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by acropolis5
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Treatment for "sucking chest wound"
Replies: 16
Views: 3324

Treatment for "sucking chest wound"

I know that for many years the dressing of choice was a specialized chest seal bandage. Second best was a flat piece of plastic or foil, taped on three sides. But lately I've read that the latest medical thought was to put in place a completely airtight seal. Can anyone provide any further or better...
by acropolis5
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Monocular Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Re: Monocular Recommendations

+1 on the Brunton Pocket Scope 7 x 18 monocular. It's in my EDC bag as well. Good clarity, great magnification light, compact & very inexpensive. On the downside, image is really small, hard to hold steady. ( Find something solid to brace your arm against.), & takes some practice to get on target. (...
by acropolis5
Sat May 24, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: E&E belt kit
Replies: 137
Views: 50081

Re: E&E belt kit

That band is a brilliant idea. Your design has led me to consider alternate "packages". I'd like to try them out. Will you be kind enough to share the tire size you cut the band from? It would save me some time. Alternately, will you sell the band alone? Thanx in advance.
by acropolis5
Mon May 05, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Woods Bumming Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 8090

Re: New Woods Bumming Kit

While not a homemade solution, the Timbuktu Strap Pad is incredibly comfortable and low profile. Due to the finish on the fabric cover they are also great at keeping the strap from slipping around.
by acropolis5
Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Books
Topic: A Jew's 7 year E&E through Nazi occupied Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

A Jew's 7 year E&E through Nazi occupied Europe

I read Sin's now locked Nazi evasion thread with great interest. I thought, for sure, he had read about the life or recent death of Leo Bretholz. In 1938, 17 yr. old Leo Bretholz, an Austrian Jew, began what was to become a 7yr. escape, evasion and resistance odyssey throughout Nazi occupied Europe....
by acropolis5
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Federal Anti Hoarding Law
Replies: 94
Views: 6300

Re: Federal Anti Hoarding Law

Jeff, thank you for your response. Truth is, we can and do all sound snarky, unintentionally, on occasion. The 7th Amendment to the Constitution specifically recognizes the adoption of the Common Law. You can Google for the interpretative precedent and Law Review articles. In Marbury v. Madison (180...
by acropolis5
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Federal Anti Hoarding Law
Replies: 94
Views: 6300

Re: Federal Anti Hoarding Law

Jeff, you are correct. My bad. It's late and I confused the Constitution's Common Law incorporation date with the date of the Judicature Act. Nevertheless, the U S Constitution specifically incorporates the British Common Law, as of the date of the Constitution, as you evidently very well know, but ...
by acropolis5
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Federal Anti Hoarding Law
Replies: 94
Views: 6300

Re: Federal Anti Hoarding Law

I think that to discuss this topic intelligently, no matter your political belief or position, you need to know a bit of English Common Law, from which our Constitution is derived, both positively and negatively. First, look at our Constitution. It specifically adopts as US law, the British Common L...
by acropolis5
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Old War Correspodent's Kit
Replies: 16
Views: 2347

Re: Old War Correspodent's Kit

I have long wondered if today's international war correspondents are given E&E courses, travel kit lists and /or issued body armor, helmets, trauma kits, etc. Doesanyone know the answer? I know there are urban survival courses offered. But, are there such courses for international workers, relief wo...
by acropolis5
Wed May 22, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Is the Lifestraw sufficient for water filtration?
Replies: 16
Views: 1814

Re: Is the Lifestraw sufficient for water filtration?

If you, like I, have decided to use a straw type water filter/purifier in your small(er) kit, check out the Seychelles water PURIFIER straw, Advanced model. My research says that the best straw. It had some ability to remove a variety of chemicals, as well as suspended solids, bacteria and viruses. ...
by acropolis5
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 22
Views: 3072

Re: Whistles

I always EDC a whistle. Mine is on my key chain. It's a Bison aluminum , pealess, medium cylinder model. I epoxied the plastic insert to keep it tight, as some fall out after a time. It rates very well in the Whistle Tests overat EDC Fourum website. There are many very loud , very light , small meta...
by acropolis5
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dawgboy's "public transit" GHB
Replies: 71
Views: 14541

Re: Dawgboy's "public transit" GHB

Madoka, the hydrant wrench reference, as I stated, was intended as an addition to Dawg's on-campus CERT kit, not to his backpack.
by acropolis5
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dawgboy's "public transit" GHB
Replies: 71
Views: 14541

Re: Dawgboy's "public transit" GHB

Hey Dawg, lots of good advice in these responses, so, if you'll allow, I'll just cherry pick. For your CERT kit pls consider adding an inexpensive cast aluminum hydrant wrench. They're about $10 and it gives you another way to source water. In the water vein you might as consider a four way silcock ...
by acropolis5
Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Urban BOB??
Replies: 74
Views: 12779

Re: Urban BOB??

