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    "Even paranoids have enemies." See enough of the shit I've seen, and paranoia becomes important. I regularly quiz my wife on what she'd do if there was an active shooter at the clinic we're sitting at, or what the procedure is if someone breaks into the house at night and I'm not home, or if there's a structure fire that started in the kitchen.
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    I'll bet that when you go to a public place like a restaurant you sit with your back to the wall & always have a view of the entrance. If the available seating doesn't offer that then I feel very uncomfortable.

    Do you find yourself watching people's hands, too? I look at hands, evidence of a bulge, hands again, eyes, mannerisms, hands. Anything strange but not obvious like a hoodie & ski mask in the middle of a heat wave. A person that looks about 50 lbs overweight according to his build always gets my attention as well as gurkhas!
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    Average thought pattern at Applebee's: Where are the exits? Do I want the mozza sticks or spinach artichoke dip? Why is that guy wearing a jacket when it's 78 degrees? Oh, hey, there's an off-duty cop walking in. Oh man, those CAN'T be real.
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    +1 to all of the above, plus something like...

    ... Does this place have a defibrillator? Oh, there it is. PLEASE don't let that blue bloater croak while I'm in here... If I had to cut an airway, what would be the best thing to improvise a trach cannula out of? Checking out the tattoos... 2 MS-13 tats in the corner and 1 Aryan Brotherhood at the bar - pretty routine for Texas. Quick mental review of choking and CPR protocols just because... and I always carry a CPR microshield on a key chain, 'cause I don't lock lips with dead people...
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    Close observation keeps you alive or in Doc's case keeps someone else alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Glenn View Post
    Close observation keeps you alive or in Doc's case keeps someone else alive.
    Yep. Keep your head on a swivel and keep yourself alive.

    As to the blue bloater croaking... is there anything worse than the first compression or two on a 70+ year old? No matter how many times I would tell myself "get ready for the crack, get ready for the crack", I would still always flinch with that first good compression and the "SNAP!" of the calcium deposits.

    Each of our vehicles has a medbag in it. Face shield, basic trauma gear, bottled water, etc.
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    I had to apply the Heimlich & CPR on my father-in-law when he got a piece of herring caught in his throat. He was definitely gone. No heartbeat, no breathing, eyes wide open & totally unresponsive - a dead man in a rural area with a volunteer fire dept. Cracked a rib but brought him back. A local cop (reserve Sheriff's deputy full of himself) had his undies in a bunch when he heard about that until the EMT told him to shut up -the man's alive & it happens to him all the time. The deputy said that no untrained person should never attempt that. My wife stepped in & told him that I was an Army 1SG on leave & her dad was dead, dead, dead until I stepped in. That shut him up fast.

    I understand the Army isn't teaching CPR to Soldiers anymore.
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    I just signed up for Dropbox yesterday.

    I was told by a few people that it is advantageous to keep a copy of nearly every form you fill out while in the Army, so I scanned all of my enlistment and SLRP documents into PDF files and uploaded it to my Dropbox. This way I'll have a copy of all of my stuff available right on my phone or on any computer.

    Seems like a pretty good service and the free 2GB that they give you is more than enough for how I plan on using the site. The place uses the same security and encryption systems as Amazon.com, so I don't have any problems with the safety of the place.

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    Always keep multiple paper copies of everything you get in the Army. Dropbox sounds like a good idea but have paper available at all times. Enlistment contract, graduation certificates, awards & decorations. Keep your own personal 201 file. I was fortunate that I could produce any document I needed when I was going into the Army. Some time after I left the Navy a fire destroyed most of my records kept at a government facility & those personal records I had were the only thing that allowed me to wear my jump wings, other badges & the ribbons I had earned while in Naval service. My Recruiter was able to get my DD 214 but that one was bare except for the dates I served & that I was RE 1. I had the original & with all the certificates I was able to verify everything.
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    I just keep everything important and personal in a twice locked file. Nothing fancy, but it works fairly well. My brothers girlfriend is a computer goddess and offered to set up this thing where the passwords change every other day, but I passed, too complicated if ya ask me.
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