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by acropolis5
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Emergency Drinking Straws
Replies: 10
Views: 2847

Re: Emergency Drinking Straws

Seychelles advanced straw.
by acropolis5
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My GHB - Light and Tight
Replies: 10
Views: 1723

Re: My GHB - Light and Tight

OOdlez: Well done on a good start & proposed amendments, especially money ($200 minimum, small bills, up to $20 bill, no big demominations), a poncho/ rain suit, 2 Bic lighters, etc. . It is not clear to me whether you're in an urban, suburban or rural environment and what is the predominate climate...
by acropolis5
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag
Replies: 46
Views: 5606

Re: Fessing-up

SCBrian is correct. I'm not sure why it posted as a separate thread. I've been having sporadic difficulty posting on this site. Mod, pls feel free to move my post.
by acropolis5
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag
Replies: 46
Views: 5606

Fessing-up

Madoka: I've been trying, so far without success, to reply. I fess-up to the lousy math. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why I typed "5.7mph". But I standby the rest of my post. Very few average Americans could walk 20 miles in 6 hours or even walk that far and especially without several lon...
by acropolis5
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag
Replies: 46
Views: 5606

Re: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag

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by acropolis5
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Woods Walker’s E&E.
Replies: 31
Views: 15667

Re: Woods Walker’s E&E.

Nice design. Great choice of carrier & weight discipline. I get that it's part of a larger "whole", but if you have to grab & go it is your whole kit. With that thought in mind, you may want to consider adding a sil-tarp poncho, 2AA flashlight ( lithium batteries), enhanced first-aid kit. A water pu...
by acropolis5
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Keychain Flashlights
Replies: 36
Views: 5134

Re: Keychain Flashlights

My daily EDC Keychain flashlights are aFenix EO1 or EO5 ( with lithium AAA batt.s) and a Yellow Photon Freedom micro. I carry the Photon mounted switch in, on its neckholder, with its lanyard X wrapped around it. Both lights are on my keychain. It is a lightweight set-up, with good enough lumens and...
by acropolis5
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag
Replies: 46
Views: 5606

Re: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag

Madoka: Are you a distance walker or jogger? Your math is even weaker than mine and that's a finger and toes limitation. Walking 20 miles in 6 hours is an avg. of 5.7mph , without ANY stops. I'm a lifelong distance walker. On a good day, in cool, clear weather, with a light breeze, my current best 1...
by acropolis5
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best keychain flashlight
Replies: 31
Views: 7354

Re: Best keychain flashlight

Best bang for your buck, stick simple, practically bombproof, long lived with a lithium AAA, light, good enough lumens for most everyday tasks, really light & compact= Fenix EO1 ( or an EO5 if U need more lumens & settings). I back it up with a yellow Photon Freedom, carried switch -in, in its neck ...
by acropolis5
Sat May 21, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: An LED light that uses your "dead" AA cells.
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: An LED light that uses your "dead" AA cells.

The best 1AA vamp light that I know is the Gerber Infinity Ultimate. Not the brightest, but bright enough to light your way for 20'-30'. It also lasts FOREVER, especially with a lithium cell (40-50 hr.s). Decently weather/dunk proof. Nearly indestructible. Convertible into a headlamp with a hat brim...
by acropolis5
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Get Home Bag (GHB): evolution in function and philosophy
Replies: 21
Views: 2865

Re: The Get Home Bag (GHB): evolution in function and philos

Majorhavoc: Your first instinct on water purification was correct. The Katadyn Exostream bottle purifier will remove bacteria, viruses, & many chemical contaminants. The other alternative you mentioned, won't remove all of the above. Think about adding a 4-way Silcock key, flat folding plastic water...
by acropolis5
Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What info to put on an aluminum survival card?
Replies: 41
Views: 2905

Re: What info to put on an aluminum survival card?

Sun Yeti, my apologies for bad typing and inexplicit phrasing. What I was trying (however badly) to suggest was a pinhole viewer, that is a bored hole in the card, aboutthe size of an extra fine pencil lead. It can be used to enhance both close in and distance viewing, if you've lost or forgotten yo...
by acropolis5
Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What info to put on an aluminum survival card?
Replies: 41
Views: 2905

Re: What info to put on an aluminum survival card?

