Yellow and Green Bag

Written by Tad. Posted in Trauma Strap Bags

Most of the trauma straps that come into our department are nine feet long and two inches wide. They are made of nylon or some similar material. Occasionally, straps come in from somewhere outside our county that are different. They are made of the same material as seat belts, which are heavier, smoother and finer than our normal straps.

This bag is first for me in two ways. It is the first time I have actually used the seat belt straps to make a bag and, this one has olive green as an accent. I had never had that color before one showed up this last week.


Sorry the picture doesn’t do the dark green justice. Believe me, though, it is not black and it looks great with the bright yellow.


Latest Donation to RAFT

Written by Tad. Posted in Trauma Strap Bags

I just made my first strap delivery to RAFT in 2015. I dropped off 1541 trauma straps that I have kept from going into the trash in the last few months. Here is what they looked like in the back of my car.


Red Stripes!

Written by Tad. Posted in Trauma Strap Bags

We have never had red trauma straps. I wondered if the county EMS people might shy away from “blood-colored” straps for PR reasons. I know they are made in red because I have seen them online.

A while ago, two long, narrow straps were left outside our department. I have no idea who left them or what they were for as I had never seen straps like this before. After they were there long enough to gather dirt and be an eyesore, I brought them home and finally had time to include one in a bag. And it is red! It was just long enough to make two small bags. Here they are.

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Richard’s Thank You Bag

Written by Tad. Posted in Trauma Strap Bags

I have told you about RAFT, Resource Area for Teachers. One day, we were there looking around and talked with a man who was there looking for material to sew into bags. At the time, he was sewing bags for homeless people. I gave him straps to use for his project.

I have lately been in contact with Richard again. He is sewing bags for poor Navajos in Ship Rock New Mexico. When he came for pick up several bags of straps, he left a sample of his work as a thank you to me. Here is a picture of the bag he left. I like the way it folds in on itself when you hold it by the handles.

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Nurse Liz and Mom Liz

Written by Tad. Posted in Trauma Strap Bags

Nurse Liz

Last week, I posted a picture of the doctor that delivered our new grandson. Here is a picture of the nurse, Liz, who helped our daughter-in-law, Elizabeth labor. She seems happy with her Tad Bag.

Our New Grandson

Written by Tad. Posted in Trauma Strap Bags

Dr Cristine Wamhoff

On October 5th, we became grandparents for the first time. Here is a picture of Hunter, Elizabeth, (his mom,) and Dr. Christine, who delivered him. Are they happy about the baby or the Tad Bag?

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