When I go into the city, it's usually for business or entertainment at venues which do x-ray scans or bag searches. So. My EDC/GHB is weapon free. For the same reason, it's also tool lite. I carry a Wave multi-tool, a Pocketwrench II, a Silcock key, an EMT type scissors and reversible, pocket screwd...
by acropolis5
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: A look into a real shtf .
Replies: 19
Views: 3995

Re: A look into a real shtf .

Defiance is a great true story. But the locale was Byelorussia, not Poland . The Warsaw Ghetto was liquidated by the Nazis. But it took the SS three weeks. The best troops they had (supposedly) , fought to a standstill, suffering heavy casualties, by a handful of untrained, ill armed, starved Jews, ...
by acropolis5
Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique my EDC/GHB
Replies: 19
Views: 4040

Re: Critique my EDC/GHB

Thank-you all for your comments, complements and critiques. In reviewing my initial post, I note that I may mislead concern inning overall weight . It's ~10-11lb.s. Too much. I also forgot to mention cordage as a tool and a velcro headstrap to make the flashlight an added headlamp and I have 2 hunks...
by acropolis5
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: E&E belt kit
Replies: 137
Views: 50081

Re: E&E belt kit

Olaf...yahoo, please post your escape knife collection. It's obvious from the responses to this thread, that we have all enjoyed your photos. Thanx my friend
by acropolis5
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Neat-o Old School Emergency Prep Booklet
Replies: 17
Views: 2740

Re: Neat-o Old School Emergency Prep Booklet

Majorhavoc , I have that book! In fact, I bought it new when was first published. And yes, I am almost as old as dirt. I I've always thought that my copy was the last one left on earth. I also have a few other early-mid sixties CD publications. Bit of nostalgia. Not that I want to relive the Cuban M...
by acropolis5
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique my EDC/GHB
Replies: 19
Views: 4040

Re: Critique my EDC/GHB

Gents, thanx for the feedback. I have the Adventure Medical Lrg. Sized foil blanket and secondary fire making, matches and a sparking wheel in a Doug Ritter pocket kit I omitted from the list in my post. I finally weighed with an empty water bottle, packed in a Tom Binh Synapse. It tops out at ~11lb...
by acropolis5
Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique my EDC/GHB
Replies: 19
Views: 4040

Critique my EDC/GHB

Maybe it's my specific location, NY Metro, but my EDC/GHB is geared to be carried about daily, I.e. on your back or shoulder, onto public transit, into offices, museums, etc., where they will be subject to search. Therefore, lightweight, 5-10lb.s max and a decidedly civilian look, is a priority. Als...
by acropolis5
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Pocket Trauma Kit
Replies: 50
Views: 10179

Re: Pocket Trauma Kit

Jakecwu: Imatation is not theft. It's the sincerest form of flattery. Use and enjoy!
by acropolis5
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Pocket Trauma Kit
Replies: 50
Views: 10179

Re: Pocket Trauma Kit

I work in a suit and tie, low risk office environment . I often travel to government buildings and have to go thru the security screens. I evolved an EDC first aid kit, years ago. Not exactly a trauma kit , but its multi-use, light and cheap. Sometimes I carry two of them. The "kit" is a well launde...
by acropolis5
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: School Backpack Recommendation?
Replies: 20
Views: 2836

Re: School Backpack Recommendation?

My son has used a North Face Recon in HS and college, for a book and weekend bag. Now, in grad school, is using a North Face Surge, which is bit better for electronics. Great fit, strength and value. Also, during his "away" college years, I made him a BOB to walk out of DC, based upon an LL Bean Con...
by acropolis5
Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: E&E belt kit
Replies: 137
Views: 50081

Re: E&E belt kit

Gunmetal: Yes, please do post more E&E sources. For the life of me, I cannot find that Ti Escape Ring Mini Saw on the Internet! It may not be very practical, but it's great for a collection or conversation piece.

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