Search found 22 matches

by brewmeister
Sun May 07, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Excellent Article on Military PCU Clothing System
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Re: Excellent Article on Military PCU Clothing System

The emphasis on waterproof layers only being for static use I think has gone a long way toward changing peoples thinking about moisture management, and fleece+epic windshirt as a functional active wet weather option is coming back into vogue in some circles. Can you expand on this Ronny? Very inter...
by brewmeister
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Is zombie toxic green the new bright signal orange?
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Re: Is zombie toxic green the new bright signal orange?

DOT did a study that showed that lime green reflective vests were more visible than orange. In other words, lime green was visually acquired more quickly than orange, hence we now see lime green vests as nearly standard-issue for public safety as well as rear emergency vehicle reflective striping.
by brewmeister
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Danner Acadia Gore-Tax, 600G Thinsulate, Made in USA
Replies: 12
Views: 1108

Re: Danner Acadia Gore-Tax, 600G Thinsulate, Made in USA

Man, I don't know how you guys can get boots with insulation, let alone 600G. I have hot feet and a pair of wool socks is perfect for super cold weather for me.
by brewmeister
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 29MAR20)
Replies: 915
Views: 206885

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Dang, it's a bummer he's gone. One of the coolest things is seeing how one's decisions to carry what changes over time due to new tech and new knowledge.
by brewmeister
Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: MOLLE Vest: The heck do I do with it?
Replies: 20
Views: 3216

Re: MOLLE Vest: The heck do I do with it?

Sell it.

Wear a war belt or a chest rig for a Carbine Class if you have to. There's a reason why you don't see MOLLE vests being used these days. The 1990s-early-2000's called and want their vest back.
by brewmeister
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Best pocket first aid kit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: Best pocket first aid kit?

AMK's Ultralite .5 is what I carry and recommend to folks when they want a pre-made boo boo kit that offers one of the better bang for your buck in terms of the stuff they provide and the cost.
by brewmeister
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Strike Hard Gear Medical Supplies
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Strike Hard Gear Medical Supplies

No experience with the company, but if it was myself spending the money, I would pick up an Adventure Medical Kit's .5 or .7 from their ultralight line (for one, you're getting a bit more stuff at a better bang for your buck). Because boo boo stuff aren't life-threatening, I don't see a point in kee...
by brewmeister
Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: perfect airplane carry on pack with frame???
Replies: 12
Views: 1548

Re: perfect airplane carry on pack with frame???

I have the TAG Sentinel Pack, which is identical to the Sniper Pack posted above except it has a small additional pouch sewn to the front. I kinda view it like a cheaper, but more feature-rich Goruck GR2 when it comes to having a carryon. Plus, before they hiked the price on clearance up, I snagged ...
by brewmeister
Sun May 04, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Check your gear!
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: Check your gear!

Quoted for truth. FEMA I think it was actually did a study on the effectiveness of medications after the expiration date, and with the exception of a few, they worked well like ten years post expiration date. Please note, I'm saying this from memory, so it may not be completely correct, but I do re...
by brewmeister
Sun May 04, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: I just learned a FAK lesson the hard way
Replies: 25
Views: 2911

Re: I just learned a FAK lesson the hard way

Most meds, except for certain antibiotics, retain nearly 90% of it's potency 10-15 years after the expiration date. While I'm not privy to the data contained in the FDA SLEP study, I and many others have taken expired OTC drugs even up to five years past the expiration date and it still worked. And ...
by brewmeister
Sun May 04, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Check your gear!
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: Check your gear!

If you're going to be using that chest dart, chances are you're going to have an extra hole or two in your body from a foreign object that definitely isn't sterile. You're gonna be getting a crap ton of antibiotics at the hospital anyways, so IMHO, I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'll gladly tak...
by brewmeister
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Dynarex Krinkle Gauze VS Kerlix?
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: Dynarex Krinkle Gauze VS Kerlix?

Just wanted to update you on the differences...to be honest, they're practically the same. Based on the appearance and feel alone, if you blindly handed a roll of Kerlix and Krinkle to me, it would be a pure dumb guess as to which is which. If money matters, then you really can't beat $1 per roll of...
by brewmeister
Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: EDC Trauma kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Re: EDC Trauma kit

Getting a proper seal for an occlusive dressing requires the area around the wound to be prepped and clear of blood as much as possible for it to be effective-- which is time consuming (ie cutting your shirt off, wiping off the blood, etc.) and a pain in the butt if you're self-aiding. Not to mentio...
by brewmeister
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: EDC Trauma kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Re: EDC Trauma kit

The only possible reason that makes any sense to not include a chest seal is if you're in a position to wear armor. Even if I was wearing armor, I'd include a chest seal. After all, if you're wearing armor, there's a good chance that you're expecting to get shot at. And if you're expecting to get s...
by brewmeister
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: EDC Trauma kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Re: EDC Trauma kit

I have an ITS Tallboy that I keep in my backpack. All it has is: 1x CAF TQ 1x 6" ETD 1 x Kerlix 1 pair of gloves Stop the bleeding is my number one goal. I'll probably pick up a hemostatic later on, but it's kinda pricey. No airway stuff. Why? Cause by the time I need it, I'll probably be unconsciou...
by brewmeister
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: small first aid kit for car
Replies: 11
Views: 2314

Re: small first aid kit for car

OP, I would also recommend adding some space blankets. They're cheap and a decent insurance policy with a ton of uses. If you're stuck on the side of the road in the middle of winter, you can always use the space blankets to cover your vehicle's windows and that will help with heat retention. Looks ...
by brewmeister
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Dynarex Krinkle Gauze VS Kerlix?
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: Dynarex Krinkle Gauze VS Kerlix?

I'll keep you updated on this for sure. I've used Dealmed before and they're fantastic-- fast processing times, competitive prices, and their CS is great. Plus, you can't beat $3.49 shipping. No, I'm not affiliated with them. But I'm a cheap bastard and love supporting companies who aren't out to ch...
by brewmeister
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Dynarex Krinkle Gauze VS Kerlix?
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: Dynarex Krinkle Gauze VS Kerlix?

Wow, you are definitely getting shafted. Dealmed.com has em for $1 each. I have some incoming and it should get here at the end of the week but based on description alone, looks like they're both the same ply, so there shouldn't be that much difference.
by brewmeister
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Gloves:
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: Gloves:

My gloves fit perfectly and manual dexterity isn't really a problem for me; we all have different hands, and you should go with whatever works. I agree, whichever one works for you. Another issue that we found was that once our hands start sweating and you take your gloves off, it's a pain in the b...
by brewmeister
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Where to Buy Medical Products: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 90377

Re: Where to Buy Medical Products: The Definitive Thread

Check out dealmed.com. Shipping is only $3.50 and their prices are quire competitive compared to other shops. I have done business with them and have been pleased with their service.
by brewmeister
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Hello

Hey guys, some of you may recognize the name from other forums, but it's good to be here. Preparedness is crucial and there's a tom of good info on this site. Can't wait to read some more and give some back.
by brewmeister
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Gloves:
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: Gloves:

Are you referring to their "Barrier" extrication gloves that provides protection from fluids? If so, those, IMHO, are junk and a waste of money. You lose tactile dexterity compared to their non-barrier gloves and basically feels like you're wearing bunker gloves. At the firehouse, we would simply we...

Go to advanced search