By one got a bug out bag, and if so what's in it and why?
OTC topicalbhale187, I really like your list, but what I'm wondering is what type of lidocaine are you referring to? Topical, as in OTC, or injectable, as in what a hospital uses?
This is a Glock Forum, not a bug out bag forum... Nowhere in this thread is anything related to or referenced to Glock... I am well aware of what a bug out bag is, my comment was sarcasm and you people pack way too much stuff... You can do more with much lessbhale187 said:A bug out bag is just a common name for an emergency prepardness bag. Something that even FEMA and the CDC advise to have ready for disasters.
Why would the thread be locked?
bhale is correct, that topical lidocaine is great. I have used it for myself and my family members and I do suggest you invest in some also... Might cost a bit but it's def well worth it... Usually comes in a white and yellow tube like toothpaste and is easy to usebhale187 said:OTC topical
It has so many uses for comforting iritations and injuries.
burns, rashes, cuts, scrapes, etc
It's really in there for the kids or maybe wife. I think of the bug out bags and the get home bags as preparedness for anything, most likely that will be a natural disaster, flooding, tornado, earthquake....we get it all in Illinois
Not trying to be a d*ck, just trying to keep things organized... Have been in another well known forum and seen things get out of hand... I agree bug out bags serve a purpose but don't pack so much though, like I said a little bit goes a long ways with the right tools and training
You make great points and 10lbs in a 5lb bag is impressive for a family of 4 (lol yes a joke)... Seriously you providing supplies for you and your family is great and I have nothing but respect for anyone who does that...bhale187 said:I've got my BOB contents split into 3 bags, none weighing 10lbs. 2 bags with the main list of contents and 1 with the medical supplies. This is for a family of 4, packing any less, IMO, is not preparing for the range of emergencies it's intended to contend with.
On a related note, I vote for green font as the official color for sarcasm, it's too easily missed as sarcasm in the printed word.
And I often miss what subforum things are listed in because i just open the 'new posts' link and don't look at where it was posted.
I have experience with both the cream and the injectable (ER/OR clinical time for my AEMT certification) and yes they work the same however the injectable seems a bit cleaner and much better to localize the treatment but the lidocaine cream is easier and quicker to use in my opinion... Either one you choose will be effectivehavasu said:The reason I mentioned the lidocaine is because I was for a few years, a vet tech for a horse doctor. I had a rabbit that partially lost an ear and needed to amputate the remainder, so I was given injectable lidocaine and syringes. That stuff works wonders and was just wondering if the topical worked in the same manner.
Even with an emt cert and in your case also it's still a sticky situation because you have needles which could be misconstrued as drug paraphernalia by the wrong people. LEO doesn't always act on common sense or rationality because of the laws that they are forced to enforce and if they catch you then it could be bad... Just a worst case scenario though, not saying it could happen but you never know and we are all friends here and I'd hate for a friend to get in trouble for trying to do the right thing... In the end, do what's best for you and your family, that's what matters mosthavasu said:Good to know. Without an EMT cert I was always worried about the legal ramifications but didn't want to get rid of it because it worked so well.