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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:47 am
by kyle
Just a reminder (not directed toward Gunny because I know you make a point to get trained) but all these first-aid stuff is useless or dangerous if you don't know how to use it properly so got get trained.

There are plenty of places that offer very cheap or even free classes. The first-aid/CPR classes are good for basics but a lot of places will also teach "wilderness first-aid" which is better for helping to stabilize someone for a longer period of time when you're in an area that help can't get to very quickly.

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:24 am
by Nick
That’s a sweet set up Gunny. The only things I would point out is that i didn't see the 3.25 Inch 14 Gauge Catheter and the Nasopharyngeal Airway.

Other than that you may want to consider looking into the Bolin Chest seal as a replacement for your ACS. Our medics recently went on a 15-20 minute rant about them in a recent combat lifesavers course that I took. This was of course after the 10 minute rant on how the SOFT Tourniquet was better than the C.A.T Tourniquet. I am no Medic but they are some of the best i have ever met and if those guys say it is that much better I would believe them. Just thought I would throw that out there didn’t know if you knew about them or not.

That combat lifesaver course was a great course it really made me realize how inadequate my current FAK is.

Bolin Chest Seal.
clickie

Oh yeah and if you can somehow get your hands on one of these they are the shit.

Hemcon
clickie

P.S. I noticed you where asking for NSN's the company i linked the products to provides NSN's on their products.

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Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:39 pm
by Gunny
Nick wrote:That’s a sweet set up Gunny. The only things I would point out is that i didn't see the 3.25 Inch 14 Gauge Catheter and the Nasopharyngeal Airway.

Other than that you may want to consider looking into the Bolin Chest seal as a replacement for your ACS. Our medics recently went on a 15-20 minute rant about them in a recent combat lifesavers course that I took. This was of course after the 10 minute rant on how the SOFT Tourniquet was better than the C.A.T Tourniquet. I am no Medic but they are some of the best i have ever met and if those guys say it is that much better I would believe them. Just thought I would throw that out there didn’t know if you knew about them or not.

That combat lifesaver course was a great course it really made me realize how inadequate my current FAK is.

Bolin Chest Seal.
clickie

Oh yeah and if you can somehow get your hands on one of these they are the shit.

Hemcon
clickie

P.S. I noticed you where asking for NSN's the company i linked the products to provides NSN's on their products.

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I need to get myself a digital camera and update my FAK's contents. I've changed it up a bit.

I've got NPA's, and Hemcons as well as a decompression needle or two (other than that I don't have too much call to use needles except potentially lancing).

As far as the CAT tourniquet goes, I like'em. They're easy to use, small and above all they work, quickly.

With regards to the ACS, I've never had to use one and I damn sure hope I don't have to.

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:10 pm
by Citizen Simon
Nick wrote:This was of course after the 10 minute rant on how the SOFT Tourniquet was better than the C.A.T Tourniquet.
I like the SOFT-T's better, but the army likes the CATs better. (as it is probably the price) Both are pretty good. CAT is for the less experienced medic as it is easier to use, and SOFT-T is more reliable, but takes a slight bit more thought.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:36 pm
by Gunny
We have the technology...we can rebuild him...

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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:38 pm
by TheFreakinBear
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN BOI! That is what I call a trauma bag.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:40 pm
by L1Z4RD
:shock:

I just peed a little. Thats an awesome FAK.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:49 pm
by Ringo
Is there a list of what is in that bad boy? Did I miss it?

-R.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:58 pm
by TheFreakinBear
Ringo wrote:Is there a list of what is in that bad boy? Did I miss it?

-R.
I'm going to have to say page one with the original post lol. It looks to me as if he just moved everything over to the new bag.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:01 pm
by Gunny
TheFreakinBear wrote:
Ringo wrote:Is there a list of what is in that bad boy? Did I miss it?

