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by JIM
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 2 pages of printed survival data?
Replies: 14
Views: 3119

Re: 2 pages of printed survival data?

These are the instructions made by Doug Ritter for the pocket survival pak:

http://www.dougritter.com/psp_survival_ ... s_0206.pdf
by JIM
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Cold pack activating itself
Replies: 17
Views: 3476

Re: Cold pack activating itself

Cut open the coldpack: throw away the small inner water pouch. Seal the remaining contents into a seperate ziplock/aloksak.

When you need to use it: open ziplock & just add some water. And no chance of accidental activation. :wink:
by JIM
Wed May 23, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Celox-A-ChitoFlex-WoundStat-Combat Gauze vs Standard Gauze
Replies: 14
Views: 3507

Re: Celox-A-ChitoFlex-WoundStat-Combat Gauze vs Standard Gau

Same as always, underworked & overpaid..

Uhh reverse that :roll: actually leaving the hospital for now and going prehospital. How are you? Still no back hernia from schlepping that STOMP bag around?
by JIM
Mon May 21, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Celox-A-ChitoFlex-WoundStat-Combat Gauze vs Standard Gauze
Replies: 14
Views: 3507

Re: Celox-A-ChitoFlex-WoundStat-Combat Gauze vs Standard Gau

Way to bring some knowledge. And that is a pig roast I would love to have attended, once the study was over (JSOC BBQ competition? Sign me up. Finally a use for all those hatchets and katanas) I think they make a good point, about experience care providers making a difference between their treatmen...
by JIM
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Your main folder/EDC?
Replies: 445
Views: 78110

Re: Your main folder/EDC?

by JIM
Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Hemostatic Gauze Comparison?
Replies: 9
Views: 2029

Re: Hemostatic Gauze Comparison?

Is there such a thing as hemostatic bandages or smaller gauze than the quickclot, etc. varieties? Our youngest bleeds too much. It's not enough to get his pediatrician concerned, but it's enough to make me uncomfortable with it. For instance, he cut his finger on something in Lowe's (he's 5, very c...
by JIM
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets
Replies: 19
Views: 1912

Re: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets

Aaaaaa, to each his own. We don't need any approval from committee's, thank God. I take the advice of the folks that are currently working in the AO on what has worked for them and then base my treatment off that and what's available before I rotate in. Taipan, grab a RATS and see how it works. Rem...
by JIM
Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best keychain flashlight
Replies: 31
Views: 7373

Re: Best keychain flashlight

My second Fenix P1D has died on me and it is no longer available. BTW, their warranty is useless. They literally tell you that it's too expensive to mail it back to them internationally. That was the comment I received when I emailed them. It did last 9 years though. My keychain is already pretty f...
by JIM
Sun May 08, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Truck first aid kit, trauma bag, first aid kit, and IFAK
Replies: 22
Views: 2427

Re: Truck first aid kit, trauma bag, first aid kit, and IFAK

Ever have a chance to get the junction TQ on anyone? I am curious how successful people are with them, especially during ground transport. Unfortunately not the pelvic strap is force limited by a one time use mechanism. I've practiced taking a knee to the femoral pressure point in classes and the S...
by JIM
Sun May 08, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Primed Gauze linked to fungal infections?
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Primed Gauze linked to fungal infections?

Only FDA recall I've seen last year was for contaminated medline rolled gauze. IIRC it turned out to be machine oil from the manufacturing process. Kerlix AMD is antibacterial and antifungal. Vacuum pack it yourself maybe? However I would be very interested should you find additional info. I mostly ...
by JIM
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: refill kit for a molle first aid kit
Replies: 4
Views: 1357

Re: refill kit for a molle first aid kit

I would recommend rescue-essentials, since they have individual modules

http://www.rescue-essentials.com/medical-kits-1/
by JIM
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: shaving hair for a head injury
Replies: 11
Views: 3288

Re: shaving hair for a head injury

Try this next time. You could use the hairs as sutures, combined with some superglue:

http://lacerationrepair.com/alternative ... technique/
by JIM
Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pocket Shot - the Slingshot evolved
Replies: 10
Views: 1480

Re: Pocket Shot - the Slingshot evolved

Looks like a tactical condom to me :twisted:

How far can it shoot?
by JIM
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: To everyone working tonight and tomorrow in EMS.......
Replies: 14
Views: 1803

Re: To everyone working tonight and tomorrow in EMS.......

Spend chrismas eve giving anesthesia in the cath lab :gonk: . Fun times at 3am, trying to pump in blood faster than it's pouring out.. :clap:
by JIM
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Integrating Sawyer Mini with Camelbak bladder?
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Re: Integrating Sawyer Mini with Camelbak bladder?

The Mini is designed to be added directly into the line, just cut the line and plug in the Mini. No adapter is needed. I found that making the cut a little ways past where the tube exits my bag and starts along the shoulder strap was the most comfortable place to add it, as the extra weight was rig...
by JIM
Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.
Replies: 15
Views: 6586

Re: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.

Something I forgot to add: In many cases, limb tourniquets are applied while the injured limb is swollen. The SWAT-T holds the advantage of maintaining constriction when the swelling subsides, whereas windlass tourniquets can lose tension in those situations. Indeed a valid point jorian, though per...
by JIM
Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Hemostatic Gauze Comparison?
Replies: 9
Views: 2029

Re: Hemostatic Gauze Comparison?

Indeed, also there has not been any reported anaphylactic reactions to the chitosan (essentially made from shellfish)
by JIM
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Hemostatic Gauze Comparison?
Replies: 9
Views: 2029

Re: Hemostatic Gauze Comparison?

Quick-clot and celox have 2 different mechanism of operation. Kaolin ( qc active ingredient) activates factor XII in the coagulation cascade. Celox directly makes red blood cells stick to each other, so it doesn't rely on the body's own coagulation cascade. I carry celox rapid, which is z-folded imp...
by JIM
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.
Replies: 15
Views: 6586

Re: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.

This is actually a really cool product. Only advantage something like a CAT has over this is that in the role of TQ, its retention is probably more secure. A lot of movement/dragging a casualty with this on might remove the TQ....... [edit] Exactly. I forgot to mention that in the review... I had t...
by JIM
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Public Access Bleeding Control
Replies: 29
Views: 2817

Re: Public Access Bleeding Control

Something like this jorian? https://www.tacmedsolutions.com/product ... a-station/

Only thing I would change is including ACE wraps and kerlix instead of Olaes trauma bandages, as not many people are familiar with it's use.
by JIM
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hydration bladder water storage
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: Hydration bladder water storage

I use the life raft emergency water packs and put them inside the bladder. Bladder and water stay good and in case the packets leak, no water spilled.

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by JIM
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: 3rd world anesthesia machine
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: 3rd world anesthesia machine

Anesthesia machines are a luxury item. You can make it as simple or as complex as you wish.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/article ... po=3.84615


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by JIM
Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Looking for hespan/hetastarch
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Re: Looking for hespan/hetastarch

Enema ftw! Very effective for dehydration, no sterile equipment needed and you can just use semi-potable water instead of saline.
by JIM
Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: So confusing... NPA sizes!
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: So confusing... NPA sizes!

Robbertazzi Wendl,etc are not important, neither is the inner diameter (1French --> 1Ch---> 1/3 mm) What really matters is the length of the NPA. The tip goes in the back of the nasopharynx, uvula and oropharynx and allows for air passage when the airway structures collapse. This being said, the mos...

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