Best professional medical supplies according to redditors

We found 1,144 Reddit comments discussing the best professional medical supplies. We ranked the 492 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Professional Medical Supplies:

u/Busbsy · 75 pointsr/LifeProTips

I've had a lot of success with these syringes. Just fill them up with water and shoot them point blank into your tonsils to rinse everything out. Waterpiks can work, but they are a bit more expensive and you risk hurting your tonsils since you don't control the pressure manually.

u/advicevice · 38 pointsr/AskReddit

$10 gets you a pair from amazon.

I've cut several pennies in half with them.

u/thebritishguy1 · 27 pointsr/bicycling

I'd recommend using some tegaderm for that. Good luck with the healing.

u/slashrslashsub · 26 pointsr/gunpolitics

I fly and carry with Delta regularly. A couple of times a month. Most of the time the folks that are tasked with doing the zip ties are just as annoyed as I am. The solution is simple. Scissors. You are allowed to carry scissors on your flight. I carry THESE SCISSORS in my carry on. When I get my bag from the dude after zipping it up I pull my scissors out of my carry on and cut them off right in front of them. Usually I hand him/her the trash. I've never had one push back on me. There's nothing they can do. It's your property.

u/raeliant · 25 pointsr/loseit

I’ve bought this replica and it’s just floating around my house as a reminder:
>Nasco WA07173 Human Body Fat Replica with Display Base, 1 lb.

u/Lee_Ars · 21 pointsr/legaladvice

If you want to check, you can order cannabis test kits (that's just the first of a hillion jillion links) for super cheap. You've likely got another day or two before it's out of your system, so if you want to try to confirm, order a kit with next-day delivery and give it a go.

u/White_Lobster · 19 pointsr/AdvancedRunning

It's the strap. The monitor is picking up your cadence until you get nice and sweaty. If this bugs you (it bugs me, for sure), you can buy some of this:

It's dirt cheap and it fixes the problem. You'll see your heart rate start low and then slowly and steadily climb to 140 with no jumps like you're seeing now.

u/paross · 15 pointsr/funny

They make one for android...

Just Google "Android Endoscope"

u/Bael_Take_The_Wheel · 14 pointsr/fatlogic

I just googled "what does one pound of fat look like" and got a bunch of results. I also found a 1lb fat model for $18 on Amazon.

u/sirlearnsalot · 12 pointsr/howto

They're very affordable in bulk

u/owe84n · 12 pointsr/flashlight

To the Australians out there - this is the list of lights that will ship to AU from AmazonUS. $33USD is ~$49AUD at the moment.

I choose the Nitecore MT06MD for this GAW!

Once again - best sub ever. If you've got a couple of bucks spare each month, check out Parametrek's Patreon; support those who support us!

u/antiproton · 11 pointsr/pics

> Do clamshells really deter thieves?

If clamshells are hard to open at home, they're hard to open at the store too. So yes, they deter thieves.

If you open clamshells with any sort of regularity, buy a pair of EMT Shears

u/LexicanLuthor · 9 pointsr/popping

Tegaderm is seriously excellent stuff. You cover the blisters in soft 4x4 bandages, and then put the tegaderm over it. It acts like a giant bandaid, and will reduce the pain. It also eliminates friction, which can make blisters larger and more numerous.

u/chiefcastor · 8 pointsr/sex

Get some EMT safety shears first. You can find them at any drug store by the bandages. shears

Here are some good videos of safe ties, meaning they wont tighten if they are pulled at.
instructional videos

There are also some good books out there as far as knots go. I like this one: Showing You the Ropes - Two Knotty Boys

As far as rope goes, nylon from the hardware store is decent place to start. If you really get into it I would suggest rope from . It is pricey but awesome.

u/Fap-0-matic · 8 pointsr/scuba

A pair of shears is 1000 times more practical while diving than a knife. One set of these will cut through cloth, rope, fishing line, steel cables (fishing leaders) and wire much easier than even the knives with a line cutter hook. They also can be found for as little as a few bucks and won't stab or slice someone open on accident.

u/dinning_room_hobo · 8 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

It is only as dangerous as the tools you are using. I advocate using oral syringes to administer nicotine. Here is a link to 1ml oral syringes on amazon

With this syringe and a good glass bottle like this I see no reason people can't take on 100mg nicotine as long as they use gloves.

u/LockyBalboaPrime · 8 pointsr/guns

Keep in mind that I'm speaking generally and I'm not covering all of the options. I don't have a medical background but I have taken a fucking shitload of classes over the years, easily in the 500+ hour range for survival, medical, first response, and trauma classes. I've also taught them many times but mostly at a lower level than what gunshots would be.

My IFAKs are for big bad things, I keep a small first aid pack for boo boos but normally those are rub dirt on it and duct tape it. My real IFAKs are for "oh god, this dude is going to die like right now" kind of wounds.

  1. Never buy anything from eBay.
  2. Never underpay for something. If 99 stores have it for $50 and you find it on sale for $5, it's fake. And fake medical equipment will literally get you killed. Suck it up, pay full price.
  3. Name brands cost more. Name brands also care about their kit and it matters.

    That in mind - all of my IFAKs are homemade. I get supplies in semi-bulk and make 10+ IFAKs because I literally have them everywhere and I rotate out old/expired stuff as needed. I shit you not that I have 4 in my shooting supplies, 1 in my kitchen, 2 in the workshop, 2 in the car, etc. It's not cheap but nothing in life is. If you don't want to be that fanatical about it, getting a kit might be cheaper if you're making one or two.

    All of mine MUST have:

  • Gloves
  • Tape
  • Pressure bandage
  • Clotting agent, normally sponges
  • Gauze
  • EMT shears
  • Tourniquet

    Other stuff like for burns, heatstroke, hypothermia, etc I have in some of my bags but not most of them.

    Cover the basics:

  • Adventure Medical Kit
  • CAT Tourniquet from NAR
  • Israeli Bandage
  • Madison EMT Shear
  • Condor Rip-Away EMT Bag

    There is some arguments that can be made about this setup that I won't get into, these are what I like and trust though. I also normally add some extra gloves, tape, gauze, and QuickClot to each bag.

    The Adventure Medical Kit is cheap and has the core stuff. Nice easy package too, quick to buy a few of them and stash them places if I don't have time to make real bags right then.

    Israeli Bandage is the gold standard for a compression bandage. Watch some YT on how to use one, maybe get to so that you can kill one right off the bat to learn how to use it. Remember - once a bandage is opened, it's use it or lose it. Don't need infections because you used a 5 year old bandage that was stored wrong.

    Madison shears are solid.

    I like CAT style tourniquets and I trust North American Rescue since they're one of the huge massive names in the market. All of mine are NAR CAT tourniquets.

    Condor gets a bad name because of Airsoft kids that wear their stuff all the time, but this bag is really nice. It's fairly cheap, for an IFAK bag, it holds a lot, it's sturdy, and the rip away is really nice. I keep these on the outside of my range bag mostly. The rip away is nice since I can just grab the handle and pull.

    Final note - remember that an IFAK isn't just for you to use. It's also for other people to use on you. Make sure they're marked as an IFAK. Mine are all either bright red with a medical cross on it or at least have a big red medical cross on it in a place that everyone can see.
u/nukekubi · 7 pointsr/sex

> you want a rope as easily untieable as possible, in case of emergency

You should also have EMT shears on hand, just in case of extreme situations (what happens if there's a fire?)

u/mjh215 · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

It isn't my trade, but I've had conversations like that with EMTs and LEOs and one thing I've bought a few of and keep in different areas (including in my car) is a pair of EMT Shears. I bought a half dozen or so cheaper ones and for me they work fine. This was the first hit on Amazon I found, but there are plenty of cheaper ones.

They cut through almost everything. Clothing, plastic packaging (blister packs), seat belts, wires, etc. Stuff that will your standard scissors won't handle. Usually they'll show you pics of a pair of EMT shears cutting a penny as a demonstration.

u/newyearyay · 7 pointsr/gundeals

TBH, this can all be had for cheaper but these do look like decent quality kits, for those balling on a budget/want more bang for your buck - all this stuff can be had cheaper elsewhere as well but consider:

Tourniquet $18.99 set of two, one for your 'kit' one for your car. since people believe these can break here is the rate and proven North American Rescue.

Triangular bandage 12ct. for $6.99, can be used as sling, TQ, bleeding control etc.

Combine Pads and Tape set of 20ct. for $12.99

Total: $38.97 and it will go farther for longer.

Use the plastic bag from the triangular bandage/cravat packaging as an occlusive dressing or the 'tin foil' of the Vaseline bandage packaging but I've never actually used a Vaseline bandage, just the packaging for them. Buy these things for less than the skinnymedic has them for and get more - but you're right about one thing get training, know how to use an occlusive dressing and whether you want to tape 3 sides of it or all 4 and the issues with both, how to actually apply a TQ and when, general bleeding control etc.


Since people seem to believe that C.A.T.s are unbreakable and that an alternative wouldn't work here is a Recon Medical for $15.97 a North American Rescue for $28.15. All equipment can fail but if you dont want to trust something that hasnt been reported to brake both of these are excellent options. - If you disagree lets have a conversation about it.

u/kamekazi_crotch · 7 pointsr/gundeals

I bought this one after reading a lot of reviews. The cutlass is metal which is what I read is most important. Is this safe?

u/itsjustanupvotebro · 7 pointsr/cataclysmdda

Before someone says it, sanitary napkins or tampons are NOT the best thing for bullet wounds. I will copy and paste the post that I keep have to do every few weeks when reddit inevitably starts jerkin that circle:

If you have to improvise a wound dressing for gunshot and all you have are tampons, then yes. Stuff SEVERAL in the wound to compress the surrounding tissues and stifle bleeding/promoting coagulation.

THE REAL step number one for any severe bleeding is call 911 (or for medevac depending on your circumstances), then apply direct pressure, preferably with barriers like gloves, goggles, and mask in between you and the injured persons blood.

Tampons are not made to absorb the amount of flow that comes out of a GSW, and they are not sterile. Again they would not be the first choice for a GSW, but better than nothing.

First choice would be properly preparing by ordering these products and placing them in your first aid kid and/or range bag.

  1. First Aid Kit This one is adequate for multi-day trips and as a base to build on.

  2. Tourniquet Adequate, learn how to use it, and practice one-handed in case of disabling injury.

  3. Celox Injector for Penetrating Injury Good for stabs and very large pokes as well as GSW.

  4. Chest Seals Good for sucking chest wound to treat/prevent collapsed lungs.

    Above all, learn and know First Aid and CPR, use the four (five) firearms safety rules, and avoid situations in which gunfire might be exchanged.

    If you have any questions I will be happy to answer them.

    SOURCE: USMC Infantry, Firearms Instructor, Safety Fanatic
u/rancemo · 6 pointsr/eldertrees

Buy some home tests. This is the only way you'll know for sure.

u/MedicatedDeveloper · 6 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

If you want to make some juice you have menthol or "cool" feeling it's pretty easy.