-R.
I'm going to have to say page one with the original post lol. It looks to me as if he just moved everything over to the new bag.
You'd be wrong, the above two pics were just teasers as I'm working on the bag tonight. I'll post a full series of detailed pictures, inventory lists and the like soon.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:06 pm
by TheFreakinBear
Gunny wrote:
TheFreakinBear wrote:
Ringo wrote:Is there a list of what is in that bad boy? Did I miss it?

-R.
I'm going to have to say page one with the original post lol. It looks to me as if he just moved everything over to the new bag.
You'd be wrong, the above two pics were just teasers as I'm working on the bag tonight. I'll post a full series of detailed pictures, inventory lists and the like soon.
Ahhhh, ok well. You suck. You should have specified as to not keep the masses waiting. Oh, and Quote Pyramids/Thread Derailment FTW.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:15 pm
by Ringo
Thanks Gunny, and thanks Bear. He (Bear) and I wait with unrestrained anticipation....

....did that sound gay?

-R.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:39 pm
by Shiner86
Ringo wrote:Thanks Gunny, and thanks Bear. He (Bear) and I wait with unrestrained anticipation....

....did that sound gay?

-R.
A little bit, yeah.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:37 pm
by Gunny
The first post was just a teaser, here's the real meat and potatoes, my new and updated Squad Level Aid Bag.

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The bag itself is a STOMP II made by London Bridge Trading Company.

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Front

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Left Side. Note the attachment points: no idea what I'm going to do with those yet.

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Back. This thing even comes with a chest and waist band.

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Right side (mirrors left)

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Top. Note the two compartments, lug handle and adjustments.

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Bottom (big holes are for drainage)

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Front flap open.

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Close up of loops. Basically this section is full of retention loops of all sizes. There is also a zippered compartment and 4 holding cells which I'll display later.

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Close up of the bigger loops section. Here's what you're looking at:
7 rolls of Kerlix and one SAM splint (left to right)

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This is the right side of the loop system, starting from the smallest loops working my way to the right:
5 pens
2 Sharpie Black Markers (fine tip)
1 Sharpie Blue Marker
1 Pen light
1 Sharpie Black Marker with fine point and chisel point.
2 Large NPA's
1 Medium NPA
2 EPI Pens
1 C.A.T. Tourniquet

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Left side of the smaller loops:
3 NPA's
2 EPI Pens
2 C.A.T. Tourniquets

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Underside of the looped compartments.
Underneath the loops shown above is a 4 celled, expandable system.
This section is perfect for holding
-7 Israeli bandages (better known as the IZZY) bandage
-1 ACE Bandage (which I've removed to help the bag close.

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Close up of cell system.

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Underneath the loop structure, underneath the Kerlix is a small zippered compartment that's just big enough for:

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-2 Spare Israeli Bandages
-2 Spare C.A.T. Tourniquets (not exactly sure if I'll leave this section as is or modify its contents.

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Underneath the main lid of the bag you'll find two mesh covered zippered pouches.

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Here's the first pouch: can you guess what's inside yet?

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-7 rolls of 3M tape
-6 ACE bandages in 3 different sizes

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Inside the opposite pouch you'll find:

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-2 SAM Splints
-2 Large Quik Clot Packets (Granular)
-3 Rolls of 3M tape

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This is a view of the main compartment of the bag.

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Here's the underside of the middle compartment that's connected to the lid of the bag. You'll see two pouches here.

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Here's a view of the opposing side of the central compartment.

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Closeup of the previously shown zippered compartment.

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Pouch opened.

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Details of the interior which include:
-Finger Splint
-Forceps
-2 White 8 Hour Lightsticks
-Ring Cutter
-Scissors
-Buncha bandaids
-Buncha #4 silk sutures
-2 Open and toss scalpels
-Roll of 3M tape
-2 Tampons

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Underneath the lid of the pouch is another zippered mesh pouch containing:

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My medications to include:
Asprin
Non-Asprin
Benadryl
Moltrin
Immodium
Cough Medicines
Anti-Acids
Neosporin
Anti-Fungal
Topical Anteceptic
Alka-Seltzer
Several rehydration aids
Razor

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Underneath the padded cell is a compartment for IV solution bags (basically it's a large bag with draw strings and buckles to keep your IV's secure).

