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#302312 - 02/27/24 02:13 AM Re: EDC Reduction [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2964
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
Last week, I added a pill splitter to my everyday carry. I made sure to get a compact unit. Sometimes, when I'm out, I may need to take my Lorazepam, but half a pill or even a quarter is all that I need. Breaking the pill in half without a splitter is hard enough as it is because the break is only sometimes even. Attempting to break it into a quarter without a splitter evenly is even more difficult.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302313 - 02/27/24 04:36 AM Re: EDC Reduction [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 3158
Loc: Big Sky Country
Kind of a boring one but I added a few hundred more round of .300 Blackout and 5.56 ammo to my stash. grin
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#302314 - 02/27/24 01:42 PM Re: EDC Reduction [Re: Phaedrus]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2964
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
Having essential preventative tools is important, but how have you reduced the weight of your everyday carry?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302317 - 02/28/24 08:07 AM Re: EDC Reduction [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Loc: Big Sky Country
Sorry, Jeanette- I was trying to post in the "what have you done to prepare today" thread. blush I had two windows open at once! My EDC is unchanged although lately I've been leaving my HK P2000 at home and carrying my Ruger LCRx instead. Less capable than the HK but half the weight.
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#302325 - 03/02/24 04:12 PM Re: EDC Reduction [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
EchoingLaugh Offline
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Registered: 09/20/09
Posts: 158
Loc: MO, On the Mississippi
I reduced the weight by going from a Glock 19 to a Glock 43 as part of my edc. drastically lighter, the 19 was moved into a support role as part of my car kit. picked up a pen and am pleased with it so far.

pen

https://countycomm.com/collections/pens/products/pop-pop-out-pen-by-acme-tek
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#302374 - 04/16/24 02:42 PM Re: EDC Reduction [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2964
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
The list below outlines the essential items I intend to include in my first aid kit and the bag I plan to store. I have considered all the required items while traveling or away from home, not just for myself but also for others. For instance, there were two instances in which someone else required Ibuprofen, and there was one instance where I needed an ice pack. However, considering the bulkiness of an ice pack, it would be impractical to carry it daily, so I am open to suggestions for lighter-weight alternatives. I sincerely hope that everything else on my list will fit into the bag, but I am open to any suggestions you may have.

https://www.chinookmed.com/01420rd/minimalist-bag.html

MEDICAL INFORMATION
(1) Wilderness & Travel Medicine

PERSONAL PROTECTION
(1) Biohazard Waste Bag
(2) Personal Antimicrobial Wipe
(1) Respirator Mask
(1) Bear Claw Glove Kit

WOUND / BLISTER / BURN
(1) 30 Band-Aid, 6 Knuckle, 6 Moleskin
(1) Durapore Tape, 1"
(1) Stretch Gauze, 3" x 12 yds.
(4) Sterile Gauze Pad, 3" x 3"
(6) Povidone-Iodine Prep Pad

IMMOBILIZATION
(1) Elastic Bandage Wrap, 3" x 4.5 yds.

MEDICATION
(6) Ibuprofen, 2/pk (Anti-inflammatory)
(6) Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 0.9 g
(3) Alka-Seltzer
(3) Propel Packets
(1) Insect Bite Treatment

INSTRUMENTS
(1) EMT Shears, 7.25"
(1) Tweezers
(2) Safety Pins

Jeanette Isabelle


Edited by Jeanette_Isabelle (04/16/24 03:22 PM)
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#302375 - 04/16/24 03:13 PM Re: EDC Reduction [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2964
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
During a previous incident at my workplace, I accidentally cut my hand with a box cutter. This incident made me realize the importance of having the right first aid supplies readily available. The person who assisted me used hydrogen peroxide to clean the wound and then dressed it with a few gauze pads and some tape. However, in a similar incident, a 5" x 9" trauma pad, a solution I'm considering, may not be suitable for the palm of my hand. Also, the four or five gauze pads I plan to include in my first aid kit may not be enough to treat such an injury. Therefore, I am urgently seeking to understand if I could include compressed gauze or another solution in my first aid kit and if it would be more effective in treating such an injury.

Jeanette Isabelle
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I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago, but I admire the sadism. -- Wednesday Adams, Wednesday

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#302398 - 05/16/24 07:59 PM Re: EDC Reduction [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2964
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
I've purchased all the items for my everyday carry first aid kit, including a travel-size sharps container. I'll update you once the project is finished.

Jeanette Isabelle
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I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago, but I admire the sadism. -- Wednesday Adams, Wednesday

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#302418 - 06/04/24 10:30 AM Re: EDC Reduction [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
paulr Offline
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Registered: 02/18/04
Posts: 499
I had an issue like that and used cotton rounds and orange duct tape. It worked fine. I don't mean just to deal with an immediate emergency, I changed the "bandage" (those same materials) 2x a day for about a week iirc. Later I managed to get some very large band-aid type bandages at Target.

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