Sun Yeti: how about adding tips on estimating distance and boring two h
Oesch. Of appropriate size to read fine print without glasses?
by acropolis5
Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What info to put on an aluminum survival card?
Replies: 41
Views: 2905

Re: What info to put on an aluminum survival card?

angleofwar, Thanx so much. I've bookmarked those links.
by acropolis5
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What info to put on an aluminum survival card?
Replies: 41
Views: 2905

Re: What info to put on an aluminum survival card?

Sun Yeti: Great idea and good text proposals. Reminds me a lot of the old Lee Nadler Survival Cards, only updated and more urban/ suburban. Consider that in thNorthern Hemisphere, most home TV satellite dishes face South. A question, I cannot quiet understand your Moon direction finding instructions...
by acropolis5
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Urban "Escape" Protective Gear. Useful or useless?
Replies: 36
Views: 3489

Re: Urban "Escape" Protective Gear. Useful or useless?

The Zone, I'm not sure if you just made a poor choice of words or if you were just trying to sound superior. Tell me, when did self- extrication / self first-aid , in a disaster area become "flight" or "running away"? If you can't get yourself up & out of accident/ terror scene and get organized, yo...
by acropolis5
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Urban "Escape" Protective Gear. Useful or useless?
Replies: 36
Views: 3489

Re: Urban "Escape" Protective Gear. Useful or useless?

The Zone, I'm not sure I understand your glove advice. My theory, time permitting, is to put on the EMT gloves, for liquid & infection protection , say in a first aid type situation. If I'm trying to get out of a fire, collapse or debris filled area, the Nomex/ Kevlar/ pleather gloves go on top of t...
by acropolis5
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Urban "Escape" Protective Gear. Useful or useless?
Replies: 36
Views: 3489

Re: Urban "Escape" Protective Gear. Useful or useless?

I live and work in a highly urbanized area. My EDC/GHB Kit is geared to get me out of the smoke filled high rise, train tunnel, ash/debris filled atmosphere, during a fire or after a crash or explosion. Thus my standard but still fairly compact kit includes: small headlamp, Xcaper filter mask ( cove...
by acropolis5
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Treatment for "sucking chest wound"
Replies: 16
Views: 2688

Re: Treatment for "sucking chest wound"

Throwback, Thanx. I'll have to re-read it to gain a fuller understanding, but I got the part about close up the hole with an airtight dressing.
by acropolis5
Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: Trauma Kit

vXmerlinXV, Yes I/we did. I was lead Crew Chief. It was early 1970s. It amazed me even then. The driver had crashed into the Semi ahead. It was an old flat front bus. The dashboard had just about cut his leg off. The tubing was our only tourniquet. We got it on skin and used the mouth block, i.e. 3 ...
by acropolis5
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: Trauma Kit

Weatherdude: The relative merits of thee TK-3/4 seems to raise a lot of strong feelings on both sides. The first time I read the "it sucks" criticism, I researched the available on-line studies, including one done for the armed forces. Everything I read rated the TK -4, highly and easiest to store a...
by acropolis5
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Treatment for "sucking chest wound"
Replies: 16
Views: 2688

Re: Treatment for "sucking chest wound"

Thanx to all for your informative replies. I've read everything. I mistakenly posted my first reply in the next post down. That post lists my EDC Bag Trauma Kit. But I left out the 28 French nasal airway, that is also in the kit. "medic photog", for my layman's lack of knowledge, could you better ex...
by acropolis5
Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Trauma Kit

Many thanx for the good advice. I read the article, as well. A bit above my skill level, but I think I got the important parts. I've kept an Asherman, 33" Gorilla tape(2"), and a decompression needle in my small "trauma Kit". I mainly keep the needle for use by someone with the required skill level....
by acropolis5
Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My new tool!
Replies: 15
Views: 2161

Re: My new tool!

Very nice. Please define "water key"? Does it do what a 4 way Silcock key does? Can it be used to break car door glass? I'm with the can opener crew, as well. I can't wait for a Ti version.

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