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by jdev
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ballin on a Budget Bag... Gimme ideas
Replies: 56
Views: 5746

Re: Ballin on a Budget Bag... Gimme ideas

I've used this LAPG bag (https://www.lapolicegear.com/lapg-operator-backpack.html) as a daily work bag, and was less than impressed. The seams started becoming unstitched on relatively moderate loads (under 20lbs), and the internal organizer panel in particular just came apart. This was after a few ...
by jdev
Sat May 20, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Medical Bag Theory
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: Medical Bag Theory

However, as far as assembling a kit, it has changed a bit. I see more of what actually works, and how to improvise things with having a minimum of multi-use supplies. I've also simplified and made multiple kits for multiple purposes. You'd be amazed at how much you can do with a triangular bandage ...
by jdev
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Medical Bag Theory
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: Medical Bag Theory

I work EMS in the urban setting, and have had the fortune or misfortune to work a good bit of trauma, including GSWs, bad motorcycle wrecks (which can be the most widespread, systemic trauma I've seen), in addition to a lot of more medical emergencies. Kerlix and ace bandages are wonderful for maki...
by jdev
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Affordable pouch or bag for car kit?
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: Affordable pouch or bag for car kit?

This is a decent one, albeit a bit expensive:

http://www.rescue-essentials.com/conter ... izer-pack/

Or you can buy this as a prefilled kit, and customize it:

http://www.rescue-essentials.com/rescue ... s-wfa-kit/
by jdev
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Medical Bag Theory
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: Medical Bag Theory

I work EMS in the urban setting, and have had the fortune or misfortune to work a good bit of trauma, including GSWs, bad motorcycle wrecks (which can be the most widespread, systemic trauma I've seen), in addition to a lot of more medical emergencies. Kerlix and ace bandages are wonderful for makin...
by jdev
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: NAR-4 Aid bag
Replies: 13
Views: 2405

Re: NAR-4 Aid bag

VXMerlinXV wrote:What I saw was the NAR-5 replaced the two drawstring IV pouches (lower right pouch) with a second airway pouch (Lower left, mounted vertically)
Gotcha; thanks!
by jdev
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: NAR-4 Aid bag
Replies: 13
Views: 2405

Re: NAR-4 Aid bag

On the subject of these bags, does anybody know what the difference is between these and the NAR-5 SAR bag (besides about $70)? They look outwardly nearly identical.
by jdev
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Thank you to Jorian and RE
Replies: 1
Views: 1313

Re: Thank you to Jorian and RE

For getting some very important gear together, I really needed it in a short period of time. Thank you. You made a lot of O6's, General Staff, and foreign big-wigs very happy. That's the reason I use Rescue Essentials. I've ordered a lot of gear and supplies from them, and have always been impresse...
by jdev
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets
Replies: 19
Views: 1883

Re: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets

Thanks for the info. That's actually one of the rare places I've never worked or visited....is there any way you can just use your steps to control bleeding along with hemostatics to control the bleeding instead of immediately jumping to a TQ ?......See, if you have a conscious patient, in a safe a...
by jdev
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets
Replies: 19
Views: 1883

Re: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets

Good question. Nope. I have not.....and we the ease and speed of use as a TRUE one handed TQ, I have been teaching Tier 1 dudes to use them and carry them. As always, we recheck placement and tightness with every patient movement. I've even timed my regular soldiers because they have CATs, CAT appl...
by jdev
Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New guy looking for input
Replies: 23
Views: 1876

Re: New guy looking for input

I keep it at home and I have Syringes of saline for Irrigation I'm currently in my 2nd year an accelerated PA program so half is working on my bachelor's in bio and the other half is medical training I also shadow the local emt squad. I would pull anything invasive until you had your license. Best ...
by jdev
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Behold!
Replies: 27
Views: 3159

Re: Behold!

