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by Veritas
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Can a civilian in California carry a set of OPAs?
Replies: 36
Views: 1516

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

Instead of wondering if there are legal ramifications to carrying them, I would be asking myself what I thought I was gaining by carrying them. Since you admit not being able to use them, are you carrying them so someone who does know how to use them might come along and help you out? Or are you pla...
by Veritas
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Can a civilian in California carry a set of OPAs?
Replies: 36
Views: 1516

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

Short answer: Of course, aren't paramedics and doctors considered civilians in California? I assume they are not all in the military... My predictions for this thread: 1. Seven responses somehow incorporating the phrase "scope of practice" 2. Three responses lamenting the fact that civilians can't g...
by Veritas
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Martin's first responder bag
Replies: 26
Views: 3614

Re: Martin's first responder bag

I just came in to say good job on the stethoscope and BP cuff, and then I accidently read some of the responses. Before I go there, I think it's a great kit. You focus on appropriate diagnostic tools, and you have a fairly comprehensive amount of gauze/bandages. The only thing I might change is to r...
by Veritas
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Is there a half-life chart for common medications?
Replies: 20
Views: 3322

Re: Is there a half-life chart for common medications?

This is obviously never an issue at the hospital, but I do have some experience in undergrad microbiology and chemistry labs using expired chemicals and antibiotics. It didn't seem to matter for the most part. With that said, I think you should approach the medicine stockpiling in the same manner yo...
by Veritas
Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Murph's GSW Blow Out Trauma Kit (Updated Page 2)
Replies: 44
Views: 12258

Re: Murph's GSW Kit

I still think you need a stethoscope, especially if you plan on putting a needle in there. Even one of those disposable ones from an isolation cart would be better than nothing. If you were a med student, you would be shot and killed for not having a stethoscope on trauma call. Plus, I wouldn't want...
by Veritas
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: How To Make Your Own Custom Firesteel Handle
Replies: 4
Views: 2540

Re: How To Make Your Own Custom Firesteel Handle

Sweet! Another awesome post elkhills!
by Veritas
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Simple heat treating simple steels for (and by) simple minds
Replies: 114
Views: 39298

Re: Simple heat treating simple steels for (and by) simple m

This is a great thread, and with elkhill's new masterpiece getting people interested in starting to make their own knives, I think it deserves to be resurrected.
by Veritas
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Made a Knife... now w/ a Completed Sheath & Firesteel!
Replies: 105
Views: 19442

Re: Made a Knife... now w/ a Completed Sheath & Firesteel!

Wow.

Dude, you did a great job. This is going to motivate me to finish my project. That firesteel is sick.
by Veritas
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Nutrition after severe blood loss.
Replies: 28
Views: 2541

Re: Question about severe blood loss.

Amen to what Tac Medic posted. In a lot of cases you're just going to have to do your best and say your goodbyes. This is why I have IIIa soft armor and level IV hard plates front and back. Any core shot in that situation is lethal, whether sooner or later. For say a shoulder injury, granted they d...
by Veritas
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Great Deal on Finger Pulse Oximeter for FAK!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 2198

Re: Great Deal on Finger Pulse Oximeter for FAK!!!

Decadron wrote:...if they're blue (called cyanosis) you're up sh*t creek without oxygen and definitive respiratory care.
Not necessarily. Could be entirely benign. Just playing devil's advocate.
by Veritas
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Nutrition after severe blood loss.
Replies: 28
Views: 2541

Re: Question about severe blood loss.

throwback, I was in no way directing my comments towards you, because you answered the original question. I was just addressing the discussion about shock that sprung up, and that some posts seem to keep referencing an acute situation were the problem has not resolved (i.e. bowel penetration or seps...
by Veritas
Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Great Deal on Finger Pulse Oximeter for FAK!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 2198

Re: Great Deal on Finger Pulse Oximeter for FAK!!!

This thread made me think of a couple of things. First, I thought of how pulse ox could get you in trouble. The first thing I thought of was a COPD'er who was a CO2 retainer, and how it could be fatal to treat their hypoxia with oxygen. I assume everybody with a pulse ox and an O2 tank knows about t...
by Veritas
Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Nutrition after severe blood loss.
Replies: 28
Views: 2541

Re: Question about severe blood loss.

