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by johndoe
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Can Anyone Recommend a Watch?
Replies: 30
Views: 2783

Re: Can Anyone Recommend a Watch?

Citizen Eco-Drive BM8475-00X. Large face, glow in the dark, no battery, quality watch to beat to hell. Currently $131 on Amazon. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RA7n9wdgL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032FOSI0/ref=asc_df_B0032FOSI01902943?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=hyprod-20&linkC...
by johndoe
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Reasons to have wrist watch
Replies: 49
Views: 3318

Re: Reasons to have wrist watch

Being an EMT and former combat medic, its absolutely necessary to have one. Makes timing your patient's pulse and respirations, and establishing drip rates super easy. This. I also prefer a nondigital with glow in the dark hands to make it easier to see when taking a pulse in the dark...much easier...
by johndoe
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Best state to be a Prepper in?
Replies: 67
Views: 5183

Re: Best state to be a Prepper in?

Lots of mentions of Arizona here, but I think it's easy to stereotype a whole state in a way that might prejudice your choices of prep states. For instance, in Northern AZ (Flagstaff) there's currently several inches of snow on the ground, it sits in the middle of the nation's largest contiguous pon...
by johndoe
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Crossfitters--Updates?
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Re: Crossfitters--Updates?

I do not, however, agree with "momentum = strength" e.g. kipping pullups, which ages ago in gym class we called "cheating" pullups. :-) I agree 100%, but I think the idea behind the kipping pullup isn't that it's about pure strength, but also about body control and being able to use your body effec...
by johndoe
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Crossfitters--Updates?
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Re: Crossfitters--Updates?

I wished the mainsite would give a strength and daily WOD ala Crossfit Football, but that's what it (CFFB) and Crossfit Strength Bias are for I suppose. That said, if you do the mainsite WODs and still have the energy on rest days to do a strength workout, you need to honestly ask yourself if you'r...
by johndoe
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Crossfitters--Updates?
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Re: Crossfitters--Updates?

I forgot all about this thread. A little update...went through the onramp courses and was really impressed with the focus on form and technique. Been going to classes fairly regularly now and am hooked. I do throw in a non CF day where I focus on strength training (benching, pressing, back work, etc...
by johndoe
Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My Bugout Trailer: Now With Pictures!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3125

Re: My Bugout Trailer: Now With Pictures!!

I lived in a 5th wheel for a year and half when I went back to school a few years ago. I was real lucky and found one with a polar package. It was only a half inch of additional sheet insulation all around, but it made a huge difference. The metal frame on trailers makes for horrible thermal bridgi...
by johndoe
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My Bugout Trailer: Now With Pictures!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3125

Re: My Bugout Trailer

. Is there a standard location for the electrical, water and sewer hookups (right side vs left side, etc)? Generally all the connections will be on the left (driver) side on standard RVs though theoretically you could locate them anywhere with long enough hoses, cords, etc. I wouldn't want to put s...
by johndoe
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My Bugout Trailer: Now With Pictures!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3125

Re: My Bugout Trailer

I've been full-time RVing for a bit over a year now and one thing that comes to mind is having to use it for a less than end of the world scenario. For instance, imagine a localized disaster (hurricane, tornado, something like that--heck, or even a financial disaster that required you to live in it)...
by johndoe
Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Life saved yesterday thanks to training
Replies: 43
Views: 3100

Re: Life saved yesterday thanks to training

Good work! You and your whole family should be proud!
by johndoe
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects
Replies: 420
Views: 49430

Re: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects (updated 9/5/11,page 14)

What are people's thoughts for carrying firearms on bikes? I have a concealed carry permit. I have a nice shoulder rig I carry my Glock in. It fits nice under my riding gear. And is accessable with through the chest zipper. Or I have a snubby revolver I carry in the chest pocket of my riding gear. ...
by johndoe
Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage - when to cycle the stores?
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Food Storage - when to cycle the stores?

