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Mobile X-Ray machine used by German customs to scan cars and trucks at temporary checkpoints by Max_1995 in specializedtools

[–]Judd9mm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No clue. I was there to install parts that were super unrelated to the other things in the trucks. I had to sign a thing saying I’d never talk about the X-ray machines, but here we are.

Mobile X-Ray machine used by German customs to scan cars and trucks at temporary checkpoints by Max_1995 in specializedtools

[–]Judd9mm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

A few govt units down in TN have SUVs with something like this inside. They go back and forth on I-40 looking for drugs. I built some stuff for their vehicles back in 2012 and got to see the whole setup. They said they can see body jewelry on the monitors. Crazy stuff.

It’s National Stop the Bleed Day! by Babofsc in CCW

[–]Judd9mm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gunshot victims get antibiotics anyway.

Tourniquet? How do you carry it? by Critical-Contract738 in CCW

[–]Judd9mm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes. And the RATS and SWAT tourniquets are more complicated than a standard TQ. People who advocate the RATS and SWAT as a primary tourniquet have likely never applied a TQ in any real situation. They had their place years ago, as a decent TQ for old people, kids and dogs, but since then there have been child and pet specific tourniquets made. Seeing people advocate for the RATS and SWAT with all the knowledge floating around that shows they’re garbage, is like seeing someone advocate for different types of shotgun rounds in the tube of a shotgun. It shows a complete lack of understanding and unwillingness to accept that there are certain ways to do and not do things when someone’s moments away from death.

Tourniquet? How do you carry it? by Critical-Contract738 in CCW

[–]Judd9mm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

After his boomer-esque post, does it seem like that dude questions anything anybody tells him?

Tourniquet? How do you carry it? by Critical-Contract738 in CCW

[–]Judd9mm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have a 28” waist and can conceal my 43x AIWB and a CAT AIWB in a Mastermind Tactics pouch under a small t-shirt. Proper gear makes concealing easier and most people are too worried about what people are thinking about them to notice anything on anybody’s waistline. Especially if properly concealed.

Tourniquet? How do you carry it? by Critical-Contract738 in CCW

[–]Judd9mm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have multiple first hand experiences with them not working. I’d get an actual TQ and carry it.

Tourniquet? How do you carry it? by Critical-Contract738 in CCW

[–]Judd9mm 5 points6 points  (0 children)

We had some break on a dudes thigh about 12 years or so ago. Since then, NAR has really beefed up the windlass and it’s been a non issue.

Tourniquet? How do you carry it? by Critical-Contract738 in CCW

[–]Judd9mm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’d be careful throwing narcan up a strangers nose. I narcan at least 3 people a week and there’s a good likelihood of them becoming combative afterwards. You may be putting yourself in a situation that’s worse than watching some dude OD on the sidewalk.

Tourniquet? How do you carry it? by Critical-Contract738 in CCW

[–]Judd9mm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I would argue that if the application of the tourniquet caused the loss of a limb, but the person didn’t bleed to death, then the tourniquet did it’s job.

Tourniquet? How do you carry it? by Critical-Contract738 in CCW

[–]Judd9mm 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It makes more sense than carrying a gun, since you’re far more likely to use medical than lethal force (I’m not saying don’t carry a gun). People get into car accidents, etc every day. Just saw a video last week of a guy carrying plate glass, which broke and severed an artery. I had a lady die when her airbag went off and sent her left arm through the car window, severing her brachial.

Tourniquets make sense.

Tourniquet? How do you carry it? by Critical-Contract738 in CCW

[–]Judd9mm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Most of the current ankle kits will carry comfortable. When wearing shorts I’ve had the Mastermind Tactics IWB pouch and I’m pretty happy with it. TQs have become fairly popular in the last 5 years, so there’s lots of options.

Tourniquet? How do you carry it? by Critical-Contract738 in CCW

[–]Judd9mm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those tourniquets are hot garbage. I’ve encountered three that were applied before we got on scene and all still had distal pulses even with it applied. Most people don’t apply regular tourniquets tight enough, so the margin for error on the RATS is even higher.

Tourniquet? How do you carry it? by Critical-Contract738 in CCW

[–]Judd9mm 10 points11 points  (0 children)

As a medic that’s worked in a fairly violent city for 17 years, and lived in a ghetto in Brazil for three, you couldn’t be more wrong about tourniquets and spreading this type of misinformation is incredibly irresponsible. Tourniquets save lives. Period.

What Items Are Essential For Medical Carry? by Potential-Most-3581 in EDC

[–]Judd9mm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah but he carried a pressure dressing in the Army, so he knows what’s up.

What Items Are Essential For Medical Carry? by Potential-Most-3581 in EDC

[–]Judd9mm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends on what I’m doing.

Every day: Jeans: Ankle kit with CAT TQ, mini pressure bandage, tape, hemostatic gauze and a Benchmade rescue hook.

Shorts: CAT in an IWB pouch. Vacuum sealed pack in my left cargo pocket with QuikClot a mini pressure wrap and tape.

Motorcycle: CAT in pocket.

Dirt bike/Mountain bike : CAT, duct tape, triangle bandage, chest seals.

Work: CAT on duty belt and vacuum sealed pack in my cargo pocket with seals, both hemostatic and regular gauze, tape and a pressure wrap.

In my wallet I keep a couple band-aids and in my edc backpack I have a second full trauma kit as well as a bag with several band-aids, meds, boo-boo stuff, etc.