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16704 No. 16704 ID: ae5e12 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
As you all know, I get hurt a lot.

So help me build a first aid kit!

What are some essential items for me to add?

I know I can just Google the items needed in general, but I figured I'd ask you guys just in case you have something in mind specifically for me based on past injuries and how I responded to it (remember, I'm the retard that will get hit by a car, still arrive to work early and work a shift with a broken wrist). Hopefully you remember one or two of the many stories of injury I've shared.

Kind of sad I haven't jumped on this sooner.
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>> No. 16722 ID: 192578
>>16721

>wound sewing kit (not super realistic but takes up little space and might be the most important thing in your kit on a bad day)

>might be the most important thing in your kit on a bad day

As someone who's needed to do so, yeah holy shit it's one of those things you hope you never have to use but when you need it you NEED it. Using a fishing hook and fine monofilament just sucks.

Also a huge fan of Steristrips, the actual 3M ones and not the Walgreens knockoff. They do a fantastic job of patching both little cuts up through near-stitch level lacerations. Breathable and actually stay put; the 3M strips are surprisingly effective even with sweat present as long as you put them down on a reasonably dry section first. I always have a sheet of them in my left cargo pocket.
>> No. 16725 ID: ef076f
>>16721
EDC, to keep in my bag. I want it set up for general use and for unexpected trauma, like say I crash my scooter on a rural road and I'm somehow ambulatory enough to treat myself long enough for help to arrive.

So, simple shit like Band-Aids for booboos is a no brainer, but the trauma gear is a little more confusing as I've never bought any before. I was thinking of tourniquets and QuikClot, but that's all I know.
>> No. 16726 ID: ae87b5
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Straight up coagulation powder is more of a liability than an asset. If you are going that route I would advise you to get combat gauze instead. OR one of THESE:

http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/12/sponge-injection-could-save-the-lives-of-domestic-gunshot-victims/

It's for gunshots but honestly it would work well for any time a chunk of you has gone missing.

My blowout kit for the range is based on EMS response time of around 5 minutes, so there's a lot of gauze to try and staunch bleeding for around that long. If you are somewhere where response time is longer, that's when tourniquets and coagulation magic comes into play. The common wisdom on tourniquets has also shifted recently. It used to be a "last resort" but now if you're spurting blood everywhere from a limb you might as well throw a CAT on there, since medical procedures have advanced to the point where they will be fine removing it even if it's been on for a while. They still do need to know how long it's been on there, so remember to record that if you do use one on yourself or someone else.
>> No. 16727 ID: dda126
>>16726
http://www.celoxmedical.com/int/products/celox-applicatior/
http://www.celoxmedical.com/int/products/celox-granules/

Chitosan derived products are easy to use and have little to no side effects. For a stab/gunshot wound you can basically apply as much Celox-A as you want without causing additional damage.
>> No. 16728 ID: 4dd4e2
2x CAT tournis
2x CELOX (or similar) hemostat gauze
2x compressed gauze
1 small 1-sided israeli bandage
1 large 2-sided israeli bandage
1 large gel burn dressing
1 silicon nasal airway
duct tape
3x tough expensive disposable gloves
a "flowering" IFAK case that can open with one hand (I like ITS tactical)

**varsity shit**
1 decompression needle
1 scapel to perform trach

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16706 No. 16706 ID: 574395 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
I know what I want. This with a wood saw and aciasors.

That's a Wenger Alinghi SUI 1

Or perhaps a Victorinox Handyman or SwissChamp, but I want edc solid pliers!
>> No. 16707 ID: 574395
That's scissors
>> No. 16709 ID: 0477de
This is OP. I found what I'm looking for, so I'm going to sage this (no password to delete).
>> No. 16710 ID: 6372b6
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Leatherman TTi (wave but better knife steel and comfier grips).


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14708 No. 14708 ID: 07ad6c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I'm thinking of buying a machete to hack shit and use as shitty cliber's axe/walking stick while hiking. Any recommendations? Or does it really matter; are machetes straightforward enough that they're all pretty much the same? (I saw one at the NEX for $12 and was pretty tempted, nyehehe)

I just spent two days reading up on kitchen knives until I finally decided I was reading faux internet chefs (or kitchen gear queers) sperg out with each other and just bought a $40 JA Henkels basic chef knife that I'll whetstone every so often. I'm trying to sidestep a similar situation with a machete.
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>> No. 16698 ID: 6372b6
>>16696
>hole made to open and close fire hydrants or gas valves

neat I guess
>> No. 16699 ID: 7d8bca
>>16696
Yeah I have one. Its.... Scary sharp, beefy and chops through every fucking thing. Feel like I might fuck myself up to the bone bad with this thing. So on the wall it goes and stays most of the time.
>> No. 16700 ID: 9b75f0
>>16699

Well now we know what it takes to make Stoplossed pause...
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>>16700
>> No. 16703 ID: dda126
>>16699
>Feel like I might fuck myself up to the bone bad with this thing.

