Havent done too much lately…just been working on my civillian stuff.
Still havent gotten around to testing and evaluating the mylar bags, but I'll probably do that Monday. I think they'd be good for storing gloves, hats, etc. as well as other items that have to remain dry and clean…I want to test them for durability and waterproofness. What I'll probably do is fill and seal them and then leave one sitting outside for as long as it takes to lose integrity and then TTD (test to destruction) the others.
Buddy of mine got out of the VA hospital the other day. I picked him up and in the process I 'acquired' a case of individually wrappped and sealed-for-your-protection 4.5″ Kerlix bandage rolls….about a hundred of them
Now, admittedly, I *could* use all 100 of them but from a practical standpoint, fifty oughtta be just fine. Since Im into the for nothing I'll be distributing them to the various LMI. A dozen to Capt. Insano, a dozen to another buddy, etc, etc. It works to my advantage to have the LMI as well-prepared as possible….never know when the well-being of one of them may affect my own well-being.
Which reminds me, I need to pick up some minor surgery tools…forceps, suture holders, etc….
By the by, why fifty? Well, its all about redundancy. I have the first aid kit at work, the first aid kit I carry in my pack, the first aid kit at the house, three spare first aid kits in the bunker…so thats six…..at eight bandages per kit thats 48 rolls right there. In reality, its more like three or four per kit but then I need extras to restock the kit. Also I see absolutely no reason not to have extras … especially since I'll ruin one or two of them in examining them and seeing how they work. (Practicing bandaging, seeing if packaging can be opened with weak hand, if packaging can withstand being crushed, etc, etc.)
Still gotta get around to loading up some 'sniper grade' .308 for the CZ550.