Grab her hips and pull her right up close to you so that you have no space in between you. Appreciate her. If one stares at you and flirts and smiles Dating Website all the time, she really likes you. A date is supposed to be fun so keep it fun. Be sure she's more sexual than romantic at that moment. How do you get that special boy to like you, you may think that's hard but it's not. It makes you feel powerful. Visit the places where the woman of your dreams also would like to be. Be open to the possibility that you may not like each other. Don't misrepresent yourself on your profile. A relationship will not work if it is built on false pretenses. Hey there! Listen actively. Don't force your smile. But remember - be careful, this is an important decision. If you ask something that shows an interest in his life he will be turned on. In addition to leveling the ground between you, using humor will relieve the tension of first jitters, negate worries about not being good enough, and draw the two of you closer together.
Sooner or later you will get hurt. And if it’s not you, it will be someone in your party. Therefore be smart and self-reliant and always have some medical capability integrated into your systems. Here I cover my first option to do just that, a “Level 1″ First Aid kit of my own construction. Siding with the emphasis on “Mobility”, this kit doesn’t contain supplies to handle every medical emergency. It is designed to handle most of the medical problems I’ve encountered in my adventuring. And at just 5.5 ounces and being very slim in profile, it is designed for high-speed outdoor, backpacking, tactical, or Xootring adventures (to be explained).
This Level 1 kit has an emphasis on stopping blood loss, disinfecting wounds, minor pain stoppage, and bandage exchange. Components of the kit and some of the POU involved are explained; your preferences and needs may vary. Additional Level 1 kit items that I sometimes integrate include: sharp REI tweezers, surgical gloves, moleskin, Gorilla-brand duct tape (unless carried elsewhere in system), superglue vials (for wound closure), ACE bandages, salt and/or electrolyte drink mix (to revive dehydrated hikers), needles, and a scalpel. Integration of these items in the desired Level 1 size and weight constraints may be difficult however and is they are needed than maybe portaging a “Level 2″ (more complete) kit would be warranted.
I do not use “QuickClot” in a Level 1; too heavy and bulky and not necessary. Compared to even a quality first aid kit, like ones from “Adventure Medical Kits” this version has more depth. It is difficult for makers like AMK to make kits to this level because of the elevated cost in doing so (and then they wont sell well). Handling medical emergencies on your adventures is your responsibility and help may be far away. You will also find that few people even carry a First Aid kit with this much capability and you will be the on-site medical expert since you’re prepared (been there!). Having such a kit will minimize pain, injury, and maybe even save a life possibly yours.
My former Army room mate recommended the Israeli Bandage to me when he was visiting me last week. He’s in Afghanistan at least twice a year for several months at a time teaching US troops various things that keep them alive. He says that the Israeli Bandage is a great piece of gear and is worth having in your IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit). He has seen them used on wounded soldiers first hand and he carries at least two of them on his person when he goes out on patrol.
I trust my friend and value his opinion. Aside from his recommendation I also looked into what other people had to say about the bandage and the reviews are pretty good. Like anything that I do to prepare I hope to never have to use this bandage but it will be good to have just in case something goes wrong. I paid under $10 for one of these. I bought several of them for the GO bags, in addition to my Celox Gauze, Celox Clotting granules and SOFTT-W Tourniquet. I’m hoping this will do the trick if I happen to bust my ass in the middle of nowhere and I need to prevent myself from bleeding out.
If you are reading this I would like to recommend taking a first aid course by the Red Cross. It’s well worth it and if you run into a situation where you have to use these items you will be prepared. Check out the classes offered on the Red Cross website here.
Here is a video of how to use the Israeli Bandage properly and pics of the Israeli Bandage, Celox Gauze, Celox Powder and SOFTT-W Tourniquet.
I put my IFAK on my magazine carrier to use when I go to training classes. It is a little bulky and sticks out a bit from my side but once I start moving around I don’t really notice it. The size is 6 inches wide 7 inches high and 5 inches deep. I estimate it’s weight at about 2 plus pounds. I wanted to have the first aid kit portion of the kit in a separate pouch that I could easily remove. I made sure to put a small carabiner on it just in case I had to hang it on my gear or put it somewhere else. The first aid kit itself is split into two individual waterproof pouches that allow me to access the individual components. Here are some pics.
My work place just bought a dozen of these just in case we have a fire and we’re walking down a million flights of stairs. At first look the picture on the case made me laugh. After making several jokes with my coworkers the reality of a potential fire situation in a high rise sobered me up. Hopefully I won’t get back to anyone about the fire and escape hood and if I do then hopefully it works really well.
Along the vein of the last post here is an excellent online resource for first aid. Nothing beats a hands on course but this is definitely better than not knowing anything at all. Here is the link to the Combat Lifesaver Course.
I have been swamped with work and the holidays are not making it easy to put up well written and though out posts. I will continue to write small posts at least twice a week. I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays. Be safe and prepared.
I was thinking about IFAK’s (Individual First Aid Kit) and BOK’s (Blow Out Kit) the other day for my tactical vest but I’ll go over that in the future. Since I had first aid kit’s on the brain I stopped in Kenco which is located in Kingston, NY. It’s a two story outdoor store.
I was browsing through the first aid section on the second floor and picked up the following two items for when I’m hiking through the woods. I do not expect to ever use them except for a band-aid here and there but as we all know being prepared is the way to go. I like these two kits because they were small, lightweight and water resistant. They were under $30 each so I didn’t feel all that bad about having a dedicated kit in my hiking backpack.