Just put some copper tape on it and you'll be fine!


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16605 No. 16605 ID: 2392c2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Hello /k/ommandos!

I'm looking to get myself a nice helmet, something built around ballistic protection that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I am looking into doing freelance journalism in places that might call for helmet, so I would need something that is not camo or overtly tactical, and has a pretty good protection level. I've got a POS post-Vietnam M1 steel pot, but would not trust that sucker.

I've seen tons of old PASGT style helmets around, mostly IDF or South African ones, but something gets me nervous about a $60 helmet. While protection is key, I'd rather not spend a fortune. No need to mount NVG or anything too fancy, either.

Any ideas?
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>> No. 16621 ID: 044fd0
  >>16615

It'd certainly have you seeing stars, probably knock you on your ass, but better that than a hole in the head. A BLSS kit would probably help soften the blow a bit. As that adds the MICH/ACH style foam pads.
>> No. 16622 ID: 38f673
>>16611
I'd take into account if you want to put in after-market pads and go a size up from there.

There's nothing worse than a helmet that's tight on the forehead instead of resting nice atop.
>> No. 16633 ID: df12a0
>>16620

Hey, if I had the money to fight alongside those awesome Kurdish women...
>> No. 16643 ID: 93e0c7
>>16616
>>16617

VelSys makes an applique for the Ops Core helmets.
http://www.velsyst.com/store/0/112/7.62x39-MSC-SLAAP™.html
Crye also offers a similar setup for their Airframe lids

The latter is not currently being marketed to commercial/civilian buyers.

Both would likely way more than a New MICH/ACH.
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>>16643
Old...


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16532 No. 16532 ID: b47376 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So, I've finally bought a decent gun case, because lugging around an AI AT in cheapo shit is retarded.

I was looking at Pelican Hardigg (Storm series mostly), but I was talked into an HPRC 5400W. Didn't know the brand, and they're Italian, so we were off to a rough start. However, I gave it a shot after some research and I have to say, I have not been disappointed so far. The price is significantly less than Peli, but I don't feel like I traded anything quality-wise. It's a shame HPRC doesn't offer more different sizes.

What firearms cases do you use?
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>> No. 16641 ID: cfe73e
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16641
Here's a Yugoslavian M92 sidefolder conversion.
>> No. 16642 ID: 972492
>>16636

Yeah, I'd probably have to get a drum at that point for the luls. Functionally I usually just run 20-rounders; the 30 round magazines tend to poke the back of my coat out if it's under my arm.


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16195 No. 16195 ID: dda126 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Looking for googles. These sound interesting and are cheap:

https://www.pyramexsafety.com/us_en/products/pyramex-industrial/eye-protection/capstone-dual-lens/g504dt/

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221191758876?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Also pretty intrigued about the face shield option:

https://www.pyramexsafety.com/us_en/products/pyramex-industrial/eye-protection/capstone-shield/gg504tshield/

you know, for when the AR/AK bolt wants to kick you in the teeth...

purpose:

>shooting eye protection
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>> No. 16594 ID: df12a0
>and have a lifetime warranty that covers anything.

...like getting shot in the face..?
>> No. 16597 ID: 79b400
>>16594
No, unfortunately they aren't even ANSI rated.

However, they have amazing polarization for the price with no QC issues. They're a subsidiary of Polaroid and Smith Optics.

Great customer service aside, the fact that they're only "impact rated" whatever that fucking means, means I won't be wearing them.

I'm thinking about just getting some polarized Edge sunglasses, I just need to figure out a model that'll fit in my helmet.
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>>16597
>they aren't even ANSI rated
>> No. 16599 ID: 79b400
>>16598
Somebody help that man, a ghost is trying to aphyxiate him with saran wrap!
>> No. 16623 ID: 79b400
YES. Bought a pair of Edge Kazbek sunglasses and they fit perfectly in the helmet.

No more blindly going around corners facing the sun.

I need to see if they have a polarized yellow lens and use those at night, because this frame is perfect for my helmet.

They look damn good too, they fit my face.


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16511 No. 16511 ID: e68e9d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
What are all these glow sticks for? You can see those in operator pics from time to time.
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>> No. 16530 ID: 06a0fb
in Generation Kill the book the marines would give IR glowsticks to their interpreter to mark known safehouses and cache houses for insurgents for air strikes at night. toss one up on the roof and the gun cameras on helos and tv guidance on certain smart bombs could find the houses easier.

Israelis apparently do the same thing too, to known anti-government targets. usually in conjunction with their roof knocking tactic.
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16533
>>16530
I thought they used these IR led strobes for assets to mark houses. They probably last a lot long and allow informants to GTFO (or debtors who want the US to knock off their lender).

