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by SteelWolf
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Any Newbies Here Because of Coronavirus?
Replies: 25
Views: 705

Re: Any Newbies Here Because of Coronavirus?

Not a newbie, but I've gone dark on here for several years. An ever evolving career and a growing family will do that. Recent events (before COVID19) have rekindled our family's desire to expand our preps. We are focusing on obvious deficiencies at this time, and on establishing our homestead.
by SteelWolf
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What WILL you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 26
Views: 336

Re: What WILL you do with that stimulus check?

I'm married and we have a few kids so it'll be a decent check. We will be planting more fruit trees and another twenty or so Arizona Cyprus tress along the border of our homestead. This bill will further dilute the dollar, might as well turn the cash into something tangible before the rug gets pulle...
by SteelWolf
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: VA recognizes Ketamine as emergency PTSD Treatment
Replies: 7
Views: 2814

Re: VA recognizes Ketamine as emergency PTSD Treatment

Its a lower dose administered over time. No where near the 1-2MG/KG RSI induction dose. Yeah, that’s what I assumed. On a slightly unrelated note, Do AZ protocols have ketamine for use in excited delirium? I know that was a big deal out here in PA when they finally got that approved for the protoco...
by SteelWolf
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: VA recognizes Ketamine as emergency PTSD Treatment
Replies: 7
Views: 2814

Re: VA recognizes Ketamine as emergency PTSD Treatment

zXzGrifterzXz wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:23 pm
That’s interesting, Ketamine can be a powerful but useful tool for us prehospital providers. I’m curious what the dose is for this but from the articles it sounds like it’s a slow IV drip.
Its a lower dose administered over time. No where near the 1-2MG/KG RSI induction dose.
by SteelWolf
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New IFAK
Replies: 11
Views: 3577

Re: New IFAK

I have mixed feelings on Raptor Shears. I agree that they are really sturdy, but I view shears as disposable items. They only cost a few bucks, so whenever they get grossly contaminated or overly dulled, I toss them and grab a new pair.
by SteelWolf
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New IFAK
Replies: 11
Views: 3577

Re: New IFAK

We just launched our GEN 2 IFAK, $114.95. Alternatively, we have a wide selection of components to build or augment your kit! https://archangeldynamics.com/shop-products-%26-classes?olsPage=products%2Farchangel-dynamics-ifak-gen-2 Contents: PPE / Utility: (1) Pair OD Green Nitrile Gloves. (1) Roll 1...
by SteelWolf
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Cold Injuries / Hypothermia Litter Wrap
Replies: 4
Views: 2367

Re: Cold Injuries / Hypothermia Litter Wrap

I'll take it a step further. Hypothermia is part of the Trauma Lethal Triad (Acidosis, Coagulopathy and Hypothermia). Even in the blazing desert, we still keep our trauma patients warm in flight and on the ground.
by SteelWolf
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: I joined the club
Replies: 12
Views: 4402

Re: I joined the club

Hey friends... I should probably spend more time on the forums, and plan to, especially in the First Aid section. I've finally got a credential, albeit a basic one. Passed my NREMT-B a couple weeks back and I'm looking forward to some fun interaction and learning some more from the actual medical p...
by SteelWolf
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Shotgun Scabbard
Replies: 11
Views: 2360

Re: Shotgun Scabbard

Cool project, well executed. Maybe run some rigid plastic down one side of it to make re-holstering easier (in my head this makes sense, prevents at least one side from rolling over on itself)? Before my GMC Jimmy exploded, I had a crappy Condor shotgun scabbard attached to the inside of the tail ga...
by SteelWolf
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: DTMF remote control
Replies: 22
Views: 5177

Re: DTMF remote control

We use a Dakota Alert (with the range setting on "low") and have only had 3 false alarms in about 5 years time. Height is the same as yours. Spiders were the cause I think. I modified the Dakota Alert to also power a car horn (at the barn) when it detects motion, added that after responding to a fa...
by SteelWolf
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Celox-A-ChitoFlex-WoundStat-Combat Gauze vs Standard Gauze
Replies: 14
Views: 4067

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

Teotwaki, thanks for sharing. Not sure how I missed this one. Anyway, this is very interesting indeed! I'd like to see a repeat study performed using more modern hemostatic agents (Wound Stat is no longer CoTCCC Approved, which the paper did point out), but, I would imagine it may still yield simila...
by SteelWolf
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: 2018 prep goals
Replies: 12
Views: 4124

