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by Veritas
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Improved Firestarter Design
Replies: 57
Views: 2771

Re: Improved Firestarter Design

Sweet. I thought about this the other day, but figured you would get to it in your own time. I know my life is busy as hell right now.

I really like where the design is going. Great work. I love it when things start to come together.
by Veritas
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition
Replies: 1201
Views: 321365

Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

ZipperMan wrote:I wish my Ka-Bar was still that pretty :lol:. Good collection though. Hows that new knife?
Yeah, Kabar is brand new. I am kinda leery to take the new knife out in the dirt though, so it is at home on the shelf. It looks too pretty. I got it nice and sharp though.
by Veritas
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My Ricky Rescue Bag
Replies: 38
Views: 2435

Re: Combat Lifesaver / First Responeder Bag

I think we can all agree that certain things have no place in care-under-fire / TCCC type conditions. However... I see little use for pulse oximetry when I'm on a stocked BLS/ALS unit, frankly Are you kidding me ? Have you ever taken care of a pediatric respiratory/ALTE patient ? Or a COPDer ? Desp...
by Veritas
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Kit for the Layperson
Replies: 33
Views: 1811

Re: Trauma Kit for the Layperson

Sued? For not putting someone's legs in the air? If this is the case, never, ever, ever, ever help anyone. Seriously. If you are going to get sued because you did not prop somebody's legs up on a piece of cardboard, and then have to live in a hut, never use your skills on anyone. I guess you can hel...
by Veritas
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My Ricky Rescue Bag
Replies: 38
Views: 2435

Re: Combat Lifesaver / First Responeder Bag

I should never have entered this thread. I thought it was perhaps something that could one day evolve from simply keeping somebody alive in Afghanistan. I didn't realize it had only one purpose, my bad. All the following is apparently outside the scope of this particular set-up. I apologize for offe...
by Veritas
Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Slingshot Beauty Contest - Be a Juror and Win a Cougar!
Replies: 24
Views: 1076

Re: Slingshot Beauty Contest - Be a Juror and Win a Cougar!

Desert Ironwood vs. Bronze and Wood is the new Cake vs. Pie. Agreed. The only criticism I could make, and it is with the utmost respect, is that I would like to see one kind of wood on the bronze/wood compass model. I know this may be the exact feature some people enjoy, but I like the look of all ...
by Veritas
Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Kit for the Layperson
Replies: 33
Views: 1811

Re: Trauma Kit for the Layperson

Legally defensible good care, is what ever you where told to do. As a paramedic, you have way, way, way, waaaaaaaaaaay, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more latitude in that regard. However you are, by definition, not a lay responder. Until the Red Cross and AHA start not teaching people to el...
by Veritas
Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My Ricky Rescue Bag
Replies: 38
Views: 2435

Re: Combat Lifesaver / First Responeder Bag

Dude, chill out....it seems like every thread gets crapped on with the whole "are you trained to do that?" argument. Sometimes it is very valid, ie dealing with meds...and sometimes it's just silly, like using a bp cuff or stethoscope. You do no harm to someone by knowing more about them, and it can...
by Veritas
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My Ricky Rescue Bag
Replies: 38
Views: 2435

Re: Combat Lifesaver / First Responeder Bag

BobtheBreaker wrote:Wouldnt even worry about Pulse Oximetery.
Yeah, especially because I don't see a bp cuff in there yet, unless I missed it. That would be a lot more useful than a pulse ox.
by Veritas
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Slingshot Beauty Contest - Be a Juror and Win a Cougar!
Replies: 24
Views: 1076

Re: Slingshot Beauty Contest - Be a Juror and Win a Cougar!

I voted #1. I love how simple it is, and I love the contrast between that particular wood and metal combination. Plus it sounds cool to say you have an iron wood sling shot.
by Veritas
Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My 2c on the use of Female Hygiene Products for Wound Care
Replies: 72
Views: 4414

Re: My 2c on the use of Female Hygiene Products for Wound Care

New argument: Origin of Tampon-Bullet-Hole-Plug Story I believe it started when a woman, before our current era of acceptance (possibly in Vietnam?), decided to pose as a man to serve in the Marines. Then one day, her secret stash of tampons were discovered, and she covered by saying they were used...
by Veritas
Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My 2c on the use of Female Hygiene Products for Wound Care
Replies: 72
Views: 4414

Re: My 2c on the use of Female Hygiene Products for Wound Care

Also, I think that at any given moment, my finger is about the least sterile thing on earth. I mean, I wash my hands regularly, but they're CONSTANTLY being exposed to all sorts of nasty shit. I believe that a patient stands a better chance of avoiding infection by having Ron Jeremy jam his cock in...
by Veritas
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My 2c on the use of Female Hygiene Products for Wound Care
Replies: 72
Views: 4414