Get some Koolada and Menthol (PG Suspension) from The Flavor Apprentice and a couple of 1ml and 10ml syringes.

Measure out 10ml of juice you want to mentholize and add 0.5% by vol of either koolada or menthol. So you'll add 10*0.005 = 0.05ml of flavor. Shake extremely well and test (ideally in a dripper so you don't use much to throw off the %), if it's not mentholy/cool enough for you add 0.05ml more.

Once you know how strong to make it just scale up the 10ml addition.

u/cbunn81 · 5 pointsr/travel

Generally blisters form when there is too much friction. The presence of water, be it sweat or rainwater, can exacerbate this. Typically the cause is an ill-fitting shoe. In your case, it may well be the socks. So obviously don't use those socks again. But the sock might not be the whole cause. Perhaps there is something about your shoe that your fluffier socks are protecting you from?

Where on your foot is the blister?

Anyway, now that you have the blister, you can deal with it in a couple ways. Generally speaking, you should not drain the blister unless it's already been ruptured naturally. The fluid inside will act as a cushion. And if it does rupture, do not peel away the outside skin. That's going to make it more painful and more susceptible to infection. I recommend some blister bandages. You should be able to find them in a good drug store or supermarket. The brand isn't important. Or look for some tegaderm film, though that might be less likely than the blister bandages.

In the future, remember that prevention is key. Listen to your feet. If you feel a "hot spot" forming somewhere, don't ignore it. Figure out the cause and make necessary changes.

u/bdsmgeek · 5 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

Cotton rope is often omitted in the community but is probably the best choice for beginners, its cheaper than hemp, sometimes cheaper than nylon and holds knots just as well as hemp. Midori even endorses its use in her beginners workshops.

As long as you don't get it wet its a phenomenally good material for everything but suspensions. Its lightweight, hypoallergenic, easy to wash, can be dyed super easy and is allot less harsh then hemp or jute. The trick is to get a 3 strand twisted 100% cotton rope without a filler so that you don't run into problems.

I sell some on my site, both dyed pretty colors and just the nice white natural look. You can probably get some from a local hardware store or online if you look hard enough, usually a 5 mm (3/16") diameter rope is the most diverse but you can get the rope from anywhere 4mm (1/6") - 50 mm (2").

A quick Amazon search lead me to a 50 foot length of Cotton 3 strand twisted rope for $12.00 and while you're at it you might as well get a pair of safety shears for less then $3 that you can use in an emergency .

A good way to figure out what type you like is to go to events and interact and ask people if you can feel the ropes they have, that way you get a real sense of what the different rope types are like without having to put in a investment that you might regret.

Play safe and have fun :D

u/nickpickles · 5 pointsr/CampingandHiking

I used an REI Hiker First Aid Kit as a starting point and have been adding to it. I keep everything in a Deuter external pocket so I can keep it in the bag or add it externally. I am planning on adding a basic suture kit, better shears, digital thermometer, and some burn relief gel. Anything else I am overlooking?


  • SAM splint
  • Elastic self-adhesive bandage (vetwrap but works fine for humans)
  • Israeli compression bandage
  • Tweezers
  • Trauma shears
  • Gauze pads (8)
  • Q-tips
  • Plenty of bandaids
  • CPR face shield
  • Rolled gauze
  • Alcohol pads
  • Tape (bandage tape and transpore)
  • OTC drugs (ibuprofen, aspirin, aleve, antihistamines, dayquil, and antacids)
  • Moleskin
  • Triple antibiotic ointment (neosporin)
  • Antiseptic towelettes
  • Syringe for wound cleaning
  • 3M steri-strips for wound closure
  • Chapstick

    Not pictured: a few pairs of nitrile gloves.

u/Delrin · 5 pointsr/popping

I use one of these with a warm water/salt/baking soda solution to irrigate the crypts. Works good, no gagging.

u/CyphyZ · 5 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

I have an eczema patch nothing worked for, until one night it hurt like hell, the only thing near me was the electrode gel for my tens unit. So I tried it just to stop the movement stretching pain so I could sleep. Totally worked. I just use that now. Maybe worth a try, stuffs cheap. $10 for two big tubes

u/CL_3F · 5 pointsr/bugout

Always better to build one yourself.

Here's mine. Might give you some ideas.

6x6 Med Pouch (Modified with fingernail polish)

  1. Personal prescription meds inside quart ziploc for additional water resistance.
  2. 2x 4inch Gauze rolls
  3. 8x 4x4 sterile gauze pads
  4. 2x tampons 2x menstrual pads (these are meant more for backups for wife rather than wound care)
  5. 4x pair sterile surgical gloves
  6. 4x 4x4 tegaderm
  7. various butterfly closures and bandaids
  8. 1x triangle bandage
  9. Immodium & Pepto tabs
  10. Tylenol
  11. [redacted because people lack reading comprehension and I'm not going to debate it.]
  12. 2x Epi Pen (These are in case I have a run in with sunflower seeds.)
  13. 10x Alcohol swab
  14. Burn gel (the lidocane is good for more then just burns.) x10
  15. Antibiotic ointment x10
  16. Sting wipes x10
  17. 1x tweezers
  18. 1x tick remover
  19. Medipore tape
  20. Clotting Sponges
  21. Shears
  22. Israeli Bandage x2
  23. Chest Vent
  24. CAT Gen3
  25. SAM splint
  26. Hibiclens
  27. Mini USB light
  28. Bic Pen

    Not all of this fits inside the med pouch itself. It's meant for quick access to the critical items.
u/tinarob93 · 5 pointsr/menstrualcups

I've had that sort of problem when I woke up, but after I was up a while, the cup shifted down a bit.

Tongs didn't work? Do you have a friend with bigger hands that might go that extra mile?

Look up forceps.

u/sexrelatedaccount · 4 pointsr/bdsm

I agree, it's super important to be able to get ropes off quickly! Things can go wrong with ropes and result in serious injury or even death, especially with novices.

Something like this will get ropes off with minimal risk of accidental stabbing or cutting:

Every rope kit should have them!

u/bahhamburger · 4 pointsr/medicine

Amazon has Littman stethoscopes for $48. Is it the wrong style?

3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E Stethoscope (Multiple Colors)

u/captaincuntface · 4 pointsr/EDC

I'm a recent graduate nurse, and I would encourage you to add a small notepad and a good pair of medical scissors. Otherwise, good carry.

u/Dsycutter · 4 pointsr/EDC

I know it’s not “fun” but first aid kits or some sort of rescue item.

North American Rescue Military Issue Combat Application Tourniquet, Black

StatGear SuperVizor XT Auto Escape Tool - Seatbelt Cutter and Glass Window Breaker - The Only Rescue Tool Which Attaches to the Sun Visor - Pack of 2 - Black

Columbia River Knife and Tool 2055 K.E.R.T Key Ring Emergency Tool Strap Cutter

Ever Ready First Aid Meditac Tactical Trauma IFAK Kit with Trauma Pack Quickclot and Israeli Bandage in Molle Pouch

u/The_Cat_Mom · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Here, buy yourself this

u/keirx · 4 pointsr/fountainpens

You can buy vials from Amazon or [Goulet] ( And you can get blunt syringes from [Amazon] ( or Goulet as well. You can also use any small glass or plastic vial you might have, I recommend small spice or jewelry jars. You can often find them in craft shops if that's easier and more local for you. Blunt syringes aren't as easy to find in person, but you can often find wood glue syringes like this in any local woodworking or craft shops.

u/gogosolar · 4 pointsr/fountainpens

Unfortunately, yes you did purchase a fountain pen with calligraphy nibs, however the 'fine' nib will work well for regular fountain pen writing as I have done in past, and still occasionally do. I hope the points below help you out. Generally, the wider the nib, the more ink it will lay down on the paper, the longer it will take to dry and be smudge resistant. Maybe someone else can address the cartridge cost, they can be refilled with a Blunt tip syringe and any regular bottled fountain pen ink or you can get a cartridge converter.

Remember that fountain pens typically use a much lighter pressure on the paper than most ballpoint pens do, so that might be part of the problem with pen laying down too much ink. The paper you use can make a large difference for how fast the ink dries - the shinier the paper, the longer it takes to absorb, and using an Inkjet printer paper seems to make the ink take longer to dry vs laser printer paper. Some papers will actually 'bleed' the ink all the way through the page (and pull much more ink out of the paper, like a blotting paper - but this is trial and error until you find one you like at the price you like as well.)

I might suggest following link from under Useful Information on the right pane of r/fountainpens for General tips for left-handed FP users along with the other links there.

There is also a whole lot of helpful hints and tips in the right hand pane of r/handwriting under Helpful resources, which I have copied/pasted below.

Helpful Resources

u/Khowl · 4 pointsr/fountainpens

To fill my Eco, I pull the nib and feed out and use a blunt-tipped syringe to inject ink directly into the barrel of the pen. The syringes I use are the perfect diameter to fit in the little hole at the base of the chamber. Here is the link to the syringes I use

u/Huntred · 4 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

Can I just say that I find it strange that in the BDSM community, these shears are sometimes considered to be "single use items" while in the medical community, they find that to be very strange - using them again and again in situations where lives are (also) on the line? I mean, look at this one review for this pair on Amazon. Various people are saying they use and reuse them again and again in emergency situations.

I always struck me as odd.

u/SnakeOilEmperor · 4 pointsr/EDC

This is what I carried today running errands around town.

Ruger GP100 Match Champion|
Ruger Shop Triple K holster|
Federal 180 grain JHP 357 Mag|
House keys|
Jeep key|
Spyderco Tenacious|
Recon Medical Tourniquet|
[Leatherman Raptor trauma shears] (

u/StaphAttack · 3 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Yes, ladies are natorious for holding water weight. It is pretty common for women to start a weight loss routine, not see any change in the scale for a month, then quit out of discouragement.

I'm a dude and I can swing 5 lbs in a day easy. Salty food, stress, hormones, carbs, activity level all lead to fluctuations is water weight. I finally bought a cheap skin fold measurement device because watching the scale was so stressful. Even waist measurements can fluctuate an inch in a day. Skin folds are very consistent.

Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper in Black with Booklet

You don't have to calculate your body fat percentage, just keep track of the measurements.

I think you are doing awesome! You are obviously very dedicated. Don't get too frustated, you will get there. Like the rest of us it just takes tinkering and figuring out.

I would track you calories over the next week and report back what you find. You want to make sure you are not undereating as well as overeating. Undereating can lead to heavy water retention due to stress - I'm concerned this may be your situation.

How is your mood? Do you feel tired or energetic? Are you sleeping well?

u/pcadrian · 3 pointsr/ketogains

It all depends what you are trying to accomplish. If you want to maximize muscle building, you are better off doing less reps (4-6 range) with a higher weight.

