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  • DIY Medical Armbands?

    Thinking about doing a CT - do I have to buy one? Or can I make one myself? I know they aren't $$ but for as many times as I expect to use one, it just seems unnecessary. I'm primarly a hunter rider and the last time I did a CT was 5 years ago!

    (I finally got a safety vest this spring and thought I was all set - the goal posts keep moving on me!)

  • #2
    Duct tape.


    • Original Poster

      Thanks! I can certainly put together something with the required info - just didn't know if that is ok


      • #4
        I left mine home once and made one with a sandwich bag and shoe string. Worked for me!


        • Original Poster

          Originally posted by Ready To Riot View Post
          I left mine home once and made one with a sandwich bag and shoe string. Worked for me!
          What would George Morris say?!


          • #6
            You can print out the form from the USEA web site. Then just put it in a clear plastic bag (sandwich bag is fine), and attach it to your sleeve (upper arm). Duct tape, safety pins, elastic bands are all OK as long as it stays in place.

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            • #7
              Or just borrow one for the day? If that's not an option, sandwich baggie works in a pinch.
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              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by faybe View Post
                Or just borrow one for the day? If that's not an option, sandwich baggie works in a pinch.
                I really only know other hunter/jumper riders, but it sounds like I should be able to make my own with my work id badge plastic holder thingee and some tape or pins


                • #9
                  Not as cheap as the other suggestions but dual purpose- armband holder for excercising with an IPod/IPhone. I have seen ones at Walmart that had a clear face and a nice soft band.
                  Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)


                  • #10
                    I printed mine out from the usea website and put it in my iPod holder. Works like a charm, and not uncomfortable on bare arms.


                    • #11
                      I bought an ID armband holder thing for less than $5 and printed the info card out from the USEA website (and used my really good handwriting).
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by awaywego View Post
                        What would George Morris say?!
                        Luckily GM is not an eventer! Or he might say that was very creative.

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                        • #13
                          Since I only event in the summer when I would be wearing short sleeves, I just had the info tattooed on my arm.


                          • #14
                            I use an iPhone sport band. Printed the info out on Word and popped it in. However after running XC on a super hot day last weekend I'm going to reprint the info card and have it laminated, since my arm band got pretty damp with sweat and the paper got damp as well.
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                            • Original Poster

                              Y'all are a creative and funny bunch. I should have known that eventers would be all about DIY. In hunterland, I'm sure we would all have to have the most expensive armband money can buy. Now if I could just walk over the x-country jumps, I could possibly be convinced to come to the "dark side"!


                              • #16
                                Are you sure you need one for a CT? I never have.


                                • Original Poster

                                  Originally posted by kcmel View Post
                                  Are you sure you need one for a CT? I never have.
                                  Yes, it very clearly states that you must have one for doing any jumping. I was surprised by it as well, but assumed that this is a new thing.


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Mukluk View Post
                                    Since I only event in the summer when I would be wearing short sleeves, I just had the info tattooed on my arm.
                                    REALLY?!?! That's genius haha


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by kcmel View Post
                                      Are you sure you need one for a CT? I never have.
                                      At a recognized CT, it is required in the rules. At a local CT, it's up to the organizers to follow/ignore the rules.


                                      • #20
                                        It's not new. Jumping in a recognized event, it is required. Unrecognized are up to the organizer.
                                        I will say that the EMTs would much rather have a sandwich baggie, handwritten but accurate info, properly affixed to your arm with whatever method works, than an official holder with someone else's info, strapped to your boot.
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