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DIY (Do-it-yourself) Gear MacGyvering

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Hush, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

    How about a place to share tips/tricks to customize your shizz.

    (not my idea, no idea who the original credit goes to)

    Attach velcro at the 4 corners of your MDT. Attach velcro to 4 corners of small dry erase board. Viola- MDT note pad.

  2. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    That would require having an MDT that had a lid. I just Use Wordpad/Word/Notepad as my cruiser notepad.
  3. Johnny Law

    Johnny Law Nemo me impune lacessit Staff Member

    I just keep repeating shit out loud until I remember through osmosis.

    Ever have a stitch let go on your pant seam or cuff? Staple it.

    One guy got a rip halfway through shift in his pant leg and you could see skin. He used magic marker to "blend" it so it didn't stick out so much.
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  4. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    Hey I like that. Might even be better than a saftey pin.
  5. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    You could also run a piece of duct tape or electrical tape on the inside of the rip to hold it together. I had to do it a couple of times when we were on the way out the door & I noticed a problem with the hem on the kids' uniforms, but they didn't have time to change. Packing tape can work too, but I've been told it's too scratchy. Just remember to remove the tape before you get it cleaned.
  6. cc3915

    cc3915 MassCops Angel Staff Member

    I remember when my department put these in a fleet of new cruisers. I thought they were so cool and high tech, plus I could stop writing on my hands.

  7. I don't think hubby will ever stop writing on his hands.

    Sent from my ADR6300
  8. DEI8

    DEI8 Supporting Member

    See BRION24 I am not the only one that calls them frogs!!
  9. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    Grip tape on your medkit supplies on both sides of the tear strip and both sides of the packaging (8 squares total on each piece). If your gloves have blood on them, there's no way that you will be able to tear open a plastic sterile vacuum-sealed package without using your teeth.

    Blood in your mouth is not a good thing.
  10. Oakum yokum

    Oakum yokum MassCops Member

    adding to an old thread, sorry.

    use different colored hi-lighters to mark street map,
    each color represents a certain speed zone.
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  11. 38bigblock

    38bigblock MassCops Member

    I just read this. Genius.

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