Your approach is excellent if you are not too concerned with maximizing your muscle growth, but are more focused on burning fat. A year ago I was on a program that had me lifting lighter weights in the 10-12 rep range, while doing supersets (2 exercises back to back, it was very HIIT oriented), and it was extremely effective in helping me burn fat. It was a lot of fun doing it too.

I think following what you're doing now is good, and will get you results. Once you get at a lower bodyfat percentage, you can always switch your routine and train for muscle growth.

I recommend you start keeping track of your calories, even temporarily just to give you an idea of where you are with your meals. MyFitnessPal (and the app) is great, and the ketogains calculator was extremely accurate for me. Also, get a bodyfat caliper and measuring tape. I use this caliper and it's quite cheap and accurate, and or the tape I got this. If you start building muscle and losing fat, the scale won't be a good indicator of your progress. Keep consistent track of your measurements, like a weekly log, and take them at the same time of day (I do it in the morning after going to the bathroom).

u/popemichael · 3 pointsr/ChronicPain

I'm on butrans. Its amazing, honestly. The main problem, however is you won't feel it for about 4-5 days the first time you use it. You can kinda cheat and make it work super fast if you put a heating pad on it.... but you could OD if you're not careful.

Be sure to be VERY regular with the patch changes. Also, use water proof bandages or clear bandages to make sure they stay on.

edit: a word

u/outremer84 · 3 pointsr/progresspics

That's a big question but if you take it step by step you'll be able to make progress.

Firstly, do you know you're body fat percentage? By looking at your picture I'd guess maybe 12-17%. If you don't know the cheapest and easiest way to check is to use an accu measure caliper. Dirt cheap on Amazon.

Then, use the Katch-McArdle formula on this site:

Calculate your total daily energy expenditure, add 15-20% to account for bulking and gradually build up you intake by 100-200 kcal per week until you reach your new calorific intake.

Id imagine if you do the calcs you'll end up bulking somewhere between 2500-3000 kcal per day (careful though, if you're an endo/meso like me this may be too high hence the gradual increase).

Bulk up to 15% BF then cut down to 10%. Rinse and repeat!

Heavy, compound lifts, low reps (4-6 for three sets), 3-5 exercises per muscle group. Deadlift, squat, military press, bench press should form the basis of your training. Don't go crazy on the cardio while bulking.

Monitor weekly or daily and tweek accordingly. Ignore people (even me!), and find a system that works, but that's the general starting outline for bulking.

Muscle for life is the website companion to the book I mentioned. Gold mine of info. If this was too much of an info dump, sorry. Or if you knew it already, ignore me.

u/sknick_ · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Check your bodyfat % with a $5 caliper to see where you are at.

If you are really about 16%, I would continue to cut down to ~12-13%, then bulk to 17%, repeat. 3-6 months in each phase, weight changing by about 1 lb per week. Set a basement weight, and each time you come back down to that weight see if you have a slightly lower body fat measurement - which would mean you built & retained more lean mass than you had last time at the same weight.

Basic Info | |
--------- | :---------: |
Gender | Male |
Age | 22 |
Height | 6'0" |
Weight | 167 lbs |

  • | - |
    BMI | 22.6 |
    BMI Categorization | Normal weight (18.5 - 24.99) |
  • | - |
    Estimated Body Fat % | 16% |
    Estimated Fat Free Mass | 140 lbs |
    *Estimated Fat Mass | 27 lbs |
  • | - |
    Estimated Goal Weight @ 20% BF | 175 lbs |
    Estimated Goal Weight @ 15% BF | 165 lbs |
    *Estimated Goal Weight @ 10% BF | 156 lbs |
  • | - |
    Estimated Weight Change for 10% BF | 11 lbs |
    Estimated Time @ 1 lb/Week | 2.75 months |
    *Estimated Goal Date | 8/29/2016 |
  • | - |
    BMR (Calorie burn per day at rest) | 1795 |
    Exercise Frequency | 3x / week |
    | BMR 1.375 |
    (Calorie burn per day w/ exercise) | 2469 |
    Estimates more accurate for untrained individuals. Use a caliper for actual values.

    Macros - Male (3x / week) | Calories | Protein (.8g/lb) | Fat (.35g/lb) | Carb | Fiber | lbs / Week |
    --------- | :---------: | :---------: | :---------: | :---------: | :---------: | :---------: |
    Lose Weight / 20% Deficit | 1975 | 134g | 58g | 229g | 28g | -0.99 |
    Lose Weight / 15% Deficit | 2098 | 134g | 58g | 260g | 29g | -0.74 |
  • | - | - | - | - | - | - |
    Maintain Weight | 2469 | 134g | 58g | 352g | 35g | 0.00 |
  • | - | - | - | - | - | - |
    Gain Weight / 5% Surplus | 2592 | 134g | 58g | 383g | 36g | 0.25 |
    Gain Weight / 10% Surplus | 2716 | 134g | 58g | 414g | 38g | 0.49 |
u/RecoveringRed · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Calipers are not so expensive.

u/obmckenzie · 3 pointsr/loseit

The bf% on scale can be notoriously inaccurate, but there isn't really a way to get an accurate reading on this without going to a research facility and using their dexascan or water weighing machines.

Personally, I have a little caliper and do that as well as measurements. They are usually close enough to the same measurement for me.
I use this calculator:
I use these calipers:

u/G3TG0T · 3 pointsr/100DaysofKeto

This helps when the scale hasn't changed.

u/MeghanAM · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have a pretty good grasp on grammar in general, but I can tend to make errors between slightly different words, like "fewer" vs "less" in speaking.

Safety scissors

u/WC_Dirk_Gently · 3 pointsr/ems

Personally, I think belt cutters/window breakers are gimmicky and pointless, and the people with those star of life knives tend to be tools. Further, as someone else pointed out, having a knife clipped in your pocket is inviting disaster with an agitated patient.

As far as I would take it would be investing in a pair of trauma shears that have a fluoride coating so tape won't stick to them. Which should run you $10, max. Make sure you get the hot pink, too. So no one will pinch them.

I won't lie, I actually do think the Leatherman Raptor Shears are pretty neat, and a cool gadget, but also couldn't really imagine walking around with them. Nor would I be happy when I inevitably lost them at $75.

u/auraseer · 3 pointsr/nursing

Hemostats are cheap, and you should get whatever's cheapest. A $2 Kelly will grip just as well as the $20 surgical version. It might wear out a little faster, but who cares? Long before it breaks it will only get lost, stolen, or accidentally dropped into the sharps box anyway.

For shears, quality makes a little more difference, because the very cheap ones will bend if you try to cut anything important (like motorcycle leathers). But even then you're talking less than $10 for a good pair. I have a set of these from Prestige Medical, and I like them a lot.

u/BarkWoof · 3 pointsr/EDC

Not bad. A few items from my EDC if you're interested:

My pen light.

My trauma shears.

Edit: a few more.

Hip clip. I've gradually come to prefer wearing my stethoscope this way. And for goodness sake, DON'T leave yours on the rearview mirror of your car. Ever. Repeated heating/cooling caused my Cardio III to crack at the point where it hung from the mirror.

Reflex hammer. Mine isn't as cool as this one...

u/Nimitz87 · 3 pointsr/watchpeopledie

I was taught it in first responders stuff for the USMC. obviously a bit different then basic first aid but it definitely has its place, so much so we all carry a combat tourniquet

u/lps2 · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Also, take a B-vitamin and take it an hour or two before the test, it will help add the color back to your pee

Source : recently had to take a drug test, am a heavy marijuana smoker, and tested myself 3 times a day the week leading up to the test - Amazon has the marijuana urine tests fairly cheap

u/Redlyr · 3 pointsr/Fishing

Off the top of my head, a good multitool like a Leatherman.

A scale with measuring tape. For making sure you are within a size limit or for bragging rights.

Bogagrip like grabber or Fish Gripper for handling fish.

Hemostat for extracting a deep hook.

A good hat, UV rated shirt, sunblock and mosquito/tick repellent. Maybe a backpack with water reservoir a la CamelBak. I also keep a small first aid kit and a hook removal kit just in case.

Dry bag if you are going to be on a boat or kayak. No one likes a water damaged phone.


A folding net. Nothing is worse than having a good fish and losing because it too big to drag it up on the bank. I lost a good sized trout last week because I didn't have a net handy.

u/throw_me_far_awayyy · 3 pointsr/researchchemicals

Your dosing is correct, same as I have.

I ordered these syringes from Amazon that are 1ml and can measure up to .01ml accurately. I take around .03ml to a little over .05ml at a time and can dose that quite accurately, and my personal results agree, a very mellow, not drunken dazey sort of high at this dosage.

Once I started this ratio I'll never go back, won't have to ever buy PG again haha. Maybe go down to 1mg/7.5ml or so just to give a bit more wiggle room with dosage but the syringes are very nice and sturdy, don't fluctuate the oral syringes I'd used before, and it comes with 10 if you need extras! Pick em up and you're good to go my man.

u/cioncaragodeo · 3 pointsr/Waxpen

I use these:

I love my PureGold carts for the flavor but they break ALL the time, so I keep a pack of these syringes around.

u/tallduder · 3 pointsr/electricians

Not OP, not an electrician but doing similar stuff at my house. I would recommend:

buy a borescope off amazon, something like this:

Watch out for switched neutrals

circuits seem to extend themselves with Knob & tube over the years. Flip the breaker off and then check every single light and test every outlet in the house to see what all is on that circuit.

I have cast iron junction boxes that are screwed to the studs, then plastered over. They were a PITA to get out without a huge mess, oscillating tool was very helpful.

u/montara1119 · 3 pointsr/BDSMAdvice

Dressing gowns or scarves or other silky/satiny materials are not great for real bondage, as the knots tend to collapse and become very hard to undo. For beginners rope, just get some cheap cotton rope from the hardware store (which also gets very tight on the knots, but you don't care as much about cutting it off). Speaking of cutting it off, you shouldn't do any bondage without a pair of EMT shears like this one: which are designed to cut through tough fabric.

A good impromptu bind is a pillowcase to use as a armbinder behind her, or just her t-shirt pulled over her head and down around her elbows.

u/shannibearstar · 3 pointsr/sex

And have a pair of EMT shears if you do use rope!

u/SecretLipService · 3 pointsr/BDSMAdvice

I just wanted to commend you for willingly seeking out advice/help and knowing when you fucked up and accepting fault, full stop, without excuses. All good qualities to have not only as a Dom but as a person in general. I am with the other Redditors who have offered up Knotty Boys, Fetlife, and thorough research in general. Just some other key things to note:

  • Consent consent consent. First and foremost. Discuss everything you can think of before playing in something new, and when in doubt, ask. Once you guys have been through enough scenes together you'll get a better understanding of how you both work in your newfound dynamic. Don't jump in and assume. Also, anyone can revoke consent at any given point and if it's not a 'hell yes!', then assume it's a 'no'.
  • Always learn the basics of any new kink and try to find a mentor in real life who can show you the ropes (hah) in person. It can really help you understand correct anatomy and placement. Rope play can be edge-play, especially if you get into suspension, and that shit is dangerous. There's no reason to do everything at once and there's fun to be had in taking things slow.
  • Even the 'masters' are constantly learning and no one is 100% a know-it-all. Never assume you can/should stop learning.
  • Don't forget kink isn't to be taken lightly as many of the things are and can be dangerous. That said, it is entirely okay and possible to still have fun and enjoy yourself while still being a safe Dom.

