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by DrJack
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: New AR Optic
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

Re: New AR Optic

The TA33 ACOG (compact x3) seems to go for around $750 on a consistent basis on eBay. I bought one for that amount back in 2012 and just watched one go for that exact amount last week. The TA33 is a fantastic optic in that the eye box is forgiving, the optical clarity is second to none, and the ill...
by DrJack
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: New AR Optic
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

Re: New AR Optic

Yes, I mean fixed somewhere in the neighborhood of 4x
by DrJack
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: New AR Optic
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

Re: New AR Optic

On a similar note, I am looking for a BDC reticle. (Chevron would be great) with a 3-5 ish zoom, but don't want to pay 1k USD for the Trijicon ACOG if I can avoid it.
Ary any of the knockoff ones worth a darn? Or should I cry one over the pricetag instead of every time I shoot for buying junk?
by DrJack
Fri May 18, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: I have a question
Replies: 11
Views: 1187

Re: I have a question

Like a lot of others here, it isn't a 1 bag system. Back in college camping trips used to happen by a phone call and "How quick can you be at the trail head?" so I kept tent/backpack/stove/etc. packed all the time. This evolved into my BOB. I keep fuel and weapon out of it for safety reasons but it ...
by DrJack
Fri May 18, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Best waterproof/air tight bottles?
Replies: 10
Views: 2662

Re: Best waterproof/air tight bottles?

I keep all my pills and things in a Pelican or Otterbox case.

It keeps them together, crushproof, and air/water tight.

I like those preforms though....how have I not heard of those yet?
by DrJack
Fri May 18, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Emergency Drinking Straws
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

Re: Emergency Drinking Straws

As a general rule I avoid straws. For the price, weight, reliability, and mass action effect I prefer a hand pump. I use mine for backpacking trips as well as part of my emergency plan, and am typically pumping for about 3 people. My preferred unit is the Sweetwater trekker. They were bought out man...
by DrJack
Fri May 18, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Industrial Use First Repsonder and Emergency Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 3097

Re: Industrial Use First Repsonder and Emergency Kit

Everything has been covered fairly well above. 2nd on carrying 4" instead of 2". 2 Sam splints and 1 pelvic binder (I like SAM's best) is about right. As far as Olaes or ETB/Israeli bandages, I would prefer a roll of gauze and an ACE wrap. Cheaper and more versatile, can accomplish the same job. Aga...
by DrJack
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best Camping Stoves - UK Edition
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Re: Best Camping Stoves - UK Edition

I use the MSR Dragonfly. It's enormous and weighty for those who count grams, but when cooking for large groups or use as a water source to melt snow or boil drinking water I think it makes up for the weight with its minimal fuel consumption on exttended trips. The wide base is convenient for large ...
by DrJack
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Best Outdoor Pants? Review of RailRiders
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Re: The Best Outdoor Pants? Review of RailRiders

Good review.
In partial to Kuhl Revolvr
Wore them as work pants when trimming trees and held up wonderfully, were cool in the heat. Have worn them on backcountry ski trips as well.
by DrJack
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Bag Shopping
Replies: 10
Views: 2462

Re: Trauma Bag Shopping

I used the RATS for fallen angel recovery when I was working out of Kandahar. I carried a Stomp II when I was on a truck but for a lighter bag, slimmer profile, and good waistbelt I liked RATS when we were getting into CSAR. I go back and forth netween liking compartments and hook and loop bags. I u...
by DrJack
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Bag Shopping
Replies: 10
Views: 2462

Re: Trauma Bag Shopping

I like the RATS from mystery ranch and most everything Chinook medical makes, the longbow in particular.

Back country access has some good packs as well.
by DrJack
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Tea tree oil
Replies: 7
Views: 2652

Re: Tea tree oil

Coconut oil is very stable and will remain solid up to about room temp. This may also help with potential leaks as this can be used as a salve instead of liquid oitment.
by DrJack
Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Earthquake bed.
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Earthquake bed.

https://youtu.be/RI3pz5p6l24

I'm not in an earthquake zone, but I saw this and I really like the concept for any type of "Panic Room" situation.

