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  1. First Aid

    Hey Rspreps, have you tried ITSTactical.com 's website? They've got some pretty good gear, but being here in Australia their website doesn't accept payment from Aust Credit Cards TACMED otherwise, pretty sure they post international.....so perhaps...... On another note, have been reading the latest post on the MTJS website - Asthma. - Since the fatalaties and hospital callouts since our Asthma fallout last year - we're in prep mode for this upcoming Nov Asthma 'season' again ( read; http://bit.ly/2xQLNz6
  2. First Aid

    Haven't checked in for a while (being 'out and about') but thought I might let you know, or make you aware of a new Tactical Medicine / First Aid provider here in Australia. - https://tacmedaustralia.com.au/ They've been running here in Australia for a few years, but have finally cemented themselves hopefully for the long haul. Just picked up one of their Tourniquets (fingers crossed I'll never need it - but trying to move on from improvised and modified setups). TACMED are the only current providers that I'm aware of that sell, or stock the level of first aid gear for advanced operators here in Australia So, check 'em out if you choose - but so far, very impressed with their gear.
  3. Concilium; Security Training

    Hi to all, Before I start, I'm not from any denomination, or faith background, but saw that an organisation here in Sydney known as 'Missions Interlink' had partnered with 'Concilium' and is delivering Travel / Austere - Hostile Environment Security Training - to which I've recently enrolled to build up the knowledge base, and get another point of view from other 'like' training courses I've attended. ref: https://concilium.us So, has anyone here had any experience with them - or know anyone who may have? Cheers,
  4. t I've been off this forum for a while (been out and about touring / swimming / trekking) can I say how much I love potatoes?! So easy to grow, and the benefits? as an example see; https://www.potatogoodness.com/nutrition/ I can mash, roast, ....well anything my imagination lets me do to them
  5. Do You Belong To Any Emergency Organizations?

    I looked into our local (Australian) State Emergency Service a long time back, but given the long drawn out beuracratic process of 'enlisting' and conditions of 'service' for me it was somewhat disheartening. My hats off (and respect) to all those that serve.
  6. Getting in shape - A skill I need more of!

    I've been in thoses periods of slump as well. Nothing makes me slack off more than the winter periods. Being a swimmer I admit the cold water (and weather) is depressing.......but I know once I get over the start, the continuing session starts to feel good. It's easier to stay in shape than get in shape Sorta the same, but I never go Open Water swimming without my tow'ed along dry bag.... al sorts of stuff from warm gear / dry gear (shoes for the walk back!), hexamine, brew gear, water and snacks plus comms...
  7. Home First Aid Kits for the Non-Medic

    Whilst I highly rate your First Aid set-up (thumbs up!) my own input is not to collect / stock anything I can't man carry - and as for some First Aid bags that are out there, (looking at one of the bags photographed) I've had better success from my local hardware shop with one of the high end tool bags - strong as hell, and already compartmentalised ready to go. Though as the title of thread states 'non-medic', I've learnt the hard way that First Aid (after doing, basic, advanced, wilderness / remote area courses) is really an 'improv' treatment. My own kit, on top of the First Aid manuals has a couple of anatomy books - the better I can learn about the body, the better I can create a management plan. (again, just my .02 worth )
  8. Check those Batteries!

    Getting a bit off track from the batteries thread, but the Clearance Diver designation for the Navy types is for those going Underwater (Scuba / Rebreather) whilst I was in the water 'On-Top'. (I only ever Scuba'd in my pers down time..... )
  9. Check those Batteries!

    Hi Dan, but yes I am Australian - and yes, we definetely have Cold Climates here in Aust! Tasmania, Parts of Victoria (Puckapanyl), South Australia (Murray Bridge / Cultana / Woomera) and even Queensland (Canungra) are some of the coldest parts of Australia I've trained in, though outside of Australia even the Higher Mountains of East Timor, and the (High) Ranges of Malaysia - all of those places dipped well below the 0' degree mark, and the batteries played nghtmare with us when exposed. As for the Scout Swimmer designation, I was an (Australian) Infantry Soldier first, that moved in to the Reconnaissance 'stream' (for the lack of a better word). The Scout Swimmer course was an additional build up or follow on course to our 'Base' Reconnaissance training. Hope that clears some of what your asking...
  10. Check those Batteries!

    Insulate them! I always remember (in my Mil life) having to insulate the batteries we carried. The cold weather would drain the life from them, so it was a matter of dividing up what we were carrying and sleeping with them in our sleeping bags so they were good for the next day / week / fornight on patrol.... Still keep the batteries I have at home insulated as best as practiable.
  11. every week, sometimes twice a week - I'm a First Aid Trainer
  12. Centurio Design

    Hey all, I'll try and make this brief, but have been looking over Centurio Designs site - and gear they have (illumintation in particular) and have been trying to make contact with them in regards to shipping to Australia. - centuriodesign.com Had no luck via email / social media (twitter) - does anyone have any experience they can share if they've dealt with them before - or maybe have any contacts that could put me in touch? Cheers
  13. Just caught this email from Dark Angel, not sure if it qualifies for an 'announcement' as such; "Our professional team of enthusiasts, law enforcement members and veterans have created the perfect sized compact kit that you can take ANYWHERE. We have hand-selected each high-quality item in this kit to specifically cover the widest range of possible scenarios. Experts know that having access to the right tool at the right time can make a major difference in ensuring your safety and the safety of your loved ones. For a very limited time you can have this kit shipped to you for only $19.95 and FREE SHIPPING. Just use coupon code "FSMARCHLIMITED" during checkout!" http://darkangelsurvival.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f39f153471adc7b30b7460522&id=8f2a457c38&e=a6f62f2a1f https://www.darkangelsurvival.com "FSMARCHLIMITED" ENTER THIS COUPON CODE DURING CHECKOUT
  14. Intro - from Australia

    Can't believe this thread has received 10 responses (Not bad for just an Intro!)
  15. Lighter EDC ideas??

    Saw the Nokia 3310 bring back as well, though itwon't do any good here in Australia, as the 3310 runs a '2G' network, which has since been shut down here (witht the move to 3 or 4G' networks)...... Damn shame, I remember the phone - solid. If it would survice the EMP, I wouldn't hold my breath, unless you're securing items in your faraday tin - though on that note, see this; https://www.quora.com/Does-a-faraday-cage-protect-a-device-against-any-EMP