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by Ricky Romero
Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from California
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Hello from California

Good to have you aboard! +1 on the "BOB weekend" idea. Welcome.
by Ricky Romero
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB - Gold and Silver
Replies: 71
Views: 3161

Re: BOB - Gold and Silver

You'll get back more from your investment by trading junk gold rings than precious metal coins. Read some of FerFAL's accounts of Argentina after the economic collapse of 2001. IIRC, he said that everyone wanted gold (not silver) and that gold coins were far too valuable to use as payment for most t...
by Ricky Romero
Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Why does this guy have latex gloves on his feet?
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Why does this guy have latex gloves on his feet?

Because the surgeon has a wicked sense of humour! :lol: Really sterile gloves are a quick way of covering the feet, especially the toes if they are going to be in the sterile field, as in this case. With the various crevices, nails etc they take a lot of cleaning and sterilising. If the surgeon req...
by Ricky Romero
Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Patient assessment sheets
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: Patient assessment sheets

If a patient is really sick you won't have time or opportunity to fill it in. I don't think the plan was to fill out the form completely for every emergency. I got the impression that it was to jot down whatever information you could scrape together at the scene, including eyewitness information in...
by Ricky Romero
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Excellent trauma guide
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Excellent trauma guide

Thanks for the link!
by Ricky Romero
Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Patient assessment sheets
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: Patient assessment sheets

Great idea and great work! I like that it's not too cluttered. I would recommend everyone have something like this in their FAK. The time you save the paramedics by gathering this information could free them up to better assist the patient. It could also give the ED staff a better report from the pa...
by Ricky Romero
Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: surgicel
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: surgicel

Yep, that's pretty much the idea.
by Ricky Romero
Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Gloria Fire -- Wildfire near my house (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 27
Views: 1382

Re: The Gloria Fire -- Wildfire near my house (Pic Heavy)

I like how wildfires are so common in California that the sandwiches got more coverage in this thread than the fire. :lol:

Seriously though, great learning experience! This is why we needed a California chapter. This state is every kind of disaster waiting to happen. We gotta get folks prepared!
by Ricky Romero
Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome to the newest ZS chapter
Replies: 58
Views: 3766

Re: Welcome to the newest ZS chapter

KotaLu wrote:No way! Cali beat Florida?!? *mumbles* I live a state of damned slackers... lol

Strangely I am not surprised! Congrats ya'll 8)
Well, we've been talking about starting a chapter since 2007, so don't discount our slacking abilities. :lol:
by Ricky Romero
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the totalitarian state of california!
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Greetings from the totalitarian state of california!

Welcome. Hope to see you out at some ZS meetings/events!


Pirate Punch wrote:...this shithole known as California...
Shh! If you say that too many times, it makes it true. Look at Detroit.
by Ricky Romero
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome to the newest ZS chapter
Replies: 58
Views: 3766

Re: Welcome to the newest ZS chapter

Thanks Pete! Glad to be on board.
by Ricky Romero
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: surgicel
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: surgicel

Ovationman wrote:Man that stuff is pricey 12 1x1 squares are around 300$ :shock:
Wow. I had no idea. I've only encountered it at work.
by Ricky Romero
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: surgicel
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: surgicel

I got a couple packets of surgicel from a friend.I am not really sure what it is though.From what I have gathered it is like quick-clot.Am I correct? It's a very absorbent bandage/packing material that is used to control bleeding. The shredded cotton-candy consistency (minus the stickiness) helps t...
by Ricky Romero
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Californians: Help Make Us Official!
Replies: 134
Views: 2466

Re: Californians: Help Make Us Official!

Do you know if ZS is an actual public charity with a 501 (c) (3)? That could help if when donating, a vendor can write it off as a charitable contribution. Waiting on Michelle to get back to me on that. You'd think I'd know what kind of organization it was before I joined :lol: Yes, ZS is a 501(c)(...
by Ricky Romero
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Californians: Help Make Us Official!
Replies: 134
Views: 2466

Re: Californians: Help Make Us Official!

Our signed chapter agreement has been emailed. Start the countdown....
by Ricky Romero
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Californians: Help Make Us Official!
Replies: 134
Views: 2466

Re: Californians: Help Make Us Official!

MMCM and whisk.e, you have email waiting.
by Ricky Romero
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Californians: Help Make Us Official!
Replies: 134
Views: 2466

Re: Californians: Help Make Us Official!

Ok, folks, I got this response from Michelle via email... Awesome! I can't wait for you guys to get going. Our only concern is that the President, Financial Officer, Third Officer set-up is a requirement. Our application had the three members listed as regional co-chairs. We need to have one head of...
by Ricky Romero
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Thousand Oaks, California Area!
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Hello from Thousand Oaks, California Area!

Welcome from Fresno!
by Ricky Romero
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Californians: Help Make Us Official!
Replies: 134
Views: 2466

Re: Californians: Help Make Us Official!

Yeah, that will be nice. Rather than trying to dig through all the meeting room threads. Come on ZS head honchos, hook it up already!! On that note, I'll share the email response Michelle sent me: Thanks! I'm passing this on to the board, and I expect we'll have an answer for you by Sunday. (I can'...
by Ricky Romero
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greatings from the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Greatings from the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia

Welcome, glad to see the CA numbers growing. Living in Oregon, I think that's the 1st time I've ever heard anyone say that. :lol: Yeah, Oregon is going to start patrolling their Southern border for runaway Californians. :lol: Welcome aboard, desert dog! What part of California are you from? "The la...
by Ricky Romero
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Californians: Help Make Us Official!
Replies: 134
Views: 2466

Re: Californians: Help Make Us Official!

Sorry for being unavailable the last few days. I PM'ed Michelle our application and a scanned copy of our "official" signed document. It may take a while for her to get things rolling with the mothership, so be patient, everybody. Chapter applications have to be reviewed before anything is solidifie...
by Ricky Romero
Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:50 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Californians: Help Make Us Official!
Replies: 134
Views: 2466

Re: Californians: Help Make Us Official!

muscleman_coffeemesto wrote:Well we signed "something" today.
High five you guys.
Hey, man, that was official stuff.
by Ricky Romero
Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Californians: Help Make Us Official!
Replies: 134
Views: 2466

Re: Californians: Help Make Us Official!

It's cool guys, my son wants the dog to hang out here today. Thanks for trying to accommodate me, though. BTW, I'm getting on the road now, so I can claim whisk.e's first-to-arrive beer.
by Ricky Romero
Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: How do I convert pool water to perfectly drinkable water?
Replies: 24
Views: 1149

Re: How do I convert pool water to perfectly drinkable water?

Dilute it down until the chlorine concentration is ok for drinking. The city tap water where I live is heavily chlorinated and besides the taste, it is perfectly potable. Unless the pool water tasted superchlorinated, you might not have to do anything to it at all. Be prepared for all the "pool wate...

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