Sleep tight!

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I’m sure she’s taken, men

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AAR – Austere Medical Class – by WiscoAl

Wirecutter, several of your readers – including the guy everyone else in class asked about, “WOAH – That’s WiscoDave?” just completed a 2-Day intensive weekend class on Grid Down medicine.

Most people complained that there was no live raccoon bite on WiscoDave to treat/practice on, but other than that minor issue, the entire experience was fantastic!  Matt and his partner James, from Midwest Disaster Medical put on one heck of a class!!!

 First thing to address in my mind is teaching style – and I would sum it up as well thought out, and entirely approachable. Matt and James both clearly have years of experience in their fields, and have assembled the teaching skills to transmit this body of knowledge. They did so in organized fashion, and with the forethought and ability to handle digressions, re-arranging of modules on the fly according to needs and desires, and were never thrown from their steady leadership when handling inquiries, humor, and time constraints. They were excellent in their instructing skills, both lecture and practicum, and did it all with huge smiles and laughter.

Attendees in the class ranged from retirees to working folks, locals to those who traveled (shout out to “S” who wins the iron-tush award for driving up from Missouri to join us.) While one never is quite sure what sort of folks might be in the room with open attendance policies – every single person who showed up was a self motivated learner, made new friends, and seemed to genuinely enjoy the camaraderie. A further note on attendees – some came to develop skills for themselves, and some attended to bring back info for their group. I think, whichever way one thinks about attending – that both were handled quite well.

The curriculum is tough to describe for a layman like myself. The course is entitled Grid Down – or – Austere Medicine.  The brochure reads

My 16 hour course generally focuses on how to care for illness and injuries when you are the only person who is going to be giving care in the foreseeable future. We cover when to use which antibiotic and where to get them. We touch on pain control. We cover rehydration via invasive/semi-invasive/non-invasive means, wound closure (when to suture, how to suture, when NOT to suture), fracture treatment, end-of-the-world med bags, etc. The class is designed to do what you can without prescription medications or equipment.

What the class does do, is answer the questions floating in the back of our heads, and that aren’t answered in any other class (note, the list below is random highlights!)

·      How do I take care of me and mine?

·      What are the “band-aid” components of my preps, since I am pretty sure I don’t know how to use the stuff in that kit I bought, or..,

·      What kit should I buy/assemble/prep?

·      Is this flu, strep, or an amputation (umm, wait, I think I messed that up…) and how do I treat it with what I have on hand?

·      Pooping

·      Raccoons

·      IVs (man, I have entirely new respect for the nurses who draw my blood when I get a checkup!)

·      Sutures – I suck at sewing things, we better hope it’s the better half suturing me, ‘cause I can close her up, but it will look like I was inebriated while doing so

·      Procurement of meds and equipment – legally doing so, costs, other methods – NOTE, our instructors NEVER advocated breaking any laws.

·      Quantities to stockpile – many of us in class who have been preppers for a long time were still shocked by the actual quantities and costs, and the triage math, of stocking up the proper amounts (i.e. number in group/family x dosage recommended x number of incidents we might reasonably prepare for = holy cow, that’s a LOTof meds!!!)

·      Splinting and “casting” (you’re gonna make a mess!)

·      Everyone likes pizza (note to future class organizers!)


Long story short – an all-around excellent experience!!!

Potential students – just do it, it’s cheap and excellent bang for the buck, not to mention the training is literally life saving!

Potential hosts – just do it. Matt makes the entire process so easy and pleasant, that this is one of those things that can be done in a snap for experienced class organizers, and with a gentle guiding (and hilarious) hand for those who wouldn’t normally think of being a class organizer in their area.

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Poor Sammy – his $905 AR deal is now worthless

USA – -( The New Year has brought new action from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), who published ATF Rul. 2015-1 on January 2, 2015.

In this new ruling, ATF reverses its longstanding position that persons who machine unfinished receivers on behalf of a customer are not required to have manufacturer’s licenses. The ruling can be found on ATF’s website here.
Courtesy of Boots

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Stick Time

Live feed as they remove the protesters from Standing Rock.

Nothing really happening yet but it could get interesting in a little bit.

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I gotta start staying away from those Russian dating sites

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WHAT??!! The cops did the right thing???

