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by Veritas
Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: 100$ Nagant Revolvers On Aim
Replies: 34
Views: 1197

Re: 100$ Nagant Revolvers On Aim

I agree he screwed up big time by ignoring the cardinal safety rules when it comes to firearms, it was a software error. My point was more so he took a bullet in the head from a nagant revolver and lived, and that anyone considering one for a defensive weapon my want to consider something in a litt...
by Veritas
Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: The ultimate meds / prescrition wish list for FAKs
Replies: 23
Views: 1566

Re: The ultimate meds / prescrition wish list for FAKs

This: I'm an untrained nobody is why: you need to be licensed to get them. I think this should stay a wish list only, not what people are planning on getting illegally/unethically. I just wonder if you would know when and when not to use such a device, should your doctor do the wrong thing and presc...
by Veritas
Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Four Days of Diarrhea?
Replies: 60
Views: 2615

Re: Four Days of Diarrhea?

I am almost positive you need glucose if you are going to orally rehydrate somebody, my question was how much and if another sugar besides glucose would have the same osmotic effect.
by Veritas
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Shaving your legs......not what you had in mind!
Replies: 25
Views: 2320

Re: Shaving your legs......not what you had in mind!

Having said that, while the wound described may eventually turn nasty, it's not necessarily a game changer from the outset. I'd say amputation at the time of injury is equivalent to burning down your house just because the kitchen faucet leaks. In even the most controlled environments, amputation i...
by Veritas
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Four Days of Diarrhea?
Replies: 60
Views: 2615

Re: Four Days of Diarrhea?

Sports drinks are fine for maintaining hydration during exercise. I'm not saying they're harmful, but they're not the best choice for treating dehydration because they contain so much sugar and not exactly the ideal mix of other electrolytes. (A high sugar concentration delays gastric emptying, mak...
by Veritas
Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Shaving your legs......not what you had in mind!
Replies: 25
Views: 2320

Re: Shaving your legs......not what you had in mind!

The key here is the phrase "to the bone". Lowkey states there is a 3x5 patch of exposed bone. That is a lot more serious than a 3x5 patch of skin that is gone and the muscle is exposed. I guess I should have just waited until tomorrow to reply. That is a big patch, measure it out on your leg. It's n...
by Veritas
Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Shaving your legs......not what you had in mind!
Replies: 25
Views: 2320

Re: Shaving your legs......not what you had in mind!

In these circumstances wouldn't it be even more dangerous to amputate the leg? That seems like trading in a bad situation for a worse one. It would depend on your skill set, your own knowledge, and the extent of the injury. The theory would be to have a wound that you could manage easier than the o...
by Veritas
Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: There's a fungus among us!
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: There's a fungus among us!

Again, short story, I should be asleep, but you aren't going to treat systemic fungal infections without drugs. You definitely are not going to treat Histo, Blasto, Coccidio, etc. very well without prescriptions. Most of the time, these are going to present like pneumonia, and you will hopefully get...
by Veritas
Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Shaving your legs......not what you had in mind!
Replies: 25
Views: 2320

Re: Shaving your legs......not what you had in mind!

I can answer this, I just got done with a surgery rotation where we discuss wound healing a lot (obviously). But it's too late now. I think I took a hiatus when you wrote some of these. Short story, you may need to amputate. I skimmed it, and if you went down to the bone and this was the ZPAW, you w...
by Veritas
Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Vehicle/compact Trauma Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: Vehicle/compact Trauma Kit

Cool. What kind of tape? I would personally have 2" and bigger, and maybe not the 1". You can always tear wider tape down, and wider tape has more applications. I think my FAKs have durapore, but I could be wrong, I can't remember. Definitely not the paper tape. I really like the Medipore tape, in f...
by Veritas
Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Fire from booboo kit and empty Bic?
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Fire from booboo kit and empty Bic?

Yeah, this is not really for the first aid forum unless you burnt yourself lighting the fire, but... A lot of us carry triple antibiotic ointment and cotton balls for just this reason. Neosporin, bacitracin, etc. are all vaseline plus antibiotic, I couldn't tell if you figured that out or not, proba...
by Veritas
Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Four Days of Diarrhea?
Replies: 60
Views: 2615

Re: Four Days of Diarrhea?

Tac Air The sources you cited state clearly that you should not use loperamide unless the stool is leukocyte and guaiac negative. Thank you for that citation to back up what I was saying. The problem with using anti-motility agents "in the field" is that you do not know the etiology of the diarrhea....
by Veritas
Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Four Days of Diarrhea?
Replies: 60
Views: 2615

Re: Four Days of Diarrhea?

