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Military Dog Tag Style I.C.E – Medical ID Tag | DIY Project

Military Dog Tag Style I.C.E – Medical IDTag | DIY Project okay guys well the next option is a
takeoff of the military dog tag now these are my old dog tags from when I
was in the Navy we used to put a protective shield on the beaded necklace
just so it wouldn’t make noise and a little bit more comfortable to wear and
as you might remember these dog tags come with typically your name your
social security number blood type in religious preference and they come with
a beaded necklace now the purpose for these beaded necklaces is that if you
got something caught this necklace is going to break away and not strangle you
so continuing on that theme I’ve got an option where you can make your own
medical dog tag I came up with this this is based on a military dog tag if you
will the tag itself is a heavy plastic key chain identifier and it’s basically
threaded with a beaded necklace so that it’ll break free and then I’ve covered
that necklace with a piece of empty 550 cord and I’ll show you how to do that
but basically you just unhook this let’s take a quick look at the tag now inside
this tag is a six page medical ID sheet you can just take a paper clip or a
knife and push the tag out it says right on the outside remove four six page
medical record well there’s three pages your name address phone number brief
medical history any medical problems that you have allergies on the back in
case of emergency contact tetanus blood type and your physician name and
physicians phone number and then any medications that you’re on this folds up
and inserts very easily in this key tag and again on the outside it says
right there remove 4-6 page medical record and then
it fits on this beaded necklace that’s covered with empty 550 cord okay
the way you do this is you take a piece of 550 cord that is just a little bit
longer than your beaded necklace you strip out the lining core and then you
seal the ends now I sealed the ends so that they were open rather than sealed
shut now the way you do that is you take a pencil you insert the 550 cord on the
end of the pencil like that and then you take a lighter and you just very quickly
flame it around like that take the pencil off and then just seal the end of
the 550 cord okay you do that to both ends now to get the beaded necklace in
the 550 cord you take any sort of stiff object that will fit through the 550
cord and what I’m using here is just a piece of plastic coated fence wire and I
put a little piece of shrink tubing on the end and all you do is just thread
that through your 550 cord okay now once you have the wire threaded
through the 550 cord heavy button cord from my wife’s sewing drawer and all you
do is just tie a slip knot in one end just like that you slip it over the heat
shrink tubing and run it up close to the end of the strip heat shrink tubing will
prevent it from coming off and now you just pull the wire out of the 550 cord
pretty easy to do now the reason I did a slip knot is because now you can just
pull the tag end of the slip knot pull it off the wire get the wire out of the
way take a slip knot again hook it through one of the beads and then run
that through your 550 cord pretty easy to do and again the nice thing about the
slip knot is you just take the loose tag end and slide it off and you’re done
now you have a beaded chain that’s covered with 550 cord so be comfortable
on your neck you just slide it through your key tag that has your medical
information on it and a good smart thing to do is to run
the clasp up through the 550 cords so that it will keep it protected so there
you go there’s a nice military ID tag type way of carrying medical information
now a good place to put this is around your neck if you’re out in the field
hunting with your buddies take a second one and clip it inside your range bag
take another one put it inside an ammo pouch or
on your field vest or if you have a tactical load-bearing best tuck that on
the inside that’s a great place to keep your medical information

Tony wyaad



  1. USNERDOC Posted on May 27, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    @PEDroLED1 – The dog tags in the video were my issue tags from the Navy. You can order similar mil spec dog tags from many online sources such as US Calvary. Hope that helps.

  2. USNERDOC Posted on October 24, 2011 at 10:21 am

    @campcomp00 – EMS look for anything helpful that can provide information from ID tags, bracelets, necklaces to wallet cards. Hope that helps!

  3. USNERDOC Posted on November 19, 2011 at 4:43 am

    @CallOfDutyBullets – well actually not . . . I am a little smatter than that . . . the paracord shield is not contiguous and will easily break if needed. Of course, I no longer wear dog tags ­čśë

  4. USNERDOC Posted on November 19, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    @CallOfDutyBullets – the shield is very strong . . . it is the sheath from a length of para cord, however, it is ont a contiguous piece so if needed can break away without a problem.

