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by VVR41TH
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: WFR/WEMT training in/around WI?
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: WFR/WEMT training in/around WI?

You're almost certainly not going to find a WEMT course in Wisconsin due to its length and requirements; they're taught at the home bases of the certifying bodies. WFR, on the other hand, can be found off-site; the certifiers should list upcoming courses on their respective websites. For example: ht...
by VVR41TH
Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Horror rotting disease hits Uganda
Replies: 25
Views: 2010

Re: Horror rotting disease hits Uganda

africa. The Cradle of Society. The place where everything was supposed to have begun. Any doubt that if something nasty and- evolutionarily speaking- perfect in killing us as Man would come from that area of the world? If there is ever gonna be an ELE virus, pathogen or species that is NOT created ...
by VVR41TH
Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: "Curlex"
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: "Curlex"

i have an older copy of the book and it says kerlix, i remember hearing from a buddy that they changed a few things in the book after the movie came out due to legal issues. Mine's a newer copy of the book, so that could be an explanation. But is Kerlix a trademarked name? (PriMed probably is, but ...
by VVR41TH
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: "Curlex"
Replies: 7
Views: 758

"Curlex"

I was re-reading Black Hawk Down (good book--read it if you haven't already), and noticed in several of the sections a gauze-esque material, "Curlex," is mentioned. ("Wilkinson began applying field dressings, stuffing wads of Curlex into the gaping exit wound.") Is this a typo of Kerlix, or did the ...
by VVR41TH
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Asshats At The Gun Range
Replies: 127
Views: 5687

Re: Asshats At The Gun Range

Czechnology wrote:
Jeriah wrote:
Would wrapping the barrel in blue wire fix the problem, or make it worse?
The bullets would accelerate beyond the speed of light, and would in fact, arrive on target before you fired them.
Technically, wouldn't that just make them arrive on target before you've realized that you fired them?
by VVR41TH
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Don't fly with your guns on American Airlines?
Replies: 48
Views: 1663

Re: Don't fly with your guns on American Airlines?

link to story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10536793.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; 9mm is a powerful semi-automatic used by law enforcement and security organisations around the world. :lol: Don't get me wrong I would buy a 9mm in a heartbeat and trust my life...
by VVR41TH
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: 1st kit, spending $100 at Chinook for supplies, help wanted!
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: 1st kit, spending $100 at Chinook for supplies, help wanted!

If you haven't already bought the roll, get the CountyComm version. It's cheaper and has two narrow zipper pockets on the outside, perfect for gauze rolls or other less flat items that don't fit so well in the interior plastic pockets. That's why I used it for my FAK (over the Blackhawk one). EDIT: ...
by VVR41TH
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: My party gear
Replies: 17
Views: 2164

Re: My party gear

I realise the answer is gonna make me feel dumb. What is that light blueish item. It goes from the back, to over the right shoulder when the X harness is worn. Smaking head in advance, Thanks quick release modular sling I think it's the sling he mentioned... that setup would put the weapon's weight...
by VVR41TH
Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Please Eval my FAK for my BOB
Replies: 9
Views: 3414

Re: Please Eval my FAK for my BOB

Looks absolutely great, definitely keep the hand sanitizer, that stuff will be a big help if you're dealing with burns and lacerations to fight off infection. "Uh, no?" Hand sanitizer has its place--in BSI and general cleanliness--but is NOT correct first aid for a burn and/or skin laceration. It's...
by VVR41TH
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Who would this course be meant for--UPDATE
Replies: 19
Views: 1508

Re: Who would this course be meant for--UPDATE

Well, I signed up for the class. It takes place at the local Red Cross in February. I will post results here. I hope to get in depth treatment options for the "killers"... Bleeding, Shock and Airway. I would like to learn Cricothyrotomy, NPAs, and more about immunity and disease. I also am enrolled...
by VVR41TH
Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Best Style of Karate
Replies: 84
Views: 5243

Re: Best Style of Karate

Having spent time on relatively opposite ends of the spectrum (My first--and continuing--experience was in Krav Maga; one of my Krav instructors also taught Taekwondo in the same place--and he convinced me to try out TKD on the nights we didn't have Krav after a few months), I thought I'd chime in a...
by VVR41TH
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Who would this course be meant for--UPDATE
Replies: 19
Views: 1508

Re: Who would this course be meant for?

