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Old 06-11-2009, 08:27 AM
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Anyone know of any SAR or EMS organizations that carry blood with them?

Coast Guard HALO rescue flights, Aussie SAR groups, Any helo sent out on Life Flights from a Lvl 1 Trauma Center, etc..

However they all carry O Rh(d) Neg RBCs so it won't matter anyway.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:59 PM
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i carry my driver's license, a medical card, and sixty bucks in a little waterproof pouch that can go around my neck or in my pocket(usually in my pocket, it gets all sweaty otherwise). blackhawk used to make them. very handy, no hassle of carrying my wallet.

but i also wear a set of dogtags, slightly customized over the regular military ones, which have my name, driver's license number and state, date of birth, blood type and my one medical allergy(massive doses of the 'cillin family).

i figure, the dogtags being steel, they'll last a long time(heaven forbid). and wearing them about my neck, gives me something that will stay with me no matter what, even if i somehow fall into a stream, lose all my clothes, and wind up stranded, covered in mud with my mouth full of honey and bees, and get mistaken for bigfoot.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:16 AM
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This is funny that I came across this post, because I was just having a discussion with a friend about this idea or how weird it was to have dog tags as a cyclist. I found this company called Road ID that makes specialized ID bracelets and other stuff for extreme sports. Seems like a great idea to me.
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:08 AM
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I also have a RoadID, the interactive one actually. Mostly because it affords more information available than can fit on a dog tag. Not a lot of room in running shorts for a wallet
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:42 PM
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I found this company called Road ID that makes specialized ID bracelets and other stuff for extreme sports.
Road ID is mentioned in the first post (and others) in this thread.

They seem to be growing in popularity. I'm starting to see them on people.

Reality
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:54 AM
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I also carry drivers license, credit card and some cash....all the stuff I do not want left in the car
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:47 AM
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I also carry drivers license, credit card and some cash....all the stuff I do not want left in the car

It's also good to have that stuff in case you end up coming out someplace other than where you planned.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:27 AM
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ID on the trail

I've recently taken to wearing a set of dog tags I purchased from a vendor. whenever I hike, just on the off chance something really, really bad happens. Morbid, I know. They have my name, emergency number and blood type embossed.

Other than a driver's license, does anyone else carry an alternate type of ID on the trail? Or am I the only paranoid one here?
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:32 AM
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I wear an ID bracelet from RoadID, it's a basic velcro web strap with a laser-etched stanless tag that has my name, emergency contact numbers, my city and blood type. It's something I wouldn't have thought of myself, I received it as a Christmas present a couple years ago. It gives my wife peace of mind when I'm on the trail or running through town at 4am.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:41 AM
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I carry my driver license, a copy of my durable power of attorney, a few dollars cash and one credit card in a Ziploc bag. The cash and credit card are "just in case" and I've never needed the contents of my Ziploc on the trail, but just in case...

That "just in case" part of my load is a whole lot lighter than all the "just in case" things I packed when I was trudging along trails with forty to sixty pound loads. I never needed any of that stuff except for the knee braces, which I only needed because I had all that stuff.
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