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by ColoradoMtnMan
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Re-Evaluating Woods Defensive Loads
Replies: 36
Views: 3690

Re: Re-Evaluating Woods Defensive Loads

Replaced stock Glock barrel with KKM threaded match grade in my G19. Now I can shoot their 115gr 9mm solid brass penetrators. 15+1 of them. Or throw a can on and shoot the 147gr FMJs and be quiet. Amazing ammo like that turns an urban edc pistol into a woods gun. https://underwoodammo.com/product/h...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Re-Evaluating Woods Defensive Loads
Replies: 36
Views: 3690

Re: Re-Evaluating Woods Defensive Loads

the problem here is that you are "assuming" you will have time for that many shots - when mr griz pops out of the brush a few feet away you will be lucky to get more than one shot off..... :oh: Well as I understand it, most bear attacks occur from getting blind sided by a bear where there is zero t...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Firestarter Video - PJ/CB's and parrafin/egg crates
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Firestarter Video - PJ/CB's and parrafin/egg crates

Hey gang,

We're really on a roll with our fire videos this month!

Here I demonstrate how to make a popular firestarter (cotton balls impregnated with petroleum jelly) as well as my personal go to, egg crates with shredded cardboard and paraffin wax.


by ColoradoMtnMan
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Survival Fire -or- The One Log Fire -VIDEO-
Replies: 0
Views: 846

Survival Fire -or- The One Log Fire -VIDEO-

Hey gang, A great video made by yours truly! We discuss and demonstrate why various types of wood are better than others and show how to make a fire with just one log and none of the usual forest duff that you'd usually need. If the ground is wet then most of the tinder that you might usually use wo...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Constructing the Super Shelter -VIDEO-
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Constructing the Super Shelter -VIDEO-

Hey guys,

In our latest video head instructor Jason works with me and one of our students to demonstrate the Super Shelter made famous by Mors Kochanski.

Hope you enjoy this demonstration! If you have any questions please let us know!

by ColoradoMtnMan
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Proctoclysis, austere alternative to IV
Replies: 72
Views: 14840

Re: Proctoclysis, austere alternative to IV

The State of Ohio Dept. of Corrections should read this thread. They just interrupted an execution attempt and postponed execution for 1 1/2 years because they couldn't find a vein for IV. Temporal artery would work great for administration of the lethal injection cocktail of brass, copper and lead.
by ColoradoMtnMan
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Helicopters in Snowstorms
Replies: 38
Views: 3813

Re: Helicopters in Snowstorms

Gosh, the Army files choppers in the cold at Ft Greeley and Wainwright (AK) all the time, year around. Visibility is an issue, you can't see, you don't fly. That's true, the Army flies helicopters on Fort Carson here, too. I never bothered to notice if they fly in inclement weather. Well, cold air ...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My wilderness medical kit....
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Re: My wilderness medical kit....

VXMerlinXV wrote:Forget the med kit... what's in the chest rig?

Pistola, ESEE Izula, Leatherman Surge, map/compass and a fire kit (exotac and a waterproof container with saturated cotton balls.
by ColoradoMtnMan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New Gloves Are On Order
Replies: 13
Views: 2347

Re: New Gloves Are On Order

If it's wet and it's not yours don't touch it.

Glove up for that stuff. Even a "safe" dissection.
by ColoradoMtnMan
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Cold Injuries / Hypothermia Litter Wrap
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Re: Cold Injuries / Hypothermia Litter Wrap

An old thing we did was give them diluted warm (liquid) Jello. Is that still a good thing to do? It's a solid plan for sure. Jello is a mixture of sugars and protein (gelatin which gives it it's consistency). Biggest three things that we do with hot fluids is; replace volume, add exothermic heating...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Colorado!
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Hello from Colorado!

Thanks for the warm welcome!
by ColoradoMtnMan
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Cold Injuries / Hypothermia Litter Wrap
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Cold Injuries / Hypothermia Litter Wrap

Good evening all... Colorado has opened a few ski resorts to heavy early snow and we've seen low teen temperatures now especially higher in the mountains. Cold pattern injuries can happen anytime in the year but early winter produces lots of hypothermic patients for us to deal with. I've included an...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Alternative remedies for bleeding control
Replies: 18
Views: 3913

Re: Alternative remedies for bleeding control

Living in the more rural parts of the US and working in EMS I've seen some amazing home "remedies". Some of them even worked. Sweet little old lady with a nasty laceration on her forearm and direct pressure had slowed but not stopped the bleed. She keeps smiling at the fire guys as they keep bandagi...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Perscription labels kept with my medication in my BOB?
Replies: 16
Views: 3469

Re: Perscription labels kept with my medication in my BOB?