Hello everyone~ I see some great lists and pics of what everyone has stored up. I have a question though. How long do you keep your food stores before you have to cycle them out with fresh supplies? Do you do it once a year, or fives years, etc? Also, how about water. If I store water in plastic (5...
by johndoe
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: EMT/Medics...scenario question
Replies: 50
Views: 4091

Re: EMT/Medics...scenario question

Am I the only one noting the fact that the OP wandered onto scene while off duty? To me that means he has no equipment other than his EDC. So, with only say, a pocketknife, cellphone, and flashlight, what else SHOULD he do, besides call for help, maintain C-spine, and monitor the patient? Sheesh. I...
by johndoe
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for a good Urban BackPack
Replies: 65
Views: 8522

Re: Looking for a good Urban BackPack

The North Face Surge is a great low profile urban backpack. Its easily acceptable in a white collar business enviornment. If you want to lower its profile to an absolute minimum, take a black permanent marker to the white name stitching and the small reflective panels. Campmor has the best price. U...
by johndoe
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: EMT/Medics...scenario question
Replies: 50
Views: 4091

Re: EMT/Medics...scenario question

So, the original author of this thread states it was a diabetic emergency? How'd you know? Just because of the nature verbaized during th initial tone? You didn't mention gaining a patient history or even making verbal patient contact IE: ANSWERS TO PETINENT NEGATIVES. Two basic level medical skill...
by johndoe
Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Most efficient lighting method?
Replies: 55
Views: 7226

Re: Most efficient lighting method?

I don't know about most efficient, but I keep a couple kerosene lanterns and a small supply of kerosene on hand. I like sitting outside in the evenings when it's warm and enjoying the light they put out. For longer term I have a small stockpile of eneloop rechargeables and a foldable solar panel tha...
by johndoe
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects
Replies: 420
Views: 49430

Re: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects (updated 9/5/11,page 14)

Nice rig Johndoe. Having the extra tubes and the tools to do the fix saved you a long walk I bet. lol. Good lesson. I guess knowing HOW to do a repair like that is just as important. How long was your ride and do you have any other good lessons you could share on a ride like that? Thx, DK I think i...
by johndoe
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects
Replies: 420
Views: 49430

Re: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects (updated 9/5/11,page 14)

Thanks for the comments gents. Those Vespanda photos are fantastic. There is one in there he took with an ADV rider. Cool shot. Time to go back to ADV and read some more about those guys and their lunacy. Johndoe: I would think you are right about setting up and trying to sleep in a steady rain.......
by johndoe
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: EMT/Medics...scenario question
Replies: 50
Views: 4091

Re: EMT/Medics...scenario question

Were the medics confused before or after you gave them your size-up? It was after, but it wasn't really them overtly saying "Why are you doing that?" It was more the overall casual attitude about the C-Spine. For instance, I had to get my keys out to give them to someone else to let them get a stre...
by johndoe
Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects
Replies: 420
Views: 49430

Re: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects (updated 9/5/11,page 14)

Nice rig Johndoe. Having the extra tubes and the tools to do the fix saved you a long walk I bet. lol. Good lesson. I guess knowing HOW to do a repair like that is just as important. How long was your ride and do you have any other good lessons you could share on a ride like that? Thx, DK I think i...
by johndoe
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects
Replies: 420
Views: 49430

Re: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects (updated 9/5/11,page 14)

Here's my beast in a ditch on the Dempster on the way to the Arctic Circle this June: http://hphotos-iad1.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/270334_10101182222877691_2027378_79812647_641843_n.jpg But all the money spent on crash bars, skid plates, brush guards, etc was well spent, as she kept right on going: ht...
by johndoe
Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: EMT/Medics...scenario question
Replies: 50
Views: 4091

Re: EMT/Medics...scenario question

Please describe the pt Tall, short, obese, young, old - what? How did you determine this was a diabetic event? A dislocated shoulder from a standing fall indicates (to me anyway) an underlying condition past diabetes. What kind, if any, history did you get? thx 47 year old male, appx 6'2, thin, his...
by johndoe
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: EMT/Medics...scenario question
Replies: 50
Views: 4091

EMT/Medics...scenario question

I had a guy with a ground level fall due to a diabetic event and was wondering your opinions on the choice to maintain c-spine stablization. I entered the scene (I'm an EMT but I was not there in a professional capacity) and saw a male laying on the ground moaning in pain, with an obvious dislocated...
by johndoe
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Your choice of PAW Primary care provider?
Replies: 31
Views: 1490

Re: Your choice of PAW Primary care provider?

I'm an EMT and I damn sure wouldn't pick one if I had a choice. It's basically nothing but advanced first aid. Paramedics are more advanced but most of their training only addresses dealing with acute situations for the 5-30 minutes it takes to get someone to the hospital and not long term care of i...

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