Austere Medicine: Mega Medic Bag / MOLLE 2 Pack Frame Attachment Points

The first video I made on this bag.

 

The Dyna-Med Mega Medic bag is one of my favorite bags to use.  Only problem is when I pack the bag it gets heavy.  Sometimes 35+ pounds.  I need a better way to move the bag than hand or over shoulder carry with that kind of weight.

I have a broken MOLLE 2 pack frame I like to use for experiments so I don’t break a good one.  By chance I laid the frame next to the mega medic bag setting on a table one day.  It was easy to notice how close they were in size so I set the bag on top of the frame and this is the result.

A video how I modified the mega medic bag to attach to the MOLLE 2 pack frame.  It’s not a how-to, it’s a how I did it video.  The process was simple but time consuming.

Put the bag on the frame, pick the best spots to attach webbing.  Mark it, get the dimensions for the webbing, mark, then cut the pieces.  That process took maybe 45 minutes to an hour.  Once the webbing is ready its sewing time.

I knew sewing was going to go slow.  The pieces I’ve added would have been sewn on much sooner in the assembly process reducing the time drastically.  The time was no problem since quality/accuracy is more important to me than speed.  The webbing straps make it easy to attach to the MOLLE 2 frame.  Think this took more like an hour plus but I’m not sure.

I did notice over the last few videos how bad the audio is so I’ll attempt to make it better. Several issues there that must be addressed.  After I’ve updated the kit contents I’ll make another video about the bag to include kit content and modifications. -13

Video of modifications.

Video Projects: Correcting my mistakes: MOLLE 2 Pack Belt

Correcting my mistakes.  That is what I made this video about.  While recently dyeing a surplus MOLLE 2 pack belt to check the progress and color of it was placed in the sink.  My thought was run cold water over it to cool it so it could be easier to handle.  That turns out was the wrong thing to do.

When the belt was taken out of the dye bath it was in it’s original shape and retained the cushioning properties.  After the belt was placed in the sink, the cold water was turned on.  The moment the cold water hit the molded foam part of the belt it collapsed in an instant.  I was watching when it happened.  It looked like a vacuum sucked all the air out of it.

Total disbelief and amazement.  I stood there and stared at it for a moment because of the shock.  After that?  Time to fix it.

The materials were on hand to make the belt useable again.  Closed cell foam that won’t absorb liquids and 1000D Cordura to cover it with binding on the edges with military spec DOT brand snaps.  At first I thought that I could  cover a single piece of foam, attach it and I’m on my way.  That was not going to work because of the geometry.  I decided to make the pads in three pieces attached by snaps.  Both item I can repair or remake in my shop.

The video was made over a year ago so the first microphone I was using will sound much different than the microphone I used to do the voiceover.  The difference will be noticeable.  Nearly all of the video and many others from that time frame had music playing in the background that would for sure get a copyright claim on YouTube.

Lessons learned, turn the music down when I’m speaking/recording so I can save myself the hassle of fixing it later.  And, don’t run that molded foam under cold water when removing it from the hot dye bath! -13

Here’s the repair video.

Video Projects: Like a hot knife. Video satisfaction?

Come one, come all!  See what happens when I cut webbing with a rope cutter!  Sound like clickbait?  I think so too. So, thought I’d make this video because it seems some people like this kind of content.  This comes from another video project I’m working on at present.  Going to post it to the YT and see what happens. -13

 

iDye Poly Experiment: Military Surplus

After seeing videos on YouTube and having my own experience with dying military surplus thought I’d make a video about it.  iDye Poly Kelly was used for this experiment if you’re looking for a source.  Hope this helps others decide to dye or not. -13

Dash Cam: Special 3 Squirrels, Birds and French Fries

Irma passed.  The electricity and internet stayed on the entire time.  Then as the storm passed, internet gone!  For more than a week, I’ll write more on that in another post.  Couldn’t work on my other projects so thought I’d clear up some of my video projects and catch up.

Here it is weeks later and just today have I been able to accomplish what I set out to do.  What I thought would take a week has turned into three weeks.  I discovered I had four months of dash cam videos piled up on my computer.  When I checked, the memory on the computer was in the red zone.  Whatever that meant.

Parked at the computer desk I began the sorting process.  I discovered some things I hadn’t noticed before when I didn’t have so many to sort at the same time.  Our dK2 camera usually records 100, three minute videos per day, often more.  There are so many drivers not using their turn signal to indicate a lane change I had to eliminate all but the most offensive in my eye.  I used close calls, speed, proximity to others, distance etc as a guide.  The progression of this can be seen in the videos as I learned more.