Non scheduled prescription drugs aren't as controlled as scheduled (narcs, BZDs, ketamine) drugs. If you have an inhaler without a script attached to it I doubt you'll be in much trouble in the states. I carry narcs in the back country when I'm under medical direction. Drugs like fentanyl, ketamine,...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Self Injecting Epi-pens
Replies: 6
Views: 2287

Re: Self Injecting Epi-pens

If you don't have a hx of anaphylaxis your physician might be hesitant to write the script. Especially iff you indicate that you're going to carry it to use on other people. What I'd recommend would be to take a quality WFR course (such as the one I offer) that includes a "Wilderness Anaphylaxis Wor...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Re-Evaluating Woods Defensive Loads
Replies: 36
Views: 3690

Re: Re-Evaluating Woods Defensive Loads

Replaced stock Glock barrel with KKM threaded match grade in my G19. Now I can shoot their 115gr 9mm solid brass penetrators. 15+1 of them. Or throw a can on and shoot the 147gr FMJs and be quiet. Amazing ammo like that turns an urban edc pistol into a woods gun. https://underwoodammo.com/product/ha...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My wilderness medical kit....
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

My wilderness medical kit....

Morning gang, Recently I did a video rundown of my medical kit for some students. I had just used a few packs of roller gauze and i hadn't replaced them so there are now four packs. The kit with meds has a 16 and 18 gauge angiocath, two 10mL saline flushes and some start sets. I think this kit is a ...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Proctoclysis, austere alternative to IV
Replies: 72
Views: 14840

Re: Proctoclysis, austere alternative to IV

Edit: As others have said this intervention requires sodium to be added to facilitate osmotic shift. A patient that is unresponsive and requiring supplemental hydration potentially could have a loss of anal tone. Attempting to flow a liter of water in would be disasterous. A patient that remains obt...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: shaving hair for a head injury
Replies: 11
Views: 2661

Re: shaving hair for a head injury

Cutting or shaving hair is usually not indicated in back country medicine. As a matter of fact, you can use that same hair to approximate the wound. Twist it in your fingers to make "cordage", approximate the wound and tie the hair to close. Hi - I had a situation come up in the field and my solutio...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 16
Views: 3018

Re: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Gui

I find rescue airways extremely useful, as RSI is a skill that is only available to intensive care paramedics over here. Have you had a patient that would take a King, Combi, LMA, etc. that wouldn't tolerate an ET tube? I'm just not familiar with a case like that. If a person can take a rescue airw...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 16
Views: 3018

Re: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Gui

Do you find the rescue airway particularly useful in the EM setting? The vast majority of use I've seen is for airway management under sedation, either peri-procedure or secondary to RSI with a failed tube insertion. Other than that, BLS airway works for me. Standard practice in the ER is to keep a...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Be wary...
Replies: 2
Views: 1792

Re: Be wary...

lol @ working a traumatic arrest Since I've been back from rotation I've taken some time to look here on the net and speak to our State Medical Director here...wow, is there a lot of complete bullshit out there for gear and training. Be very careful what you invest your money in in both gear and tra...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Where can I buy Lidocaine online?
Replies: 11
Views: 3102

Re: Where can I buy Lidocaine online?

What are you going to use it for? Perhaps there's some better compounds that will do what you want... edit: Lidocaine has so many indications that it'd be very time consuming to discuss them all especially the "older" indications (cardiac disarrythmia, post head injury sedation) and they're really o...
by ColoradoMtnMan
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Bug-out-bag item: Glucose tablets
Replies: 30
Views: 7329

Re: Bug-out-bag item: Glucose tablets

If a patient is responsive and able to maintain their airway then I'd be more inclined to feed them a mixture of sugar and protein so that it slowly has it's affect. If a patient is unresponsive of suspected diabetic issue then it would be a direct contradiction to place a tablet in the airway. In t...

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