I'd probably make it with a little less food and water and a little more room. Plus be sure to have a beacon.

Thoughts?
by DrJack
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Medium Sized Tactical Aid Bag Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 1725

Re: Medium Sized Tactical Aid Bag Suggestions

I've used the Tacops M4. I don't really like it much. It's sturdy as heck and doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, which is good to me. I'm just not a huge fan. Also I'd like to recommend the Sweetwater filter over the Katadyn. I've never used the expedition, but I've broken every katadyn I've ...
by DrJack
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: recomendations for a good cheap pulse oximiter?
Replies: 21
Views: 1509

Re: recomendations for a good cheap pulse oximiter?

Cheap ones are just as reliable as expensive ones. That may be true to a point. But I have trouble believing that a $20 unit is going to be just as accurate and reliable as a $300 unit. I guessing the $300 unit is much more accurate,j it's the reliability that I question. Again, and as with everyth...
by DrJack
Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: recomendations for a good cheap pulse oximiter?
Replies: 21
Views: 1509

Re: recomendations for a good cheap pulse oximiter?

Cheap ones are just as reliable as expensive ones.

Both are of only slight diagnostic value.

Treat the patient, not the monitor.
by DrJack
Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Medium Sized Tactical Aid Bag Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 1725

Re: Medium Sized Tactical Aid Bag Suggestions

I'll second the Mystery RATS. It is honestly the best crafted bag I've seen for tactical medicine. My question is how mobile do you really need to be with these? The Chinook, M9, and RATS are all designed to go on patrol with, do tactical entry, etc. If you're not in a combat environment I'd go with...
by DrJack
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: O2: Refill:
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: O2: Refill:

So I'm not sure what I'm looking at here...

Is that for refilling a D off of the tank in picture?
Or is it for refilling the tank shown?
by DrJack
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Wilderness First aid pack
Replies: 13
Views: 1910

Re: Wilderness First aid pack

Didn't dig too hard into identifying items, as mentioned above, lists help a lot. I would consider more SAMs, and ACE bandages. I use the heck out of those things. Also think I'm looking at scalpels, suture kits, and a minor surgical set; not sure what your intention with those and what you level of...
by DrJack
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Treatment for "sucking chest wound"
Replies: 16
Views: 2689

Re: Treatment for "sucking chest wound"

To echo what Ian said, most of the Pnuemothorax pts I have seen have been in sever respiratory distress, gasping for air, etc. Another key note is that the respiratory distress is PROGRESSIVE, that is to say, each breath is harder to take than the last. Also as mentiond above, it doesn't really matt...
by DrJack
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Medical Pointee Talkee/ Useful Phrase card.
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Medical Pointee Talkee/ Useful Phrase card.

In need of a Spanish/English pointee talkee for common medical things as well as some useful phrases (Sit here, Wait 10 minutes, empty pockets, etc.) Google and the search on this forum don't seem to hold my answers, so can anybody help? I have more need for clinical type stuff than emergency, but a...
by DrJack
Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Inventories of war: soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2368

Re: Inventories of war: soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014

the most interesting bit of kit not spoken about in detail is the ballistic cod piece/groin protection to protect the genitals and femoral artery from IED's made from the blade of cheap Chinese hand saws. To elaborate: Shown is the Protective Outer Garment, sometimes referred to as a POG or "Combat...
by DrJack
Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Themal sheild/tarp
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

Re: Themal sheild/tarp

I'm not finding a video?

Also, if a "Standard" tarp style emergency stops 80% of thermal signature as stated in the blog; have there been tests using multiple tarps?
by DrJack
Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: The use of copper containers to kill pathogenics in water
Replies: 23
Views: 2145

Re: The use of copper containers to kill pathogenics in wate

My father in law is a FD inspector who used to muck around as a utilities guy. Anyhow, as far as the interior of pipes go, it is rare to see corrosion of the interior of copper pipes. Also he tells me that the lead pipes that are being replaced (Long ago designated un-potable) have such high levels ...

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