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It takes me about 30 seconds to scan each 3 minute section.  More if I find something.  Every 5 hours or so of video seems to produce 1-2 minutes of useable footage.  The project getting behind like that was to much.  I have to stay on top of it or it will become overwhelming and I’ll run out of storage space.

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I finally figured a way to cut a still image from the actual footage to use as a custom thumbnail.  That discovery made me want to go back an change all the covers to the begining.  I didn’t like the blue screen background much it reminded me of computer blue screen hell.  So, now it’s changed.

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I also have a lot of after hurricane Irma footage to work on.  Hoping I can find some before footage to work in for contrast.  That will take a couple weeks again of trying to find, then match footage or stills.  I’ve deleted many things that are gone forever so it might be hard to find.  Lesson learned with imovie, save a copy away from your project, if you cut something from another project then delete it, it will be gone from your other project.

Glad I’m somewhat caught up.  The Irma after footage will be time consuming but worth it because there is serious destruction recorded on them.  They look like they will be much longer than most videos.  More in the 10 minute ranges or so.  I like making these kind of videos for fun hope people enjoy them. -13

Easy as pie. Perfect plan for insurrection. Arm the citizens! Yeah!

Arm the citizens!  Hell yes for the second amendment!  Lets restore law and order, rule of law and return to the U.S. Constitution!  Kick out these corrupt banker-politicians elected by willful ignorance and corporate propaganda.  Oh wait, the story is about socialist-communist infested Venezuela?

Got it!  Easy as pie low-budget manipulation?

via LiveLeak.com – Venezuela holds military exercises after US threat

Maduro said he would arm the citizens.  Great plan when they’re fighting in the streets already.  Only arm party members?  Ok, remember they’ll only play along so long as the freebies and food keep coming, but when it stops or the boogie man never shows.  Trained, armed individuals with abilities that weren’t before.  Perfect CIA ploy and it didn’t cost much at all.

Arm and train the citizenry already on the verge of insurrection.  Starving, armed people, hum, wonder where this will lead?  All Trump had to do was threaten action and look what it got them.  One step closer to total anarchy in Venezuela and a possible U.S. puppet for a replacement.  Socialism-communism always ends up the same way.  Let this be a lesson for the socialist-communist wannabes.  Think you’re all emotional now wait until you are hungry.  Boy scout motto if you were lucky enough, “Be prepared”.  -13

Your socialist, communist wanna be future? Wrathful compassion is all you will get in the end! Forget Apocalypse Now it’s Mad Max Now!

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Wow, amazing footage from Venezuela, what a scene!  If you haven’t seen this and you’re one of those communist / socialist wannabes looking for another government tit to suckle on that I see virtue signaling on Facebook all the time, have a look at your future.

If you were here I’d be laughing in your face.

Then let you know as clearly as I know how.  This.  If you and your communist / banker / politician’s bring the United States to this kind of thing I’ll only have wrathful compassion for you and nothing else.  So sad the choices you are making.  Show up at my homestead and I’ll shapeshift from atheist to religious and start taking about karma, desire, willful ignorance, suffering, Saṃsāra.  You won’t want to hear it.

As the footage proves, the unprepared will suffer the most and resort to this kind of thing to survive.  I wonder how far away most people in the U.S. are from doing this very kind of thing.   Our resources are limited to what we have in inventory and/or able to produce ourselves.  Therefore resources are also limited to whom may benefit from them.  Known members of the group and/or actively fighting patriots.

We know who is who and where people stand.  The Bundy incident keeps paying off in dividends.  Facebook virtue signaling by fools incited by my words keep exposing themselves for whom they really are.  It’s fantastic to be a part of.  I’m curious why anyone would make those choices.

It keeps getting more and more interesting, hope you’re not one of those wannabe “_____”, can’t wait to see what happens next.  Apocalypse Now to Mad Max Now?  Never thought it would come true.  -13

What kind of news is this? Local stations report same exact story.

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“Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home set.”  Same title.  ABC 10 story starts “Amy Bernard and her brother…” with the first paragraph.  CBS 4, second paragraph starts “Amy Bernard and her brother…”.  Anyone, I mean anyone that would consider cutting benefits to people who have paid for them already should be shot on sight.  That’s how I feel about them whether you like it or not.  When are the people going to get tired enough of this shit to drag them from their homes and do what is necessary to clean up the corrupt banker-politicians who have infiltrated public office?  I’m ready when you are.  Enough of my personal clarifications and pontificating.  I’ve missed opportunities to post weird news like this when I see it now I wish I had.  From now on I’ll take the time.  These stories come off like propaganda and manipulation glad I was able to document it. -13

Here is a screen capture from ABC channel 10, note the title. (https://www.local10.com/)

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Screen capture of text from ABC 10. (https://www.local10.com/)

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The screen capture from CBS channel 4 with same title. (http://miami.cbslocal.com/)

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Screen capture of CBS 4 text. (http://miami.cbslocal.com/)

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Homemade, Do-It-Yourself, S&W J-Frame Moon Clip Holder – Carrier.