From what I understand about the course it is equivalent to first responder, which is below EMT-Basic. + 1 I don't know if the state (national?) First Responder cert is part of that course, though... you might have to challenge it. Here's what the American Red Cross website says: Emergency Response...
by VVR41TH
Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: my home "BUG IN" FAK.... from a new guy
Replies: 16
Views: 818

Re: my home "BUG IN" FAK.... from a new guy

okay, a couple items added to the FAK today are. 1 - triangular bandage ( i bought three, but im putting one in my BOB FAK, and one will get tucked away ) 1 - kerlix medium roll ( i bought four, but one will go in my BOB FAK and two will get tucked away ) 1 - kerlix large roll i have been waiting f...
by VVR41TH
Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: FSA Healthcase Savings Account Card Usage
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: FSA Healthcase Savings Account Card Usage

Hi Folks... I have an FSA (Health Care Savings Account thru employer) surplus this year and need to use it up. I have found a few online retailers that will allow for purchases of basic supplies, but not the "heavy" stuff. Do you know of any that allows for purchases of Kerlix, QuickKlot and seriou...
by VVR41TH
Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: FSA Healthcase Savings Account Card Usage
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: FSA Healthcase Savings Account Card Usage

Hi Folks... I have an FSA (Health Care Savings Account thru employer) surplus this year and need to use it up. I have found a few online retailers that will allow for purchases of basic supplies, but not the "heavy" stuff. Do you know of any that allows for purchases of Kerlix, QuickKlot and seriou...
by VVR41TH
Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: college backpacks, nontactical
Replies: 13
Views: 1086

Re: college backpacks, nontactical

I like the North Face Big Shot ($50, EMS sale), or its little brother the Hot Shot ($60, REI sale). They're extremely solid civilian packs that can carry lots of gear, are hydration (or laptop) compatible, and have a good strap system. The only reason I don't have mine anymore is because my brother...
by VVR41TH
Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Which earth tonned city cloths? Why so many ppl multi cam?
Replies: 15
Views: 954

Re: Which earth tonned city cloths? Why so many ppl multi cam?

I want a set of super durable earth toned cloths. Might get 5.11 OD green or tan BDU civilian pants and some type of brown or green jacket. All ready have a long brown carhart style long coat. Might consider Mossy oak hunting cammo for my pack in addition to USMC marpat. Why do people use multi cam...
by VVR41TH
Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Back to basic A.K.A. JIM's new car trauma bag.
Replies: 27
Views: 2525

Re: Back to basic A.K.A. JIM's new car trauma bag.

Might I suggest attaching the tourniquet to the outside of the bag? Those few seconds required to dig it out could make the difference in blood loss or venom infections. I had a whole paragraph but held back. I will be civil. Why would you use a tourniquet for a snake bite or such? Ignoring the "to...
by VVR41TH
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Patient assessment sheets
Replies: 13
Views: 945

Re: Patient assessment sheets

colonelklink wrote:A piece of tape on your pants or a sharpy on your glove works equally well. :)
...my WFR instructor mentioned that one, too--for use in triage, IIRC.
by VVR41TH
Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Patient assessment sheets
Replies: 13
Views: 945

Re: Patient assessment sheets

This may just be differing styles (I'm assuming this is Civilian EMT standards here), but for my WFR standards, it's "last in AND last out"--when's the last time they went to the bathroom, in effect. Another, smaller change would be "history/conditions" to "past & pertinent medical information"--sam...
by VVR41TH
Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Gauze
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Trauma Gauze

As a medic I have always been trained not to use saline for burns as it may pull more fluid from the burn IIRC. Why so? Saline is isotonic - ie has the same osmolality as blood/serum? ...Judging by the lack of "normal" in front of the "saline," maybe he ment ACTUAL saline--like the stuff used for i...
by VVR41TH
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Help for troops that are to be deployed
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Help for troops that are to be deployed

Sounds like those 10th MTN guys are going to be squad EMT's, sort of a super-CLS man but not quite a medic. Guaranteed their medics will plus them up with shit. Doc Simon is with 10th MTN, right? Whats he got to say about it? As for the new CLS bags, the ones we got came with of the top of my head ...
by VVR41TH
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Possible causes of a sore throat at night?
Replies: 25
Views: 639

Re: Possible causes of a sore throat at night?

knight_308 wrote:Also a possible allergy to something that blooms at night... If allergy meds work for you (they don't for me), pop some benedryl or sudafed and see if that helps.
Sudafed will mask non-allergy symptoms, so that (while decreasing the problem) won't define it as an allergy or not.
by VVR41TH
Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Whats your pain response test?
Replies: 51
Views: 1809

Re: Whats your pain response test?

When I did WFR, we were taught he "asceding pinches" method to start with; pinch closer and closer to their core on their arm, and because of the decreasing desensitization, the pain will increase... it ensures you don't give them too much or too little pain. If that fails, while we were taught the ...

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