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by Nomad_Medic
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Paracord kit to keep a sick teenager entertained
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Paracord kit to keep a sick teenager entertained

It all depends on how complex or simple you want this to be. If the kid will have YouTube access, there are a million tutorials on how to make bracelets, belts, slings, and other bits of gear. If he won't have access to a computer or the internet someone can log into Instructables.com and print many...
by Nomad_Medic
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What would you do with a pile of wooden pallets?
Replies: 26
Views: 4174

Re: What would you do with a pile of wooden pallets?

As was mentioned previously, compost bins made from pallets are quick, easy, and work well (I've made several sets). I've also stripped them down (tons of work) and used the materials to build animal shelters. Of course, they work well to raise the floor/sub-floor in workshops or tents. I've seen th...
by Nomad_Medic
Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: MOLLE Water Bottle Pouch
Replies: 15
Views: 2865

Re: MOLLE Water Bottle Pouch

I've got the same Condor pouch and have been happy with it. I turned the whole thing into a cooking kit. Part of what I did may remove the floppy issue you have (though it will add weight). I purchased a SS canister that is just slightly larger than a Nalgene bottle that makes it fit perfectly insid...
by Nomad_Medic
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tools that could fit into pen slots?
Replies: 24
Views: 4247

Re: Tools that could fit into pen slots?

Gerber Diamond Knife Sharpener

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Have used this one (or maybe one like it) in the tackle box with great results for years.
by Nomad_Medic
Sun May 27, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: ZSC:005 LOCAL TRADING POST
Replies: 75
Views: 20735

Re: ZSC:005 LOCAL TRADING POST

We're getting ready to move and are selling aNecky Gannet 2 tandem kayak that is a great kayak and big/stable enough to tour in SOLD and our '05 Grand Cherokee. I'd be willing to knock some $$ of for ZS folks and will give you the straight dope on them.

Let me know...
by Nomad_Medic
Wed May 02, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Glasses
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: Glasses

+1 For Zenni. I've purchased a half dozen pairs for myself and the family and nobody has any real complaints. Its not a bad idea to get someone to measure the width you like (i.e. at a mall store) but the website pretty much takes you through the whole process. WTF? I typed 'plus one For Zenni' and ...
by Nomad_Medic
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: US Palm Defender
Replies: 40
Views: 5838

Re: US Palm Defender

... I don't see the benefit of wearing them both. Many moons ago when I wore a vest regularly on the ambulance some of the guys would wear a soft insert outside of their trauma plate (of course this was all on the outside of the body of the vest). The reason they gave, and I have no idea if it's tr...
by Nomad_Medic
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Small items that may be useful when SHTF
Replies: 42
Views: 2987

Re: Small items that may be useful when SHTF

And most importantly a good snake bite kid. Like this: http://img.tapatalk.com/32606dd4-dd6a-f2a5.jpg Not to threadjack but if anyone feels they need this piece of kit, do a little research and get a bit of training before you buy it. That way you won't throw it away and kick yourself. These things...
by Nomad_Medic
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Small items that may be useful when SHTF
Replies: 42
Views: 2987

Re: Small items that may be useful when SHTF

Lots of good ideas; totally dig'n on the eye hooks. I discourage most people from Aspirin unless they are carrying it for cardiac conditions. It really thins the blood so it will make you bruise easier and bleed more. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) will do almost everything ASA will except thin the blood t...
by Nomad_Medic
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Converting an Estwing into a Tactical Tomahawk
Replies: 40
Views: 37507

Re: Converting an Estwing into a Tactical Tomahawk

As stated, this is a good example of re-purposing a tool and was done well. A couple people have mentioned drawing out the hammer side to make a longer spike. While in theory this is a good idea, the heat it would take would be pretty significant and thus the factory hardness and temper would be sho...
by Nomad_Medic
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Reasons to have wrist watch
Replies: 49
Views: 3737

Re: Reasons to have wrist watch

Many modern watches do a whole lot more than tell time. They can tell you of impending weather changes with on board barometers, tell you what direction you are headed with built in compasses, and you can get them with GPS receivers. That is, of course, in addition to the alarms (handy if your on yo...
by Nomad_Medic
Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: ZSC:005 LOCAL TRADING POST
Replies: 75
Views: 20735

