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Old 01-29-2010, 08:32 PM   #91
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I would add to the memory stick, phone #s to call to cancel credit cards,if lost or stolen.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:28 PM   #92
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Motorport ICE pocket

I like the ICE pocket on cycleport jackets

http://www.motoport.com/emergencyinformationpocket

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Old 02-10-2010, 05:02 PM   #93
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RoadId

bought my son and I the RoadId "dogtags." I think they are good idea anyway, especially with my 7 yr old. Has phone numbers and info on him at all times then.
I have a $1 off "coupon" to pass on to whomever wants. First 20 to use it in the next 30 days on the site. ThanksTracy617284
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:21 PM   #94
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bought my son and I the RoadId "dogtags." I think they are good idea anyway, especially with my 7 yr old. Has phone numbers and info on him at all times then.
I have a $1 off "coupon" to pass on to whomever wants. First 20 to use it in the next 30 days on the site. ThanksTracy617284
I'm a big fan of the Road ID. I keep contact numbers of 3 key people in my life, plus a brief medical history (2 lines). Those two lines are sufficient for an EMT to make the right choices if I'm suffering a trauma. You have about 1 hour (often called the golden hour) between suffering a trauma and death. The Road ID may give save a healthcare provider precious minutes.

I'm sure other systems work as well, but the laser etched metal is just about as permanent as I can imagine.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:25 PM   #95
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Great forum, I bought one of the road id bracelets. It has my DL # along with my wife's contact number. I've attached a link to the site if your interested. I really like my... and I hope its the best 18 bucks I've ever wasted!

http://www.roadid.com/Common/default.aspx
I'm a big supporter of this ID device. The metal plate is just impervious to destruction, and the only way it's going to be ripped off is if you lose your arm. I have two lines of critical medical information about me, which if needed can reduce time wasted by healthcare workers.
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:06 PM   #96
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Spot

Sorry I didn't find this thread sooner... SPOT is offering a $49.99 rebate on the SPOT Tracker until March 31, 2010 (today). I bought mine for $99.99, so I got it for $50... not bad. The service is $99 a year for the basic subscription up to $160 for the full blown tracker package with GOES membership and rescue insurance. The Tracker feature can be had for free (normally $49.99/yr) by using the promo code "Tracker23" when activating your device.

All the information in this thread is great, but if you ride outside of cell service, or worse yet, are incapable of making a call, it would be nice for rescue workers to find you quickly. As a pilot, I chose SPOT over a traditional ELT... if I go down, there is no question where I am. When riding, the the same device is tied to my Camelbak.

The new version (SPOT-2) had some issues when it was first released, but they have them fixed up now. The difference between the two is primarily in size (SPOT-2 is about 60% the size of the Tracker), and SPOT-2 has a couple of additional messaging features and a slightly improved GPS chip. As far as satellite tracking is concerned, both are capable units... Tracker sells for $99 ($50 today) and SPOT-2 is going for $169. Well worth the $$$... check em out.

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Old 03-31-2010, 03:38 PM   #97
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the Great BIG SPOT Thread
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:27 PM   #98
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Thumb The Medical Passport

building on the immediate "dogtag" ID idea. There are lots of USB and interactive types. Not good for EMS/roadside, but very helpful IN the Emergency Dept.
Best one I have come across is The Medical Passport.
It has a program built INTO the drive, that records info and assists you. Also goes over Living Will type things with pictures, etc. It does not have HIPPA problems because it is self contained on the drive and not on a server or computer, it is on YOU. Password protected medical info can be loaded on it (including photos and scans-EKG for instance) for more in depth for the provider. Emergency info you specify is available for all to see.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:07 PM   #99
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+ 1 on the SPOT

Have at least one person that you check in with at least once a day.

Use only one credit card for all your purchases. If you don't check in then they can trace your trail by the credit card. Not perfect but it gives them a pace to start.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:05 AM   #100
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Blood Type

I was wondering how quickly can they determine your blood type. You know, if your knocked out and you don't have it written on a dog tag or something. I want to get a RoadID braclet or somethign similar and want know if blood type is someting worth putting on there.
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:27 PM   #101
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I was wondering how quickly can they determine your blood type. You know, if your knocked out and you don't have it written on a dog tag or something. I want to get a RoadID braclet or somethign similar and want know if blood type is someting worth putting on there.
I have mine on my RoadID.
In hospital it can be 30+ minutes to type blood, but in dire emergencies it wouldn't matter...they can start dropping O neg blood immediately or plasma.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:35 AM   #102
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I have mine on my RoadID.
In hospital it can be 30+ minutes to type blood, but in dire emergencies it wouldn't matter...they can start dropping O neg blood immediately or plasma.
Thanks. I figure I'll have space to put it down, couldn't hurt.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:45 AM   #103
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Regardless of blood type they will do a cross to check, and as stated above o neg at first. Most important info, medical history ( things like diabetes, high blood pressure ect ) medications taken, allergies to medications and EC info.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:55 AM   #104
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Based on this thread I think I'm going to update some of my emergency stuff.

I already wear dog tags that I had custom made. One tag has my personal ID info including blood type and the fact that I have no known allergies. The other tag has ICE contact info.

I don't know why I wasn't doing this before, but I put ICE contact entries into my phone. The iPhone is ubiquitous enough now that *somebody* on the scene or at the hospital should know how to get at my contacts.

I think I'm also going to acquire a Spot and a dedicated medical bracelet based on some of the posts in this thread.

Oh yeah, and thank you to the actual emergency responders who took the time to post what they are trained to look for. That's why I got dog tags in the first place--I'd heard that EMS personnel tend to look for them where stuff in my pockets, on my helmet, etc. might get missed. I'm adding the redundant bracelet for that very reason--if the dog tags get missed, the bracelet shouldn't be. That also gives me some alternatives to wear on a daily basis, since I typically commute on my bike.
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:47 PM   #105
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Couple of thoughts on this one. We just got home from a Weekend Off-Road Rally. We started with 14 riders and had 2 turn around within the first mile. It was way too technical riding for this individual. About another mile in we had another rider suffer mechanical failure and had to turn around and head out of the woods. He opted to go alone without an escort. Now with 11 riders we ended up over 40 miles deep in the woods.

In this case we where incredibly fortunate that No One got hurt. At the lunch stops one of the riders said he almost ran over his own leg on one of the hill/rock inclines. This caused a nice topic for lunch conversation. So How would we deal with a massive trauma 40 miles deep into the woods?

Out of the 11 Riders we only had 2 of us (myself being one) that had any formal Red Cross Training. I'm a certified Emergency Responder and Part Time River Guide and am used to dealing with these type of situations. However the only other qualified person only had Basic First Aid and CPR Training and oh we had an undertaker if that helped!! We had limited Cell Phone reception with Internet Accesss so we could give the authorities our location if needed. I personally always ride with my SPOT so I could activate that but once the 911 system was activated it would still take even the best 4 wheeler running 10mph 4 hours to reach us and another couple hours to evacuate anyone. The Helo Evac would have been nearly impossible because of our location in the forest.

So back to the context of the thread. What to do in an emergency situation? If your riding alone yea an ID is important, however, when riding in a group make sure Someone is carrying a FIRST AID KIT!!!! A CELL PHONE, SPOT/ EPIRB and that someone besides yourself knows how to use them. Filing a Flight Plan is Essential. People should know howmany riders in the group went out for the ride.. How Many Riders Bailed out of the ride and they Made It Back to Base Camp OK!!!.. We let 3 riders leave our group and head out of the woods basicallly alone. If they would have crashed then what?

Better Planning on all our parts will be exercised on our next ride.

Just some thoughts.

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