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by VXMerlinXV
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Looking for a specific aid bag.
Replies: 26
Views: 3011

Re: Looking for a specific aid bag.

Ok, got the bag out for a three day training session. Some lessons learned. 1) I need an upgraded carry system. This pack is a monster, and it throws the center of gravity farther back than normal. 2) Double waterproofing is better than none. Next time, EVERYTHING is in a ziplock. 3) The concept wor...
by VXMerlinXV
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Training Opportunity
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: Training Opportunity

Hey Guys, Got back after a very soggy weekend, but learned a ton. Here's a quick overview: NRA Home Firearms Safety Instructor: Cameron Green Great class. Learned unloading process on more than two dozen guns, from blackpowder on up. Also fired a variety of weapons, looking at the difference between...
by VXMerlinXV
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Mystery Ranch Med Lid
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Mystery Ranch Med Lid

https://www.mysteryranch.com/med-lid-medical-first-aid-kit-pack-ul-certified-cal-fire-spec-approved-wildland-fire-accessory Hey guys, Have any of you checked one of these out yet? I'm wondering how close the strap placement is to regular Osprey/Gregory type packs, and if this would work as a replac...
by VXMerlinXV
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New IFAK
Replies: 11
Views: 832

Re: New IFAK

Hey,
Either of those are decent kits, and will work for penetrating trauma. To should absolutely keep shears in your kit, I always have a pair or two.
by VXMerlinXV
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: I joined the club
Replies: 9
Views: 1124

Re: I joined the club

Nice work on getting your basic card. I have done a decent amount of event medical, and you can learn a TON, because you see a wide variety of cases and can learn from some decent providers.
by VXMerlinXV
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Celox-A-ChitoFlex-WoundStat-Combat Gauze vs Standard Gauze
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Celox-A-ChitoFlex-WoundStat-Combat Gauze vs Standard Gau

Same as always, underworked & overpaid.. Uhh reverse that :roll: actually leaving the hospital for now and going prehospital. How are you? Still no back hernia from schlepping that STOMP bag around? The STOMP is relegated to the hall closet and camping duty. My bags all fit under the seat of our fa...
by VXMerlinXV
Tue May 22, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Celox-A-ChitoFlex-WoundStat-Combat Gauze vs Standard Gauze
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Celox-A-ChitoFlex-WoundStat-Combat Gauze vs Standard Gau

Way to bring some knowledge. And that is a pig roast I would love to have attended, once the study was over (JSOC BBQ competition? Sign me up. Finally a use for all those hatchets and katanas) I think they make a good point, about experience care providers making a difference between their treatmen...
by VXMerlinXV
Mon May 14, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Training Opportunity
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Training Opportunity

Hey guys, Weekend long Wilderness Med training coming up in Jersey in September. Topics include: Bleeding Control (BCON) Participants will learn the basics of bleeding control that can be used to save lives during traumatic events. Tourniquet application, wound packing, and pressure dressings will b...
by VXMerlinXV
Thu May 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Industrial Use First Repsonder and Emergency Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: Industrial Use First Repsonder and Emergency Kit

Only things I would think about are a SAM splint, and swapping some if the 2" elastic bandage for wider sizes. If I could only carry one, it would be 4".
by VXMerlinXV
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Looking for a specific aid bag.
Replies: 26
Views: 3011

Re: Looking for a specific aid bag.

If there's anyone still looking for a Mystery Ranch SAER pack, there are two for sale on Ebay currently
SAER pack
by VXMerlinXV
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Noob question - Really sorry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Noob question - Really sorry!!

I am glad to see you want to be medically prepared out in the hills, but in that case I completely change my answer. In a 2 qt ziplock, 4x4 x3 5x9 abd x1 4" roller gauze x2 H+H compressed gauze (or another vacuum packed fluff gauze) x1 4" Ace x1 3" Trainers tape x1 Cravat x1 #11 blade scalpel x1 Myl...
by VXMerlinXV
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Self Injecting Epi-pens
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Self Injecting Epi-pens

Unless you or a loved one has an allergy, I probably wouldn't carry one. If I was going to carry one anyway, I would take a relevant class, then bring the cert to my MD like COMM said. But the doc's response would vary, they expire fairly quickly, and are pretty costly to replace.
by VXMerlinXV
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Noob question - Really sorry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Noob question - Really sorry!!

