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Military Medic Backpacks

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by squidbill, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. squidbill

    squidbill Master-At-Arms

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  2. RatDrall

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    It's a $20 backpack with $30 worth of QuickClot, $10 in pressure bandages, and about $20 worth of other stuff, all for the low low price of $120 :upeyes:

    What is your level of training?
     
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    cyrsequipment Angry

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    Yep, buy it seperately much cheaper.
     
  4. DrSticky

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    I can't find the homemade blowout kit thread, but it was a pretty good one if you are looking to build your own IFAC.
     
  5. gunman_23

    gunman_23 GOOGLE IT

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    Partner,

    Unless you have the training to properly use that gear, you are wasting your cash.

    Like others have said, it is cheaper to buy the items separately.

    As far as the training, most volunteer rescue squads give good training for free.
    The kick is you have to volunteer. But that is worth it.
    One thing to perform compressions on a training dummy. Another thing to feel the chest crack and pop as you work your tail off to save a life while your bus bucks and sways for a 15 minute drive to the ER.

    Believe it or not, a roll of duct tape and some Kerlix will get you through A LOT!
     
  6. yellowhand

    yellowhand

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    Check out your large animal feed store, where folks buy hay/feed for horses and cattle.
    All of the medical supplies you could ever need and use will be there for a fraction of what the survival stores sell it for and if you ask someone working there, they will show you how to sew most of the time.
    Someone mention duck tape, add in Kotex fem napkins, place Kotex onto wound and use duck tape to hold it in place.
    Get some safety pins, space about every half inch and half inch deep so they won't pull out under force.
    Worked great 1969 thru 1973.:whistling:
     
  7. Aceman

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    Already covered it all:

    $120 is WAYYYY overpriced - stuff is available at anywhere cheaper (including the pack)

    And it has to do with the training. If you don't know how to use suture kit, you don't need it...

    (noting the consideration that yes , while yo don't know someone may and you can use what you don't have blah blah blah...)
     
  8. yellowhand

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    Speaking of sewing/sutering.
    Look on line and I'm sure there are instructions, then throw an orange against a wall and practice on the busted up orange.
    An orange has nearly the same texture as human skin.
    Sewing is easy, learning how not to cause infection etc takes a little learning.
    I taught maybe 150 men I had on various teams how to sew over the years, had a couple of times when they needed to sew me up a little.:upeyes:
     
  9. gunman_23

    gunman_23 GOOGLE IT

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    I used bananas to practice on at first when going through training before we got to suturing (trying to be all joe cool).

    Then pig feet with various lacerations were placed in front of us.

    I should have spent $10 in the meat dept at the grocery store.

    FWIW, I keep 2 disposable skin staplers in my large first aid kit to go along with the traditional suturing kits.
     
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  10. Kieller

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    Agreed 100%.

    Its what I did and I could customize to my specific needs and skills.
     
  11. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    That kit does have more than many other "first aid" kits, including a Stethoscope and a Blood Pressure Cuff. But if you never used those before, they will be 100% useless.

    Anybody have a source for suture kits?

    I'm just looking for the curved needles with the suturing already attached, in a sterile pack. . (and yes, I do have a fair amount of medical training). . .
     
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    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    Trebuchet Sláinte !

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    The QuikClot in that kit you showed is discontinued and soon to expire (if it hasn't already).
     
  15. FireForged

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    You could do better buying individual stuff.
     
  16. NeverMore1701

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    Like everyone said, put it together yourself, that way you can save money while customizing it to your individual needs and skills. Just be cognizant of what you'll actually use. I could throw an IV kit, couple bags of NS, and an ETT set in my bag, but why would I?