Russian SKS

Hi folks, I finally got around to putting the SKS SOLD Armslist Add As the Armslist says, 1953 Russian Tula SKS with all the goodies (Bayonet, cleaning kit, cleaning rod, sling) in great shape (just figured up the round count; it's been about 400 since I cleaned the Cosmo out of it 15 years ago) Lis...
by Nomad_Medic
Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The Clan MacSlayer General Kilt Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 18513

Re: The Clan MacSlayer General Kilt Thread

I'd love to get a kilt but as a bigger guy I have my doubts about how good I'd look in one. Also I am not of Scottish descent. I am Norwegian and Irish. Do people of nonscottish descent get harassed for wearing a kilt? The Irish wore kilts pretty often but don't worry about getting grief on what yo...
by Nomad_Medic
Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: Medical questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2760

Re: Medical questions

Ahh, the lack of questions either means I am being really clear, nobody gives a rat’s rear, or I am talking to myself. Oh well, I’ll keep going anyway I guess. We’ve already talked about making sure the scene is safe and have started working through the Primary Survey. So far, that includes: C - Cat...
by Nomad_Medic
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: Medical questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2760

Re: Medical questions

Okay, I have it figured out! I was totally confused as to why KJ4VOV was posting and introing himself here......Bernie, you clicked on the wrong chapter; ZSC:006 is next door. Not that you're not welcome to come play, I just imagine you won't be making the commute from VA to WA for too many chapter ...
by Nomad_Medic
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: Medical questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2760

Re: Medical questions

The last post was the real basic part of breathing; let’s touch on a couple things that are a little more involved. What I mentioned before is what you are taught in most First Aider courses. If you look at the Ranger Medic’s handbook, the breathing section of the Primary Survey doesn’t mention any ...
by Nomad_Medic
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: Medical questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2760

Re: Medical questions

Hi kids, miss me? Sorry for the delay (just being lazy and haven’t written anything, really need to put in some time on Mechanical Issues), but let’s get back at it. I am glad that folks are reading this and JIC, thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately, I’m pretty much gonna ignore it, nothing person...
by Nomad_Medic
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mechanical Issues
Replies: 102
Views: 15753

Re: Mechanical Issues

Sorry, nothing yet. Just got mobilization orders for the 19th so I'll try to bang out a good chunk on the flight and get it posted when I get to work. Life's way to busy here in the real world to type, pretty much has to happen at work. I'll do my best to make up for lost time then though
by Nomad_Medic
Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: ZSC:005 LOCAL TRADING POST
Replies: 75
Views: 20735

Re: ZSC:005 LOCAL TRADING POST

I have a couple things I'm trying to get rid of, some may be of interest to folks here (also still have the ammo listed above) ALL SOLD 'cept the SKS which I have'nt gotten around to listing yet.. Victor Oxy-Acetylene torches and gauges-SOLD Jerry Ahern's "The Survivalist" series Books 1-15 Missing ...
by Nomad_Medic
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mechanical Issues
Replies: 102
Views: 15753

Re: Mechanical Issues

Not to tease but more will come, I'm just home from work so busy with a...life. More MI will be posted as time to write becomes available
by Nomad_Medic
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: Medical questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2760

Re: Medical questions

More will follow, just home from work now so I have a life....even if this thread seems to be me talking to myself
by Nomad_Medic
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Art
Topic: Your apocalyptic photography thread
Replies: 138
Views: 34298

Re: Your apocalyptic photography thread

A Nazi bunker in Kristiansund, Norway http://i566.photobucket.com/albums/ss106/Nomad_medic/nw4.jpg http://i566.photobucket.com/albums/ss106/Nomad_medic/nw2.jpg http://i566.photobucket.com/albums/ss106/Nomad_medic/NW1.jpg http://i566.photobucket.com/albums/ss106/Nomad_medic/mw4.jpg http://i566.photob...
by Nomad_Medic
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mechanical Issues
Replies: 102
Views: 15753

Re: Mechanical Issues

Dan and Caleb rode across the property and to the two-lane track that led into the hills. The weather was nice and the ride pleasant. They spoke little and before Dan realized how much time had passed, they came upon the camp. His Rising Star Christian Camp consisted of several buildings arranged in...
by Nomad_Medic
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mechanical Issues
Replies: 102
Views: 15753

Re: Mechanical Issues

Hi gang, I just wanted to let you know I made a couple small edits to the September 24th entry. It seems I 'lost' Ned, oops.

And for the moar crowd....well, I gave into peer pressure, here you go.

(It could be a bit before the next chapter, I get to go home soon!)

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