These biotics are another tool for use in the field. Not really. Probiotics are more of a tool for chronic bowel dysfunction, not an acute infection, which is likely what you would encounter in "the field". Don't get me wrong, I like probiotics, and I believe in them, but I don't think they are app...
by Veritas
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB w/ Pics
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: My BOB w/ Pics

We have a lot of the same stuff. In fact, I have that same Dal Makhani in the pantry right now. I feel like you have a good base now, and you can do what I am doing which is slowing upgrading stuff to be lighter, tougher, more compact, longer lasting, etc. etc. One thing I want to do, that you might...
by Veritas
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Murph's GSW Blow Out Trauma Kit (Updated Page 2)
Replies: 44
Views: 12258

Re: Murph's GSW Kit

AnotherVersion wrote:Plus, AHA is moving away from compressions, anyway.
AnotherVersion wrote:4-6 minutes of continuous compressions has a much better chance of ROSC according to the literature than standard CPR.
Something is not right here.
by Veritas
Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Murph's GSW Blow Out Trauma Kit (Updated Page 2)
Replies: 44
Views: 12258

Re: Murph's GSW Kit

Everyone has an opinion..................you know the saying. There are Medic's out there at various experience and training levels. No problemo. I will tell you though, if you are AT the scene and this is not some kind of intercept, your shethescope will be almost usless due to background noise. D...
by Veritas
Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Murph's GSW Blow Out Trauma Kit (Updated Page 2)
Replies: 44
Views: 12258

Re: Murph's GSW Kit

You know, everybody talks about needle decompression and pneumothorax, but nobody mentions a stethoscope. I guess you can improvise, but I would think a GSW kit should have a steth in it. Why don't more people carry them? They aren't expensive compared to the bags people buy... I don't plan on stick...
by Veritas
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Swissbianco Firesteel Farmer SAK
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Re: Swissbianco Firesteel Farmer SAK

Yeah, never could get a hold of one. I really wanted one of those dark colored multi-tone ones, but I could never find them online.

If you can find these for sale somewhere let me know.
by Veritas
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Unopened bottles of Hydrogen Peroxide or Rubbing Alcohol.
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: Unopened bottles of Hydrogen Peroxide or Rubbing Alcohol

Hydrogen peroxide will "expire", especially if not in an opaque bottle. Basically it just turns into water.

I don't think alcohol will "expire". Could be wrong, but I don't think isopropyl breaks down into anything else spontaneously.
by Veritas
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Four Days of Diarrhea?
Replies: 60
Views: 2615

Re: Four Days of Diarrhea?

I know this is old, but I don't get on here much and I like to preach... Traveler's diarrhea is "classically" E. coli, but that's usually if you are traveling to Mexico (unlike the common cold, which is actually a virus - rookie mistake Bob). If you have just been around your house, it's probably ei...
by Veritas
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Makeup of an IV Kit?
Replies: 71
Views: 2750

Re: Makeup of an IV Kit?

Most docs do suck at IVs, and will readily admit to it. They almost never start IVs, they pass it off to us nurses. So it's no surprise: skills degrade, and starting IVs is a skill that takes a lot of practice. I'm tellin' ya, it's because they don't do it in med school, and sure as hell won't do i...
by Veritas
Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Makeup of an IV Kit?
Replies: 71
Views: 2750

Re: Makeup of an IV Kit?

On the other hand, any IV that's placed by a MD should always be triple-checked :roll: Maybe if the friendly neighborhood trauma nurses would let the med students practice sticking more often they wouldn't have to check the iv's so often when we become docs....hahahaha Sidenote: I have never seen a...
by Veritas
Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wild Edibles Identification Guide
Replies: 125
Views: 41782

Re: Wild Edibles Identification Guide.

I didn’t see this noted, Plantain has two other very good uses. 1. Crush the leaves and rub the juice on mosquito bites, etc. The juice will help relieve the itching. 2. Again crush the leaves but pack them in a wound. It will help draw out infections and promote healing. I have used both of the ab...
by Veritas
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Improved Firestarter Design
Replies: 57
Views: 2544

Re: Improved Firestarter Design

Wow. It looks awesome. I am really impressed with how well this turned out. I would love to see the thing in action!

It's hard to say much else, your design is already way above of my pay-grade, and it's hard for me to make suggestions just based on looks. Good work sir.

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