Don't be sorry, it's an ok question. The qualifiers above just help narrow down the answer we'll give. I'm going to answer assuming you are on a SAR team, but not medically oriented. Private citizens really aren't going to be performing one man rescue ops, so that's out, and the medical teams I've s...
by VXMerlinXV
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Learning and Reference Resources
Replies: 0
Views: 462

Learning and Reference Resources

So, we've all seen kits that have things like the ranger medic handbook, Where there is no doctor/dentist, etc. But there are a ton of available FOAMED (Free, Open Access Medical Education) sources out there, and I thought it would be a good idea to share what we know/ where we learn from. Podcasts:...
by VXMerlinXV
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Celox-A-ChitoFlex-WoundStat-Combat Gauze vs Standard Gauze
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Celox-A-ChitoFlex-WoundStat-Combat Gauze vs Standard Gau

Way to bring some knowledge. And that is a pig roast I would love to have attended, once the study was over (JSOC BBQ competition? Sign me up. Finally a use for all those hatchets and katanas) I think they make a good point, about experience care providers making a difference between their treatment...
by VXMerlinXV
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My wilderness medical kit....
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: My wilderness medical kit....

Forget the med kit... what's in the chest rig?
by VXMerlinXV
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: NAEMT and that "TP-C"
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: NAEMT and that "TP-C"

I pursued mine primarily out of my passion for the field of study of tactical medicine, and as an educator, i feel it demonstrates a lot to my students. It is not an easy exam. It is also a requirement for some jobs, Much like FP-C is a requirement to fly at most agencies. I certainly don't feel th...
by VXMerlinXV
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Wilderness Medical Conference
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Wilderness Medical Conference

Hey guys, the Wilderness medical conference I wrote up a few years back is happening again in Philadelphia. It's a good opportunity to work on your medical skillset and practice some survival skills with experts. Check out the link.

http://www.maswmc2018.com
by VXMerlinXV
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: NAEMT and that "TP-C"
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: NAEMT and that "TP-C"

Do you think LEO based TEMS and TCCC overlap enough to be the same course? Or would there need to be a distinct, DoD provided, TEMS for Civilian LEO program?
by VXMerlinXV
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Bag Shopping
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Re: Trauma Bag Shopping

I like the RATS from mystery ranch and most everything Chinook medical makes, the longbow in particular. Back country access has some good packs as well. Have you used the RATS for Point of injury treatment? I guess I am too used to elastic loop and compartment setups to jump on board with modular ...
by VXMerlinXV
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First Aid Kit Winfall
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: First Aid Kit Winfall

A) I'm glad you're ok
B) That is quite a haul. I would come up with a list of wound care questions for your return visits, dressing changes, etc. I am sure they'd be happy to give some info.
by VXMerlinXV
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Any sugestions for a week long hospital stay kit?
Replies: 24
Views: 1815

Re: Any sugestions for a week long hospital stay kit?

Pillow for sure, maybe a favorite blanket as well.
I would bring an assortment of food, not just vegan bars. The vegan offerings at some hospitals are... lacking.
A few changes of clothes, maybe some decent toilet paper if you want. I would think about a towel as well.
by VXMerlinXV
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Bug-out-bag item: Glucose tablets
Replies: 30
Views: 5474

Re: Bug-out-bag item: Glucose tablets

echo83 wrote:
A word of caution; the boost in energy is pretty temporary, and crashing sucks.
Absolutely, the rescue sugars are only used in order to keep the patient conscious long enough to eat something long acting.
by VXMerlinXV
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Building a Medical kit/First aid kit
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Building a Medical kit/First aid kit

I think the Blowout/trauma kit is all you need to EDC I think that greatly depends on location/situation. If you carry a firearm, you should have at least a TQ. I don't really like the trauma dressings for my bandage option, I prefer a 4" ACE and some gauze because I can do more with it. Some tape ...

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