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by Jorian
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: LAPoliceGear.com what a joke.
Replies: 45
Views: 7874

Re: LAPoliceGear.com what a joke.

LOL! "Why we don't sell apparel." There are lots of sizes and colors of almost everything, and it's really hard -and expensive- to keep all options in stock. The sellers trying to compete in that arena need to get customers hooked with a low unit cost shown on the first page viewed, and try to make ...
by Jorian
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ultralight Water Purifier by GRAYL
Replies: 20
Views: 2288

Re: Ultralight Water Purifier by GRAYL

Agree with taipan here.
I like the Sawyer filters that use dialysis tech. Inexpensive, easy to use and near-infinite capacity (provided they are backflushed regularly). Pore sizes down to 0.01 microns...
by Jorian
Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit
Replies: 74
Views: 9312

Re: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit

I only have slight experience with NOLS. I sent a lot of young EMT's there, but I'd say, look into the instructor backgrounds in the other places if you can or try to hook up with someone that has taken a class at your target place and can give you a students opinion on it. If you had said, "Hey, I...
by Jorian
Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Paramedics out there with a bag recommendation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2691

Re: Paramedics out there with a bag recommendation?

Conterra or Iron Duck. Both are bomber and well covered by warranties.
by Jorian
Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit
Replies: 74
Views: 9312

Re: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit

teotwaki wrote:
Out on snowbound peaks and glaciers I've carried packs of Koolaid and used those to create large markers in the snow.
Great tip, Teo - thanks!
by Jorian
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Small first aid kit
Replies: 11
Views: 1972

Re: Small first aid kit

I may just make my own. Perhaps I should elaborate. In thinking more of a pocket boo boo kit. ALWAYS the best idea, IMHO. That way, you know exactly what you have, where it is, and what you can use it for. That said, the AMK kit mentioned above is pretty slick. Though not exactly what I'd select, i...
by Jorian
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Small first aid kit
Replies: 11
Views: 1972

Re: Small first aid kit

Found some that I was looking at. http://www.rescue-essentials.com/tems-law-enforcement/ Thanks, Badger. I don't like "pimping" our website, so I wasn't going to put up a link. But since you already have done so, I'll add my $0.02 The "Covert Carry" kit might be a good choice: http://cdn2.bigcommer...
by Jorian
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit
Replies: 74
Views: 9312

Re: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit

I know a surgical PA and they just brought me two huge bags of new supplies so I may augment or change some things that i posted Sample of some of the items: Povidine Iodine swab sticks Chlora-prep One Step packages Steri-strip packages Gauze sponges, anti-microbial 4"x4" Tegaderm 2"x2" Tegaderm 4"...
by Jorian
Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Integrating Sawyer Mini with Camelbak bladder?
Replies: 8
Views: 1860

Re: Integrating Sawyer Mini with Camelbak bladder?

Of protozoa or viruses? I know that many threats are from minerals and virus particles. In Ukraine,the Luhansk Peoples Republic actually, entire towns were sick from just the mineral content, the metals from the coal mines and fallout from the unregulated factories, and viruses. I have a little Saw...
by Jorian
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Integrating Sawyer Mini with Camelbak bladder?
Replies: 8
Views: 1860

Re: Integrating Sawyer Mini with Camelbak bladder?

MSR inline filter works great with the Camelbak MilSpec bladders, but not sure if the connections are the same or compatible for the blue bladder you have. Always a trade-off between flow rate and level of filtration. The MSR unit boasts 99.9% protozoa removal, the Sawyer mini 99.9999%. Question - ...
by Jorian
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Hemostatic Gauze Comparison?
Replies: 9
Views: 2228

Re: Hemostatic Gauze Comparison?

Indeed, also there has not been any reported anaphylactic reactions to the chitosan (essentially made from shellfish) Right - the allergenic components of the shrimp shells (from which chitosan is usually extracted) are entirely absent from the purified chitosan used in hemostatic agents. An intere...
by Jorian
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.
Replies: 15
Views: 6819

Re: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.

Something I forgot to add: In many cases, limb tourniquets are applied while the injured limb is swollen. The SWAT-T holds the advantage of maintaining constriction when the swelling subsides, whereas windlass tourniquets can lose tension in those situations. Indeed a valid point jorian, though per...
by Jorian
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Hemostatic Gauze Comparison?
Replies: 9
Views: 2228

Re: Hemostatic Gauze Comparison?