    BDSM and Kink are amazing and eye-opening worlds and you can learn and experience new things you'd never dreamed of before. Learn to do it safely (or as possibly safe as one can with edge play) and always listen to your Sub!




    If ever you are playing with rope tying always have scissors within reach!

    You never know when a knot might fail or wrist-drop is starting to happen and you need to get them out faster than untying is able to do.

    These will cut through anything at least ONCE so most riggers highly recommend some like this so as to both cut rope and not slice your bottom in the process.

    No one should start tying without safety precautions (SCISSORS!!!) within reach.
u/AT-ST · 3 pointsr/VEDC

I wouldn't say my Kit is huge. It is basically a store bought kit with 2 Israeli bandages, 10 emergency blankets, a bottle of Excedrin migraine, a bottle of ibuprofen, trauma shears, and a tourniquet. None of that stuff is really that expensive, and the shelf life is long enough that it turns out to only being a couple dollars a year. It isn't like I'm carrying around an a bag of IV fluids.

Israeli Bandage is only about $6

Emergency Blankets are about $8

Trauma Shears $12 (Does not need replaced unless used excessively.)

Tourniquet is about $10 (Does not need replaced unless used)

So all in all, it isn't really that expensive, and doesn't need replaced that often. Again I must reiterate, you prepare for the worst case, not most likely scenario. So I've built a first aid kit that I am comfortable using to provide valuable aid until the first responders arrive.

It is the same reason I carry a concealed pistol. I don't plan on having to use it, but I have it just in case.

u/ssl-3 · 3 pointsr/DIY
u/styxil86d · 3 pointsr/FloridaTrees

great way to measure and deliver tiny amounts of terps

u/Maximum_Ordinate · 3 pointsr/Hunting

Buy yourself a decent bolt action .22 or a shotgun, a good 3-5" fixed blade knife, a blaze orange hat or vest, and a decent little first aid kit (don't forget a tourniquet).

Step 1: Take a hunters safety/education class.

Some states have classes exclusively for adults. This will give you some basic, but good info on gun/bow safety and state laws pertaining to hunting. In addition, they should have pamphlets that will outline the different hunting seasons, game animals, invasive species, and state/federal hunting areas.

These classes might also help you meet some more experienced folks who could bring you along or offer some valuable advice.

Step 2: Learn how to use your gear.

Your ability with your gear can mean the difference between success and failure on the hunt--and in some cases life and death (especially pertaining to your med kit).

Let's start with the rifle. I like bolt action .22's. You can get a very accurate gun and learn how to use it for very little money. Using a bolt action .22 with iron sights forces the shooter to learn the fundamentals of marksmanship, building a solid foundation for the future.

I like the Savage MkII and the Ruger American.

With either rifle I'd recommend adding a peep sight and a regular 2 point sling.
Both are accurate and inexpensive rifles that you can shoot day in and day out for years.

You should be able to find a range with at least 50 yards to sight in (aka zero) your rifle. If you need guidance here, there are plenty of online resources, however, you'd do better to ask an experienced shooter for a hand. Be sure to use the same ammo for zero and hunting.

For shotguns you can't beat the versatility of a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500. Get either gun in 12 or 20 gauge. The beauty of these two is that you are always a simple barrel change away from being able to shoot birdshot (birds small game) or slugs (everything else).

With a good .22 and a good shotgun, you should be able to hunt most wild game in North America. There are better calibers and rifles for specific hunting applications but those two will do it all.

What I don't recommend for hunting rifles/shotguns and why:

1 I don't like scopes (at first). Forcing yourself to learn on iron sights means you develop a firm foundation in the fundamentals. I remember wanting a scope for my .22 so bad, so my dad made me a deal. I had to kill 100 red squirrels or starlings and 10 groundhogs before he'd let me add a scope. It took me the better part of a summer to accomplish this but I walked away from that summer being able to put lead on just about anything within 150 yards of that little rifle.

2 I don't like autoloaders (at first). Simply because shooting a bolt gun means you have one, maybe two shots to get the job done. You learn to make ever shot count. Once you are proficient, go wild.

3 I don't like tactical/tacticool rifles for beginners or really hunting for that matter. They are usuallly auto loaders (see #2), heavier, and more expensive. You don't feel so bad taking your $230 Savage through brambles, tripping over roots and dropping it, or leaning it up against a rusty fence post. If you don't trust me, look at what the professional hunters use.

Extras: buy a quality, brass rod cleaning kit and some decent gun oil (or CLP) for deep cleans. Keep a [Bore Snake](.22 .223 .25 CAL Bore Snake Cleaner Kit Cord Rope Brass in an extra pocket for the times you get dirt or debris in the barrel.

Get yourself a good knife. I always have my pocket knife (a CRKT M21-02G) and a skinner when I'm hunting.

For a pocket knife use what suits you. For a skinner I really like knives like the Schrade Old Timer 158 for general skinning and this blade from Ontario Knife.

You also need a good way to keep your knives sharp. I've had a lot of luck with the. [Lansky System](Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System

Last, please get yourself a decent med kit. Too many people have died in the woods due to a knife accident or gun accident that could have been easily treated.

You can easily make yourself a basic kit or buy one like [this](Ever Ready First Aid Meditac Tactical Trauma IFAK Kit with Trauma Pack Quickclot and Israeli Bandage in Molle Pouch pre-made.

This kit has everything you need except for a tourniquet like [this](Tourniquet - (Black) Recon Medical Gen 3 Mil-Spec Kevlar Metal Windlass Aluminum Lightweight First Aid Tactical Swat Medic Pre-Hospital Life Saving Hemorrhage Control Registration Card (1 Pack) and an Israeli Bandage like [this](Ever Ready Bandage Battle Dressing First Aid Compression Bandage, 6 Inch

You can learn to use all this stuff over the course of an hour via YouTube. You would do better to find a nurse, paramedic, or Navy Corpsman to give you a crash course in the use of the contents of your IFAK. If you can find a Corpsman, they are probably the best for this kind of thing. Lots of good tips and tricks for field you can pay them in beer.

Don't forget to add extras like any medication you might need, chapstick, Bayer aspirin (good for headaches and heart attacks), a little tube of antibacterial ointment, and a couple fabric bandages.

If you won't carry this on your person, keep it in your vehicle.

For good practice I like squirrel and rabbit hunting. Makes you consider a lot about safety, a lot about taking only the good shots, plus they are easy to clean and good to eat.

Last learn how to use what you kill.

If you are hunting varmits, that is one thing. I shoot invasive species (when legal), and varmits that are causing a nuisance and that is reason enough for me.

If you are hunting anything else for exclusively for sport, please use it. You can use some of the books referenced earlier to learn about skinning and field dressing. I like to watch shows like Meat Eater, to learn better ways to use the meat I've harvested. Once you get into cooking game meat, you will wonder why you ever went to the store for meat.

Just don't forget that hunting is about stewardship and learning. It's a lifelong pursuit that is very rewarding.

Always be safe, always be ethical, always be responsible, always have fun.

Edit: If you ever find yourself in south central or southwest Michigan, I can help you with anything I've outlined above. I'm a lifelong hunter, a lifelong shooter, a small arms instructor in the military, a certified combat lifesaver, and a decent game cook.

u/OkieScoop · 2 pointsr/loseit

Use calipers like these and the procedure and calculator here. If you have someone to help you with the measurements, these calipers are probably more accurate, but the first set I linked will allow you to take the measurements yourself.

u/Tekz08 · 2 pointsr/desmoines

If you have someone who can help you do caliper testing it's a very cheap and accurate way to measure your BF%.

I bought this last year and it comes with a little booklet on how to properly use it and calculate your BF.

u/steveyoo97 · 2 pointsr/Swimming

if the scar is not in a very mobile area, such as a joint, you can look into something called Tegaderm:

THis is like a medical adhesive saran wrap. When it's put on properly it is water tight. Might help you get back in the pool sooner.

u/butt_this_throwaway · 2 pointsr/sex

I have an issue with constantly wanting to pick at mine and just the affected area getting irritated and uncomfortable due to movement and clothes. I find that this (here's the [smaller version] ( - disclaimer: I've never used this one before) helps a lot. Once you put it on, it's like second skin and you don't feel it. It really helps me not pick at it because I forget that area was affected in the first place. That area won't get irritated due to friction either. It also stays all day (I forget it's there), even in like the awkward creases of butt/groin area - I've even used a combination of neosporin and acne cream under it (no gauze, just straight on skin), didn't apply it perfectly and not only did it stay >24 hrs, it stayed through multiple sessions of rough sex and showers. It was an especially rough breakout and since the entire area was kept clean by that film and I didn't mess with it, it was basically entirely healed when I took it off, with minimal to no scarring that I can notice too, compared the countless other breakouts.

Hope this helps, I'm still struggling to manage mine and it makes me so self conscious since my boyfriend is a butt dude, even though he doesn't care.

u/thebadactor · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Caliper. It's cheap and consistent. Read the directions carefully and then measure yourself a ton for practice. Keep practicing until your measurement comes up the same.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Fitness

It sounds like you want to measure your Body Fat Percentage. You need to visit a clinic for an accurate measurement, but if you want to do it at home, you can get pretty close with the Accu-Measure Body Fat Caliper. It tells you your body fat percentage by measuring skin folds. It will take some practice to get it right, but it should tell you what you need to know.

If you find that your body fat percentage is going up, lift more and increase your protein intake.

u/MettaWorldWarTwo · 2 pointsr/AMA

Get a body fat caliper and a cloth measuring tape. Take measurements weekly. Body fat caliper comes with instructions but pick a few "problem areas" and "growth areas" for the measuring tape (upper thigh, waist, stomach, chest, biceps, calf). Weight is a terrible measure of health. What matters most is what percentage of your weight is unnecessary fat vs healthy bones, muscle, organs and necessary fat. Since it requires two to do the measurements, and you're married, do it after frisky times :)

u/kyraniums · 2 pointsr/xxfitness
u/Pizza_Explosion · 2 pointsr/Fitness

> Also, what is a good body fat calculator?

It's difficult to accurately estimate body fat %, especially with an online calculator. DXA scans are the most accurate method, and can usually be found in universities or training centers. Body fat calipers are a much cheaper and more convenient method but aren't as accurate. The scales devices that measure electrical conductivity aren't accurate at all.

u/seanyo · 2 pointsr/leangains

buy a pair of calipers from amazon and find out - they're under 10

u/ssnakeggirl · 2 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

Certain kinds of bondage definitely make me feel safe and snug. I like being tied together (as opposed to being tied down, or being tied with my limbs apart - that makes me feel exposed). I feel this way when I'm wearing a rope dress, and also when I'm in a straight jacket. I think a lot of people feel safe in bondage. It's been shown that dogs feel calmer when they have a compression jacket on - sometimes people are the same way. We like to be wrapped up and snug.

