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by ratz
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The Bottle Jack - Earthquake Rescue Tool
Replies: 16
Views: 1831

Re: The Bottle Jack - Earthquake Rescue Tool

i am sorry I don't meen to be busting your balls on this one, it just doesn't seem like a good prep to me. I am a USAR team member and we don't use them in standard lightweight construction. THAT'S why I raised the question and THAT'S why I come here to ZS so that preppers such as myself, albeit we...
by ratz
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The Bottle Jack - Earthquake Rescue Tool
Replies: 16
Views: 1831

Re: The Bottle Jack - Earthquake Rescue Tool

Would be handy to have for general use. That said, in my NET class, we did a unit of braceing and lifting - using pry bars and blocks of wood to lift huge things. Seems that, in a disaster, this would be more versatile than using a bottle jack. Though I can see a bottle jack doing well in a supplem...
by ratz
Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The Bottle Jack - Earthquake Rescue Tool
Replies: 16
Views: 1831

The Bottle Jack - Earthquake Rescue Tool

During my research for items to include our earthquake response system, I came across the bottle jack. During the recent urban earthquakes, rescue/fire teams used various hydraulic jacks to help raise debris in order to rescue people. I was surprised to find that most construction bottle jacks are e...
by ratz
Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6619
Views: 1027103

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Heebie Jeebies wrote:I went to my local ACE today and this wasn’t in their flyer. It seems all the store ads are not created equal. :(
:cry: Bummer! Keep an eye out. When I was looking for reviews before I bought this, the price a year ago when down as far as $4.99 for "Black Friday" and clearance at Target.
by ratz
Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping
Replies: 46
Views: 5048

Re: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping

All of the unpackaged OTC's and the multi tool were taken out of my teenagers' GHAT. Her OTC meds were replaced with individually packaged single dose packs and blister packs. The photos and content list has been updated to reflect the change. The "Micra" and the unmarked OTC's are in MY (an adult) ...
by ratz
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Bug Out Bags for Seniors
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: Bug Out Bags for Seniors

To be honest, your parents -might- have a better idea of what they need than you do :wink: No, that crossed my mind. This whole topic resulted from showing them my AFAK. The old man responded, "Your mom and I'll take one of those. Just tell me how much it is. We'll cut you a check." I think the wor...
by ratz
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Bug Out Bags for Seniors
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Bug Out Bags for Seniors

I've read through the various discussions regarding how the elderly, handicapped and ill will make it through the various apocalyptic SHTF scenarios. Just for the sake of this particular topic, let me state that I love my parents. I have no desire to leave them at their home with an old revolver and...
by ratz
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6619
Views: 1027103

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Labor Day Sales Starting... Caught this in our local Ace Hardware Store Ad. NO it's not a Leatherman, Gerber, or SOG. It's a Stanley 12-in-1 Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath and it is for sale over the next three days for only $9.99 (50% off). Ran out and bought one to add to my AFAK. http://ace.imageg....
by ratz
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Ratz's Alpha First Aid & Trauma Kit (AFAK) V1.0
Replies: 15
Views: 5845

Re: Ratz's Alpha First Aid & Trauma Kit (AFAK) V1.0

Suggestion one - get a small magnifing glass, those splinters can be hard to see. DOH!!!! :oops: That's why it's important to have a different set of eyes to check out your pack. Thanks! Note to self, "Add one magnifying glass to kit. Can also be used as fire starter". Question #1 - when and what w...
by ratz
Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Ratz's Alpha First Aid & Trauma Kit (AFAK) V1.0
Replies: 15
Views: 5845

Re: Ratz's AFAK V1.0 Panels 1 & 2

Very Nicely Done!! This is a project that I would really like to emulate. My own meager FAKs bow in awe! :lol: I do have one observation regarding the thermometers. Please let me know if I'm wrong, but they look like they're the glass, mercury-filled ones. (I saw two little blobs of silver and assu...
by ratz
Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping
Replies: 46
Views: 5048

Re: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping

http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/topcover22/DIY%20Prep/ghat4.jpg Shopping at our local Asian Dollar Store and came across a role of self adhesive "Magnet Tape". Got it home and cut a length off and stuck it to the bottom of my daughter's Get Home Altoids Tin. Just to make sure it worked, I ...
by ratz
Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 547
Views: 200193

