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Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:48 pm

So, as a precursor to my kit winning the Throwdown thread
I thought I would create this thread to put together the winning Throwdown entry
and also give it's own thread the same as all the other FAK's, etc.

Let's start by saying I'm not a combat medic,
nor a proffessional medic,
nor do I have extensive first aid training.
I am however a single father of a four year old who spends a good chunk of his time
travelling the back roads of Western Australia for work
and occassionally camping, shooting and hunting in the rural parts of WA,
sometimes solo, sometimes in small numbers
- so my first aid gear is designed around all that.

It is a modular setup designed to be able to be mounted onto a backpack
via molle or alice attachments
as well as function individually such as a stand alone home/backyard/outing go-to arrangement
out to being detached from the backpack out in the bush and taken as a seperate unit to a trauma situation
(hunting accident, etc).

So without any further longwinded bs here she is (sorry about the phone photos)...














Are you ready?













Here we go...






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o0O0oh Tacticool. :lol:








Let's unzip and open up the first pouch shall we?

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What's in the top half of the clamshell? (a Blow Out Medic Pouch daisy chained by malice clips to the other two Blow Out Pouches).
Let's have a looksee.

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This is the BooBoo part of the FAK components.

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SPF30+ Sunburn Cream and Lucas' Papaw Ointment.

The Sunburn stuff speaks for itself but Lucas' Ointment lays claim to relieve, cleanse, protect and facilitate healing
of minor burns, chafing, minor cuts and abrasions, cracked skin,
chapped or windburnt lips (prevention and cure),
gravel rash, splinters, minor open wounds, minor insect bites and nappy rash. (In other words it's BooBoo cream - works good too)

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Here's whats in the Elmo baggie which is appropriately marked Kids Bandaids.

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Wiggles bandaids.

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Eighties Flouro coloured waterproof "Sports" bandaids.
And of course different sized Shrek bandaids (a couple of them are a really good larger size) that I don't have a decent close up of.

Bandaids/Eye Kit
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Next we have some serious Flexible Bandage Strips, Knuckle Dressings and Fingertip Dressings
that accompany some seperately bagged Eyepads.


Let's move down to the lower half of the Clamshell
and check out what we have on hand to deal with slightly more serious BooBoos.


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A Neato Pair of Tweezers.
Paracetemol, Ibuprofen, Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic, Murine Eye treatment/relief, and some Fixomull.

Secondary to that lot is the OMFG I rolled an ankle, hurt a muscle/joint/etc gear with the Sport's Bandage
and Salonpas relief appliques (that a Vietnamese chick put me onto).

Not seen is some Immodium in a sheet of tablets,
a small eyedropper vial of Treatment for Conjunctivitus of the eyes (which the flies carry out in the deep wheatbelt)
and a small pair of Folding Scissors.
All of which are still in the same pocket the Salonpas came out of
(behind where the medicines is mounted).

I moved after the fact one of the packets of Cotton Applicator Buds
from the second pouch to sit alongside the Tea Tree Oil.
I'll get some Cotton Wool Balls as well and stuff them behind the Sunburn Cream.
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Let's move on to the next Blow Out Pouch

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wooah!


What's in here?


Let's check out the top half of the second clamshell. We're heading into Serious BooBoo/Borderline IFAK country now.

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PPE (includes Admin) and Trauma Shears.
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Trauma Shears, Nitrile Gloves, Hazardous Waste Disposal Bags, Biohazard Sticker, Face Shield, Steri-Swabs,
Biro/Pen, Patient Notebook, First Aid Thumbnail Guide and FAK/IFAK Inventory.


Sterile Prep.
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Larger Steri-Swabs, Cotton Applicator Buds, Wet Prep Green Soap Sponges and Steri-Sticks.
(There was 3 Tincture of Benzoin Steri-Sticks but as you can see one of them scored a leak due to a clumsy repack. D'oh!)

Next we have...
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Two Triangular Bandages.


So moving down to the bottom half of the second clamshell...

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We have...

The Closures Kit.
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Sterile Wound Closure Strips.


Clean Wounds Kit.
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Melior Combine Trauma Dressing (9cm x 20cm), Multiple sizes of Melolite and Tagaderm.


And of course...

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Two different sizes of Gauze/Crepe bandages, Some Safety Pins and two rolls of Adhesive Bandages.


So let's move on. The final Pouch, the rest of the IFAK zone, awaits...


Let's unzip that baby...


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o0OOO000OOO0oh Motherfuckin' gauze and tape. Be still my zombie huntin' heart.



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The top half of the third clamshell first...

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Let's break this puppy down.


Saline Kit.
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Saline Irrigation and Sterile Wound Irrigation Syringe.


Gauze Swabs.
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And of course Tape. On a handydandy lanyard no less.



Going downstairs for the last time now...

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Burn Kit.
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And The compulsory lotsa Rolls of Gauze.
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So, that's it. Let's zip her back up.


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That's all folks! Thanks for looking. I'll also polish this post up as the day goes on as best I can.