  5. Oh Marksman Posted on November 20, 2011 at 10:26 am

    @USNERDOC the beaded necklace how do you unclip it so you can take the dog tag of please reply

  6. svh366 Posted on December 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    really nice video, very well explained! btw, would you mind telling me the name of that watch you are wearing? it looks cool =)

  7. winstonS Posted on January 11, 2012 at 2:37 am

    you're a genius

  8. Alan Tapia Posted on July 5, 2012 at 8:28 am

    if you were in the navy thank you nd god bless you

  9. USNERDOC Posted on July 5, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you for the kind words!

  10. USNERDOC Posted on September 11, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Pay attention . . . the tags are laser printed on waterproof paper.

  11. Rob England Posted on September 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Cool idea, and also thank you for your service. ­čÖé

  12. Dhruv Karumbaya Posted on October 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Where can u get 5 50 chord

  13. Doug the Dunker Posted on November 13, 2012 at 12:39 am

    go to rangerjoes'dot'com and search 550

  14. Prym Ubasa Posted on December 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Ur a navy omg what do i need to be a seal what challenges of course im 11 but i love navy

  15. GeorgiaHawg Posted on January 29, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Why not just use the strands in the 550 and tie them to the bead chain and pull?

  16. Dane Hardy Posted on April 11, 2013 at 4:04 am

    My Army store makes Dog Tags so could i get the same as you have?

  17. rednick50 Posted on July 12, 2013 at 5:26 am

    What is that band you're wearing on your NATO wrist watch band? Is that medical? Where can we get them?

  18. Z-b-outbreak Posted on July 28, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Military is better, no offense

  19. failproductions2001 Posted on September 18, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Thats cool that you were in the navy

  20. fd gearhead Posted on August 22, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Brilliant! And thanks for your service, both military and fire

  21. Jeff Morgan Posted on September 30, 2014 at 3:39 am

    I would recommend you check out RoadID dot com system. They have a proven track record of saving lives! Get the interactive version. What this video didn't showcase is RoadID offers an interactive version that has a unique PIN number engraved on the back side of the ID plate. So common people can't see it. In the event of an emergency the first responders take your bracelet off to access your PIN number and either call 1-800 service or login to MyRoadID.com site and view what ever medical information you want to keep on file for them with very detailed or limited detail on emergency contacts, and any personal medical concerns. It is very very low cost with very HIGH value. Can't recommend this service enough. Not only for adventure athletics but I think there is a huge untaped market for the daily work commuter as well that uses public transportation! You just don't have control over what incidents you may become involved in. It also bring great peace of mind to your loved one that are very concerned about your safety when we go out and push the limits…┬á

  22. Chocolate Milk Fan Posted on November 6, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Thank you for your service

  23. Wardog-MP Posted on September 29, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Why go through all that when you can just order a complete set with tags, silencers and chains from Wardog Surplus for $4.99 and they are made in the USA

  24. leah marie Posted on July 18, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    where do you get the tag thing

  25. Lispy Dillon Posted on January 30, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Thank you for serving our country

  26. Major White Posted on February 23, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    thank you for your service sir

  27. Mark Ruhland Posted on April 8, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    What a great idea. Never thought of that. Thanx, David!!!

  28. Amanda Sosa Celaya Posted on May 11, 2017 at 2:16 am

    thank you for your service and may god bless your soul

  29. Blb reptiles Posted on November 24, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks for your service

  30. USNERDOC Posted on March 8, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Military Dog Tag Style I.C.E – MED ID Tag
    DIY Project

    This is the third video in a 3-part series discussing options to carry medical records in the field while pursuing adventure activities. Remember, be prepared, be safe and have fun! The life you save could be your own.

  31. Nathan Ventura Posted on July 29, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    When it rain what do with paper?