Uh-oh, another, thought I’d done this already! What the hell is going on in my head!

On topic!  Here is my Works-For-Me moon clip carrier.  Cannot believe how well it works!  For me.  Thinking mostly everything is in the video so I’ll make some brief notes here.

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S&W 642 J-Frame size.

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I had everything on hand for this project.  The medicine bottles, specimen tubes, hot melt glue and small screws.

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Tools required, some type of saw that will saw brittle plastics.  A way to drill.  A screwdriver.

 

 

The reason I didn’t make the specimen tube shorter (2″) is because the bullet part of the round came into contact with the tube lid.  In addition, the bottle seems to be tapered, so the further the rounds were inserted the tighter they became.  To much for a quick release.

 

 

Next ones I’ll make will use larger stainless screws.  So far I have not had any problems with these at all.  Currently I’m experimenting with bat grip tape wrapped around the bottle.  So far the results are promising but time will tell.  Let me know what you think.  Thank you for checking out my stuff.  -13

 

Here’s the video.

DUCKS IN A ROW.

So much for my documenting getting it done.  I get into the projects and don’t want to stop.  One thing/project leads to the other I’m so far behind with my plans.  Next thing I know I’m waking up ready to go for more.  Given the time, the materials and it’s going to get done.  Have to get better with the note’s/blogging.  All the sitting around has been driving me crazy and I don’t want to get near a computer for fear of getting distracted.  It did inspire me to start the dash cam YouTube channel.  Did get some of my gear repackaged and labeled.  That will be another blog for sure.

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Then there are those simple truths that life has a way of teaching us when we reflect.  Sure does make you wonder doesn’t it. It can all happen anyway no matter how hard you try to make it turn out differently despite the goals you set, promises made, education level, or experience. Sometimes, seem to make it worse. Never imagined landing in this space but I’m here. What the hell is it about that truth all up in my face! Understanding a whole new level of myself and why I’m like I am.  Apprehensive to attempt to influence in any way based on the past attempts.  What feels like altruistic intentions blows up in my face.  Wondering what to do, or should I do anything at all.

Had to add this onto the original post.  Not sure why I’ll do it but several post I’d thought I’d published, werent.  Thought I’d clicked the publish button but didn’t then find myself wondering how did I do that. I think I’d clicking to see the preview and confusing the two.  Who knows?  I’m all over the place trying to catch up with everything.   I’ll have to put maintaining my sanity at the top of the to-do list.  -13

Daily Log:1 Non-original, new idea for me to note progress.

First it has came to my mind to simply list what I tick off my list or add on along the way.  Not tracking project progress just making notes of what was done on a particular day since I can’t always remember the extras.  I’m often working off a list but also fit in little projects here and there then wonder what I’ve done with my time.

I was once going to try to blog it everyday but that doesnt always work on my very odd schedule.  This will help though with short notes.  I’ll add or seperatly blog anything that requires a paragraph or more.

 

 

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  • Hosed off carport, driveway, sidewalk
  • Moved dying orchids to another location in mostly shade under the carport.  Will have to water regularly since they’ll get minimal rain.  Maybe I can salvage them.
  • Cleared yard debris, the palm fronds never stop falling in south Florida, or the coconuts.  The plumeria are in full bloom, along with the jasmine, the scent drifting in the air is intoxicating
  • Vacuumed the van, not too dirty this time.
  • Potted plants watered.
  • Cleared all personal plants from the side of the house.  Complete!
  • NOTE: Late afternoon light is shinning next to the entry door I may have to move the orchids that I’m trying there.

The Truth about the Cobra CDR 840 Dash Camera. My experience.

The truth about the Cobra CDR 840 dash camera like no other.  If you would really like to know more about this camera and my experience just watch the video and you’ll see how I really feel about this dash camera.  Sometimes, there are no words to express an experience, you have to be there, or, watch the video.   The video is a little long but I don’t think I left anything out.  Hope this little video helps you make your purchasing decision wiser.  One small tip, use a 64 GB card if you want to capture over one hundred 3 minute videos so the auto over record doesn’t delete the footage from earlier in the day.  -13