Please be careful when you experiment by yourself. It would be a shame if you tied yourself into something that you can't get out of! It would be a waste to cut all that pretty rope, but please keep a pair of EMT scissors on hand just in case.

u/Sgt_45Bravo · 2 pointsr/knots

Excellent points. You don't really want a knot that will tighten around a limb, that can get dangerous pretty fast.

As far as scissors go, I recommend a pair of paramedic shears. They're great at not poking the skin.

u/Jeepisking1 · 2 pointsr/ems

I have this stethoscope and love it.

3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Stethoscope, Black Tube, 28 inch, 2450

u/WatchOutRadioactiveM · 2 pointsr/rickandmorty
u/kitty4runner22 · 2 pointsr/NursingStudents

Littman lightweight stethoscope sells for $50. Definently the way to go. I had this one and others in my class had cheaper versions and they could not hear accurately. This is a very good stethoscope and will definently make your life easier in nursing school.
Here's one on amazon.....

u/cbsauder · 2 pointsr/EDC

damn, those things are heavy duty. I'm not a trauma nurse (Although i start in the ICU next month!), but they seem more fitting for medics in the field than in a trauma center. Though i'm sure the ring cutter and ruler would come in handy.

edit: I use these. They're perfect for my needs as a telemetry nurse. They're coated with nonstick stuff so tape doesn't stick to them!

u/HyrumBeck · 2 pointsr/medicalschool

Every attending I've seen uses the otoscope or ophthalmoscope light, which usually fits in with the exam they are doing. Seems pointless to buy one, plus you can by a 6 pack of penlights for 5 bucks, or use your cell phone's light.

A good steth is probably best gift.

However, shears are easily second best, they are unbelievably helpful and no one ever has a pair, especially the kind that you can use as a wrench for caps that are on too tight. (

Just my two cents

u/Lazerr · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Personally, as a nurse myself, I don't carry a knife while at the hospital, but instead trauma shears and maybe a pry bar like a Gerber Shard. I haven't run into a situation yet that the shears or the pry bar haven't able to do and it isn't as intimidating to patients or visitors.

However if you do need a small knife, just like everyone else suggests, the Dragonfly 2 is exceptional.

I have the ZDP-189 version of the Dragonfly and it is perfect for EDC.

If you looking for an even smaller folder check out the Manbug which also does come in a [ZDP-189 variant]
( Just be aware that these do not come with pocket clip (I think).

u/NightGod · 2 pointsr/ProRevenge

Any half-shite pair of trauma sheers will cut a penny (and damned near everything else that you throw at them-they're designed to cut seat belts and thick clothing). Here's the pair I paid the exorbitant price of $9.75 for-just cut a penny with them a few minutes ago to prove to myself that they would before I ran around saying it. Compared to the $112 that cutco wants and the only thing you lose is the ability to take the blades apart.

u/Edward_Scout · 2 pointsr/VEDC

For your first aid kit, I highly recommend getting a quality tourniquet. Personally I'd trust this one

u/Joey-T99 · 2 pointsr/CBD

Ignore my post. I just reread your question, and it is about hair tests, not urine tests.
From what I have read, hair tests are much more sensitive. I believe THC can be detected in hairs for up to 90 days.


As mentioned before, buy a THC Urine Test kit.

I purchased a 50ng and 20ng test kit on Amazon, out of curiosity. I am retired and don't need to pass a drug test.

Here are links to what I bought. There may be better deals/products, so look around.

I have been vaping four different vape pens with the following CBD/THC content.
1:1, 3:1, 4:1, and 10:1

These vape pens have a lot more THC than a Hemp CBD product, which I believe has no more than 0.3% THC (almost nothing).
But some folks have reported failing a drug test using the Hemp CBD. So you need to be concerned.

For about 30 days I was smoking these different vape products about every other day. On the days I would vape, I would vape about 2 to 3 times a day.

I then tried the 50ng urine test, which I failed.
I then stopped vaping for about 7 days and tried the test again.
This time I passed.
I waited a few days more, and tried the 20ng, which I also passed.

So, IMO, if you don't vape for 7 days or more, you should likely pass a 50ng test, and maybe a 20ng test.
But you need to test yourself to be sure.

u/Wilawah · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

Sounds normal. The holes should gradually close. Don't worry about it. Predictable that the one that was impacted and was more work to get out has the larger hole.

Get one of these curved syringes to gently clean

See a dentist if you have bleeding at this point or swelling/infection.

Give your dentist who removed the teeth a call for peace of mind.

u/ClockworkAeroplane · 2 pointsr/funny

No, you can damage your tonsil that way.

Here's what you need; it is gentle and works really well:

Just get a pack of these and shoot body-temp water back there as you shine a little flashlight with the other hand.

Anyone who has had a lot of tonsillitis probably has holes in their tonsils, and these clean them out.

u/Tempest_Rex · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

In the mean time, I will post my workaround for this.

It doesn't QUITE reach the very bottom of the bottle but the curved tip makes it so you can tip the bottle and get to the edges. It's a little tough to draw the plunger but a little pull and hold and you will see the liquid suck up the syringe. And then the curved tip makes it easy to get around cartos in tanks or around posts in clearos. I LOVE it.

Oh and I just got my bottles from TVC. I can't WAIT to try them. Speed steeping is still so LONG when you're waiting to taste some new flavors. But it's given me time to decide which of the 9 flavors I will try.

Otherwise that 6ml bottle with TVC label is one of the BEST looking bottles I've seen out there in that form factor. Props to the Chef.

u/sexi_korean_boi · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Just to add to your post, someone on /r/diy_ejuice taught me this trick a long time ago.

Buy a box of 1ml syringes like this one from amazon, and use a rubber band to attach the syringe to each bottle of flavoring.

Reusing the same syringe for multiple flavorings leads to a cross-contamination of flavors. I learned this the hard way when my entire collection started smelling and tasting like TFA honey.

u/onem0hit · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice
u/DILLBLAZE · 2 pointsr/ftm

also try this >>

syringes >> 100 box :

alcohol wipes:

those syringes work with the needles from allegromedical if your looking for a cheap alternaitve instea dof paying 51+ for a 100 box

u/vaparagno · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

You're welcome. I'm glad people are finding them helpful. I have a few more in the pipeline. My camera battery died in the middle of the last one I was working on, so I need to re-record it. More to come....

I only use a needle tip for my Nicotine and my PG. All of my flavors are just the syringe - no needle. Here's exactly what I purchased from Amazon to use for my flavors. You get 100 of them for $12 (or the cost of 2 packs of smokes - that's how I price all of my vape supplies).

u/dufflebum · 2 pointsr/running

I just lick it. Or you can use electrode gel

u/valentinedoux · 2 pointsr/Esthetics

I buy them on Amazon. I've tried Spectra electrode gel and Wavelength MP ultrasound gel. They are great and cheap.

u/SlvrDoc · 2 pointsr/orangetheory

had this problem - there are potentially two solutions - use some conductive gel (like they use for ultrasounds) on the sensor buttons that insert into the chest strap.

Alternatively, as i had to do recently, buy a new chest strap - the little holes become looser over time so the connection is poor, even with the gel.

Your friendly SA's might have some gel, otherwise available from Amazon - literally enough for 100 ultrasounds or a lifetime at OTF.

u/Zobrem · 2 pointsr/Fishing_Gear

surgical tools. I have a couple things but the one I use the most is a curved tip tweezer/forceps. I use it for anything that swallows a hook. sometimes I'll use the straight tweezers if its a really small panfish.

u/snorkelbagel · 2 pointsr/Amd

Briggs Precision Kelly Forceps Locking Tweezers Clamp, Silver, Curved, 5-1/2 Inch

I use one of these. The slight curvature makes maneuvering easier.
Also. Not at all what they are meant for.

u/Docbear64 · 2 pointsr/keto

I bought a fat model that represents a single pound off of amazon so I could internalize what "just a pound" actually is .
Warning for those sensitive to this kin of stuff :

Losing even one of these from your body is an accomplishment .

u/Shane0Mak · 2 pointsr/progresspics

Well done op! Fifty may not look like much — you know what helped me ? There is five and ten lb fat molds you can buy from amazon - just go look at one - it’s an insane amount ! I also compare to luggage when I am at the airport - my bags normally weigh 30lbs and I think to myself damn that’s a lot - and you’ve done more!

Keep it up - and keep posting those wins!

Nasco WA07173 Human Body Fat Replica with Display Base, 1 lb.

u/MyAccountForTrees · 2 pointsr/researchchemicals

Duda Energy Syringepk001 Industrial Syringes with 18G x 1-1/2" Blunt Tip Fill Needle and Plastic Cover, 1 mL (Pack of 10)

u/Titan_Hoon · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I would just keep an eye on it and do a little inspection one a year or so. Or right after a rainy period and see if you see any moisture behind the insulation. Also if you have an Android phone pick up one of these. For the price they work amazingly well. The stock app sucks though, I downloaded "otg view" and it works perfect.

USB Endoscope, Depstech 2 in 1 Semi-rigid Borescope Inspection Camera 2.0MP CMOS HD Waterproof Snake Camera with 6 Adjustable Led for Android Device, Windows & Macbook OS Computer- 16.4 ft(5M)

u/AcidRayn666 · 2 pointsr/f150

id say go for the lower miles. get a car fax. get under it for awhile (when i buy used im under the truck for an hour or two) just looking. leaks, cracks, rust whatever. bring a flash light and an inspection mirror. i now bring a bore scope. push it down into the frame. cheap on amazon. hooks up to your smart phone.
power washing can hide alot. cant hide mud and muck in side a box frame, pull wheels off and look at the brakes.
get a cheap obd II scan tool, pc one is what i have. plug it in, read what it says.

u/coletain · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Probably a leak in the plumbing behind the wall. Not good. Best to get in there and figure out whats up before the problem gets worse. You can get a cheap USB scope and might be able to get it in to take a look at what's going on first without having to demo the whole wall.

u/tomogchi · 2 pointsr/MechanicAdvice .
That's a retractable grabber.. about your best shot to pull it out of the booster, but unless you have a endoscope/borescope it's gonna be hard to find.. and a standalone bore scope is outrageous... heres one for your phone.. these two together is your best shot to get it back out.. but is it worth the headache? Or extra tools to get it out. I'm all about extra tools if I'll be able to use them again in the future

u/wolf9545 · 2 pointsr/Tools

I just ordered this yesterday and I am waiting for it to arrive. From the reviews it sounds like people like how it functions. I liked this over others because the company claims it is stiffer than the others and it has blue led's so image you receive is not overblown.

u/choruruchan · 2 pointsr/Residency

please do not buy the connect a vest. just use a WOW/COW.

room lights on and iphone light should be all you need to see the vast majority of wounds.

i have used these $12 shears from amazon to cut through jeans and they did just fine and i wasn't worried about losing them:

DO NOT MARK YOUR SURGICAL PATIENTS WITH PERMANENT MARKER... especially ones you use on different patients.

u/Firearm_Nut · 2 pointsr/Weakendgunnit

I could keep myself busy with it for a while. I also want one of these.

u/mdgates00 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I bought one of these:

It's pretty cool, and a third the price of a plumber showing up, saying "hi", and leaving. However, it has a fixed focal length.