Quick-clot and celox have 2 different mechanism of operation. Kaolin ( qc active ingredient) activates factor XII in the coagulation cascade. Celox directly makes red blood cells stick to each other, so it doesn't rely on the body's own coagulation cascade. I carry celox rapid, which is z-folded im...
by Jorian
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Study on Tourniquets and Hemostatic Agents
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: Study on Tourniquets and Hemostatic Agents

+1

Good stuff!
by Jorian
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.
Replies: 15
Views: 6819

Re: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.

This is actually a really cool product. Only advantage something like a CAT has over this is that in the role of TQ, its retention is probably more secure. A lot of movement/dragging a casualty with this on might remove the TQ....... [edit] Exactly. I forgot to mention that in the review... I had t...
by Jorian
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Public Access Bleeding Control
Replies: 29
Views: 3111

Re: Public Access Bleeding Control

Something like this jorian? https://www.tacmedsolutions.com/product/emergency-trauma-station/ Only thing I would change is including ACE wraps and kerlix instead of Olaes trauma bandages, as not many people are familiar with it's use. TacMed, NAR, Chinook, z-Medica and others (Rescue Essentials amo...
by Jorian
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Public Access Bleeding Control
Replies: 29
Views: 3111

Re: Public Access Bleeding Control

According to these guys (who ought to know) it's a campaign not a mandate... I could be wrong but to me a mandate means "I don't care how it impacts you, but do this or you're legally in trouble" a campaign means "raising awareness and we'll try to get you the funds". " http://www.dhs.gov/stopthebl...
by Jorian
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Contact paper = chest seal?
Replies: 6
Views: 1426

Re: Contact paper = chest seal?

Do you carry duct tape? You can get 6' lengths with peel-away backing pretty cheap.
We offer it, and I'm sure a lot of others do too... short of using a "real" chest seal with bomber adhesive, it's a makeshift solution for using other occlusive materials.
by Jorian
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Public Access Bleeding Control
Replies: 29
Views: 3111

Re: Public Access Bleeding Control

The public access bleeding control kits are a fantastic idea. They just need the correct contents and training to support them. At this point it doesn't matter whether it's a good idea or not - the Fed is mandating it. (Which would argue that it's not a great idea, of course.) We're simply trying t...
by Jorian
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Public Access Bleeding Control
Replies: 29
Views: 3111

Re: Public Access Bleeding Control

Thank you to all who have responded. It is a near certainty that decisions made at this point will end up being life-and-death for someone, somewhere. So it is imperative that these things be thought through from every possible angle - feedback such as y'all provide is key. There are no bad opinions...
by Jorian
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Public Access Bleeding Control
Replies: 29
Views: 3111

Public Access Bleeding Control

We (Rescue Essentials) have been anticipating that a mandate of some sort was going to be issued, and now it looks like it's happening, under the tagline "Stop the Bleed". The ZS Community has been a great resource for years, so I wanted to solicit the thoughts of the members here regarding the viab...
by Jorian
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: putting together a Vehicle Accident Kit
Replies: 53
Views: 6108

Re: putting together a Vehicle Accident Kit

What sort of QuikClot would be best for a car kit? I've found multiple types and styles. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk The QC hemostatic bandages they sell now would probably be more versatile than the sponges. The sponges are designed to be shoved into a wound whereas you can still do that with...
by Jorian
Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Where to Buy Medical Products: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 89055

Re: Where to Buy Medical Products: The Definitive Thread

Looks like it has been about a year since I last posted here - hope all of you are well and in good spirits. I wanted to give y'all a crack at some NAR W.A.L.K. bags. These are large medical backpacks (no supplies) that NAR sells for $388.99 Definitely not EDC stuff, but they are great for what they...
by Jorian
Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Please help me with my EDC FAK
Replies: 24
Views: 3791

Re: Please help me with my EDC FAK

No Tourniquet? I'd definitely add a CAT and/or at least a SWAT-T. But that's just me... About loose meds... unlabeled containers are okay if you NEVER give anyone else anything from them. If you entertain the idea of giving them to others (even OTC meds), you should get unit dose packets with all th...

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