Gear Review, MedCallAssist - MedCallOutfitter Kit

The MedCallOutfitter Kit™ by MedCallAssist™ is designed to provision the owner with medical supplies on his person, and emergency medical consultation from a doctor. The supplies are serious medications and accessories chosen to fight many major infections, and treat traumatic injuries. They are stored in an M3 style medical bag built by Voodoo Tactical. The consultation is a 24-7 emergency service provided by MedCallAssist’s™ on-call doctors. Together, these components create a powerful medical treatment system for anyone that does not

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Back from the Coast, & the MedCallOutfitter Kit

I was out West with the better half, recharging our batteries. We had a refreshing time walking the shores and experiencing that peace we find on the sands, watching the sun go down, and listening to the waves at night.

But now we’re back, and some work has lined up for us. This last week, we had the opportunity to examine the specialized MedCallOutfitter Kit™, created by MedCallAssist™. This kit is more than a collection of First-Aid items in a

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Celox - Blood Stop of Choice

The more horrid scenarios inhabiting the skulls of some preppers include dramatic and bloody trauma following on loud and smokey battles against mindless hordes. Some war-game the defenses of their retreats and the possible aftermath. Still others consider what they might do if seriously injured by animal or firearm on a hunting trip. I think back to incidents where I found injured accident victims on the highway.

In all of these there is blood, sometimes lots of it. Where enough

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Check Your Freeze Dried Food Ingredients

LTS foods promise us the ability to eat well years down the road. We put them up and say, “When things are bad, I’ll have some good food that hasn’t spoiled.” Freeze dried foods are the cream of the crop when it comes to long term storage, in shelf life, taste and light weight. They are offered in complete entrees, breakfast selections, deserts and individual ingredients for the prepper chef! On the surface, they answer all prepper needs except for

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Were They Prepared?

In the currently frozen north (Washington), in a little town about 40 minutes away from Mt. Rainier, there are 3 ladies in a nice sized home on over 5 acres. They have 3 stories, an attached garage, a creek, wooded land and a secure location just at the end of a semi-private road.

A few days ago, the ice and snow blew up a few transformers in the area, and tree branches added their weight to the problems by downing

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Water Storage - Part I

Water Storage. More than just a bottle or two, it’s a HUGE subject.

15 and 55 gallon barrels Water BOBs 2 liter bottles Canteens Portable filters Purification tablets Iodine purification Mechanical filters Ceramic filters Chemical filters Distillers

Water During the Bug-Out What do you do? Do you store all you need ahead of time? Do you keep filters on hand and hope to have or find a supply to purify? In deciding on your strategy, two things are certain.

Water

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Lost Deals

I lost a Magic Mill. Yup. Not just the “run-o-the-mill” Magic Mill, but one of the first generation wooden case mills. This one had a 1hp motor, not the standard 3/4 horse. I didn’t know what I was looking at when I saw it in the Hope Chest. $45. A DEAL. Electric OR hand crank, with stones, instead of steel plates. If I had an internet connection with me, I would have found out just what it was in about

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Just Surfing Some Rocket Stove Sites...

Thought I’d share some links to various “rocket stove” resources.

Permaculture Magazine’s 16 Brick Stove Root Simple brick and mortar stove Rocket Stove Hot Water Heater – Youtube How to Make a 16 Brick Rocket Stove – Youtube Solar Cooking’s Wikia entry

I was just reviewing a few things and got sidetracked onto this. I have a pile of bricks left over from some demo. I think I’ll try this – with a few twists on it, and see what

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Retreat Supplies

The purpose of a retreat, generally, is to allow a person, or a group of persons to lay over until the problem that forced their relocation has been resolved. Storm, civil disorder, pandemic, etc., can serve as the trigger for a relocation. It should support life as well as a regular home, supplying shelter from the weather, food and water, medical care and security.

The age old axiom of “beans, band-aids and bullets” is always the best starting point for

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Shutting off Your Home’s Gas Supply

If you reside within a regular single family home, you have control over a few things that apartment and condo dwellers do not: natural gas and electrical supplies. Having grown up in earthquake country, my family came to understand the importance of shutting of the gas after a strong shake. These days, a lot of gas lines have automatic shutoffs that trip when jolted. They can save lives by preventing an explosion or poisoning.

While earthquakes make for a good

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