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by Paragon
Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: home in 13 days
Replies: 41
Views: 5914

Re: home in 13 days

Glad to see that you made it home safely bud. Don't let your guard down completely, but try to savor the next five weeks. Thanks again for your service to our country, as well as this little corner of the web.

Jim
by Paragon
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Water Cooler jugs
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: Water Cooler jugs

I feel that these 5 gallon containers are a very convenient supplement to our bulk (55 gallon) water storage. I currently keep a dozen on hand - I started buying one every three months with the idea of keeping them three years. Now that we have a dozen I simply rotate the oldest one out each time I ...
by Paragon
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Paragon's STOMP II Medical Pack (56k Warning!)
Replies: 209
Views: 118539

Re: Paragon's STOMP II Medical Pack (56k Warning!)

Where did you get the carrying case for this? :?: It's a Glucometer case. ...and Paragon, put some TB syringes in there, some 1cc syringes. The dose is to cc heavy to use those 3cc syringes. Good call on both counts Ian. The case is indeed an extra Bayer Ascensia glucometer case that I available, a...
by Paragon
Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Paragon's ACLS Module
Replies: 73
Views: 21650

Re: Paragon's ACLS Module

I purchased the composite cylinder through Chinook Medical, although I believe they stopped carrying them awhile back as they were pretty expensive compared to the aluminum versions. Google lists a handfull of places that offer Luxfer brand composite medical oxygen cylinders. You need to aware that ...
by Paragon
Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Porn: Hot or Not. Show us pics!
Replies: 590
Views: 214657

Re: Food Storage Porn: Hot or Not. Show us pics!

http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af84/kenandjen/Food/70611621.jpg I have found that I much prefer the 6 pocket organizing bags to the long bags (shoe organizer type bags). The 6 pockets have a lot more room for the packets and are really easy to zip tie to the sides on the shelves, they also seem...
by Paragon
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Mountain House Shortages. Really?
Replies: 28
Views: 2971

Re: Mountain House Shortages. Really?

Does anyone have an update on current supplies? I have not checked them lately. I ordered several #10 cans of MH from Nitro-Pak the week this thread was started (first week of March). Nitro-Pak was not able to ship the cans to me until only a few weeks ago (mid June) so it worked out to about a 12 ...
by Paragon
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Fish Medication
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: Fish Medication

I agree, a great prep stock to have. Still not a great idea to go around self-treating illness pre-PAW. +1 Having the skills, equipment, and supplies to provide you and your family with basic/intermediate/advanced medical care is awesome, but I agree with OM, save it for when you don't have alterna...
by Paragon
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Questions about Expired Stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Questions about Expired Stuff

You could also consider purchase of an autoclave somewhere down the line. You can get them for a couple hundred dollars. If you plan on having electric power supply in the PAW, an autoclave would be a smart investment. Or a couple of bucks worth of hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, household bleac...
by Paragon
Mon May 30, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Re: Greenhouse Math Help (Now Being Tested)
Replies: 28
Views: 2814

Re: Greenhouse Math Help (Now Under Construction)

I get a huge property tax break for only cutting down dead or dangerous trees, and this is the best area to place my greenhouse. The county provides property tax credits for removing dead trees on personal property? I've never heard of such a thing. Is that type of thing common in other areas? BTW,...
by Paragon
Sun May 29, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Wilderness First Aid kit
Replies: 27
Views: 2356

Re: Wilderness First Aid kit

A couple questions about the acronyms and shortened words you used, what's Dextro and ORS? All I can think of is Dextroamphetamine (adderall), and am drawing a complete blank on ORS. I'm guessing that the poster meant Dextromethorphan (an OTC cough suppressant) as that would be much more likely tha...
by Paragon
Thu May 19, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi i am new
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Hi i am new

Welcome Anner. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed looking over my Stomp II aid bag. I hope that it helps to serve to motivate you to get some additional first aid training and put together your own medical kit in the future. My wife and I spent a couple of days in Puerto Rico several years ago prior ...
by Paragon
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Useful Military & Survival Texts
Replies: 10
Views: 1026

Re: Useful Military & Survival Texts

Thanks for the link.

With over 100GB of medical, preparedness, and survival-related books downloaded over the years, it's not often that I find something that I don't already have, but you had several useful books listed that I haven't seen before.

Thanks again for posting this.

Jim
by Paragon
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: ciprofloxacin?
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: ciprofloxacin?

neverknow wrote:its 31.00 for 28qty 500mg pills.
Or $4.00 for 30 if you're near a Walmart pharmacy.

