Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Prudent Prepping: July Take-Out Post

The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping.

This is what used to be called a Buffet Post, but all of the buffets around here are closed and several of my favorites are unlikely to reopen. Like the old format, this is a collection of topics I want to share because they are either too small to use as a stand-alone post, I need to make a quick mention of something from an older post, or a teaser of things to come.

Something Old
I have mentioned in the past buying tourniquets and where I carry them. From reading articles around the internet, the topic of "Just how many tourniquets do you have?" and why there might be a logical reason to have more than one in a kit came up. When (if) I get to go camping, the potential is there to have more than one person injured either at the site or traveling to or from it. Having more than one TQ is an idea I never gave any thought, so I ordered two more North American Rescue Gen 7 tourniquets.
I know everyone is familiar with how many counterfeit items are on the market and how easy it is to be fooled, so I look for the name and verified that it is from the correct company with the proper products.  
I believe most people are familiar with tourniquets, but if you are not, here is information from the Amazon ad:

The CAT Tourniquet utilizes a durable windlass system with a patented free-moving internal band providing true circumferential pressure to the extremity. Once adequately tightened, bleeding will cease and the windlass is locked into place. A hook and loop windlass retention strap is then applied, securing the windlass to maintain pressure during casualty evacuation. The tourniquets unique dual securing system avoids the use of screws and clips which can become difficult to operate under survival stress or where fine motor skills are compromised.

I bought two because this will allow me to pack an extra tourniquet in any of my gear (other than the ankle rig reviewed here) without moving  anything from where it is normally packed now.

Something Also Old
In my post on checking lights and charging when necessary, I mentioned liking the look of the new and improved lantern that Erin gifted me/us several years ago. I have placed an order and, if things work out with Amazon's delivery system, I will review it next week. As a reminder, the lantern is the 
Etekcity LED Camping Lantern with upgraded magnetic base and brightness control.

From the Amazon ad for the Etekcity CL30:
  • ULTRA BRIGHT: This lantern includes 30 individual low consumption LED bulbs carrying 360° of luminous light while saving energy
  • LONG-LASTING: Light up at least to 30 hours of regular, continuous use with enough battery capacity (batteries pre-installed in the lantern).
  • 4 LEVELS BRIGHTNESS CONTROL: Easily adjust the brightness with dimmer button to fit the environment for camping, reading, power outage, emergency, hiking, backpacking etc.
  • MAGNETIC BASE: Effortlessly stick it to any metal frames for hand-free lighting in any working environment.
  • DURABLE MATERIALS: Constructed with military grade ABS material; FCC Certified, RoHS Compliant.
  • COMPACT & LIGHTWEIGHT: The extremely lightweight build allows you to take lanterns on the go with ease. When not in use collapse the lantern to a smaller size; taking up little space.
  • TACTICAL STORAGE: The top lid of the lantern contains a small room for storing some small things like some change, yours keys, some spare batteries, etc.
I will compare the new model to the model I have now and report back.

Recap And Takeaway
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NOTE: All items tested were purchased by me. No products have been loaned in exchange for a favorable review. Any items sent to me for T&E will be listed as such. Suck it Feds.

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