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 the cut the pieces.  That process took maybe 45 minutes to an hour.  Thinking, trying ideas, changing my mind.  That over, 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.

Like a hot knife. Video satisfaction?

Come one, come all!  See what happens when I cut webbing with a hot knife!  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

 

Improvised Aspirator

Aspirator, one medical device I do not want to be without when I need it.  In an effort to be prepared I wanted to have several options.  Every once and a while something will catch my eye as potentially useful for this purpose.

One item is the FreshSaver battery operated hand held vacuum pump and another, a Harbor Freight transfer pump.  Something battery operated and something manual.  I was fairly confident the FreshSaver would work but had no faith in the transfer pump because of the quality.

By drilling out the hole on the FreshSaver I was able to retain the plastic seal.  It works perfectly on the tapered fittings on any suction canister.  It had very strong suction.  When I was experimenting with it I covered the inlet and let the vacuum draw on the unit and believe it has adequate suction to work well.  The battery may not last very long but it might last enough to get though a bad situation.  I like the way it worked so well I’ve added the FoodSaver to my aspirator kit as a backup.

The transfer pump worked much better than expected.  Didn’t have much trust in it but it worked.  The video footage demonstrates it.  Battery operated is fine, however I always want a manual way that doesn’t include batteries or electricity.  The transfer pump connected to any standard suction canister will be effective in my mind as long as all the connections are leak free.  Another one added to the aspirator kit for backup.

Some things to remember, when the vacuum pump is connected the canister will be top heavy so it must be accounted for.  Also the nipple connected to the pump could snap off from the weight of the pump or by getting bumped.  In the video I had configured the pump to connect via hose instead of directly to the nipple.  This reduces the risk of both the top heavy issue and snapping of the nipple.  I felt this configuration would work best because it makes the control to the vacuum more accessible.

It was a challenge to sync the videos so I could get the best audio but it worked.  I have an experiment in mind using clapping and will use it next time I make a multi camera video.  Below is a video I filmed when I made this experiment.  I used three old iPhones, one i5 and two i4’s.  Footage shot above from the front looked like it was recorded on a VCR from an antenna fed television in the 1980’s.  So we’re stuck with a partially blocked screen side view and a very clear side/front view.  Surprisingly the angles caught all of it. -13

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New 256GB Flash = more videos posted

Nearly out of storage space on the computer I use to edit videos, I stopped.  Importing new material and editing.  That was months ago.  The footage comes in faster than I can edit sometimes then it gets behind.  An average of 75 videos each day, five days a week.  It can be overwhelming.

As happened in recent times.  A fantastic combination of an injury, pain and no time.  Thousands of videos piled up like that.  I could store them for later.  My problem with that is what do I store them on.  I’ve had bad experiences with removable hard drives in the past.

That doesn’t leave me much to choose from.  I like portability, accessibility and reliability to be my priorities.  Feels like I’m left with usb flash.  After a few experiments over the last few months I’ve settled for storage on flash storage.  They don’t get used often.  Only when I’m copying new files then they sit in a storage box.

After a recent purchase of a 256GB flash was I able to clear out all of my old projects.  During the clean up I found many old unfinished projects.  Now that I have the time and space I was able to edit another 9 videos.  It is really a good feeling to be able to get this stuff done.

Here are a few of those projects below.  A couple minute video of a squirrel having a good time.  Palm fronds making contact with an electric line, the sounds are scary.  A knight anole hides from me after I discovered it on a palm tree.  A great way to waste a few minutes and distract the mind. -13

 

 

 

 

Dash Cam: Merge & Exit Madness 4

Merge – Exit Madness is back for number 4 of south Florida crazy driving.  A compilation of dangerous, stupid, selfish things drivers do merging and exiting I-95, I-75, the Florida Turnpike and other highways.  Get ready for CRAZY!

Dash Cam: Fisher Island Ferry

Fisher Island Ferry.  It’s not exactly what I’d like it to be.  Was hoping to get a front row seat but haven’t over the last several years.  In this video we get a good view anyway.  I’ve been surprised how difficult it is to get in front.  It’s all about timing.  There has been other footage but the water was so rough that when the playback speed was increased it made it impossible to watch.

In this video we get smooth water and a decent view.  On the return trip there is I think a Netherlands flagged wood mast ship.  I couldn’t figure out which ship is was and am hoping someone will be able to identify it and share it with us.  Until we have better footage this will be it for the ferry. -13

 

Dash Cam: Ocala to Naples in less than 25 minutes.

Spring cleaning? Something like that.  Found a file in a place it wasn’t supposed to be.  Thought I had placed it someplace else.  Maybe that explains why I couldn’t find it and hadn’t finished it before now.

The footage is of a few historic homes in Ocala, painted horse art, an amazing after accident scene where the tires are knocked off a semi truck trailer.  Then accelerated speed footage to the I-75 / Naples exit.  Was hoping to get video all the way to Broward county but night set in and that was that so I cut it off at the last Naples exit heading south.

The video starts with the accident that is family friendly.  No guts, no gore. -13