guest: The news article mentions we have no nuke infrastructure, so i wonder who gets dibs on that slice of the pie?
Sept 16, 2021 0:10:12 GMT 10
Beno: South Australia. They came close to developing a nuke waste disposal facility a few years ago and the conversation never really went away.
Sept 16, 2021 6:32:27 GMT 10
spinifex: I want nuclear subs with nuclear weapons systems so bad ... but lets not still fool around designing something new. Lets just get the best there currently is in existence today and get them combat ready ASAP. Core national defence!
Sept 16, 2021 8:04:44 GMT 10
spinifex: Then lets get serious with SAM weapons systems (including early warning and electronic warfare aircraft to enhance the use of SAMs)
Sept 16, 2021 8:06:24 GMT 10
spinifex: The rest of defence spending can be diverted into those two areas. The days of running around doing asymetrical warfare police actions is over for both Oz and the US. The next war will be much more like WW2 ... but teched up!
Sept 16, 2021 8:09:32 GMT 10
malewithatail: In the 20 minutes or so it will last !!
Sept 16, 2021 13:51:07 GMT 10
malewithatail: In one swoop, the USA has created the 5 th most powerful army in the world. The total amount of aid given to Israel in the last 60 years is 100 billion, and now they gave the Taliban 80 billion dollars of stuff. Who is this insane president anyway ?
Sept 18, 2021 14:19:02 GMT 10
malewithatail: Look out western nations, terrorism will increase exponentially, so I expect bombings and other acts to be perpetrated on us all in the coming months.
Sept 18, 2021 14:24:27 GMT 10
frostbite: We are already victims of the covid terror campaign inflicted on us by our governments.
Sept 18, 2021 16:42:51 GMT 10
malewithatail: yup, and expect more to come.
Sept 18, 2021 17:51:19 GMT 10
malewithatail: Whatever happened to "my body, my choice ?" Obviously, it only applies when the Polyfilth want it to.
Sept 18, 2021 17:59:57 GMT 10
I was recently fortunate enough to win a couple of pouches from Outback Packs and Gear, owned and operated by forum member Joey.
This is a review on one of those pouches, which I have turned into a snake bite kit.
After a recent very close encounter with a brown snake (patting brown snakes on the back isn't recommended) I wanted to make a lightweight, small kit primarily for initial treatment of snakebite. I have a more extensive IFAK already but the size of this sometimes prevents me from carrying it at all times when I'm in the bush. And as I've been reminded, the unexpected happens when it's most unexpected.
This pouch from Joey fits my requirement perfectly. It is an ideal size, it is very well made, it is light, and it zips fully open so you can access the contents easily while it is still on your belt. It uses the molle system but in such a way that a standard belt will easily fit though it. The mesh pocket is the perfect size for trauma shears and the elastic loops hold compression bandages snugly. It's big enough to carry all that's needed for it's intended purpose and small enough to not be a bother when carrying for extended periods.
As with all Joey's work this pouch is well made. I'm very impressed with it.
Ps: thanks for the free whistle Joey. It seems even the commercial snake bite kits forget the fundamental rule of bringing aid to the victim. The whistle is great for attracting attention.
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2018 9:55:27 GMT 10 by frostbite
Post by jonasparker on Oct 22, 2018 3:07:50 GMT 10
Nice little setup. I'd suggest adding an antibiotic ointment (Neosporin), and some sterile Telfa dressings (a dressing goes on a wound, a bandage holds a dressing in place).
You can make your own triangular bandages for a lot less than the pre-packaged ones. Just get the cheapest muslin available at the local fabric shop in a square (if the bolt is 39", then get a 39" length, fold it in half diagonally, then cut along the fold with pinking shears. The lady in the fabric store will probably do this for you. Package in a plastic Zip-Loc sandwich bag.
Time to get the cat a/b licence application submitted, Milspec. Sooner the better, as NSW FAR are way behind on processing applications.
Current delay is over 5 months! I'm informed by someone who is very much "in the know" this is as a result of staff reductions at NSW FAR and prevailing attitude of Liberal / National Government bottom feeders being a giant EFFF You to the Shooters & Fishers and their supporters due to the awesome electoral damage they've caused recently.