Re: 2018 prep goals

This will be a very busy year indeed. I recently started flying for a HEMS agency and will have to move to Northern AZ (which is AWESOME because now my wife and I will finally start the homestead life). So we are purchasing some land and have a whole lot of work to do (Well drilling, installing a se...
by SteelWolf
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food and Water estimates
Replies: 11
Views: 2326

Re: Food and Water estimates

I firmly believe in storing 2000-3000 calories a day and I store 2 quarts of water per day. Which is ridiculous. Is it though? I do the same with my food storage, and here's why. In a collapse event, or even a less catastrophic but still bad event like a bad storm, you will have varying caloric nee...
by SteelWolf
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 1st Annual Gasoline Rotation: Lessons learned
Replies: 73
Views: 8543

Re: 1st Annual Gasoline Rotation: Lessons learned

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Thread_Necromancy_3038.jpg I'm getting 2 55gal steel drums to use for fuel storage. I'm only going to fill up a single one at this time just to see how much I go through (mostly for my tractor, but could also be for the truck). I will only be storing die...
by SteelWolf
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Remote Nurse Treats his Myocardial Infarction...
Replies: 2
Views: 2130

Re: Remote Nurse Treats his Myocardial Infarction...

"I thrombolysed myself"

Jesus man.
by SteelWolf
Sat May 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Training Opportunity
Replies: 5
Views: 2811

Re: Training Opportunity

Great opportunity for those in Jersey!
by SteelWolf
Sat May 19, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: NEw LAPG 60L backpack. SALE $45!
Replies: 16
Views: 2647

Re: NEw LAPG 60L backpack. SALE $45!

Boskone, thanks for posting this and keeping this forum alive!

I have long been an LAPG fan, I've never once been disappointed by their products. The Operator Pants are one of the best tactical pants on the market.

Anyway, I'll order one for myself now that I've read this, thanks!!
by SteelWolf
Wed May 02, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Industrial Use First Repsonder and Emergency Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 3531

Re: Industrial Use First Repsonder and Emergency Kit

I'll also add, if trained personnel are on scene, some type of diagnostic equipment. Even something as simple as a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff and pulse oximeter can be very beneficial.
by SteelWolf
Wed May 02, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Industrial Use First Repsonder and Emergency Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 3531

Re: Industrial Use First Repsonder and Emergency Kit

I am currently in the planning stages right now, and none of these supplies have been purchased as of yet. Looking for a critique of the items chosen so far as well as pointing out of any weak spots in the load-out. The primary use of this kit would be for Industrial use, I spend most of my life on...
by SteelWolf
Tue May 01, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Truck tool box security?
Replies: 13
Views: 8579

Re: Truck tool box security?

One thing you can consider is this.

I keep cheap crappy tools in my truck (Pittsburg from Harbor Freight). My nicer tools (Snap On and Craftsman stuff) stay in my workshop. If they break in and steal a tool box... it will hurt less.
by SteelWolf
Tue May 01, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Remember to check for bugs
Replies: 9
Views: 3678

Re: Remember to check for bugs

Bay Leaves.

Apparently, bugs HATE these. Whenever we do buckets of... well... anything, I toss a few leaves in the buckets.

You can get these at Costco for dirt cheap in the McCormick bulk spice area.

Add to that freezing grains, and storing things properly and you will come out on top.
by SteelWolf
Tue May 01, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: A valuable lesson in long-term food storage and rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 3785

Re: A valuable lesson in long-term food storage and rotation

What a FASCINATING read. Seriously! Brings up some good points. I always try and be diligent of my preps, and I keep running spread sheets of everything with purchase and expiration dates listed. There are some good lessons here. None of that was probably that expensive (well. Except for that weird ...
by SteelWolf
Tue May 01, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Modular home on plot of land
Replies: 36
Views: 6236

Re: Modular home on plot of land

Anybody have experience with Modular homes? The GF and I are looking at buying a plot of land about 10 acres and having a prefab home built. We're looking at a bungalow with a basement. Potentially looking at land with wood for energy sources. Water for water mills and/or storing water on an elevat...
by SteelWolf
Tue May 01, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: You Favorite Soup
Replies: 42
Views: 7385

Re: You Favorite Soup

I'm a simple man.

Tomato Soup. If I don't do it home made, I absolutely LOVE the Trader Joes creamy tomato soup. Life changing. Thank me later. I always have four or five cartons stashed away in our back pantry for a cold winter day.

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