I would start by looking at the water situation outside the house. Are the downspouts moving water to at least ten feet from the foundation? Is your soil graded away from the house? Is the soil near the house well drained? If not, adding that french drain won't hurt.

u/phishook · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

I have this one:

I have used it many times to inspect walls and ceilings before drilling fireblocks or cutting drywall.

I tape it to fishtape or fiberglass sticks and snake it where I need it. The only issue I have is the light on this one isn't as good as I wanted..But it's OK. I just use a well placed flashlight when I really need good light.

u/nondescriptzombie · 2 pointsr/MechanicAdvice

You may notice plastic debris, but if you do hot oil changes you might not. The plus side of springs is that they don't really wear out (when you get good ones).

You might be able to pop off a valve cover and stick a cheap USB bore scope in there and give it a look.

u/Snewzie · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Multiple ways, depending on the shot.

Stick a camera on a tube down the burrow. Like this:

Some times the animal is put in a specially made cage like a fish aquarium, so the animal thinks it's in a burrow but it's really in a giant glass cage and a normal camera can film from the outside.

Or even hidden cameras in a artificial den that's made to look like a real den.

u/Bearslovecheese · 2 pointsr/Steroidsourcetalk
30g 1/2" needles
23g 1" Drawing needles. I would probably recommend going with a 1.5" needle for drawing though. Can be kind of tricky getting last bits out sometimes. Could also go down to 21g, but the bigger the needle the harder it is on the stoppers over time.
1mL syringes. They work!
Individual prep pads.
Something like 65 dollars for all of this to have you set for a good long time on "stickin' supplies."

This is a copy/paste, I know you didn't ask for the other needle shit, but posting it may very well help others. I sent this in a message to a guy asking in a post from a med lab supplier. I would frown upon somebody linking competitors if I were the source in the post, so it was kept private.

u/nachos420 · 2 pointsr/CBD

if you use too much it will taste extra derpy and you'll have a lower concentration of CBD. You can leave it out and the terps will evap, mostly.

u/kmerr001 · 2 pointsr/ftm

Here's what my doc suggested for me:

18g Needles for draw:
NIPRO HYPODERMIC Dispensing NEEDLE 18g x 1 1/2" (1.2 x 40 mm)100 pieces

Syringe for low-dose (01.mL - 0.5mL):
1ml Syringe Only with Luer Slip Tip - 100 Sterile Syringes by Care Touch

23g Needles for injection:
Dispensing Needles 23gx1 1/2" (0.60x38mm); Sterile; Luer Lock; Individual Packaged; Qty: 1 Box of 100 Needles

$50 of supplies should last you almost a year.

u/damm_ · 2 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

Searching was nearly impossible for me; I have no clue how I landed on that. I think this is something Amazon doesn't make easy to search for

P.S. that lacks the caps at the top

so there is

then just pickup the locking caps

u/Big_Roach011 · 2 pointsr/CCW

confirmed - CLONE. mark for training only or discard. get a real one.

u/Johnny_Lawless_Esq · 1 pointr/xxfitness

THAT is badass. That has success written all the fuck over it. Focus on that.

On a slightly different note, pullups are a great measure of body composition because if you're fat, you aren't doing pullups, period.

My personal suggestion is to forget about weight entirely. Get yourself a pair of skinfold calipers and start tracking your body fat percentage instead.

u/carsonmcd · 1 pointr/Fitness

Everyone has some rolls when they sit down. If you really want to get an objective look on what your BF% is, invest in some cheap skinfold calipers. They measure how much fat by the actual thickness of your skin in millimeters, and this pair comes with a handy guide that helps you convert those numbers into BF%. Skinfold calipers are great to have not just for seeing progress on cuts, but also to help you quantify lean muscle gain vs fat gains on bulks. For 15 bucks, it's totally worth it.

As to advice for what to do, cardio and diet. Specific advice for cardio, duration matters more than intensity when it comes to losing weight. Get your heart rate up to at least 50% of its maximum, and keep it there. You don't need to be running a 6 minute mile, jog at a comfortable pace and do it for 30 minutes a day. As long as you hit your protein requirements, you won't see any loss in your sweet gainz, they'll just be revealed for the world to see.

u/waterboysh · 1 pointr/keto

wow.. that was extremely useful information. That needs to be linked to in the FAQ. It describes my situation exactly.

I was thinking about getting one of these body fat calipers from Amazon, and now I think I will.

u/gruntothesmitey · 1 pointr/KitchenConfidential

You want something called a "bioclusive dressing", like this one.

It'll keep water and gunk out of your ink. Just put some gauze down on of the tattoo.

You can also get ones that only have adhesive around the edges, but gauze will give you a little padding and soak up anything that might weep out of your skin.

u/Wdc331 · 1 pointr/diabetes

Some people swear by the skin prep stuff, others seem to have a reaction to it like I did. It's one of those things that's worth trying definitely, but if you have skin issues, it's a likely source of the problem.

I use the Opsite Flexifix around the edges of my sensor (so the white part of the sensor) to secure it. It will start to peel after a few days, especially if your sensor is in a location where it rubs. I just trim the peeling parts and put new Opsite around the edges.

For covering the sensor when I want it more waterproof, I use a large Tegaderm patch, which is a bit more substantial than Opsite.

Opsite is the best stuff. It's very light and breathable, so should not cause irritation.

u/DiDgr8 · 1 pointr/asktransgender

This works a wonder: Tegaderm.

u/mrdoobiebro · 1 pointr/dexcom

If I'm not mistaken Dexcom doesn't say it's water proof. I use these for my son 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing...

u/subjctvlyobjective · 1 pointr/crossfit

You can cover it with a transparent film dressing like this. You can get it at a drug store (or amazon) and you only really need it until the area is done shedding.

Also, use sunscreen on that for the rest of your life - really makes a difference.

u/prelabsurvey · 1 pointr/Fitness

They measure skin folds, like these accumeasure

u/619shepard · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

You can use calipers, induction measuring, or displacement. Once you have a number for your body fat percentage, you'll multiply your weight by your body fat percentage to get a fat weight (example: 160lb * .2 = 32lb fat) subtract that from total weight to get lean body weight (160 - 32 = 128).

u/greedhead · 1 pointr/BulkOrCut

I don't think there's a ton of variability in quality for calipers honestly - anything should work fine. This one is well reviewed.

u/RandomLoLs · 1 pointr/Fitness

Use cheap Calipers like these from Amazon

They are pretty accurate and you can find websites and directions online on how to measure points on your body that will give you a very accurate bf%

u/Dread1840 · 1 pointr/WaterFasting

You can use photos and try to compare to online photo estimates (google images has charts), you can buy a caliper to pinch a fold of skin, some scales you step on can estimate it, all of these options are never 100% accurate. If you have dough to spare you can get a DEXA scan, which shows all of your mass and breaks it down for you into fat, muscle, bone, etc. Some gyms or trainers might have better scales than the home scales, but again that may come with a cost. If money is an issue, get a set of bodyfat calipers on amazon and combine multiple pinch measurements with online photo charts, and try to estimate that way.

Here's the one I have:

Real talk though, I would rather just get a scan every once in a while. I'm not a competing athlete so frequent metrics I don't care about much.

u/snap355 · 1 pointr/loseit

If you really want to get a more accurate reading on your BF%, try using calipers.

u/general-information · 1 pointr/Fitness

I'd guess 12-13%; its hard tu guess without typical indicator like abs because you don't have a ton of muscle. You should definitely bulk though because you don't have enough muscle to cut into. If you want a better body fat estimate, get one of these "Accu-Measure Body Fat Caliper". They are consistent one you get the hang of them.

u/sheath2 · 1 pointr/loseit

I'm not an expert on the bulk/cut cycle, but I don't think it's impossible, just easier to do separately. I've lost weight VERY slowly, but I know I've built muscle/strength in my shoulders and arms over the past 6 months. Whether this is the same thing or not, I don't know.

These are calipers. They measure bodyfat percentages.

Here were the directions I was given to use them: (instructions courtesy of /u/theycallhimhellcat )

Measure on the right side of the body:
measure the skin between the nipple and the arm pit (diagonal)
measure the skin by pinching belly button and to one side (horizontal)
measure the skin in the middle of my thigh (vertically)

To measure, you just grab skin with your right hand and pinch, place the caliper about 1/2 inch away from your pinch, and close it till it pops into place. Add up the 3 measurements and plug it in to a calculator and you get your BF%.

I just read your posts below about wanting to gain muscle without actually bulking heavily. With your scoliosis, I think the yoga would help a lot because it focuses on spinal strength and stability. If you get into lifting, the advice I was given for that is lighter weights, more repetitions. You build strength and definition, but not bulk.

u/djkrugger · 1 pointr/Fitness

>have never measured body fat, but would like to do that

You don't need those fancy digital meters. These do the job and are dirty cheap.

u/de_shrike · 1 pointr/loseit

A cheap solution to estimate body fat percentage would be to buy a [fat caliper] ( and figure out how to use it. From what I've heard, the accuracy is directly proportional to correct usage, so make sure you have a way to get that in. Much cheaper than the complicated tests (like water immersion) though.

u/IAMtheLightning · 1 pointr/loseit

hit the weight room! and don't let the scale rule you. if you want a measurement to track that is a more accurate reflection of your body composition start tracking your body fat %. an inexpensive caliper is all you need.

u/tgsmith489 · 1 pointr/ketogains

This can be pretty subjective and without peeling the fat off your body and measuring it there's no way to know 100%. That being said there's a few things you can do to get a general idea.

First, you can compare yourself to some of the pictures out there and try to guess where you fit in. Example

Another option is to get some calipers and measure yourself. I've had these recommended to me and they seem to work pretty well.

At the very least, you can get calipers or a tape measure and keep track of trends, even if you don't have your exact bf%.

u/Timahoj · 1 pointr/loseit

My guess would be Body Fat Calipers.

u/xraystyle · 1 pointr/Fitness

You can use a caliper to ballpark it, or you can find a scale that will tell you your approximate body fat percentage. I personally use the Fitbit Aria Scale.

I also carry a Fitbit One with me wherever I go. The Fitbit gives a pretty good estimate of the number of calories I burn each day just walking around doing stuff, and I can add in the calorie burn from my workouts on the Fitbit website as well. I keep track of everything I eat on the site too, so I can see exactly how much I'm eating vs how much I'm burning.

