LyonRuge

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    G'day, from NZ, down under!

    Hi guys, names Matt, I live in Whakatane, NZ, i am into fishing, skiing, shooting, survival is just a part of life here, we have earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, lahas as a part of everyday life, i love the idea of being ready, hope everyone is well, wherever you are!
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    G'day, from NZ, down under!

    http://www.survivaltipsfromchristchurchnewzealand.webself.net/welcome.ws This is a small site I have put up to aid in preparing for a disaster. With advice from those who have suffered through the Christchurch Earthquake. It will grow!
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    G'day, from NZ, down under!

    Hi guys, back again, been away for a bit, making youtube videos, just did a few prepping ones, specifically, first aid, and a few reloading ones, have a look if you feel inclinrd, OrthaNZ at you tube... http://www.youtube.com/user/orthaNZ?feature=mhee let me know if there's anything I have wrong, comments and critique welcome...
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    Pre-Made Kits

    Celox, thats it, thats what ive got in my kits, only a small amount, bu we saw a video on it on our course, very impressed!
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    Pre-Made Kits

    I guess that may have just been a story,the question i saked was of course, did the CO survive and he answered yes, its hard to imagine anyone surviving that sort of trauma. weather or not it is true, it gave me a lesson ill always have...
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    Pre-Made Kits

    One of the stories i recall ansd always will, was the instructor talking about his CO who was the guy who trained him here in NZ, when they were deployed in Afg, they were with the NZ SAS, he was hit by machine gun fire, 13 hits, 26 holes, Tutor was the first there, he took the head, the next guy was filling the holes with bandages, he said the guy was unresponsive, eyes rolled back, no colour in face, the next guy turned up and put his pack under the CO's legs, elevated them, within 30 seconds, the colour came back to his face, his eyes rolled forward and he started talking to them. I'll never forget that, and always remember, elevate the legs!
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    Pre-Made Kits

    looks interesting! we did things like assessing a patient wearing welding gloves and blacked out face mask, so we were in the hold of a boat 4deg, cant see cant feel your hands etc, really practical stuff, also did cpr, oxygen admin, defib training, we carru o2 and defib on the cg boat, i really enjoyed it, will do a follow up soon, but it gave me interest in first aid, and medical/trauma/accident/survival training, just another bow to the string, but worth a weekend given up, and paid for by CG!
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    Pre-Made Kits

    Yeah, it was a great course, the company is called yacht lifeline, they do marine medical training and installations on big boats mainly, but they take care of our coastguard medical training, which is why i was involved, im a coastguard rescue volunteer. just gonna look up nasopharyngeal airway...
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    Pre-Made Kits

    Wow Tom, thats a nice kit. I did my SAR Marine Medic course 2 years ago with a guy who attached to the NZSAS in Afgan. It was only a two day course but very practical 1st aid, and stories that i'll never forget. The key thing i remember was that all throught the course we only used what he called Trauma Crash Pak. It only contained large dressings, a tri bandage, gloves, survival blanket, face mask (CPR), very little else. When i got home i went through my 1st aid kits and with ABC in mind, airway/breathing/circulation, i looked to see what was useful. If you dont have an airway, aint nothing in a first aid kit gonna help, even if you are prepared to try a trechiotomy (SP), and if you arnt breathing, unless theres a defib in there somewhere, again not much use, so that leaves circulation, most first aid kits come with sticky plasters, ok if you cut yourself shaving, but no good if your bleeding out! So i kept my two big kits, and redesigned them, made my own crash paks to put in, bought some clotting powder whose name i have forgotton, and just made the kits relevant to large wounds etc. I did keep all the little knick naks, but if have to bug out, it will be in a car and my big first aid kit/surival kit is what goes out on my boat, so its a pack on its own, not too large, it all fits into a medium sized cooler bag, which helps protect it, ...
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    Need help with urban survival...

