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  1. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    I have shopped around all over for medical supplies over the years. I was recently tipped off by a friend about the website Mountainside-Medical.com. I truly wish I had found this place years ago. The selection, as well as the prices, are extremely reasonable. Just some examples. All in...
  2. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    I am in need of a decent suture kit. I'm not well trained, so I don't need a top tier kit. Something inexpensive, relatively, but still quality would be best. I have noticed Amazon offering a number of "training" kits complete with needles and sutures, as well as fake skin. Is there any reason...
  3. Coronavirus
    Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/novel-coronavirus/Pages/order-health-officer-040820-gather-ppe-supplies.aspx On April 8, 2020, the Public Health Officer issued an...
  4. Coronavirus
    https://fox2now.com/news/detroit-hospital-nurses-refuse-to-work-without-more-help-ordered-to-leave/ ITYS. Thanks for getting the previous thread locked when I tried to warn people. Medical staff in the US are not all going to go down with the ship. People need to understand that we're not...
  5. Coronavirus
    I'm starting to see and hear a lot of ugly sounding sentiments regarding any non medical person having or wearing a medical grade mask. I'm in a Facebook group where I regularly hear "not N95s, those are/should be for first responders!". I'm in CA so masks are getting to be commonplace here, and...
  6. Coronavirus
    I have a confession to make. I have been going through my backpacks looking for empty or near empty hand sanitizer bottles so I can refill them with my own homemade hand sanitizer. In a way I feel ashamed that I did not have cases of hand sanitizer stockpiled, but then again, who thought we...
  7. Coronavirus
    My wife and I have been experimenting with making homemade hand sanitizer. We had a bottle of stuff that said aloe vera gel, but it was really a lotion. The result was a runny homemade hand sanitizer. The thicker stuff, for example Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Moisturizing Gel in the squeeze...
  8. Coronavirus
    Will disposable food prep gloves stop a virus? I think the answer is yes, but wanted to ask for other opinions. Full confession: I thought I had two boxes of good quality gloves. That was until I went looking for the gloves, and all I could find was one box. Amazon order history shows two...
  9. Coronavirus
    Any luck making homemade hand sanitizer for Coronavirus shortages? I mixed up a batch in an empty Germ-X bottle with 1/2 aloe vera and 1/2 Everclear. It came out tacky that dried after a few minutes. Got some mixed up now that is about 1/3 aloe vera and 2/3 Everclear. This feels the best...
  10. Coronavirus
    First of all. thank you. You have an unimaginable task ahead of you. If this thread serves no other purpose, I hope it would let you know that you are incredibly appreciated and that your sacrifice is going to save countless lives. You are all heros. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! That...
  11. Coronavirus
    I heard people were making hand sanitizer out of aloe vera gel and everclear, so I dropped by the local liquor store to get a bottle of Everclear. One of the employees usually worked at another liquor store, and he told me the other store was almost out of Everclear. He also told me people had...
  12. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Ask a Nurse. I know you want to. Really, feel free. I want to help, it is in my nature. I am sure others have the same questions. If you know a nurse or other medical provider you trust then ask them. If you don't, then you can ask me. If I know the answer I will tell you. If I don't know the...
  13. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    As a paramedic turned RN, I constantly amaze my co-workers with some of my "archaic" bandaging techniques. My co-workers will slap a 4x4 gauze or non-adherent pad to a wound and wrap some Kerlix or Coban around it and call it good. I started years ago wanting to be a paramedic after watching...
  14. Book Reviews
    This series of four books: Bushcraft 101 Advanced Bushcraft The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, & Cooking in the Wild Bushcraft First Aid is sold as a boxed set at Amazon for about $35...
  15. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Does anyone here have any recommendations for both a Bugout as well as a bugIn medical supply stash? Aside from basic first aid, what are the items you keep or store in quantity? What I’m trying to find is those little items with big responsibility that I may be forgetting. I’m open to premade...
  16. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Just as an intro... I had a "traditional" first aid kit (I think I got it from Sportsmans or Cabelas or something) and realized that, while it looked cool and nifty, in this yellow belt loop bag, was mainly a box of 3rd rate chinese specials, with no substance. So I started to do a little...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I didn't know this existed. I've seen/heard the more common methods of removing ticks over the years but here's a special tool for it that claims to remove it wholly intact every time...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Many use cayenne to spice up their food to eat. But not that many know that it is an invaluable first aid item. Uses for Cayene Applied topically to stop bleeding ** Taken internally for bleeding (WWI Soldiers carried in their uniform in case they were injured and bleeding) Can mix it...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Wanted to pick your brains about sources for bulk medical supplies, online is better. To date, I have raided the Walmart bins and dollar stores for topical, rubbing / isopropal alcohol, lots of triple antibiotic tubes, etc. Decent start but that's it, starting blocks. Much further along on...
  20. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    A worthy issue that needs to shares. This isn't a sales pitch and I'm not selling anything. This is a national initiative that is looking to get the average "joe" be made aware and educated to help stop needless deaths based on improper assistance given to those who could be saved. You can...
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