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#285912 - 09/05/17 06:08 PM Re: My Checklist [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Ocala, FL
As promised, here is my updated list:

FOOD AND WATER

(384) Bottled Water, 8 OZ
(9) Premier Protein, 18 Bars
(8) Nutritional Supplement, 24 Pack
(3) Toast Chee Cracker Sandwiches, 8 Pack
(4) Toast Chee Cracker Sandwiches, 20 Pack

Jeanette Isabelle
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#285971 - 09/08/17 10:16 AM Re: My Checklist [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Mike_H Offline
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How are you set for dealing with severe laceration / bleeding?

Can anyone on this thread recommend, not recommend products like QuikClot? Would acquiring / learning how to use a suture kit a worthwhile endeavor?

Your food situation seems limited. Have you thought about Mountain House type products either pouch or cans (which last much longer in storage). A case or two of MREs? I fear the protein bars, crackers, supplements will not really sustain you. Additionally, menu fatigue with such a limited amount of food is be a drawback.
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#285973 - 09/08/17 12:04 PM Re: My Checklist [Re: Mike_H]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mike_H
How are you set for dealing with severe laceration / bleeding?

Thanks for the reply. As mentioned, these are just my preps, not the household preps. The home medical kit has items for more severe bleeding such as a SWAT tourniquet, compressed gauze and Israeli bandages.

Originally Posted By: Mike_H
Can anyone on this thread recommend, not recommend products like QuikClot? Would acquiring / learning how to use a suture kit a worthwhile endeavor?

I asked Mom what she thought about getting a suture kit, like the ones travelers bring with them when going into third-world nations. She felt sterile strips would be adequate.

Originally Posted By: Mike_H
Your food situation seems limited. Have you thought about Mountain House type products either pouch or cans (which last much longer in storage). A case or two of MREs? I fear the protein bars, crackers, supplements will not really sustain you. Additionally, menu fatigue with such a limited amount of food is be a drawback.

Again these are just my preps, not the household preps. The food items I listed are what I have in my room and consume regularly.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#285975 - 09/08/17 01:53 PM Re: My Checklist [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Perhaps more information is needed.

At my current rate of consumption, the protein bars will last me four and a half months. The nutritional shakes will last me three months. There is no pattern to determine how long the cracker sandwiches will last.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#285977 - 09/08/17 02:10 PM Re: My Checklist [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2801
Loc: La-USA
Those are mighty lean rations, in my opinion....
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#285978 - 09/08/17 02:15 PM Re: My Checklist [Re: wildman800]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: wildman800
Those are mighty lean rations, in my opinion....

Lean as in how long they will last?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#285979 - 09/08/17 02:32 PM Re: My Checklist [Re: Mike_H]
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 934
Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: Mike_H
Would acquiring / learning how to use a suture kit a worthwhile endeavor?

I learned how to use one. Having a skill is having a skill (plus there was some bad influence from the movie "First Blood"). It might not be worth the effort for you:
  • Suturing is a perishable skill
  • A suturing kit has only a limited shelf life, instruments may not stay sterile as long as the sutures
  • On some partsof the body you can do additional damage
  • If the wound is contaminated, you must not suture
  • If there some swelling, you should not suture
  • If you do not have anesthetics, suturing might involve a bit of pain
  • In most cases less invasive gear is adequate
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#285980 - 09/08/17 02:42 PM Re: My Checklist [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Montanero Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1127
Loc: North Carolina
Quick Clot and similar products work if used properly, and they must be removed by a doctor (surgeon). If used improperly they can exacerbate the problem. They must be placed directly on the laceration on the bleeding artery for it to work, otherwise they will not stop the bleeding and make it very difficult to perform other attempts to stop the bleeding. Doing some research and getting some training on the product is highly recommended.

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#285982 - 09/08/17 05:23 PM Re: My Checklist [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2801
Loc: La-USA
No offense intended. "Lean" as in low on calories. Not enough dietary balance, in my opinion. Not a large supply and the lack of variety is definitely going to get old quick.

You might consider procuring some Mountain House meals to break monotony and they will better round out your choices to prevent boredom.

This is just my opinion. You know your needs better than I do.
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#285987 - 09/08/17 05:52 PM Re: My Checklist [Re: wildman800]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: wildman800
No offense intended. "Lean" as in low on calories. Not enough dietary balance, in my opinion. Not a large supply and the lack of variety is definitely going to get old quick.

You might consider procuring some Mountain House meals to break monotony and they will better round out your choices to prevent boredom.

Again what I listed are my preps, not the household preps.

Jeanette Isabelle
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