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TRU-SPEC Men’s Lightweight 24-7 Tactical Pants ReviewNovember 11, 2014
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Everything from batteries to medical advice to some even more personal advice and LOTS of electrical questions.
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I have been asked for product reviews… so here is my first one!
Product Review: Tru-Spec Lightweight Pants
TRU-SPEC Men’s Lightweight 24-7 Pant
- Bought two pair to try
- The material is 65% poly and 35% cotton
- First thing I noticed was the feel of the fabric. It was thin but seemed extremely strong.
- When I put them on
- 2 buttons
- Legs were too long, but hemming is an option
- The comfort fit slider waistband
- Wearing the pants
- I could feel the strength of the reinforced knee
- I kept finding pockets!
- Comfortable in almost all weather
- When worn with a golf-polo, and charcoal tru-spec, I looked like law inforcement.
- Tried them with a dinner jacket, but it didn’t work. Black probably needed for this
- Besides a jacket, the charcoal could be dressed up quite a bit
- The coyote was exactly the same, but looked like a brown Carhart work pant.
- As I was traveling for about an hour, I placed a couple drops of water on the pant
- Two smaller drops took about 30 minutes to get into the pant
- The larger drop took almost an hour
- I bought a pair of 5-11s for the trip as well for comparison, but I like these pants much more.
Brian from Grand Rapids
- What level of medical training do I need? Currently first aid with aed and cpr. Considering emt basic. Good idea? Overkill?
- The more medical training you have, the better…
- I just finished a few medical training seminars that you can download theprepperpodcast.com/firstaid
- first aid is great,
- when you add cpr you add the ability to save lives
- when you add aed, you dramatically raise your chances for saving lives. This only works if an aed is available.
- EMT-B in true practice is extremely dangerous.
- Items that you may deal with:
- Odd scene scenarios such as electrical failures (svc or power lines), gas explosions, exposure to hazardous chemicals
- Things you may be responsible for:
- Assessing the situation
- Initial Trauma Assessment
- Rapid Treatment in Mass Casualty (START Method)
- Following the Law:
- Half of the job is what regulations or agencies you must follow or be within bounds of
- You will eventually be in a legal analysis of your duties
- You could possibly be in a law-suit
- You are required to follow laws on the deceased and protect evidence at the scene
- You will probably be required to create a safe traffic environment (flares, debris, redirection)
- Some medical things you will cover:
- Shock or hypo perfusion
- Bandaging wounds
- Immobilization of extremities, neck, and spine (even swollen or deformed)
- Emergency childbirth
- Emergency Care for:
- Allergic reactions
- Environmental emergencies (toxic or noxious spills)
- Psychological crises (explain rescuing a drowning person)
Shawn from Massachusetts
- Question: What would I have done differently? Maybe I should have started with this first instead of all this other stuff…
- Understand that I have researched the most effective ways to quickly raise survival. I have added all of that research to my “How to be a prepper: One year preparedness system”
- Very First thing: plant a big garden
- Next thing: learn to can vegetables
- Then: get rid of debt
- What I would have done differently:
- At first I was all over the map, trying to do everything.
- I would have slowed down.
- I would have planted fruit trees in almost ANY situation, besides apartments. Never know how long you will be there, and what is a couple hundred bucks for fruit trees that will produce in just a year or two. You never know how long you will be in your current situation.
- If I wasn’t already tied to a location, I would attempt to decide on a plot of land OUTSIDE of city laws and limits, OUTSIDE of any HOA, where you can do what you need to, to be productive
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