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by Veritas
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Wound irrigation with drinking water?
Replies: 48
Views: 4559

Re: Wound irrigation with drinking water?

Use urine. It's sterile. If he's squeamish, use his own. If he's not (or unconscious), use anyone's. Maybe it's sterile. Maybe it's not. Plus there's potentially more stuff in urine than tap water, (protein, glucose) depending on your health conditions. I'm using clean, not sterile, water if it's me.
by Veritas
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Wound irrigation with drinking water?
Replies: 48
Views: 4559

Re: Wound irrigation with drinking water?

Read a study years ago that the best way to sterilize a decent sized wound is rinse it under the tap for like 5 minutes. Or, that's what someone in charge of teaching me told me once. That there was a study that said that. I also read a study that some educators just make shit up when they don't re...
by Veritas
Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: How should I treat a severe laceration?
Replies: 48
Views: 4794

Re: How should I treat a severe laceration?

Great question.....really is. Bottom line is all bleeding will eventually stop. So stop the bleeding. Also remember a little bleeding is the first line irrigation, which is CRITICAL in decreasing the chance for infection. If anyone thinks that it is a totally sterile proceedure to suture a wound, i...
by Veritas
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Concentrated Betadyne/Povidone-iodine
Replies: 11
Views: 1774

Re: Concentrated Betadyne/Povidone-iodine

Per everything I have learned, paniac is exactly correct. For wound irrigation you can just use tap water. It's about the volume, not what's in the irrigation fluid. Also, it might be good to point out that you should not use anything with the word "scrub" on it to irrigate a wound, that is only for...
by Veritas
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Mountain Man BOB, or pack my possibles.
Replies: 30
Views: 2795

Re: Mountain Man BOB, or pack my possibles.

Jeremiah Johnson http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068762/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; There is a lot that can be gleamed from this movie in regards to this topic. In fact, I should watch it again. And I'll be watching this thread too. :D get the book! Outdoor Survival Skills by larry...
by Veritas
Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Jörg has inspired me!
Replies: 29
Views: 1290

Re: Jörg has inspired me!

Wow, this is totally cool! I'm glad I found this thread, I just wish I had the equipment and skill to do that sort of machining. Good job sir!

For some reason I had jamoni pictured way older.
by Veritas
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Anyone watch Sons of Guns
Replies: 785
Views: 46619

Re: Anyone watch Sons of Guns

I watched it, hoping to like it, and was disappointed. I watched the flamethrower episode. It was a little melodramatic, as most television is these days. I was not as moved by his fear of the flamethrower as I guess I was supposed to be. Will seems to be a silly sort of fellow, I think best summed ...
by Veritas
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Walkabout Bowie dressed in Texas ebony
Replies: 18
Views: 1061

Re: Walkabout Bowie dressed in Texas ebony

Wow, really nice.

I think this is my favorite of all the ones you have posted so far. I may have wrote that elsewhere, but consider this an update.
by Veritas
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Call of Duty: Black Ops
Replies: 139
Views: 7281

Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops

Anybody know what the Russian guys are saying in multiplayer? I swear they yell something like "geefer-jefferslav" when they throw grenades. I think it sounds hilarious, but I am now very curious as to what it actually is. They also yell something about a "granata" and that is obvious, it's the othe...
by Veritas
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Toradol 60 mg IM Injection
Replies: 20
Views: 11144

Re: Toradol 60 mg IM Injection

If you have a Blackberry or iPhone you should see if your school will get you a copy of Epocrates. Please, do not take the following as me being an ass, however: Part of the curriculum of higher education includes basic literature search skills, and other methods of finding info. In no other profess...
by Veritas
Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Inspired by JoergS
Replies: 23
Views: 951

Re: Inspired by GeorgS

I really respect the Chuck Norris t-shirt. We've got a very similar one in poster form.