From my personal experience, I thought counting calories or macros was unnecessary, a pain in the ass, whatever, and that I could just 'eyeball' it and I'd be fine. Truth is I actually had no clue how much I was eating and how many calories I was burning each day. I was way overestimating my burn and underestimating my consumption. I was lifting and getting bigger, but I was putting on fat too.

You might want to look into doing a Leangains cut, a lot of people seem to get great results from it. Start reading here:

EDIT: Also, have a look at this image:

See where you fit along that spectrum and it may give you some idea of where you are and where you want to be.

EDIT 2: I think you're also doing way too many reps on the bench. Shoot for 4 sets in the 8-10 rep range. If you want some size to your muscles, stay away from high reps. If your goal is pure strength, up the weight and drop down to about 5 reps per set.

u/VV4DE · 1 pointr/ketogains

I'd guesstimate 25%. I started at 23.3%, down to 20.6%. Got these fat calipers to measure. I had to watch some youtube videos to get it right and I know it's not 100% accurate but it's something. Enter your measurements here.

u/cysgr8 · 1 pointr/ketogains

This is the caliper we got . It works well but you need a second person to help you... Kind of

u/KalutikaKink · 1 pointr/BDSMGW

Do us all a favor, ditch the knife and get some safety shears. Neck ties are not something to take lightly and you don't want to be fumbling with a knife near her throat/face in the event of an emergency.

They are super cheap and well worth the peace of mind.

u/wherestheanykey · 1 pointr/technology

Not only that, it ruins regular scissors after a while.

I have EMT shears specifically for opening this kind of packaging.

u/frantic_waver · 1 pointr/ems

This is what I use(d) until I lost it. I loved it, works great, good price. Will buy again soon

u/averyproperOctopus · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

This one. It's light, cheap, reliable, and works well. Also: pretty colors, if you care about that kind of thing.

u/Dr_Siouxs · 1 pointr/DentalSchool

I bought this one when it was on sale for about $20. If you find one like this I'd recommend it. The school has some cheap ones we use but I can never hear anything to well. With this stethoscope I can hear perfectly. Our school requires us to take BP every appointment and some people have been diagnosed/run to the emergency room because of high blood pressure. We work on a lot of poor people. I had one guy who had a BP of 220/130. He needed to go to the ER. I personally think they are good investments but everyone has a different opinion.

u/sludgem · 1 pointr/ems

These are all black. I've seen them used a few times and they work fine.

u/nolotusnotes · 1 pointr/sexover30

Since you mentioned poultry sheers, here's a pro-tip.

I have a set in the kitchen, a set in the car and a set in the toolbox.

These cut through coins like nothing. Chicken doesn't stand a chance.

Somehow the fluoride coating is better than even teflon.

u/Alien_Sex_Robot · 1 pointr/sex

Also, a super important aspect of bondage rope play: SAFETY!

Do not engage in rope play unless you have at least 1 or more pairs of EMT shears (medical trauma scissors) handy. These are cheap. You can order them online on Amazon or generally find them in most pharmacies or local medical supply stores. These kinds of scissors have safety tips and are designed to rapidly cut through clothing and other obstructions (like rope).

Prestige Medical Fluoride Scissor, Black, 7 1/2 Inch

u/brainiac256 · 1 pointr/BDSMcommunity

I really do pose her like a doll sometimes as foreplay. I've also recently discovered a great love for artistically arranged rope; I recommend a visit to the Two Knotty Boys website and a trip to Lowe's / Home Depot (AKA your friendly neighborhood pervertables shop) for some extra rope if the handcuffs don't work for you. I've had good results with 3/8" braided nylon, although I rather buy it in bags and cut it myself than buy it in lengths off the spool because they don't treat their rope very kindly.

Mostly I just had to get myself in the mindset that it's OK to 'use' her in this context. You can still be 50/50 in the rest of your relationship while being 100% in control in bed. The gentlemanly thing to do, of course, is to establish some boundaries as to what you both do and don't like, which it sounds like you're doing already. Also, a safe word can be useful even when you're not playing nonconsensual scenes. Our safe word is just "safeword", it helps light a fire under my ass to get her out of the rope quickly, rather than just "Ow" or "Stop" which tend to act more like "yellow words" for us.

Always, always, always have good scissors nearby when you're playing with rope, even if it's just a wrist tie. I bought these EMT shears when I started to get into it.

u/RoadieRich · 1 pointr/preppers
u/ExpatJundi · 1 pointr/Firearms

> them North American Rescue has a retail page on amazon.

That's not actually North American selling them directly, it's another company. I think Rescue Essentials is the only authorized retailer on Amazon.

u/pugsaredrugs · 1 pointr/starcitizen
u/trailspice · 1 pointr/preppers

Hey, sorry, I forgot and my home internet situation is... challenging.
Isreali bandage
Shears Nasopharyngeal Airway
Quikclot bandages
Eye Shields
Emergency blankets
Halo chest seals

u/KansasEnt · 1 pointr/leaves

Actually it isn't that expensive. I keep a set of drug tests at home for just this reason. (To be honest, I haven't used them lately, but when I do take a T-Break, I want to see that passed drug test.)

u/spooniemclovin · 1 pointr/Marijuana

You will be fine. I have done tests to see what my rates are for becoming cleaning using these: Science Purchase Instant Single Panel Drug Test Kit - Test for Marijuana (THC) - 15 pk

3 days is usually what I was finding if I was previously clean.

u/Kieo · 1 pointr/leaves

I bought these off amazon last night

u/fatgirlsarehot · 1 pointr/trees

exact same test strips, just not in fancy packaging like that one, 15 for $10, used em for a while and they work quite well

u/Treedit · 1 pointr/eldertrees

Amazon has them in packs of 10-15. I strongly advise doing it this way and testing every 2-3 days and plotting your results. This way in the future you'll have an idea of how long it takes to clear your system (since this varies from person to person)

Some people could test clean in as little as a week. Personally it took me about 3 weeks to get consistently clean after smoking 2-4 times a day for 3 months. For reference I'm in my mid 20's with low body fat.

The exact tests I used

u/Aeolean · 1 pointr/pics

Definitely tonsiliths (aka tonsil stones)

These are sticking out because fluctuations in the tissue of the tonsils, caused by ordinary movements or swelling of the tissue, is working the stones out of their cavities.

You can go look up exactly what these are and how they're formed on your own. I'll tell you how I treat them when they are erupting. I've had bad tonsils all my life so this is nothing new to me.

Get yourself a Monoject 412 syringe. On that web page, you'll see that others are using this for the very same thing. Clean after every use.

I make a 50/50 solution of Cool Mint Lysterine mouthwash and water. Doctors will recommend distilled water. Fill the syringe and aim a jet of the solution at the tonsilith. You'll want to use a mirror and a well lit room, of course. Get the tip of the syringe as close to the tonsilith as possible. Once you've dislodged the tonsilith, aim the jet of solution into the hole from which it came.

Doctors will tell you not to stick the syringe into hole in the tonsil. You run the risk of scratching the tissue with the tip of the syringe. If your gag reflex is touchy, you may accidentally induce vomiting, so there's that warning as well.

Once the first stone is gone, hitting the hole with the jet of solution will reveal just how much of that crap is in your tonsils. Refill the syringe as often as needed.

Sometimes you will see the head of a tonsilith rattling around in the hole, but he won't come out. At this point, use a long cotton swab to apply pressure to the OUTSIDE OF THE TONSIL near the occupied hole. If your gag-reflex is touchy, you run the risk of triggering vomiting or EVEN SWALLOWING THE COTTON SWAB. I recommend a firm grip on the swab and the use of LONG swabs.

By applying pressure, you can break up the stone in the tonsil cavity. Rinse again and see if you can get it out.

Gargle when finished. Brush your teeth. Clean tonsiliths from the sink or face the wrath of your housemates.


u/AquaticRick · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

I use a different Co2 so can't say as I don't have that to check, but the flourish I use is 2 times a week as well.

For measuring you can use the cap(I hate doing that) or look for syringes that would be the right size for your tank. There's quite a variety. You should be able to find something that measures up to what you dose and has a way to get it from the bottle.

Some examples Curved tip like this one, or even using one without the curved tip with airline tubing that you measured how much it holds in addition to the syringe.

Those were just quick links, best to shop around a bit more or find something local for cheaper.

u/Once-Bitten · 1 pointr/Dentistry

This made me cringe. Don't stick stuff in your sockets, like, ever. You may not be in pain anymore but there is still serious healing going on in there. Did you not have a post-op appointment? You don't want to leave debris in there and definitely want to irrigate each time you eat because you're not at risk for dry socket anymore but you can still cause an infection. I would call the OS or Dentist that performed the extraction or purchase dental syringes on Amazon because you need that curved tip. I'm a month out and still irrigating. This is gross, but, if I'm at my mother's house for dinner and have nothing to irrigate with I use her kitchen sink sprayer.

Sticking non-sterile objects in your extraction sites is the worst advice ever. You're not even close to being healed and you could really do some damage. And you should definitely be brushing your gums at the surgical sites at two weeks. If you haven't, you've got two weeks worth of junk built up back there. Keep it super clean at all times and please, for the love of all that is holy, keep things out of it.

u/indecentdeer · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Is it an upper tooth that's giving you pain? You could also try finding a little curved syringe and flush warm salt water into the socket. Sometimes, food gets up there that causes the pain.

u/jeremypr82 · 1 pointr/Dentistry


Flush those pockets out a couple of times a day.

u/johnrh · 1 pointr/AskReddit

get you one of these bad boys, a flashlight, and a mirror:

Gag reflex would probably still be a problem, but it may help if you're looking at what you're doing without the idea of sticking your finger down your throat.

u/vape-on · 1 pointr/DIY_eJuice

Thanks. That's exactly what I was looking for. So you recommend getting a box of these over the pipettes?

I'll probably pick up another order of these as well. Got them on my first order, but ran out quick. They aren't the most amazing bottles, but I find them perfect for test batches.

u/RoadsToMadness · 1 pointr/kratom

For anyone using FST, especially SS's FST, I would recommend getting a box of 1ml oral syringes, like the ones in the link below, to measure your liquid to exact 1/10th's of a ml. And OP is right when he says that SS's new batch of FST is very strong.

u/brwalkernc · 1 pointr/running

I use electrode gel. Once I started using that, I've rarely had any problems with erratic HR readings. It's cheap and the tubes last a long time.

u/snowboardracer · 1 pointr/cycling

a little bit of this on the back and you’ll never have an issue

u/vertr · 1 pointr/Velo

One thing I've found that greatly helps is using EKG gel on the strap every ride. This will last you for years:

Some kind of app that filters out HRM readings over a threshold would be really helpful though.

u/ravenswren · 1 pointr/chickens

When you clip the flap the open wound will be exposed, that’s why depending on the size and the depth it might be best to let a vet handle it and stitch it closed. The fact that it has a flap seems to me that it is more than a superficial scrape. Also the vet will be able to numb it before cutting it. When the flap sits there, it is dead tissue and serves as a breeding ground for bacteria. Often when you loosen it with saline and pick it up you’re going to find pus under there. If you wait the wound will ‘tunnel’ and work it’s way under and out to infect healthy tissue. I would definitely say take her to the vet and ask to watch. The skin flap removal is going to be painful and without a numbing agent, in my opinion, it’s not fair to her. Others probably disagree, but I baby my girls lol. Maybe ask your vet about observing some suturing, then you’ll have a good idea of what it entails. He might me open to giving you a script for xylocaine which can be filled at you local pharmacy and you can just purchase diabetic syringes there. Penicillin for injection can be purchased usually at your local feed store at your vet should be able to give you dosing instructions based on the size of your chicks.

