids (all brands, not just one) getting worse and worse? When I apply one to clean, dry skin, it falls off in a few hours. I have to put white tape around it to last the day. I thought it was just
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Jump to new posts Re: Developing Survival Skills in SAR by hikermor @ 04/17/18 02:50 PM

We readily accepted teens, both sexes, into our group and they contributed significantly. Diversity of backgrounds, experience, and knowledge is a good thing. We had climbers and cavers who were PE's (engineers) in the real world, physicians and R
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Jump to new posts DefCon Checklist by wildman800 @ 04/17/18 11:33 AM

Hereís my reconstructed DefCon Checklist, for now: DefCon Checklist DefCon 5: There is peace throughout the kingdom. DefCon 4: Hostilities may commence within 72 hours. DefCon 3: Hostilities may commence within 48 hours. DefCon 2: Hostilities may c
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