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  1. I use my blades for many random things, from opening packages to prying open soda can tabs. I figured I'd never use it for anything EMS related, but having one just for the random tasks is always a need in my life! I've always hated the blades on multitools, I never get the comfort that I get with a actual knife, but I use the other tools on mine regularly. I also come from an outdoors loving family, so pocket knives are a part of my childhood! Anyways, the Spyderco salts seem pretty nice. I would love to get the Dragonfly salt, since it's only a 2.25" blade. I'll probably settle for a salt!
  2. I plan on getting a leatherman eventually, but I have always preferred to have a separate blade. I'm not a EMT yet, but I've always loved knives, so I'll be carrying a separate blade at work, as I do now. I just wanted the opinions of EMTs and medics on what you guys like for knives!
  3. Hey guys, another question already. As I've said in my introduction post, I'm huge into knives. I need help figuring out what I should get for my "duty" knife for when I'm registered. Currently I carry a Kershaw Cryo. I love it, but I'm looking for something that isn't assisted opening. From what I know, I won't be using my knife for many, if not any, emergency situations, but I want something that is durable, and that can be used for rough tasks. I also prefer small blades (2.5 or under). Currently I'm looking at the Spyderco Ambitious, Spyderco Dragonfly 2, or the Dragonfly Salt. I've heard great things about Spydercos, but not from anyone who carries them while working EMS. Any thoughts will be helpful!
  4. Thanks, this is all good advice! I was planning on reading through my book before I even started class, but sadly, it was out of stock and my instructor has to figure out how to get them to me and a few other students. I will continue to ask questions as the come along, and will be reading this forum for info as well. I'm glad I found this site because it's already becoming a useful learning tool!
  5. Hey guys, I just posted in the introduction topics, but I figured I'd get started with some questions I have for school. I am enrolled in a EMT-B program that starts September 1st. It's only a Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-2pm class, so it will be all the way until April that I can take my NREMT. I work full-time doing hospital security to support my family, so it works best to do classes this way. Any advice from EMTs or Medics? I will be doing the hardest work possible, since I've been interested in emergency services since I was younger. I have a big drive for this course. To make things better, I've been told it's a lot of fun doing the class and ride alongs/clinicals. Another question I have is what gear I should have? I've heard that many newbies get overly excited and fill their belts/pockets with gear. I don't want to be one of those guys. I just want the minimum that's needed. I however always have a knife on me (big knife nut), so that won't be changing.
  6. Hello everyone, this is my first time posting on here. I'm Dan from Mid-Michigan, and I'm beginning my EMT-B course on September first. Only 19, so I'm getting started early! I'm a knife nut, bass guitarist, father and husband. Hoping to get some advice and guidance here!
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