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Pocket Ref -- Portable and Useful Reference Material

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by greptile, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. panzer

    panzer Loaded Pockets

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    anyone check out the moleskin city pocket reference guides yet?? Pretty cool little book that contains maps, subway routes, etc for major US and cities abroad.
     
  2. John Frederick

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    Can you give any more info on this, like maybe the exact name? I'd like to get one but couldn't find it on Amazon. Thanks.
     
  3. Bubba

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  4. John Frederick

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    Found it. Thanks.
     
  5. panzer

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    awesome! Thanks!
     
  6. wenestvedt

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    I browse this when I'm bored. I don't necessarily retain what I've read, but I remember that I know it's somewhere -- and since I know the PocketRef is in my bag, I know where to look!

    The Backstage book mentioned below is also very good. Lots of simple mechanical stuff in there that the PocketRef lacks, though it's a little larger.

    - Will
     
  7. SpookyEight

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    I'm glad this got posted - this looks like the most useful thing I'd never heard of. I'll have to get a couple.
     
  8. itsrob

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    Sorry if this is too far OT but I'm looking for a book similar to Pocket Ref but for first aid and emergency medical procedures.

    Anybody know of a good one that's small enough to tuck in a FAK or BOB?

    BTW... I'm not planning on performing surgery on a sidwalk or anything but It seems like a good idea to have a reference of some sort along with your preparedness gear.

    Thanks,
    Greg
     
  10. wenestvedt

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    When I got Red Cross First Aid training, they gave out a pocket size (5x"4"?) booklet. Mine went right into my murse.

    - Will
     
  11. Bubba

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    LINK

    This is a book I keep in my larger bag

    By Eric A. Weiss, M.D. The most up-to-date information on wilderness and travel medicine. Includes: "Weiss Advice" improvised techniques; "When to Worry" tips; 97 illustrations; recommended prescription medications; medical supplies for extended expeditions; and information on how to use the components of your Adventure Medical Kit.

    http://www.adventuremedicalkits.com/item_detail.asp?ID=4000-1503
    Adventure Medical Kits - A great selection of first aid kits and survival gear for wilderness, family, and travel

    $15

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    Bob

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  12. itsrob

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    That guide to wilderness medicine is a great book. I keep on in my first aid kit in the car. The thing I like the most about it is that it is fairly clear about its own limitations - it covers when you need to drop everything and go find help and when you can get by with the techniques in the book.

    It is included with some of the adventure medical kits but can also be purchased separately.
     
  13. copierguy_mobile

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    Thanks Bubba, that one looks like a winner.

    -Greg
     
  14. Mister Scribble

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    I don't carry it for EDC but some years ago I bought this paperback:

    Being Your Own Wilderness Doctor, by Dr. E. Russel Kodet & Bradford Angier
    (Pocket Books 1972).

    Some of the info is probably out of date but I can't tell you how many times
    I've consulted it for home injuries & emergencies.

    There may be better similar books out there. Red Cross for many years published
    a book of what to do in a medical emergency, but oddly enough I haven't seen one
    around the past few years. But I haven't looked. It was a standard--somewhere I
    have the one my mother was given in the 1930s when she was a teenager.
     
  15. willofgod

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    Pocket Ref

    Anyone carry one, or something similar?

    @Amazon
     
  16. jenkinma

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    Re: Pocket Ref

    Older thread... but a popular item. http://edcforums.com/index.php?topic=10128.0

    Gave both that and a Handyman Ref to my Dad for his birthday. Little did I know he had a much older version of the Pocket Ref and was grateful for the update! :D

    Awesome books
     
  17. Valerian

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    Re: Pocket Ref

    Thanks for the link, jenkinma.

    I don't carry one, but it's a pretty good reference book. Happy to have one on my book shelf.
     
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    I keep one in the truck in my "truck desk." They sell them at my favorite hardware store.
     
  19. willofgod

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    Thanks for merging the threads (that is what I get when I fail to search first)

    Anyone manage find the PDF version again?
     
  20. dennis123123

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    I'm still hopeful that there is one somewhere! I'd happily pay the publishers for an official one