Cool idea though, modifying an existing slingshot. Looks like it works better than I would have anticipated.
by Veritas
Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Tired survival cliches
Replies: 589
Views: 16791

Re: Tired survival cliches

TL, DR Version: It's okay for your preps to be fun and act as a hobby. In fact it's a good thing. But it's best if you're honest with yourself about the fact. Good point. I think another way to put it, as a cliche, is the person who states the only reason they buy expensive gear and high end equipm...
by Veritas
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Tired survival cliches
Replies: 589
Views: 16791

Re: Tired survival cliches

All of the posts to date..... and then some..... Not a cliche, but the one thing that freaks me out more than any other on this forum and lots of others is the clean, shiny, brand spanking new Bug out Gear that INFESTS all the posted photos..... A knife that has NEVER been used, a pack that has NEV...
by Veritas
Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Wanting to save money by cutting out items....
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: Wanting to save money by cutting out items....

Yeah, the allergy thing is a big problem. I know Dermatologists hate Neosporin, they always talked about how it is great at causing contact dermatitis. The resistance thing is a good point because I don't think that's something a lot of lay people realize can vary based on region. Thankfully we don'...
by Veritas
Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Wanting to save money by cutting out items....
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: Wanting to save money by cutting out items....

JIM, I totally agree with the water for irrigation, importance of cleaning a wound and then keeping it clean, and no petroleum jelly on burns points, but I differ a little in the ability of neosporin to treat an infection as opposed to simply preventing an infection. I thought bacitracin and neomyci...
by Veritas
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Question I am sure has been asked before
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Question I am sure has been asked before

I think antibiotic ointment is good. I think it's funny that most people think oral antibiotics are required, but topicals are questionable. It's really the other way around. Hydrogen peroxide is really good for getting off caked blood though, especially for people with thin skin. There are several ...
by Veritas
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Tired survival cliches
Replies: 589
Views: 16791

Re: Tired survival cliches

The problem is that some people seem to regularly mock anyone in camouflage, while thinking that combat boots, 5.11 tactical pants, a polo with some firearms company logo on it, a pack that is covered in MOLLE webbing (but it's not camo!), and a LaRue Tactical baseball cap make them "gray man." Ver...
by Veritas
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Tired survival cliches
Replies: 589
Views: 16791

Re: Tired survival cliches

Some of these were great, especially most of the ones on the first page. Here are some of mine, they aren't all cliches so much as prevailing thoughts: 1. Anyone who uses the phrase "high speed low drag" 2. You need to stockpile pounds of antibiotics to survive any kind of disaster from power-outage...
by Veritas
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What Scares you?
Replies: 60
Views: 3381

Re: What Scares you?

The scariest part about that is the part where the physician wouldn't just do it himself.
by Veritas
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What Scares you?
Replies: 60
Views: 3381

Re: What Scares you?

007 - not yet, but I'll know that horror soon enough. I was actually on a trauma surgery rotation when we got a call for an evisceration. I was really excited, but when we got downstairs it was just a little bit of omentum poking through a stab wound. Very anticlimactic. Still did an ex lap, but he ...
by Veritas
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What Scares you?
Replies: 60
Views: 3381

Re: What Scares you?

It's interesting to see how many people fear broken bones or dislocations or other fairly easily treated (albeit painful) problems. I wonder if it has to do with the age of the posters, or that most people here are medics/EMTs and this is what they see most often. The esophageal rupture one is a goo...
by Veritas
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What Scares you?
Replies: 60
Views: 3381

Re: What Scares you?

Most of the neurodegenerative stuff is scary to me, like Alzheimer Disease, Huntington Disease...ALS is super scary. I've been seeing a lot of pancreatic cancer lately, that's pretty scary because you pretty much don't know about it until too late. Prion diseases have always scared the crap out of m...
by Veritas
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Can a civilian in California carry a set of OPAs?
Replies: 36
Views: 1518

Re: Can a civilian in California carry a set of OPAs?

Generally: An OPA or oral-pharyngeal-airway is a non invasive procedure . Ergo it requires no medical direction. As with anything there is liability attached but all you must do is show ANY training and show that a reasonable and prudent person with similar training or experience would use the devi...
by Veritas
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Can a civilian in California carry a set of OPAs?
Replies: 36
Views: 1518

Re: Can a civilian in California carry a set of OPAs?

I think you should hold off even worrying about these kinds of things until you get trained to use them. During the process of being trained, you will find questions such as this one answered for you. You won't have to ask the internetz if something is kosher, because you will be trained to use it a...

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