Jim
by Paragon
Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Paragon's STOMP II Medical Pack (56k Warning!)
Replies: 209
Views: 118539

Re: Paragon's STOMP II Medical Pack (56k Warning!)

One question, where did you get the small pouch with the band-aids Sorry, but I don't recall where that particular pouch came from. It was just a run of the mill little FAK pouch that I picked up several years ago and found an alternate use for. You might be able to find something similar on ebay, ...
by Paragon
Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Potassium Iodide
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Potassium Iodide

This topic was just recently discussed here . Although the benefit versus likelyhood of ever needing them is pretty low, the same argument can be made of most preps. They obviously aren't on the list of ten FAK essentials, but once you've acquired everything else that you feel is important to have f...
by Paragon
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Blackhawk S.T.O.M.P. I pics?
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: Blackhawk S.T.O.M.P. I pics?

waltcallie wrote:there are a bunch of nice set up's on here, just look around. paragon probably has the most pic intense. weird thing though is your pack does not sound like a stomp.
Walt,

The OP's pack is the earlier STOMP I, not the more common STOMP II.

Jim
by Paragon
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Kit Item Ratios
Replies: 19
Views: 1559

Re: Trauma Kit Item Ratios

The US Marine Corpsman Assualt Pack (CAP) contents list is probably as good as anything to start from: US MARINE CORPS CORPSMAN ASSAULT PACK CONTENT ASSEMBLAGE NSN (6545-01-549-1053) 1 x Airway, Nasopharengeal, sz 5.5 mm, 22 Fr Sterile Disp 1 x Airway, Nasopharengeal, sz 5.5 mm, 26 Fr Sterile Disp 1...
by Paragon
Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Is there a half-life chart for common medications?
Replies: 20
Views: 3267

Re: Is there a half-life chart for common medications?

From talking to some people in the medical field, some expiration dates are set earlier than needed to help sell more OTC pills; while with other medications taking them past their expiration date can harm your health. Your friends were mistaken. Although most medications will lose their efficacy o...
by Paragon
Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Glossary of common abbreviations, acronyms and terms: (V1.1)
Replies: 22
Views: 6324

Re: Glossary of common abbreviations, acronyms and terms: (V

Big J wrote:RICE: Acronym for Rest, Immobilization, Cold, Elevation. General care following a muscle, bone, or joint injury.
Actually it is generally understood that RICE is an acronym for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

Jim
by Paragon
Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Combat Gauze vs. Celox Gauze
Replies: 5
Views: 1970

Re: Combat Gauze vs. Celox Gauze

I had a chance to do some training with the new QuikClot Combat Gauze earlier this summer and was really impressed with it. The packaging is actually much more compact that I had originally thought it was, and everything about it struck me as very high quality. Obviously everyone is familiar with ho...
by Paragon
Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Vial storage
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

Re: Vial storage

Tackle boxes are for fishing -- you should look into the StatPack Drug Module from Chinook Medical. http://www.chinookmed.com/mas_assets/alt1/01242.jpg http://www.chinookmed.com/mas_assets/alt2/01242.jpg Not only is it a good quality product, but it's also on clearance right now. Available in black ...
by Paragon
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Glossary of common abbreviations, acronyms and terms: (V1.1)
Replies: 22
Views: 6324

Re: Glossary of common abbreviations, acronyms and terms:

After seeing several people recently lamenting the use of acronyms and/or abberviations that they as a beginner didn't understand, I decided to start working on a forum glossary for the First Aid section. It will be a work in progress, and will grow with time... Excellent idea and a really good sta...
by Paragon
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Hemostatic Regulation
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Hemostatic Regulation

If "Rx only" doesn't mean that you need to have a prescription to get it by law, then what the hell does it mean? None of this crap makes sense to me. Considering the FDA regulates salt water (0.9% normal saline) and declares it as a prescription only item in quantities >250mL, what would make you ...
by Paragon
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Doc Smitty Personal IFAK...(medic bag)
Replies: 11
Views: 1975

Re: Doc Smitty Personal IFAK...(medic bag)

And a question for me - At the risk of sounding *outdated*, why no flutter valve on the decompression needles? They're there (six of them): http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l380/jrsmit91w/IMG_0025.jpg ----> Items contained here: *1 Pocket Mask *6 ACS packs for sucking chest wound. Ista_hota did a...

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