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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenno View Post
    Good one Lenno.

    Duly downloaded

    Here's another:
    https://prolongedfieldcare.files.wor...ky-farr-md.pdf
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    Thanks for the info .....all.

    In Basic training in the Army they taught us First Aid. Of course that was for battlefield injuries. Each person carried a First Aid kit, which was mostly a big honking bandage with some extra material to tie it off around a leg, arm, chest, head etc. That kit was to be used on you, not someone else. So if I came on some one that was injured, I would open His kit and use it on him.

    Even in the age that we live in now, not battlefield conditions, it is good to have some First Aid, at least, knowledge now. Read over some PDF's, get a couple of books and read them, etc...

    A drive by shooting can happen anywhere, at anytime. And in most cases you are not going to have your BOB on your back, or kit on your belt. Walking into the mall, during the day, on a week day, going to a concert in Vegas, pumping gas at a Sprint mart etc.

    If you can do something until the EMT's get there, it could go a long way. Even today living as far out as we do, it will be 20 minutes, minimum, and that's if the Ambulance is at it's station, and not out on a run, to get to my house, ask me how I know.

    I use chain saws, electric power saws, axes, etc.... around my house, all the time. And that's not to say you can't trip, and fall, break a leg, job a stick into you chest, leg, bang your head against a tree, wall in the house, trip in the house with a knife in your hand.

    And I take blood thinners.

    So knowing some of this stuff, and having some of this stuff is a good thing, now. I have several boxes of the clotting agent.

    In a Shumer event even more so.

    So there are somethings you can bear in mind.

    Don't loose your mind, stay calm, take a few deep breaths, tell yourself you got this.

    Stem the bleeding, with bandages, and pressure, if an artery, use a tourniquet (if the EMT's are still out several minutes relieve the pressure after about 5 minutes, for a minute or two, re-tighten).

    Make sure they are breathing ok. Try to calm them down.

    Treat for shock, which is very important. Elevate the legs, if hot (ask) open the shirt up some, undo the buckle on the pants, if cold cover with coats, or whatever is handy.

    That's the basic's.

    If you've got a sucking chest wound of some kind there are some added steps for sure. Burns are different too. Snake bites too, killed a Copperhead, and Rattle snake in the yard last year. BTW kill the snake and keep it for the EMT's so they will know exactly what kind it was.

    That's for today.

    Those same steps apply in a Shumer event, but you will have to take it to the next level then.

    Once the initial steps are taken, and seen to, then they will need to be moved to a better place, like kitchen table for instance, and more investigation as to what more needs to be done.

    FYI having a good light really helps. Our LED 2 D cell flashlight is awesome. Sometimes it's to bright, and have to get a regular flashlight.

    Just some thoughts, and comments.
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    I received advanced first aid in the military and got my EMT certification all the way back in 1980.
    Never re-certified but I've used what I was taught more than once since then.

    Btw the 'new' CPR techniques are very interesting.

    Anyway, I'll put together a personal med kit which could fit in my left cargo pocket when I go to Israel.

    PS: I've never had to use it but Celox is a great idea.
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    So it turned out I didn't need an individual first aid kit in Israel. First night there I got violently ill = one of the top 5 worst nights of my life. Right up there with my son almost dying and my heart attack.

    Nota Bene: Don't get sick in a Socialist Democracy. Especially if you're an American. They tried to bill me the equivalent of $300 U.S. for a 10 minute phone call with a doctor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugoutBear View Post
    So it turned out I didn't need an individual first aid kit in Israel. First night there I got violently ill = one of the top 5 worst nights of my life. Right up there with my son almost dying and my heart attack.

    Nota Bene: Don't get sick in a Socialist Democracy. Especially if you're an American. They tried to bill me the equivalent of $300 U.S. for a 10 minute phone call with a doctor.
    Ouch!
    Not knowing what your symptoms were, I can't really address this specifically . But my "every day carry" "first aid kit" (it's in my purse, which is actually a military style "over the shoulder" small backpack) contains a stretch roll of gauze, a roll of vetwrap, a couple gauze pads, a tourniquet, bandaids, antiseptic cleansing cloths ... And aspirin, pepto bismol tablets, anti-diarrheal tablets (immodium), a couple caffeine tablets, Benadryl, and a couple strong (prescription... legal) Pain killing tablets.

    Because honestly, a case of Montezumas revenge, or even just a nasty case of indigestion from unfamiliar foods, is a LOT more likely than a gunshot wound or a torn artery.

    If I was travelling more than a hundred miles or so, I'd add charcoal capsules (very useful in food poisoning), and increase the amounts of the meds. I'd also have some powdered electrolytes (probably homemade... the WHO formula, with some added flavoring... they sell powdered orange, lemon and pineapple "juice" which works really well for this). And either water purification tablets, or (preferably) a "life straw" water purifier. A couple sturdy 1 quart size plastic bags might come in handy in any of several ways, but would be invaluable water containers if you aren't in "civilization".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    The Military outfits its people with much of what I listed, and these items should be considered essentials for anyone who thinks they'll be in harms way when the flag goes up.
    Bump.
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    One can still purchase items directly from 'North American Rescue' if you wish to.
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