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by K9medic
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Cold pack activating itself
Replies: 17
Views: 3041

Re: Cold pack activating itself

Don't suppose you remember the date on the pack ?
by K9medic
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Brits told to stockpile food in case of hard BREXIT
Replies: 23
Views: 3990

Re: Brits told to stockpile food in case of hard BREXIT

To be honest it is basically selling headlines. We have been pulling this one apart at work (most of us are former military etc). Couple of points to take from this; 1) as we are taking britexit, how could the EU stop supplies once they reach the UK? 2) a lot of former military go into logistics, di...
by K9medic
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Ace wrap in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 1951

Re: Ace wrap in the UK

I use K lite (https://m.spservices.co.uk/item/Brand_K-LiteConformingBandage10cmx45m-Single_24_0_1541_1.html) bandages in most of my kits. Used it for support of soft tissue injuries and securing pads /splints etc and packed a wound (dogs hip). Never needed anything thicker /stronger, though I have u...
by K9medic
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How long can you store tap water without chlorinating? (UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

Re: How long can you store tap water without chlorinating? (UK)

I have 3 Jerry cans of water in the house. Refill them every year (when I turn the clocks back, it's also when I change smoke alarm batteries) and never had a problem.
by K9medic
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Cold pack activating itself
Replies: 17
Views: 3041

Re: Cold pack activating itself

Rather than a hard case would buble wrap work? Takes up less space and could be used (with tape) as padding etc.
by K9medic
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Noob question - Really sorry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2425

Re: Noob question - Really sorry!!

Where about a in the UK are you (general area) ? I'm on the east coast just south of the Borders. Since 202 squadron disbanded and air sea rescue moved south you can expect at least an hour for them in this area, air ambulance, if it's not already tasked about the same. And that of course is if the ...
by K9medic
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: NAEMT and that "TP-C"
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Re: NAEMT and that "TP-C"

Sugar free red bull? That's just sick, what ever happened to a good strong cup of tea?
by K9medic
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosions at Manchester Arena
Replies: 45
Views: 3010

Re: Explosions at Manchester Arena

If I can add a bit about event security (I have been in the game for 35 year both taking my turn on the doors and these days teaching). Though I should add Manchester is not my area. Everyone working an event as either safety stewart or security needs to hold a SIA badge. Minimum of two days trainin...
by K9medic
Sun May 28, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: UK based members
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

UK based members

Do we still have any uk based members ?
by K9medic
Sun May 28, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: first aid question
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: first aid question

Hi victorgrant, first off im assuming your talking about UK staff ? You are correct that to maintain the First Aid at Work certificate, students should compleate a 12 hour (2day) requlifacation course every 3 years. However in low risk situations a company can send the staff on the 6 hour (1 day) Em...
by K9medic
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: USMC Woolley Pully $80! WTH?!
Replies: 12
Views: 1065

Re: USMC Woolley Pully $80! WTH?!

While I wouldn't want to ditch my snugpac if I was back in Northern Germany these days, back in the early 80's they were about the warmest kit we could get. For us it was a normal dress item if we where about the barricks (woolly pully + lightweights, DMS boots and putties). Bit cheaper over here ht...
by K9medic
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Community AED / Defibrillator UK
Replies: 0
Views: 1906

Community AED / Defibrillator UK

Sorry just found this, but there is 1 million pound give away for community access defibrillators. It is being administered by the British Heart Foundation. More info here https://www.resus.org.uk/news/govern...ding-for-pads/ Sounds a lot, but it won't stretch far, so if you are active in your local...
by K9medic
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Community AED / Defibrillator UK
Replies: 0
Views: 1954

Community AED / Defibrillator UK

Sorry just found this, but there is 1 million pound give away for community access defibrillators. It is being administered by the British Heart Foundation. More info here https://www.resus.org.uk/news/govern...ding-for-pads/ Sounds a lot, but it won't stretch far, so if you are active in your local...
by K9medic
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Where to buy medical supplies for UK based member?
Replies: 9
Views: 2478

Re: Where to buy medical supplies for UK based member?

Not sure about Australia, but within the first aid community over here in the UK, STJ has a bad rep. Their courses open to none members are basic and political, the equipment they sell con usually be bought a lot cheaper of the net.
by K9medic
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Where to buy medical supplies for UK based member?
Replies: 9
Views: 2478

Re: Where to buy medical supplies for UK based member?

I have bought equipment from the following companies with no problems

http://medtree.co.uk
https://m.spservices.co.uk
https://www.firstaidwarehouse.co.uk

No dealings with any of them other than satisfied customer.
by K9medic
Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Adventures in Bugging Out with a Urine Bottle
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: Adventures in Bugging Out with a Urine Bottle

The sand was damp, been a lot of rain over the Autumn and winter (but no snow so I'm some what jealous of the Colonials) but not wet. With the bags under me and the medisheet above I stayed dry if not warm all night. The whole of that coast line is popular with bird watchers and there are a lot of s...
by K9medic
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Adventures in Bugging Out with a Urine Bottle
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: Adventures in Bugging Out with a Urine Bottle

Been looking at the small mess tin as a brew kit, cheers for the link.

Used to have a whistle on my key ring, but with 3 kids under 5 the girl friend said it had to go. At the moment its in my car bag, might be worth stashing whistles in my other gear, rather than having one on me.
by K9medic
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Adventures in Bugging Out with a Urine Bottle
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: Adventures in Bugging Out with a Urine Bottle

I was playing with the urine bottle \ sick sock as an improvised means of carrying drinking water as I only carry 1lt of drinking water.

Along time ago, in another life I had an issue water bottle with a bit of sandpaper glued to the lid, for those "3 am" trips when you couldn't put a torch on.
by K9medic
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Critical resource shortage - check your preps!
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: Critical resource shortage - check your preps!

Sadly it seems this is for real, not a bad dream. At this rate I may be forced to eat rich tea :cry:
by K9medic
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 2016 Winter MBO entry thread.
Replies: 14
Views: 4271

Re: 2016 Winter MBO entry thread.

Bugging Out with a Urine Bottle

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Adventures bugging out on the beach with a Urine Bottle called Bob.
by K9medic
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Adventures in Bugging Out with a Urine Bottle
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Adventures in Bugging Out with a Urine Bottle

I decided to set myself a bit of a test. I have a Get Home Bag in my car all year round (content changes with the season), and enough experience to know how to use it in my part of the UK. I know that being on these forums mean we accept that “Events” happen, and plan for equipment failures by carry...
by K9medic
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England
Replies: 28
Views: 2718

Re: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England

The weather forecast is hinting at snow for us up in the borders from Friday into the early part of next week. Time to breakout the winter clothing I think. On the upside a good cold snap will slow down the run off and give the rivers levels time to drop.
by K9medic
Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England
Replies: 28
Views: 2718

Re: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England

Got off light here from Frank. Cold and gusty winds till about 17:00hrd last night then wind dropped and it felt a lot warmer. We had heavy sleety rain just after mid day but didn't last very long. Woke up to clear blue skies and light breeze this morning. Just watching the Breakfast news and while ...
by K9medic
Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England
Replies: 28
Views: 2718

Re: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England

Looks like we got of light (so far) on the Nort East coast, windy but no rain or snow yet. How's everyone else fairing ?

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