Monday, May 5, 2014

Product Review: OSI Medical Supply Modules & Advantage II Personal Vehicle Aid Kit

Being prepared to respond to injury or trauma takes on a serious role in anyones plans, perhaps the most serious thing needed to be done. For serious prepping, you need serious medical gear, the kind of medical gear which can save a life in a moment.



For the general public, store-bought First Aid Kits are a good choice for skinned knees & cut fingers, but not the serious choice for life threatening wounds, burns or physical trauma which can quickly lead to a terminal condition if swift medical attention isn't rendered quickly & effectively. For this you need professional trauma gear, the kind found in a Combat Medic's Aid Kit, an EMS first responders Go-kit, or gear you'll find in use by law enforcement out on patrol.

That's exactly what Officer Survival Initiative, (OSI) offers to the general public. OSI is NOT your Momma's Medicine Chest. OSI has been a industry leader in offering Medical Trauma Kits for EMS/Fire, Law Enforcement & Military Agencies, and recently, offering a specialized product line to the public. Now you have available a line of Medical Supplies suitable for giving aid on a Battlefield, in a Natural Disaster, or on a Beat. Got Trauma? OSI gear DELIVERS!

OSI Medical Care Modules
Are you assembling a custom BOB, or have tactical plans that demand specialized medical supplies? Look no further than OSI's line of  Specalized Trauma Aid Modules.
Trama Center in a bag

Choose from Module Kits covering Bandages &Dressing Care, Serious Bleeding, Chest Injury, even Pandemic & Disaster Personal Protection Gear. Compact & specialized, each module allows you to mix & match your own selection, based on YOUR needs, no longer having to get gear you DON'T need, just to get the gear you DO.
OSI also offers customized Module Packaging on a per client basis. Contact them direct, they'll build up modules at your direction.

Advantage II Personal Vehicle Aid Kit
In the real world, the place we all are most exposed to traumatic injury is behind the wheel of an automobile. Imagine how important it is to have medical gear that can treat injuries moments after an accident, not several minutes before Police or EMS can arrive.
That's why OSI has introduced the Advantage II Personal Vehicle Aid Kit.
With trauma injuries, stabilizing a victims burn & bleeding injuries is critical. Punctures need to be plugged, bleeding stopped, burns dressed & treated. Advantage II covers all that in SPADES!

Inside the Advantage II Ballistic Nylon Clamshell Bag, is a full complement of:

Sterile Gloves
Combat Tourniquet
4" Dressing
HALO Chest Seal
Compact Trauma Shears
Compressed Gauze
CPR Face Shield
QuikClot Package


The Advantage II includes a sturdy Velcro Harness to attach to the back of any vehicle headrest, out of the way, yet fully accessible.
OSI also offers a MOLLE harness for mounting the Advantage II to any MOLLE equipped pack or bag.

If it burns, oozes, or bleeds, the Advantage II can treat it, stabilizing the victim until help arrives, which may be all the difference between dealing with a trauma survivor... or a trauma casualty.

After reviewing the Advantage II, it's now taken a permanent place on the back of the headrest of my daily commuter, and the store-bought First Aid Kit, with the band-aids & roll of gauze, is back in the medicine chest.  OSI has the gear to save your rear!
-by Robert Hawkins / APN Product Review

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Using the Blogger App for iPhone...

Finally making it into the 21st century. Now I'll have the chance to post directly into my blog from my iPhone. Nice little app! Got a iphone and want to blog... it's easy with this app! You can get it here.



Thursday, November 15, 2012


KC3VO's 2kW ham radio backpack amplifier gets the attention of the FCC! This is a preview from ARVN's "Dayton Collection" from the 2009 Dayton Hamvention. This clip comes from the "Unauthorized" Dayton TOUR. Details at www.arvideonews.com.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Live Weatherstream from KI4HEE

The weather station is up and live on weatherunderground. All & all, a very pain free experience. The Weatherwise WS-2080 is impressive, & worth the sub $100 pricetag. I'll be crafting a product review over the next few days for the APN Newsletter and blog, and here, so stay tuned! Meanwhile, go check out the weather conditions around the KI4HEE Hamshack on the edge of Red Hill!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Ham Radio Field Day 2012 is here!

The Scamp Shack in 2005... it'll do it again this weekend too!
The day of days of all of Ham Radio is upon us! Ham Radio Field Day! This weekend, June 23 & 24, Hams all across the nation take their Ham Radio gear and demonstrate operating under field conditions.

The versatile nature of Ham Radio... to set up and operate literally anytime, anywhere, is a valuable aspect of the hobby, and a vital skill of the Amateur Radio Service. From the beginning of radio, Hams have often served as last resort communicators in a disaster, and the ability hasn't lessened in importance today.
That's why the last weekend in June has been traditionally been field day, where Hams take to the field to set up tents, trailers, generators, antennas in the trees, and communicate all over the country.


 This weekend I'll be participating with my friends in the Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club as we set up field operations on the grounds of The American Red Cross Building on the old Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, in Myrtle Beach SC. We will be operating on several ham bands under our club callsign W4GS. Interested in finding out more about Ham Radio or even get a chance to operate? Come join us, we'll start setting up early Saturday morning and start operating by 2PM, and will be operating all night long and into Sunday afternoon. Stop by, have a burger & dog, cool drink and check out how it's done "in the field". '73 KI4HEE