[LA] Zoomer Medi/k/
10 May 2020 15:08
Hit up CoTCBC
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For the discussion of medicine in general, and related topics.
Hit up CoTCBC
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Any med kits yall recommend? I have a basic IFAK and getting extra tourniquets, but ideally something I can carry on my carrier or belt
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North American Rescue TORK
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Tactical Operator Rescue Kit
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I’m gonna be honest, I loved the new MARCHH kits, even if they’re a bit different. Very effective outside of the piece of junk tourniquet they use. Get CATs.
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Is it better to buy an IFAK already put together or should I get a pouch and put one together myself
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Put one together. IMO.
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I have the list in the Library. Should be pinned.
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Yea I thought you had a list somewhere
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You think it’s in the library?
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What’s a good pouch to run for it
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BFG micro trauma now
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Or just the trauma now
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Those are too small for the list in the library
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Honestly anything that holds the shit you wanna carry is good. Hsgi bleeder pouch is good for small kit. Just depends on your use. I have a NAR squad medical fanny pack thing i keep in my truck, its big and i end up filling it up with stuff
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Band aids and some braces/compression wraps, don't forget the little things like sprained ankles or paper cuts, a small injury can turn into a much larger one down the road
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@Cannibal1-1 oh yea it sure can. I have medical training. I’m BLS certified through the state of MA and the shit I learned in the AF. When it comes to running it on a plate carrier that’s where I lack knowledge.
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But thanks guys I’ll start with that info and get to building it.
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The BFG kits are sized by a blowout kit and a slightly larger blowout kit. If the kit doesn’t fit in there it’s probably a little too big for an ifak
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Where’s a good place to buy CBRN filters?
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For gas mask
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Have no clue.
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Yeah I have 2 masks 40mm threads. I’ve been looking at Mira Safety and they seem to have them for an okay price of $79.99 with 20 year shelf life. Anyone have experience with them? I used to buy some Israeli ones from Atlantic tactical but the manufacturer stopped selling them.
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I’m still waiting for my gas mask and filter to come in from Mira safety. I’m hoping maybe another week or two and I’ll get it
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I'd just cancel my order from Mira if you didn't order it in Febuary, they cannot legally ship any masks or filters out of the Czech Republic right now
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Check out Botach and their Avon C50 and CT50 masks, they cost more but are a far superior product, as for filters, there isn't any place that charges a reasonable amount and will ship resonably soon right now
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Lol they said it shipped. They update their customers regularly about the laws and stuff. They’ve found some work arounds
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They told me that too, it was supposed to be delivered the 4th of last month, and that was 4 weeks after the original order was placed
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im just gonna wait it out. itll get here when it gets here. I knew it would take longer than 8 weeks when i ordered it'
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I ordered a mask and filters from Mira safety on 2/28, got the fulfillment notice March 16th and delivered on March 20th. So well within the 4 week window.
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Now the next filter order, not so lucky.
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Ordered more filters on March 1st, no update since.
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Like I said, if the order didn't get made in Febuary then it isn't coming for a long time
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if anyone has any questions hit me
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Do you have someone that can drive you?
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@Potatoes O'Reilly go to the ER.
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Looking for recommendations on an IFAK, was looking at https://darkangelmedical.com/d-a-r-k-trauma-kit/
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Actually that’s a nice one
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Is Mr. Anarchy still alive
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Anyone know any background on him? Like location?
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As of 21:13 EST he was alive.
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Hes in Duluth.
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Did ya go to the ER?
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I hope you don’t have a concussion man. Them shits aren’t a joke.
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I knew when I was getting concussions a lot I would end up puking afterwards, which is why I wanted you to go get it checked out
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sure there is
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You hit your head pretty hard didn't you
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so, snake bites
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i live in a part of the country where theres a shitload of rattlesnakes and medical assistance may not come quickly, because there arent any ambulances and cell service is abysmal outside of the park
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if i'm out and about and i get tagged by a rattlesnake, what should i do? i thought slapping a tourniquet on was the answer to keep the venom from reaching your heart, but it sounds like doing that will basically guarantee you lose your limb because it lets the venom sit and eat away at your tissue
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so is there something better if help is hours away? should my plan be just to weigh whether i like my arm/leg more than i like breathing and TQ it anyways?
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If the TQ sits on there long enough wouldn't you be losing the limb either way
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yeah that was kinda my thought too
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if i'm out on a hike and i get bit, i won't have cell service and thus no way to contact a lifeflight. it'll be probably 20-30 minutes to get back to my car, then another 20 minutes to get back to the park where we have a clinic that can handle snake bites
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i'm at least an hour away from help and isn't that enough time for a rattlesnake to be lethal
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i grew up in missouri, i dont know much about snakes
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Bring a suction device, like the ones they use for bug bites.
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Also, a TQ.
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Sure, the venom might eat but it’s better than it reaching your heart.
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yeah that's kinda what i thought too
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i either lose my limb or my life i'd rather lose a limb
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I.... I have questions and concerns
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i live very far away from everything
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Woah! Snake bites are dry (no venom) about 80% of the time. If the bite has venom, a tourniquet is not a good idea. Keep your heart rate down, stay relaxed, drink water and get some assistance. Snake venom is processed in the body just fine and only extreme cases need antivenom
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A tourniquet will increase tissue damage greatly. The most dangerous part of a venomous bite is infection from the puncture wound.
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Clean and protect the wound and keep it that way. Also, venomous snakes rarely bite anyway unless you poke them with a stick or step on them
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ive seen those things bite through broom handles and fishing poles
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@bravoN7 "get some assistance" is at least an hour away, and thats at the fastest.
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and they're everywhere out here. one of my guys about got chewed on a few days ago just doing his job and didn't see the snake until the last second.
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i completely understand that a tourniquet will increase tissue damage, and i even addressed it.
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i'm speaking purely from a perspective of keeping myself breathing long enough **to** get some assistance
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Damnnn that’s why I always stay away from those guys
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I was fishing once and I caught a fish and it came up and bit the fish clean in half. Only left me it’s head
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yeah snapping turtles will fuck you up
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A pretty damn clean cut
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Marked channel as NSFW since I can see stuff being posted in here that some people might not want coworkers to accidentally see.
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It's not great, tbh
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My gas mask is in Texas. Taking it’s sweet time getting home here tho
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real men get cheek filter masks
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If anyone has any questions, feel free to reach out.
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Im just a civ that likes to shoot but i dont have a personal kit what would be something ideal or a deff need to have incase i guess accident or i get shot???
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@XXXEXTENCIONCORD Paramedic here. Definitely a tourniquet, preferably a TMT, CAT, RMT as they’ve been proven most effective. It also wouldn’t hurt to keep some rolled gauze for packing a wound if needed. I’ll post my IFAK in second.
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@Z3R0 what pouch is that
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It’s held up pretty well and has a ton of space. I take it anytime i go shooting or on longer distance trips.
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