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Stormdrane - Thanks for your guidance and inspiration. I happened to be in our local Home Depot and came upon their "carabiner" section. They had all of the smaller sizes but on a side display they had a pretty large one used to hang stuff on. It was their WorkForce Hangalls Carabiner #138-830 for $...
by ratz
Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Ratz's Alpha First Aid & Trauma Kit (AFAK) V1.0
Replies: 15
Views: 5845

Re: Ratz's Alpha First Aid & Trauma Kit (AFAK) V1.0

Thanks to the two of you for the props. This was truly a project of patience. It took close to four months to research and accumulate all of these components. Nice job, a very complete system. They only thing that I would add to your kit as another CAT and an occlusive dressing. Otherwise good job. ...
by ratz
Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Auto Emergency Kits (AEKs)
Replies: 32
Views: 2521

Re: Auto Emergency Kits (AEKs)

Doing a search myself, I found many articles regarding vehicle Get Home Bags (GHBs) and First Aid Kits (VFAK). Not many on more roadside, mechanical systems. I'm not sure that's what the OP was asking but I just recently asked this of ourselves. We take public transportation to and from work/school....
by ratz
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Ratz's Alpha First Aid & Trauma Kit (AFAK) V1.0
Replies: 15
Views: 5845

Ratz's AFAK V1.0 Panels 3 & 4

Third Panel http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/topcover22/First%20Aid%20Kits/AFAK311.jpg ▲ Admin & Protection Module (1) Safety Glasses (20) Surgical Masks (2) N95 Face Masks (not pictured) (1) Biohazard Bag w/ 1 pair Netrile Gloves (1) Purell Hand Sanitizer, .5oz (1) Right in the Rain Notebo...
by ratz
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Ratz's Alpha First Aid & Trauma Kit (AFAK) V1.0
Replies: 15
Views: 5845

Ratz's AFAK V1.0 Panels 1 & 2

http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/topcover22/First%20Aid%20Kits/AFAK1.jpg Voodoo Tactical Field Medical Backpack, STOMP Bag (Black) http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/topcover22/First%20Aid%20Kits/AFAK111.jpg ▲ First Panel (left to right) Row #1 (4) Triangular (Cravat) Bandages, 40”x 4...
by ratz
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Ratz's Alpha First Aid & Trauma Kit (AFAK) V1.0
Replies: 15
Views: 5845

Ratz's Alpha First Aid & Trauma Kit (AFAK) V1.0

Ratz’s AFAK System (Introduction) Now that we've completed the blueprint of our Bug Out/In strategy, we thought we'd kick off the implementation of our plans with the building of our first aid kits. During our research, we realized how unprepared were were not only for large scale disasters but eve...
by ratz
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6619
Views: 1027103

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Just picked up this Plano Magnum 6-Tray Hip Roof Tackle Box for $17 (eligible for FREE SUPER SAVER SHIPPING) from Amazon. That's a 50% savings! Bought it to be used as our H(ouse)FAK. It's only a 1/10th of what it costs for the Plano 747 which is about the same size. Got myself the New Streamlight C...
by ratz
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping
Replies: 46
Views: 5048

Re: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping

How did you cut down the pen without gettig ink everywhere? Got the instructions here on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF6mWqqN7vE Would you mind sharing the details of your Customized 10 page Mini Instructions? For example, for "On the way home (how not to be a victim)," would you mind s...
by ratz
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 547
Views: 200193

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Hey Stormdrane -

Been following your blog and your YouTube tutorials and first want say thanks for all of your help. This is another fantastic idea. Wanted to know how big is the carabiner you used.

Thanks!
by ratz
Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping
Replies: 46
Views: 5048

Daughter's GHAT V2.0

I want to thank everyone for pointing out the risks that loose OTC medications and a knife (regardless of its size) could pose to our daughter's continued academic career in our educational system's "zero tolerance" fervor. (See updated pic and description at the top of the thread) I replaced all of...
by ratz
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping
Replies: 46
Views: 5048

Re: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping

Still considered a knife?

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by ratz
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping
Replies: 46
Views: 5048

Re: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping

Think I may have found it....

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by ratz
Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping
Replies: 46
Views: 5048

Re: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping

That may be true, but outside of their original labeled packaging, they are just pills. Please, for your daughters sake, replace the baggie with individually packaged pills. :| <-- this is my serious face Sigh... I didn't even think about that. You folks are right. This makes me sad that we've gott...

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