8)


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Post by DocOutlands » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:12 pm

Nice-looking kit, TGC! What sort of pouch-rig is that? How much does the entire thing weigh?
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Post by L1Z4RD » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:17 pm

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Post by The Highwayman » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:20 pm

Very nice kit ya' got there, TGC! I can't WAIT until you enter-


The THROWDOWN ZONE........



MMMMWWWWUUUUUUUHHHHAAAAAHHHAAAHHHAAAA!!!!!! :twisted:



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Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:28 pm

DocOutlands, Thanks! I just went and weighed it and the whole shooting match weighs 2.15kg.

It's three seperate Blow Out Medic Pouches joined together with malice clips.

Modular just for the sake of being modular it would appear, but it worked out well. :lol:

I want to get a molle platform to mount them on with a handydandy tucked away strap
so when it's not attached to a backpack it's easier to move around.
Not that it's inconvenient now, it's just the gearwhore in me that wants to do it.


LIZ4RD, hahaha - I have literally drunk my local liquor store out of Maker's Mark at the moment
hence the Jim Beam Small Batch with Port I'm drinking in the photos.
But, wait for the Squad Trauma Bag pics to come in. :wink:


DTOM, thanks for the nice "Very nice kit ya' got there" comment.

When the pics of the Squad Trauma Bag are in we WILL meet in the Throwdown thread. Oh yes we shall.

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Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:05 pm

haha, someone asked me in a pm how I find all the cyalume lightsticks or the maglite/s if it's dark... ( :lol: )

With this...

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Dual output tacticool torch that I EDC.

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Post by Indiana » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:30 am

Good looking kit TGC and about time you "put up" lol. Good to see more Aussie kits well done.

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Post by Hanuman110 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:36 am

I saw the thread title and my inner geek kicked in and my next thought was "a scroll of Cure Light Wounds" and a few bottles of healing potion. :roll:

I'm going to bed now and try to sleep off my embarrassment.

Btw, nice little kit ya got there TGC.
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Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:08 am

hahaha Thanks Hanuman - It's just so hard to cut Fixomull to fit over a wound with a Mace +1 vs Undead y'know? :lol:

Indiana, I just HAD to get some damn pics up.
You and Buddha have been running rings around me lately. :roll: :lol:

Actually my new phone finally arrived so I've finally got a camera
(well judging by the quality of the pics, I've kinda got a camera lol) that can talk to the laptop.
My Cybershot is completely fubar when it comes to networking for some reason.
I think my four year old, a screwdriver and the port on the camera may have been involved but I can neither confirm nor deny this.

I've never put so much pressure on head office as I have to get me a good camera phone
after the base model Nokia CDMA Tradesman I got given as a holdover when I lost my groovy top of the line RAZR
in a strip club in Melbourne turned out to be total piece of featureless shite.

I guess the throwdown thread has done it's work.

"Gimme a damn phone with a camera!"

"Why? Do you have a field day coming up?"

"No, I've just finished my Squad Trauma Bag and Medic & DTOM are giving me shit about posting in the Throwdown thread
without throwing down!"

:lol:

Thanks for the warm fuzzy too btw.
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Post by TheFreakinBear » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:17 am

Damn TGC...that looks pretty good man! I can't see anything that you are really lacking being as you seem to have a good setup for what you are doing with it. Looks good... You might actually be some competition lol.
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Post by HurricaneDad » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:19 am

Tetra Grammaton Cleric wrote: I guess the throwdown thread has done it's work.

"Gimme a damn phone with a camera!"

"Why? Do you have a field day coming up?"

"No, I've just finished my Squad Trauma Bag and Medic & DTOM are giving me shit about posting in the Throwdown thread
without throwing down!"

:lol:

Thanks for the warm fuzzy too btw.
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LMAO! Nice looking set-up, Cleric. Nice, small, functional. My only complaint is that you have Wiggles Band Aids. Sesame Street is (was, before it got screwed with) much cooler than the Wiggles. But, seeing as how you're Australian, and they are too, I can give you a pass on that. :)

Besides, you have a kit, and you have but it out there. TFB is still claiming that he's waiting for his sack to show up.


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Post by TheFreakinBear » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:51 am

Medic wrote:
Tetra Grammaton Cleric wrote: I guess the throwdown thread has done it's work.
TFB is still claiming that he's waiting for his sack to show up.
Both of you just wait til my sack arrives. It'll blow you out of the water. Be sure to keep an eye out for it as I should have it Friday or Saturday. It'll of course be in the throwdown thread. GET SOME!
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Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:02 am

TheFreakinBear wrote:
Medic wrote:
Tetra Grammaton Cleric wrote: I guess the throwdown thread has done it's work.
TFB is still claiming that he's waiting for his sack to show up.
Both of you just wait til my sack arrives. It'll blow you out of the water. Be sure to keep an eye out for it as I should have it Friday or Saturday. It'll of course be in the throwdown thread. GET SOME!
I have it on good authority that Doc Simon has had a little word with the purveyor of your particular STOMP II
and it is being withheld until the voting is over. :lol:

You really should play Urban Dead for ZS,
you get all the good gossip while waiting in the St Werburgh's Hospital ZS Trauma Bay
while waiting for the wounded to come in for their free cookies and stolen donuts. :wink:
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Post by HurricaneDad » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:03 am

TheFreakinBear wrote:Both of you just wait til my sack arrives. It'll blow you out of the water. Be sure to keep an eye out for it as I should have it Friday or Saturday. It'll of course be in the throwdown thread. GET SOME!
The truth comes out: TheFreakinBear has a mail-order sack. Next thing we know, he'll be claiming that he wears the pants in the family!