Awesome news, WW!
by jdev
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit
Replies: 74
Views: 8763

Re: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit

I've been trying out the stethoscope and man is it cool to hear not only the heartbeat but so much more. Thanks Jdev for the pointer to the twin tube design. Today also saw the arrival of my other order so I now have the litter and the casualty cards. Glad you like it! Those are pretty much what my...
by jdev
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit
Replies: 74
Views: 8763

Re: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit

I'd also suggest if you don't have previous training, acquiring training on how to use it and practice it on every person who will let you. Also, learn how to take BP by "Palp", Which is very helpful in loud environments or when conditions aren't optimal(like bouncing around in the back of an Ambul...
by jdev
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit
Replies: 74
Views: 8763

Re: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit

Found this: Blood Pressure (BP) Cuff & Steth Combo $25.95 http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/5awAAOSwwbdWO5RV/s-l500.jpg "The Professional's Choice" diagnostic kit includes a professional quality stethoscope and sphygmomanometer. Includes nylon cuff with range markings, standard inflation bulb, calibrat...
by jdev
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Paramedics out there with a bag recommendation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2512

Re: Paramedics out there with a bag recommendation?

Jorian wrote:Conterra or Iron Duck. Both are bomber and well covered by warranties.
Our medics are issued Iron Duck bags, and I've never seen one even close to worn out.
by jdev
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Paramedics out there with a bag recommendation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2512

Re: Paramedics out there with a bag recommendation?

I'll preface this by saying I'm just an EMT-B, not a medic. That said, I personally like the 5.11 Rush backpacks; I use the Rush 24 as my medical bag on the ambulance, with a Hawkepack waist bag as a pull-out "module" (issued and required to have as our "PPE hip pack" by policy). Our medics are issu...
by jdev
Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: To everyone working tonight and tomorrow in EMS.......
Replies: 14
Views: 1778

Re: To everyone working tonight and tomorrow in EMS.......

No problem, :wink: ................thats still a load of calls for a service. Those have got to be fire and EMS unless your in a huge city? We had fire assist on some, but counting EMS runs only. Granted, it kinda blew up with the stupid drunks right at midnight, though. This is a third-service EMS...
by jdev
Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit
Replies: 74
Views: 8763

Re: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit

teotwaki wrote:Found the litter in bottle holder here
http://www.rescue-essentials.com/casual ... ation-set/
Outstanding! Thanks!
by jdev
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit
Replies: 74
Views: 8763

Re: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit

I *think* the poleless litter I have is the Rescue Essentials one, but I'm not 100% sure. It's definitely a one-time-use item, though, and needs some kind of case to protect it. ETA: Just checked my order history, and it was the older version of the RE one. It was marked as disposable when I purcha...
by jdev
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit
Replies: 74
Views: 8763

Re: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit

Rescue Essentials QuikLitter http://www.amazon.com/Rescue-Essentials-QuikLitter/dp/B004ESX556/ref=wl_mb_wl_huc_mrai_1_dp Tac Med Poleless Litter http://www.amazon.com/TAC-Tac-Med-Poleless-Litter/dp/B008N1V3FE/ref=sr_1_4?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1452712843&sr=1-4&keywords=emergency+litter I *thi...
by jdev
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: To everyone working tonight and tomorrow in EMS.......
Replies: 14
Views: 1778

Re: To everyone working tonight and tomorrow in EMS.......

BTW, I think they also mean, their SERVICE did the calls......shit, if they did 100 calls after midnight in one day, he's either got a sleigh with reindeer? or Mr. Scott, and a transporter. Haha, sorry for the confusion. My service did 100 calls or so within the first 6 hours of the new year. I per...
by jdev
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: We Are Tactical Emergency Medical Services just went on line
Replies: 14
Views: 2234

Re: We Are Tactical Emergency Medical Services just went on

Request sent from me as well. Especially interested as I just started working in EMS (EMT level). Welcome, make sure you always try to have a sense of humor. It HELPS! Oh, definitely! I worked corrections for 6 years before, and been in the ARNG for 10, so I've already got the twisted sense of humo...
by jdev
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: We Are Tactical Emergency Medical Services just went on line
Replies: 14
Views: 2234

Re: We Are Tactical Emergency Medical Services just went on

Thanks, IAMMCDEVITT! It's been an adventure, for sure!

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