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by VXMerlinXV
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: MAC MOD2 TCCC IFAK 2 IS ONE AMAZON BUILD 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: MAC MOD2 TCCC IFAK 2 IS ONE AMAZON BUILD 2020

Those jewelers bags are great. I use a ton of them.

Hope your hand feels better. A few OT sessions will limber up that third digit.
by VXMerlinXV
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: MAC MOD2 TCCC IFAK 2 IS ONE AMAZON BUILD 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: MAC MOD2 TCCC IFAK 2 IS ONE AMAZON BUILD 2020

Just a warning to anyone following this, I have, first hand, seen genuine CAT’s ordered from amazon that resulted in counterfeits being delivered. Those counterfeits resulted in a significantly high failure rate when applied. This has happened multiple times. I always get mine through official NARP ...
by VXMerlinXV
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My Medical/Aid Supplies (Updated Pics)
Replies: 77
Views: 28576

Re: My Medical/Aid Supplies (Updated Pics)

Upgraded my Medical Kits. Better quality bags overall & obviously in Multicam. Two TSSI M9 thin medical packs, two Mountain Recon Marine Corp squad combat lifesaver bags, two LBT SCOTT medical packs, one LBT "STOMP" medical pack. https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/qq266/mags2169/1/20190731_1452...
by VXMerlinXV
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Woods Walker in Memorium
Replies: 70
Views: 15253

Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

If any of his family is reading this, please know he will be missed, and genuinely meant something to this community. He and I had some great medical discussions over the years, I am genuinely sorry for your loss.
by VXMerlinXV
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?
Replies: 20
Views: 4816

Re: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?

If you have the funding, I'd recommend making a trauma specific kit and a 'sick call' kit. not many remember the wound care portion and how many dressings you actually need. I would humbly add a traction splint because even if you're the only one to have in the nearest 150 square miles, someone wil...
by VXMerlinXV
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Grifter's Aid Bag
Replies: 54
Views: 24063

Re: Grifter's Aid Bag

I can’t wait to see what a 10 year evolution on an Aid bag looks like. I’m... 3 full sized bags past the STOMP2 I was hauling in 2008
by VXMerlinXV
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?
Replies: 20
Views: 4816

Re: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?

Not to derail the thread, but I would be interested in a packing list or pictures of your loadout for your RAMMP. Just picked one up and am interested to see how you set yours up. Mine is set up for expanded infirmary ops, as follows: Six mini pouches on top half: PPE : two ziplocks of exam gloves,...
by VXMerlinXV
Tue May 07, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Stop the bleed month
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Re: Stop the bleed month

I’ve been posting a bleeding tip of the day on Facebook, and teach the course for my hospital.
by VXMerlinXV
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Training Opportunity
Replies: 5
Views: 2935

Re: Training Opportunity

Ian, I'm not sure how I missed this post a year ago, hang on a sec, I'll run through it. The Tactical Practical's sound like it was more of a technical rescue ? If it was Tech Rescue, I 'll bet you know the gear and threat are extremely different. What stage of care did they say you were entering in...
by VXMerlinXV
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Training Opportunity
Replies: 5
Views: 2935

Re: Training Opportunity

https://scontent.fphl2-4.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58441464_10161943894685193_3542353622601826304_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl2-4.fna&oh=f8ffe20a414500f09d464d590bba15bf&oe=5D2F0BB7 Hey guys, Looks like they are running the weekend again! I found it useful last year, and if you are in the ar...
by VXMerlinXV
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?
Replies: 20
Views: 4816

Re: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?

I use a S.O. Tech rammp kit as my jump bag. Its not a particularly budget friendly piece of kit - but you definitely get what you pay for. With everything well organized and labeled its easy to direct a bystander to open the 3rd pocket on the right that says airway and give me the long tube thingy ...
by VXMerlinXV
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?
Replies: 20
Views: 4816

Re: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?

The budget cases are not a bad option, especially if this case won’t see daily austere use. Hobby and hardware stores are great places to pick up organizers to fit the box.
by VXMerlinXV
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?
Replies: 20
Views: 4816

Re: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?

For your question, my go to answer would be the pelican 1600 EMS. That being said, having done this a few times, your best bet is to first figure out specifically what you want to pack, then get a case to fit that, not find the case and load it after. What’s your provider level? How remote is remote...
by VXMerlinXV
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Too many cooks in the kitchen
Replies: 8
Views: 2923

Re: Too many cooks in the kitchen

Nice work, sorry she got hurt. If she’s ok with it, can we get some pics of the wound next dressing change? This could be a cool running case study.
by VXMerlinXV
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Looking for a specific aid bag.
Replies: 26
Views: 6799

Re: Looking for a specific aid bag.

Ok, got the bag out for a three day training session. Some lessons learned. 1) I need an upgraded carry system. This pack is a monster, and it throws the center of gravity farther back than normal. 2) Double waterproofing is better than none. Next time, EVERYTHING is in a ziplock. 3) The concept wor...
by VXMerlinXV
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Training Opportunity
Replies: 5
Views: 2935

Re: Training Opportunity

Hey Guys, Got back after a very soggy weekend, but learned a ton. Here's a quick overview: NRA Home Firearms Safety Instructor: Cameron Green Great class. Learned unloading process on more than two dozen guns, from blackpowder on up. Also fired a variety of weapons, looking at the difference between...
by VXMerlinXV
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Mystery Ranch Med Lid
Replies: 1
Views: 2166

Mystery Ranch Med Lid

https://www.mysteryranch.com/med-lid-medical-first-aid-kit-pack-ul-certified-cal-fire-spec-approved-wildland-fire-accessory Hey guys, Have any of you checked one of these out yet? I'm wondering how close the strap placement is to regular Osprey/Gregory type packs, and if this would work as a replac...
by VXMerlinXV
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New IFAK
Replies: 11
Views: 3769

Re: New IFAK

Hey,
Either of those are decent kits, and will work for penetrating trauma. To should absolutely keep shears in your kit, I always have a pair or two.
by VXMerlinXV
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: I joined the club
Replies: 12
Views: 4614

Re: I joined the club

Nice work on getting your basic card. I have done a decent amount of event medical, and you can learn a TON, because you see a wide variety of cases and can learn from some decent providers.
by VXMerlinXV
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Celox-A-ChitoFlex-WoundStat-Combat Gauze vs Standard Gauze
Replies: 14
Views: 4256

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? The STOMP is relegated to the hall closet and camping duty. My bags all fit under the seat of our fa...
by VXMerlinXV
Tue May 22, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Celox-A-ChitoFlex-WoundStat-Combat Gauze vs Standard Gauze
Replies: 14
Views: 4256

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 VXMerlinXV
Mon May 14, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Training Opportunity
Replies: 5
Views: 2935

Training Opportunity

Hey guys, Weekend long Wilderness Med training coming up in Jersey in September. Topics include: Bleeding Control (BCON) Participants will learn the basics of bleeding control that can be used to save lives during traumatic events. Tourniquet application, wound packing, and pressure dressings will b...
by VXMerlinXV
Thu May 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Industrial Use First Repsonder and Emergency Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 3685

Re: Industrial Use First Repsonder and Emergency Kit

Only things I would think about are a SAM splint, and swapping some if the 2" elastic bandage for wider sizes. If I could only carry one, it would be 4".
by VXMerlinXV
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Looking for a specific aid bag.
Replies: 26
Views: 6799

Re: Looking for a specific aid bag.

If there's anyone still looking for a Mystery Ranch SAER pack, there are two for sale on Ebay currently
SAER pack

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