Re: My 2c on the use of Female Hygiene Products for Wound Care

T-Boon wrote:
Chantrea wrote:(you could make yourself a cute little tampon bandolier or something)
Tampon stripper clips for quick application :P :P
I am doing this with my mosin nagant stripper clips. Someday, maybe not soon, but someday. I will post pics here first.
by Veritas
Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My 2c on the use of Female Hygiene Products for Wound Care
Replies: 72
Views: 4414

Re: My 2c on the use of Female Hygiene Products for Wound Care

I would like to see a cost break down of gauze versus tampon. I am pretty sure Kerlix or Z-pack or Primed are all like <$2 per pack, and you could use it on multiple wounds, or one big wound. Aren't tampons kinda expensive? I would be shocked if they were less than $0.50 a piece. Finger in hole argu...
by Veritas
Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: One Punch knockout technique
Replies: 102
Views: 6679

Re: One Punch knockout technique

Why is it called the gallbladder cluster? And what kind of nerves are they? By "bundle" are we talking ganglia or axons or something else....I have a feeling we speak in different jargon. I have personally dissected a human head before and not found any connections from the temple to the gallbladder...
by Veritas
Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is it with 3 and 5 day packs?
Replies: 30
Views: 2562

Re: What is it with 3 and 5 day packs?

I fail to see the relationship there. I have never been in the military but I started shooting at the age of 4. I took the Backpacker vs ex mil as a comparison to those that have a bob that is a combat load-out vs those that are more geared toward camping. For instance, WW and a lot of others carry...
by Veritas
Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is it with 3 and 5 day packs?
Replies: 30
Views: 2562

Re: What is it with 3 and 5 day packs?

There are two groups here on ZS. Backpackers and everyone else. The backpackers seem to be in the majority and I and many other ex-military guys tend to disagree with them on the Bug-Out issue but to each his own... I agree. I'm ex-military and I'm also in the backpacker club, which makes me one of...
by Veritas
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My 2c on the use of Female Hygiene Products for Wound Care
Replies: 72
Views: 4414

Re: My 2c on the use of Female Hygiene Products for Wound Care

and your right, for a improvised fix a tampon is a good start but i wouldnt suggests packing just those in a kit. pack them as a back up. and as for the lung, a tampon is a a whole lot better than a finger. if you have something better use it but if its all you got it will give you enough time to s...
by Veritas
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My 2c on the use of Female Hygiene Products for Wound Care
Replies: 72
Views: 4414

Re: My 2c on the use of Female Hygiene Products for Wound Care

and if you happen to hit an artery or collapse a lung i think its your best chance. but like i've been saying ITS ONLY A TEMP FIX . i swear this sounds like the hi point thread all over again. I think this is the problem with a lot of the discussion in FA. You have two factions: those that want a "...
by Veritas
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My 2c on the use of Female Hygiene Products for Wound Care
Replies: 72
Views: 4414

Re: My 2c on the use of Female Hygiene Products for Wound Care

As a bit of an experiment, try the following: Fill a plastic soda bottle or similar with water, right up to the top of the neck. Insert a tampon into the kneck so its lower half is in the water and it can wick the water up...Leave it about 20 seconds for the tampon to expand and then invert the bot...
by Veritas
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: My pathetic fire starting ability
Replies: 20
Views: 990

Re: My pathetic fire starting ability

DrunkWookiee wrote:Try feather sticks. Get pieces about thumb-size and feather it before you add it. By feathering, you create lots of smaller pieces to catch and at the same time expose dryer inner wood.
Good tip, somehow I always forget about this...
by Veritas
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition
Replies: 1201
Views: 321365

Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

mr. right-wing wrote:I see a Tora Kukri yeees?
Heck yeah, Bushcraft model and bushcraft karda. Only the best. I believe you were the one who introduced me to them. I love that thing, could not more highly recommend a blade. I like it better than the HI (not pictured).
by Veritas
Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Jaguar ARE in the USA
Replies: 76
Views: 3995

Re: Jaguar ARE in the USA

We have them here in AZ. We had a recent controversy over one they killed accidentally by tranquilizing it and putting a collar on it. Here is a link: http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/jaguar/MachoB.shtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Wait, that looks like a leopard. Jaguars have to be blac...
by Veritas
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Jaguar ARE in the USA
Replies: 76
Views: 3995

Re: Jaguar ARE in the USA

Feral pig are not nearly as dangerous. You can tell when a pig is getting near, and pigs usually do not hunt full grown humans. When you see a cougar its usually because it is letting you or it is too late. I have known a couple people (one being myself) that have been put up a tree by a feral pig....

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