I like how people always direct a conversation away from the original question back to something they know about. This isn't about acute treatment of hemorrhagic shock, it's about nutritional requirements for healing. Besides, ya'll should google more. Shock = ineffective volume, so it can be "shunt...
by Veritas
Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Foil Cookery
Replies: 51
Views: 15054

Re: Foil Cookery

I tried the cake in an orange thing, except I tried it with angel food cake since it was the only mix that only needed water, and I didn't have/plan-to-bring eggs or milk. It was a disaster. So just for reference (because I am sure this works) do not use angel food cake mix. I'm still gonna try it w...
by Veritas
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: What 5 Wilderness Survival Items...
Replies: 181
Views: 18189

Re: What 5 Wilderness Survival Items...

Holy crap, I just read through this thread, and elkhills is the freakin' winner. I can't decide if I think the "AirScooter II" or the lady is funnier. I assume you were bringing the lady, and not the scorpion... I was going to post something, but it cannot compare, so I will simply say, "well bowled...
by Veritas
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zippos
Replies: 80
Views: 6134

Re: Zippos

I like angry sheep. I would like to hear more about that picture. And any other strange devices from the Zippo SkunkWorks.
by Veritas
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Altoid Tin stove!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Altoid Tin stove!!

This is the only stove I plan on using when I bug out, and I have had experience all over the world, so you have to believe me. You might also appreciate this, I used this when I bugged out of Kazakhstan after I finished a super secret government operation that I can't talk about but totally happene...
by Veritas
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Josh Bernstein critiques survival shows
Replies: 32
Views: 1990

Re: Josh Bernstein critiques survival shows

Ah, I did miss the knife thread. I would agree that the show is douchey, but his personal accomplishments are nothing to scoff at.

It would be awesome to have a show kinda like "This Old House" but all about survival. Why doesn't PBS get into the survival show market?
by Veritas
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Josh Bernstein critiques survival shows
Replies: 32
Views: 1990

Re: Josh Bernstein critiques survival shows

Considering the last Bear Grylls related thread maybe he should go the same way as AR vs AK threads. :) Bashing him repeatedly is not constructive anymore. I thought the problem with the AK/AR argument was that there can never be a consensus, and that the two sides are basically forever in disagree...
by Veritas
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Fire hose pants
Replies: 15
Views: 2037

Re: Fire hose pants

Anyone know where i can find Firehose pants for someone skinny? 28x32? The Fire Hose pants we are talking about here are a trademarked product made by Duluth. Personally, I would try the website and link provided in the first post of this thread, but that's just a guess. If it's not on the website,...
by Veritas
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Fire hose pants
Replies: 15
Views: 2037

Re: Fire hose pants

I think people generally like Duluth, I love my Duluth jacket, and it's made of the firehose material. It is really tough, and really comfortable, more so than my Carhartt jacket. Here are a couple threads about Duluth you might find helpful, don't know if you saw them yet: http://zombiehunters.org/...
by Veritas
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Making Sleeping Bags Warmer
Replies: 91
Views: 16805

Re: Making Sleeping Bags Warmer

Great thread idea. I don't have the best sleeping bag around, so it would be great to hear some tips about how to make a bag warmer. As for increasing your warmth you will want to stuff the area around your body inside the bag with extra blankets, clothing, newspaper, just about anything that will f...
by Veritas
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Josh Bernstein critiques survival shows
Replies: 32
Views: 1990

Re: Josh Bernstein critiques survival shows

I agree with the overall sentiment in Bernstein's article, I just shift the blame to the people getting themselves hurt, not the entertainers.
by Veritas
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Josh Bernstein critiques survival shows
Replies: 32
Views: 1990

Re: Josh Bernstein critiques survival shows

I don't think Survivorman makes surviving look easy. Like I said in another very similar thread, if you get that impression, you aren't paying attention. He got sick on the show, hardly ever got any food, and had to be rescued a couple times. As for Bear, he is irresponsible, no doubt. He also tells...

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