    I think one of the most important things is to be AWARE. Whats going on around me, in my town/city/backyard, where are the hazards? what might slow me down? what can i use on my property to help/secure/defend myself. I have done a little Karate, and i think that helps with being alert/assertive/aware, but just thinking about survival is just as important, having on your mind all the time makes you open to things you may not see if you werent thinking about. i dont mean be obsessive, but be make survival an interest and you will always be on the lookout for things that will help. Once you start to plan/prepare/get ready it becomes easy. And keep in mind, what YOU find EASY to do, others will find EASY NOT to do! Be alert, be aware, be ready. Then your allready way ahead of those who dont. And just like in the wild, the predators will take the easy hunt, the slow/small/weak and infirm, not a prey that will be prepared, to fight back.
  11. Well, after reading and posting a bit over the weekend, i decided to check my BOB's, had some canned food in there from 08, so im replacing that all with new tins, ate some, still good, but i think ill change it every two years.
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    G'day, from NZ, down under!

    Well, after reading and posting a bit over the weekend, i decided to check my BOB's, had some canned food in there from 08, so im replacing that all with new tins, ate some, still good, but i think ill change it every two years.
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    What's Your Take on Reloading?

    OK, my 2 cents worth, im a reasonably new pistol shooter, i wasnt going to bother with reloading, but as i have come to love sending lead downrange, it is quite imoportant! I have spent maybe $500 overall on gear, i reload .38, .357 and 9mm, it only took one visit to our hunting and fishing shop, one box of 50 9mm American eagle, $92! ye gods, i can reload 50 rounds for about $12, It has also become a really enjoyable hobby, i love picking up brass at the range, and filling it back up at home! Cant think of a better way to spend a winter night really, I'm sure you guys can buy your reloading gear and supplies much cheaper than we can down under too! but i also know you pay less for the factory loads, personal choice i guess...
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    Hi from Colorado

    Hi Kaj, welcome aboard!
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    Three Lessons From Katrina

    Wow! thats eye opening!
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    hand gun questions

    I also own both, love to shoot them all too, i think in a combat situation, i would prefer to have my 9mm, simply because its easier to load and fire lots, hopefully this will never be an issue...
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    Survival kit for EDC

    We have our survival kit in two backpacks, which is enough for at least 3 days. Water is separate, 80lt in 4 jugs. I do have a 30mt rope on the side of one of the bags! We also have other stuff stored with it, tent/sleeping bags/more cooking gear etc, and a list attached to the bag, so if there is time we grab the bags, some water, then start at the top of the list and grab whatever else we have time to grab, the list means we dont waste time thinking, its all there, must add some ammo to one of the bags, a gun might be useful...
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    Survival kit for EDC

    OK, good answer, personal choice.
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    Survival kit for EDC

    OK, so all good uses, but the space taken up by 10-20 ft of paracord could store 1000 ft of 150-200 lb braid???? wouldnt that be more usefull?
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    Survival kit for EDC

    OK american guys, please excuse my kiwi ignorance, but could someone please tell me why you all put paracord in your edc, bob etc??? what use does it have for survival....
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    Hello from NWA Arkansas

    I stopped on the road last week, doing a road test, found a big patch just a few hundred meters from work, amazing whats handy eh!
  22. just been on a 1.5 hour bush walk with wife and kids, showed them that blackberries come from the bush, not the supermarket! yum.
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    Hello from NWA Arkansas

    Afternoon all! just been on a 1.5hr bush walk with wife and kids (3&5) found some really tasty blackberries, only 1m from the path, wonder how many folks have just walked past them today?
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    Hello from NWA Arkansas

    LyonRuge = Lion Red, it is a nickname we made up for our favourite beer! lion breweries was NZ's largest beer maker, lyonruge was/is my original email address, when everyone else put their first initial dot last name, i thought id be different. Cheers! yeah, NZ is a great place, i would love to viisit the States, but have little kids now, so it will have to wait till later, like to see the big apple, NY must be a wonderous diverse place! Seattle also, and Chicago. I also want to see different places, i used to buy a bit of stuff from a place in Montana, got to know them and loved to see pictures of that part of the country, i love little towns, maybe a road trip down route 66 would be good, god id need a year! You can pretty much cover NZ in a month!
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    Three Lessons From Katrina

    Wow, thats eye opening, i think i'll post this link here too, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv6FqWYkNPw this is a guy we know as "Super Maori Guy" during the EQ we had last year, he was trying to dig out another guy who had been crushed, the guy died, and we dont know who super maori guy was, but he was typical of Christchurch that day...