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  • Oscar Wilde
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    Originally posted by dman91 View Post
    you would be surprised what duct tape, alcohol, and a bandana will do and thats all you really need for a first aid kit
    Welcome to the forum Dman .... a bit of ibuprofen might be in order as well.

    O.W.

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  • JLBIII
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    Thanks me too, Though I'm not the quarterback, more like the waterboy Heheh. I also recently found this site as well and have found it quite addictive. Though I've been working on my bushcraft, prepping, hunting and shooting skills for years it was nice to find a site where there were so many liked minded individuals. I love swapping methods and stories with people and if I can learn something new that's an added bonus. Like I always say, if you're not learning something new every day you're not trying hard enough.

    Joe

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  • dalewick
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    Look forward to hearing more from you Joe. I enjoyed getting to know the quaterback. Do we have many more scrap metal enthusest on the site? LOL

    Dale

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  • JLBIII
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    Yeah I know the feeling I spend a lot of time on here at night I suffer from insomnia and can't get back into a normal routine. I know what you mean about the metal as well I have two 18 inch titanium rods and 8 titanium lag screws holding my lower back together. LOL yeah getting older is a bitch, things that didn't bother us in our 20's now hurt like hell plus we sound like a box of rice crispies when we move nothing but snaps, crackles and pops. Heheh

    Joe

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  • dalewick
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    Thanks! I'm new to all of this computer, blog thing and have really no idea what i'm doing. But it really gives me something to focus on when there is no sleep. I understand fully about the surgeries, a metal plate now holds my neck together. I know scars are like tattoos, but with better stories but I wish someone would have told me when I was young how much they would bite when I "started" getting old"er". LOL

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  • JLBIII
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    Originally posted by dalewick View Post
    No problem, just a vet seeing whose quaterbacking. my experience is similar to yours except I have the displeasure of carrying someone elses bullet around always. zigged when I should have zagged.
    Sorry to hear that. I saw you post in the other thread, you've definitely been through some life altering events sorry to hear about you left side as well. I've had three back surgeries that left me disabled so I know what it feels like to been in pain constantly. Sorry if i came off as snippy, that was not my intention. If you didn't know you can check peoples profile info by clicking on their name in the post and click on view profile, if they've filled it out you might get their info their.

    Joe

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  • dalewick
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    No problem, just a vet seeing whose quaterbacking. my experience is similar to yours except I have the displeasure of carrying someone elses bullet around always. zigged when I should have zagged.

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  • JLBIII
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    As a matter of fact yes I've treated serious wounds. Been shot nope, been shot at yup, have I shot people, yup I was on a MLE ( Maritime law enforcement) team in the Coast guard dealing with drug trafficker's that didn't like getting arrested and would rather shoot it out. Sorry if what someone else wrote who has years of experience in the medical field wrote something I felt relevant and I relayed it in a post. Tourniquets are useful life saving tools and can be dangerous when not properly applied. If you have a problem with the procedures take it up with the Authors.

    Joe

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  • dalewick
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    I'm not trying to be a smart ass or something but just wondering, have you ever been shot or field treated a gsw or serious wound?

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  • JLBIII
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    Well I think it prudent to mention a few things about tourniquets for those who may not know. Never use rope, wire or any material that may cut the skin. TK material should be atleast 2 inches wide and flat to prevent crushing tissue. A TK should be applied around the limb on the side closest to the heart leaving at least an inch of skin between the wound and the TK. Never put a TK directly on the wound. Tighten the TK until the bleeding stops and put a pressure dressing on the wound. Mark the victim with TK where it cannot be missed and the time it was applied. If it has been on longer than 45 minutes, loosen it slowly while maintaining direct pressure on the wound. If bleeding is again heavy re-tighten the TK. If the bleeding is now manageable with direct pressure alone, leave the TK in place but do not tighten it again unless severe bleeding starts.. If a TK is left on for more than 3 hours tissue distal to the tourniquet may die and the limb may require amputation. Tourniquets are no joke and should only be used as a last resort when direct pressure cannot stop the bleeding.

    This info come directly from "The guide to wilderness medicine." written by Paul S. Auerbach, Howard J. Donner and Eric A. Weiss.

    Joe

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  • dman91
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    you would be surprised what duct tape, alcohol, and a bandana will do and thats all you really need for a first aid kit

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  • Ian McDevitt
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    I have never really used duct tape. I know it's included in alot of commercial GS Kits. It's always in the back of mind my mind that, in an extended, or even wilderness situation, I'm eventually going to have to change that ad-hoc bandage, pack the wound if it's irregular, re-wrap, and move. I am afraid that while removing the duct tape I'll blow the clot and I'll be back at square one. My ife has a digital camera around here somehere and I'll snap some pictures of some stuff for you guys.

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  • plowboy65
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    i use to work in the electrical field and you would be amazed at what a paper towle and a roll of electrical tape can take care of. place meat back over and put pressure on the cut till bleeding stops or slows down kepping pressure fold paper towle and rape tape tight but not to tight as to cut of circulation. and ive got the scares to prove it works

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  • Ian McDevitt
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    If you get a chance, check out the ratchet type TQ from Blue Force Gear. It looks very viable. I haven't used it though.

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  • sniperbusch
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    Both CAT and SOFTT, the CAT compacts easier and SOFTT being much more durable

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