I'm pretty sure that the STOMP II of his is just a rental, anyway.

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Post by TheFreakinBear » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:09 am

You:
Tetra Grammaton Cleric wrote: I have it on good authority that Doc Simon has had a little word with the purveyor of your particular STOMP II
and it is being withheld until the voting is over. :lol:

You really should play Urban Dead for ZS,
you get all the good gossip while waiting in the St Werburgh's Hospital ZS Trauma Bay
while waiting for the wounded to come in for their free cookies and stolen donuts. :wink:
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I lost interest in that game after playing it for like....2 days I think. It got old quick sry! Get on the IRC chat sometime TGC! It's fun! Doc Simon must be really scared if he's trying to thwart me posting in the throw down thread. Just shows you what kind of power I'm packing.

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You:
Medic wrote: The truth comes out: TheFreakinBear has a mail-order sack. Next thing we know, he'll be claiming that he wears the pants in the family!

I'm pretty sure that the STOMP II of his is just a rental, anyway.
For the record, I do NOT wear the pants in the family. My sack is not a rental!
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Post by JIM » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:23 am

TMDP: To Much Damn Pics! :wink:
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Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:13 am

Death by dial up?
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Post by Citizen Simon » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:23 am

TheFreakinBear wrote:Doc Simon must be really scared
Are you out of your fucking mind?
TFB wrote:he's trying to thwart me posting in the throw down thread. Just shows you what kind of power I'm packing.
Riiiight.... More like your posts show what kind of tool box Shiner is packing. The Freakin Tool Box.
Seriously, no one even respects your idle FAK threats. Maybe you should try picking on pre-schoolers, they are more likely to respond to it.
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Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:44 am

Doc Simon wrote:
TheFreakinBear wrote:Doc Simon must be really scared
Are you out of your fucking mind?
TFB wrote:he's trying to thwart me posting in the throw down thread. Just shows you what kind of power I'm packing.
Riiiight.... More like your posts show what kind of tool box Shiner is packing. The Freakin Tool Box.
Seriously, no one even respects your idle FAK threats. Maybe you should try picking on pre-schoolers, they are more likely to respond to it.
Haha, the Throwdown Thread runneth over. :lol:

Translation: Thanks Cleric, your FAK/IFAK rules.
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Post by Citizen Simon » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:45 am

Tetra Grammaton Cleric wrote:
Doc Simon wrote:
TheFreakinBear wrote:Doc Simon must be really scared
Are you out of your fucking mind?
TFB wrote:he's trying to thwart me posting in the throw down thread. Just shows you what kind of power I'm packing.
Riiiight.... More like your posts show what kind of tool box Shiner is packing. The Freakin Tool Box.
Seriously, no one even respects your idle FAK threats. Maybe you should try picking on pre-schoolers, they are more likely to respond to it.
Haha, the Throwdown Thread runneth over. :lol:

Translation: Thanks Cleric, your FAK/IFAK rules.
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I actually like your FAK a lot, sorry i forgot to say that. Busy letting TFTB known where he stands. Keep up the great work!
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Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:54 am

Thanks for the vote (of confidence) but I was just giving you shit, please continue to use this thread as a fire lane, I know I will be. :lol:
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Post by DocOutlands » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:21 am

Well, since others have brought throwdown into this thread...

2.14kg? Dude, that's mass, not weight! :D /works on the conversion using mental math.../ 2.14 *2.2= ok, just under 5#, not bad! And the modular connection is a cool idea - looks like it works fairly well. As for finding the light-sticks and MagLight in the dark, I mean, are there people who *can't* navigate in the dark by remembering where things are? We held a "power-out" drill the other day - I made the kids close their eyes and go get their flashlights from halfway across the house. They knew right where their gear was and didn't break anything in the process.

Hanuman, I was thinking a little higher level there - a Wand of Cure Light and a few Cure Medium potions... :D
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Post by mr.trooper » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:00 pm

O man.... SOMEBODY didn't read the thread on trauma shears. :roll:

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Post by Hanuman110 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:31 pm

DocOutlands wrote: Hanuman, I was thinking a little higher level there - a Wand of Cure Light and a few Cure Medium potions... :D
When I used to play D&D my party drank healing potions like gatorade. It got to the point that whoever had the cleric was a bitter, grouchy, bandaid counter. :lol:
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