Charleston Black Lives Matter leader Muhiyidin d’Baha, whose legal name is Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to snatch a large Confederate battle flag from a protester in downtown.

Moye, 31, was charged with disorderly conduct and malicious injury to real property, according to jail records.

The incident was captured on video that shows Moye running and taking a flying leap across yellow police tape in his bid to grab the flag.

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It’s on now

As promised two days ago on the Sean Hannity radio show, James O’Keefe and his team at Project Veritas just released covertly captured, previously unheard audio footage from within the CNN newsroom. But unlike his usual undercover sting operations, this footage was allegedly sourced from a CNN insider who apparently grew frustrated with the perpetually biased reporting of the “fake news” media outlet.

Per O’Keefe’s website, today’s release includes 119 hours of secretly recorded raw footage from an inside source at CNN with another 100 hours of footage still to be released. Given the volume of footage to be released, O’Keefe is asking for help to transcribe and investigate the recordings and encourages users to provide tips on interesting discoveries here.

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Voluntary segregation

A student activist group at the University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with “a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.”

The demand is one of several lodged by “Students4Justice,” who this month ratcheted up campus demonstrations to pressure administrators to cave, complaining in a newly launched petition that President Mark Schlissel has snubbed their demands.


Fuck it, they want segregation, let’s give it to them. Give them their own fucking schools, section of the bus, restrooms and drinking fountains.
Just like the old days.

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The natives are getting restless

A day after an off-duty Los Angeles police officer fired his gun during a confrontation with a group of teenagers in Anaheim, videos purportedly showing the encounter spread online, prompting questions about the officer’s actions.

No one was injured by the gunfire, but the footage — posted on YouTube and Facebook — sparked a flurry of phone calls and emails to Anaheim police, who are investigating the officer’s actions.

On Wednesday night, about 300 demonstrators took to the streets of Anaheim to protest the case. The marchers began in the west Anaheim neighborhood where the shooting occurred and eventually moved into major streets.

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SoftBaugh Launches Small Business Blog

Running a small business has always been an important topic here at Starving the Monkeys. To help with this, SoftBaugh has started a new small business blog. For those of you who remember the Midnight Engineering magazine, that blog will have a similar mix of practical, hands-on tips and anecdotes, including guest articles from people with a wide range of skills.


Outstanding idea, Tom. Thank you.

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I feel ya, kid. No bacon at all.

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Meanwhile, at the jedburger (with cheese) academy




Damn, everybody’s down on Sammy today.

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Yeah, I’ve always wondered about that

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No thanks, I already know what babies smell like

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Somebody’s getting laid tonight

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For $464.99 at Brownell’s


New from Brownells, a receiver set that features the Brownell’s complete AR-15 upper receiver, an anodized 80% lower receiver, a mil-spec collapsible buttstock assembly, and a lower parts kit to finish out the project.

This Brownells’ exclusive Complete AR Upper Receiver is Made in the USA. Chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO and featuring a 16” barrel with a 1:8 twist. The standard A3 13-slot aluminum flat top receiver comes with a 10” handguard utilizing the KeyMod rail system. A low profile gas block, bolt carrier group, charging handle, forward assist, ejection port cover and phosphate finish help to complete this outstanding package. This complete A3 upper receiver will attach to almost any standard AR-15 lower receiver.

Anderson Manufacturing 80% Lower Receiver is forged from 7075-T6 aluminum, for a superior custom build. 80% receiver black anodized, and requires completion by the user. Operations left to be completed include fire control/trigger group milling, trigger pin, hammer pin, trigger slot, and the safety selector hole. This is not an FFL item and requires machining to complete.

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Found out about his side ho, huh?

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And if you survive training…

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I’ve been following your blog for years. My offer of a beer still stands. Would love to see you give a shout out to my dog Baxter. I’m having him put down Saturday, He’s old, lame, and it’s time.
Enjoy your dogs, they aren’t here forever.
-jon sr.

Lord, we ask that you bless Baxter, that you give him green pastures to run and that he waits patiently for his master, Jon. Lord God, we love our animals and we know that they’ll remember our love, we just ask that one day we can be rejoined with them and share their happiness.
In Your Glorious Name we pray,

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