MedSci Global Suture Thread with Needle (Pkg. of 12) - For Practicing Suturing Doctors, Medical Students, Veterinarians, and Nurses | Lifetime Satisfaction Guaranteed
Briggs Precision Kelly Forceps Locking Tweezers Clamp, Silver, Curved, 5-1/2 Inch
Scotch 6-Pack Precision Scissors, 5-Inch

If you learn suturing this is what I use. Haven’t found absorbable available to public, so these are removed after 10 days. Suture kit- I keep collapsible bowl of alcohol right there cause guaranteed I’m going to do something that breaks ‘sterile’. The extra curved forceps are invaluable- you don’t realize how tough chicken skin is until you’re trying to put a suture needle through it. These scissors are wicked sharp. If you have to cut a flap off or trip edges of a wound to suture cleanly, this does it quickly. Be careful I laid my finger open with them more than once. Great sewing scissors also lol.

I got an inexpensive tool bag to carry my stuff in. Then I just had the smaller bottles, put some of the gloves, droppers, etc. in a ziploc. And a couple of grocery bags to use for trash. Now I can grab it and go to coop and treat treat or at house but everything is at one place.

u/makphisto · 1 pointr/loseit

And if you want to keep something on your desk as a reminder...

u/speed3_freak · 1 pointr/loseit

Go on amazon and buy a pound of fat and think about what 5 of these look like and weigh. Then tell me 5 lbs isn't much.

u/bladedrummer · 1 pointr/loseit

I think you should use common objects as a reference. E.g.: 482.54 ml is about the size of 1.5 cans of coke (maybe). On a side note: here's a replica of 1lbs of human fat

u/SIEGFRIEDthecigfree · 1 pointr/RCSources

look on amazon, between the item description and the "questions ask/answered" section regarding the product, i have seen some where this information is provided. 0.1ml is the amount delivered from one i saw i believe.


I recommend this one... it's 30ml but EASILY fits into your pocket.


the glass one here is much better then the plastic one from the same company, and i'm relatively sure it delivers 0.1ml per squirt


To make sure, simply fill it with an amount of water measured using an oral syringe (available for free at almost all pharmacys, just ask the pharmacist, say that your little brother got some medicine that requires one for measurement and needs it... though i prefer ones with a long blunt tip, available on amazon as well [here's the 10ml ones i often use and love] (


and [here's some 1ml ones] ( that i got but haven't tried yet, they reviewed well though

u/iLoveDNM · 1 pointr/DarkNetMarkets

For the PG solution I use the small visine (eye drops) bottles. I calibrate each bottle I mix up but from memory it's something like 25 drops to a mL. Not sure what API means, but I'll throw out a guess and think it's alcohol. You'll have to do some research to see if the plastic they use for the bottle reacts with alcohol (or whatever solvent you end up using)

That pipette you linked to sucks ass. It's very flimsy, thin plastic. It can be broken or malformed very easily. That said, yes, it would work. Personally I recommend you get something more formidable. You will get better accuracy using a 1 mL insulin syringe. for instance:

u/Randoms000 · 1 pointr/fakeid
u/OddFu7ure · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I got everything separately.. Now I know I should have gotten my flavors and nicotine from wizard labs, but I ordered nicotine from nude nicotine and flavors from TFA's website. Also don't get a pack of flavors, just pick a couple of recipes you'd like and order those flavors. Here is a shitload of VG for sale on amazon. Grab some syringes, and glass dropper bottles while you are there and you're ready..

EDIT: You'll also need some bigger syringes or a graduated cylinder..

I would read the sub for a couple of days, make sure to look at the top posts and search some stuff you think of.. I really wish I would have done that before I just bought a bunch of shit.

u/LoyalRoyal18 · 1 pointr/oilpen

Duda Energy Syringepk001 Industrial Syringes with 18G x 1-1/2" Blunt Tip Fill Needle and Plastic Cover, 1 mL (Pack of 10)

u/Notevenspecial · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

That is bad. That means your expensive cold air is being pissed into the wind. No telling how much extra you are paying during the summer to air condition the outdoors.

Might be worth doing some investigation, to see if you can seal up the leaks from inside. Maybe with something like this?:

u/ARenovator · 1 pointr/DIY

I'd either run a camera in there, or saw a hole in the drywall so I could see just exactly what I was dealing with:

u/tehboogieman · 1 pointr/MechanicAdvice

Can't say it sounds much different, but possibly a lack of power between 2,000-3,000 rpm and then there's a power surge above 3,000. I only drove about 15 miles total today, with short trips making up the first half of those 15. The trip back home was a straight shot at highway speeds.

As for fire, whatever is up there, I'm guessing twigs, leaves or seeds/shells. It smells like burning wood or leaves rather than plastic, oil or rubber.

Maybe I can run a scope like this one.

My first goal is to diagnose it properly, I don't really want to go too far based on my assumption without confirmation. I'm not getting a CEL or any codes from a scan tool which is why I'm assuming any issue is after emissions sensors. Should I check for a blockage using a vacuum gauge?

u/hoffeys · 1 pointr/videos

Or just buy one of these and do it yourself!

u/PhDouche · 1 pointr/WhatsInThisThing

I've had good luck using one of these.

u/PuterPro · 1 pointr/CR10

You don't need a mechanic, you need a Priest. Ritual exorcism. Holy water and all that, lots of smelly incense.

OK. Golden rule in Computer troubleshooting - If the problem is repeatable, it's software. If it's random, bad hardware.

At this point I'm sorta thinking electronics.

  1. Bad Z switch (I got a spare in my parts kit with the printer) change it.

  2. Loose wire. Those JST connectors (small white ones used everywhere) are notorious for getting a connector pushed back into the plug housing when plugged in. Connects, but intermittently. Check the Z switch plug on both ends (open the control box) with an Eye loupe and pull each wire with tweezers, see if they move.

  3. Same on the Z motors.

    That's all I got for now, still pondering, but the wires are a real possibility, I had one on a fan in my control box.

    EDIT: I have one of these, very handy. Can actually discern layer adhesion. Used it twice to save a print by counting layers printed and editing the G Code to restart the print at that point.

    Mine's an older model ...

u/King_Of_Suede · 1 pointr/Cartalk

If you actually dropped the clip down the ports, that motor is going to need a rebuild. Here's a cheap endoscope you can get that hooks up directly to your phone.You'll need to take a look to see what's really going on.

At this point, you have two options (on the assumption that the clip is in there and doing damage). You can either get yourself a junkyard 5.3 and swap it out (definitely the cheapest option), or undertake a rebuild.

N.B. Let this be a lesson to anyone else reading that isn't already aware. Always plug your ports when working on a motor. I use shop towels, works pretty good and doesn't leave behind a lot of fibers. If you don't, it could easily cost you your entire motor.

u/BackSmoking · 1 pointr/opiates

Can people not order them off amazon? Are you just expecting them to be free?

1ml Syringe Only with Luer Slip Tip - 100 Syringes by Care Touch

u/MorituraZebra · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

NovaFerrum comes in both a raspberry grape flavor and a chocolate flavor, and seems to be the easiest to tolerate.

If you use a medifrida pacifier to administer it, it should go past the back of her tongue, which helps. You can also use a disposable syringe each time instead of re-using the medifrida one, which makes it WAY easier - you only have to rinse out the pacifier part, and the disposable syringes fit just as well into the pacifier hole.

If you do the syringe+pacifier combo, and give it to her riiiiiiiiiiight before a feed when she’s already hungry, she may be able to gulp it down without really noticing. You can even chase it with an extra syringe of milk/formula to help push it through the pacifier and get the taste off her tongue before transitioning to the bottle/breast, if she tends to refuse her feeds after tasting the iron. That’s been the winning combo for us!

u/AyoKilluminati · 1 pointr/Vaping

Hey thanks I was looking for a "holy grail" juice source and that looks pretty good I'll def check it out!

What is the proper way to store it to keep it buttery smooth?

Are this the best kind of syringes to use or should I just stick to a typical juice bottle dropper?

u/coloradoconfidential · 1 pointr/Testosterone

Just to add on, if you get annoyed drawing T into insulin syringes, there are "no waste" syringes which also work very well:

I enjoy the convenience of not having to fuss with needles anymore, so I've just switched to insulin syringes.

Also, Defy's staff are sticklers when it comes to early refills. I asked for a refill a week early and they said no...I had to wait out the week, then a few more days for the pharmacy to send it, and then a few more days for FedEx to deliver.

u/Sensitive_Wallaby · 1 pointr/preppers

So you mean something that includes this or this

u/FloppyDisksCominBack · 1 pointr/news

You can buy a Combat Action Tourniquet on Amazon for only $20.

Do NOT buy the "R.A.T.". They are way too short to reach around a thigh sufficiently enough to cut off circulation.

I have a small Combat Lifesavers kit in my shooting bag. Two tourniquets, two chest seals, two Israeli bandages, and a QuikClot combat gauze. Also nitrile glove and a NPG airway. Fits in a very tiny pocket.

u/HeloRising · 1 pointr/Firearms

I know you're partially joking but the difference can be substantial.

u/TXX1836 · 1 pointr/Survival

In a pinch yes, but a legit tourniquet is best. You also want to use it with caution. Be sure to read up on that. Here’s a link to ours. It costs about $15 USD.

Recon Medical BLK-1PAK-FBA Tourniquet - (Black) Gen 3 Mil-Spec Kevlar Metal Windlass Aluminum First Aid Tactical Swat Medic Pre-Hospital Life Saving Hemorrhage Control Registration Card 1 Pack

u/TheNetRanger · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Wheels2050 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway! Throwing my hat in the ring: Nitecore MT06MD

u/Evo_Spec · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

I've been wanting a penlight for a while now.

u/Nonchalants8 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks again,

The MT06MD would be rad.

u/BlenderGuru · -2 pointsr/korea

Muscle weights four times what fat does, so it's possible that you lost a lot of muscle and gained some fat.

Scales are deceiving. BMI is the only way to go. EDIT: Whoops, I meant body/fat ratio! Preferrably using a skinfold caliper.