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by JIM
Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Hindsight is a bitch... especially in the medical field.
Replies: 39
Views: 1601

Re: Hindsight is a bitch... especially in the medical field.

Air goes in and out, blood goes round and round. Anything else you do is a bonus.
by JIM
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Don't Hate
Replies: 38
Views: 1916

Re: Don't Hate

Is is always a way to get them cheaper. And of course in a legal way. Is there any way that comment wasn't useless? Do you have recommendations? (For obtaining an AED less expensively.) Sure I do, non profits can get it for less, and they could even get a grant for it. I got one for $50,- from ebay...
by JIM
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Needle Decompression Kit
Replies: 48
Views: 7985

Re: Needle Decompression Kit

That's cool, each have ther own experience...........Hey, though, do you mean EJ as in External Jugular ? Because, I have never, EVER seen it used..........I think you may mean a subclavian ? I no NO MEDICS, that do IJ's (Internal Jugular lines)..............External jugular is an easy cannulation,...
by JIM
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What are the best adhesive bandages (band-aids)?
Replies: 14
Views: 4834

Re: What are the best adhesive bandages (band-aids)?

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Come on, it's German! It should be the best..
by JIM
Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New TQ based on Zip Ties
Replies: 20
Views: 3351

Re: New TQ based on Zip Ties

wow................good to be back, good to be back..........now to that TQ. I think it's a little thin.......and I don't like the fact you can't move it easier to re-adjust if you have to, but, I have never used it so we will have to see. We will see.....I see that since I've been away, AJ has bec...
by JIM
Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: nasopharyngeal airway, chest seal, celox applicator
Replies: 28
Views: 2340

Re: nasopharyngeal airway, chest seal, celox applicator

The Hemostatics are classified as medical devices not medications so they are out there, they sell QuickClot sport at Cabela's so you will see them as a first responder. Your more than likely to see them used incorrectly. The reason you don't see them on Medic and BLS units is that Traditional EMS ...
by JIM
Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Show off your FAK -- Pics Links and Descriptions Only
Replies: 117
Views: 154727

Re: Show off your FAK -- Pics Links and Descriptions Only

You can get good aed's on ebay for $350 - 500,-
by JIM
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Diabetic treatment
Replies: 25
Views: 2492

Re: Diabetic treatment

Simply said: Diabetic people don't make enough insulin so their bloodsugar rises. They take insulin which lowers the blood sugar. A undiscovered diabetic that doesn't take meds will always have a high bloodsugar, not a low one. So when there's a diabetic emergency and the victim hasn't eaten enough,...
by JIM
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Battle IFAK - What's your setup?
Replies: 21
Views: 2324

Re: Battle IFAK - What's your setup?

In my EDC-bag I have:

-Gloves
-CPR mask
-Belt
-Bandanna

That's about it. I carry a trauma kit in my car and a SWAT-T with CELOX in the home-FAK.
by JIM
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Proctoclysis, austere alternative to IV
Replies: 72
Views: 18883

Re: Proctoclysis, austere alternative to IV

357 Sig and Rectal fluid administration????? I think Liff may be my soulmate Hey I would also like to mention that in a situation where aseptic technique is next to impossible, one might ponder the question would this be a better protocol that IV? For fluid replacement? Yes. Medication? No. Any tec...
by JIM
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Monster nose bleed.
Replies: 22
Views: 1758

Re: Monster nose bleed.

When you stick the tissue up your nostril, it fills with blood, then you pull it out, like any laceration, you've just pulled away any clot that is starting to form. This is the main reason why tampons are advised over other cotton tissue, as they come with a non-stick surface. Pretty much like cer...
by JIM
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Monster nose bleed.
Replies: 22
Views: 1758

Re: Monster nose bleed.

... :shock: Jim, I'm well aware that severe nosebleed is an emergency and has to stop, it's just that this reads very... drastic. :lol: I AM drastic! :) Anyway, we use this trick about once a month in the ER. People come in really pale, sick, dizzy and sweaty. They try the tampon trick and pinch th...
by JIM
Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Monster nose bleed.
Replies: 22
Views: 1758

Re: Monster nose bleed.

Get yourself a foley catheter. Stick it in your nose untill you can see the tip in the back of your throat. Now, inflate the balloon and pull back on the catheter. Secure with tape and jam gauze in your nostrils covered with afrin. The balloon applies pressure to the back of the nose which will stop...
by JIM
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Vet Wrap Used in IFAK or Trauma Kit.
Replies: 13
Views: 1881

Re: Vet Wrap Used in IFAK or Trauma Kit.

Be carefull with vet wrap, some brands contain latex.
by JIM
Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: I "thought" I was prepared....couldn't believe it!
Replies: 61
Views: 4045

Re: I "thought" I was prepared....couldn't believe it!

A lot of you are misinterpreting what I said. Sure anyone can buy products anywhere. Thats NOT what I'm getting at. What I'm getting at, is how sad it is that people panic-buy and snatch up supplies in a town they don't even live in and then RUN. It's not like these pricks were "strolling" threw to...
by JIM
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: I "thought" I was prepared....couldn't believe it!
Replies: 61
Views: 4045

Re: I "thought" I was prepared....couldn't believe it!

these motherfuckers came and wiped up our towns supplies in a matter of HOURS.

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by JIM
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6845
Views: 369937

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Got myself one of these: http://www.relianceproducts.com/products/hydration/189.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Just ordered some water preserver so I can fill it up. This should bring my stored waterpreps to 90 liters for me and my gf, not including my waterfilter and tabs. Nic...
by JIM
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6845
Views: 369937

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Got myself one of these:

http://www.relianceproducts.com/product ... n/189.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Just ordered some water preserver so I can fill it up. This should bring my stored waterpreps to 90 liters for me and my gf, not including my waterfilter and tabs.
by JIM
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How much do you budget for preps?
Replies: 17
Views: 1832

Re: How much do you budget for preps?

About 50-75 euro's per month, we put the rest in savings and try to have about 50% of my savings in cash as part of my financial preps.
by JIM
Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6845
Views: 369937

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Got 2 fire-extinguishers (6kg ABC) for free!
by JIM
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Fallout.
Replies: 54
Views: 11093

Re: Fallout.

I live in a 5-story appartment building....with a underground parking garage :D We just need to grab our BOB's and some more water. There are extra supplies in our car. However if the warning sirens go off I would just stay put in my appartment, shut down ventilation and tape the holes shut. Fill so...
by JIM
Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: FAK for offroad/BOV
Replies: 18
Views: 2023

Re: FAK for offroad/BOV

I know for a fact the that benchmade 7hook will cut through boots, motorcycle jackets, jeans, seatbelts, tac vests, etc. I trust that product 100%.
by JIM
Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: All Good Goop
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: All Good Goop

Yes, I use calendula quite a bit on burns ( after initial cooling with water). It works on par with tee tree oil.
by JIM
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First Aid Kit for Long Distance Bicycle Trip
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: First Aid Kit for Long Distance Bicycle Trip

I woul get him a AMK ultralight .9 kit and add this: - lots of water - scrub brush - water-jel - vaseline-xerofoam gauze - self adherend ACE bandage - ibuprofen - Goldbond powder ( leg chafing) - sunscreen And most important: let him shave his legs. ( makes cleaning wounds less painfull) I hope he h...

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