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Inside the above chamber.

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I borrowed these IV bags from an EMT friend of mine. For the demonstration I've shown how you're supposed to fast pack your IV's so, in the event that someone needs one, you can readily grab everything you need to administer an IV on the spot.
What you're looking at is:
-2 Catheters
-2 Alcohol Prep Wipes
IV Tubing
1000ML of Lactated Ringers
Grobes
Penrose Drain (used as a tourniquet)
Tape to secure it all (when, if removed properly, can secure the catheter)

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Back of bag

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Side

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Here's the back of the main cell. What you're looking at is two zippered mesh pouches, three slit pouches and two removable pouches (note the red and blue handles) for various gear. Their original intent was an airway kit and an injectibles kit, but I'm modifying them slightly. More to come once I figure out what to put in here.

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Closeup

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Inside the first zippered pouches I have
-2 Large Abdominal Bandages
-2 Regular compression bandages

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Here's a shot showing off the top removable pouch I've yet to fill up.

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Underneath the pullout compartment a system of dual slit pouches. As it stands I have in them
-5 large Isareli Bandages
-3 ACS's

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Displaying the removable airway kit and zippered pouch above containing:

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-8 Cravats
-2 Rolls of Coban

Well guys, that's about as far as I've gotten with this bag, what'cha think so far?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:44 pm
by Rgill720
That's a nice bag. Where can I get that stuff?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:51 pm
by Citizen Simon
Where's your pocket mask?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:23 pm
by Gunny
Doc Simon wrote:Where's your pocket mask?
I've got it stuck in the back now, but I want to find a small pouch that isn't bright red to attach it on the outside.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:58 pm
by The Highwayman
Nice pics, Gum....er.....Gunny!


Got mine in today, Bee-atch!!!


Not only that, but the brave postal worker actually navigated 1.1 miles of dirt road to drop it off on the front porch!!!!

It's amazing what a little holiday "gratuity" left for your friendly neighborhood postal worker will do!

Anyways, I opened mine up right away, and after I started digging, I got lost in the damn thing and couldn't find my way out for 20 minutes!!! Talk about HUGE!!!! I'm not going near it again without my compass and some rations.

*Looks downcast*
Now I'm going to have to find more supplies to make this bag feel wanted!
Thanks again, Gunny!!!
(Pics and update to my thread to come tomorrow)


BTW- If you can't find a suitable small bag for your mask, let me know. I believe I have something you could use, if you need it...

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:01 pm
by jamoni
Got enough pics? Thanks for crashing my browser, jerk. :)
Oh, and the pics I saw of the bag before my anemic laptop went catatonic looked nice.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:15 pm
by TheLastRifleMan
You got toilet paper and a change of underwear in there? Because I think I just dropped a load in my pants looking at your pics.... :shock:

Gunny's FAK FTW!

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:39 pm
by 19kilo
Where do you get a ring cutter?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:40 pm
by JRod
So what are you going to do with the old setup? (the Kifaru foldout, etc)

Obviously this is a stand alone kit, what sort of kit is in your BOB?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:18 pm
by Gunny
JRod wrote:So what are you going to do with the old setup? (the Kifaru foldout, etc)

Obviously this is a stand alone kit, what sort of kit is in your BOB?
JRod the first IFAK pictured (kifaru foldout) will stay in my BOB, but this bag will be my main trauma bag I keep in my BOV.

19Kilo check This website, they run about $10 delivered

Thanks for the read guys :D

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:47 pm
by IllicitDreams
The only thing I didn't see, (and I may have overlooked it while I was picking my chin up off the floor. If I did forgive the mistake.) were glucose gel packs.