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0048JGGBQ
>> No. 16537 ID: 79b400
>>16533
IR glowsticks are the workhorse of the military. They use them to mark where they've cleared, mark dangers, given to locals to subtly mark places of interest and IEDs.

I think those strobes are more to identify friendlies.
>> No. 16541 ID: 06a0fb
>>16533
gen kill the original book was published in 2004, so most of the book took place during the earliest days of OIF. The book specifically describes they marines as going in with Desert BDUs and a supply screwup leading to them having woodland LBE gear and flak vests.

Since MARPAT was adopted corps-wide by the middle of 2004, that'd mean most of Gen Kill took place in the first half of 2003, and only covered 2 months of the war.

I'm not in the military, and most of my friends who were involved in the Marines during OIF are career enlisteds living nowhere near me, so, take it as it is. Words in a book, from a reporter who never saw any of the combat in the book and reported second hand.
>> No. 16562 ID: 0f61f0
>>16541

I'm not sure how anyone could read/watch Generation Kill and still have to use the uniforms as their primary indicator to figure out it took place during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.


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16320 No. 16320 ID: 52ed6e hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Can we get a gas mask thread going? Paging Bats...
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>> No. 16508 ID: cfe73e
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>> No. 16534 ID: e7a0ba
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16534
An old MSA Phlanx I bought at a gunshow when I was 13.

The filter is long outdated and is only good for riot control agents.
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16535
As you can probably tell, the filter is not your standard 40mm NATO...it is 20 or 30mm.
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My South Korean K2 that I got several years ago back when SG had them for a steal.

Came with the mask, the hood, lens cleaner cloth, drinking tube, some sort of clear plastic sheet, one 40mm filter, a bag, and a manual in Korean.


This one I would trust for CBRN usage.


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10508 No. 10508 ID: 6efaef hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Oh hey a box.
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I've carried a Boker Kalashnikov 74 for about a decade, though this one is my second.

First got stolen by a drunken college "friend" at a party I hosted. Fucker must have lifted it out of my dresser. Glad he didn't get my Springfield.

It keeps a nice edge and has a pretty thick blade. With a little oil on the pivot point and some practice, I can open it as fast as my OTF.
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>> No. 16527 ID: a153bc
>>16236
pretty much, id like to pick a 940 or a few at some point but other than, i am buying a 485 valet soon. and i would want the emmisary if it wasnt assisted. oh well
>> No. 16528 ID: a153bc
>>16222
torture tests are pretty much entertainment. for anything. Typically using "tests" that the only way you will see those conditions is to perform the tests. excelling at those tests is neat and all but i want knives that are slicers and thats what i get.
>> No. 16529 ID: a153bc
>>13118
i am around! i ended up selling the crk which i have mixed feelings for doing. It was real nice but thats a lot of change in one knife, traded it off for something else and a good bit of ammo money

That said i would like to buy the same model again, and keep it. So i guess that means i wish i had not sold it! Its not a big deal i lost almost nothing like i said i would, and i can always buy it again. Though spydercos taichung's plant calls my name. Not as good but taichung is very impressive.

As far as the edge goes, i was still fairly new to nice knives and knew fuck all about sharpening and still do though i do quite bit better. looking to expand that.

for that though i really cant answer other than it was s35v and it cut

For now i have a string of knives on a list, Spyderco DF2 for a gift, Firefly for me, BM 485 valet, DF2/or/delica Kahr, some different sharppening supplies and i recently bought a nilakka and SB stretch pictured above.

Ill probably buy a CRK again as a celebration of something in general. LIKE BUYING A CRK


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16473 No. 16473 ID: 52ed6e hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
What's a good recoil shoulder pad?
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>>16481
Depends on the jacket.
Some are posh tweeds with suede patches on the elbows and shoulders. The pictured military shooting jackets have padded leather patches. The patches can be leather, fabric or rubber and the shoulder pads kind of resemble flat baseball catcher's mitts.
>> No. 16483 ID: 79b400
>>16481
As Bats said, it depends.

At work, I'll see all sorts of shooting vests and most of them have padding under the material. Some just have a more durable fabric there, like cordura or something.

You'd have to be a special kind of soft body to require that kind of padding from just conventional rounds. Then again, that pasty businessman who uses thousands of dollars worth of equipment and a guide to hunt a durr might find .243 a little too much.
>> No. 16484 ID: 52ed6e
>>16483
I'm primarily looking to get one for trap shooting. Lots and lots of 12 gauge over the course of a day will leave most normies such as myself pretty sore.

I'm looking more at a strap-on shoulder pad instead of a full on jacket, mainly because those are cheaper.
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>OP: What's a good recoil shoulder pad?

>Stoplossed: A man's shoulder.

mfw
>> No. 16522 ID: 98d290
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>Best pussy pad I've used.
I bought one for high volume shotgunning and have had one sewn into my shooting jacket. The insert is the Limbsaver rubber with holes and grippy nubs.


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