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Utag-digital dogtag, anyone got one?

Saw an article about this a while back and see you can buy them now, looks like a realy good idea to me. It says on the site that other data i.e pics/word docs etc can be stored on it as well, although they don't recomend it. Does anyone know how much free space there is on it once you have entered your medical information. I would like to store scans of my passport, insurance docs etc.

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Looks like a rip-off to me.

I'm sure usual engraved plate or plain paper works much better, without computer. Imagine some paramedic looking for computer to insert your tag into, to find your blood type or name? In Mali?

Why make simple things complicated? But it may work OK as an ordinary memory stick.
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Go the metal tags...

Tend to agree with Rebaseonu, not sure how well it will work if you came off in the middle of nowhere...

Both my wife and I opted for the standard dog tags with name, dob, nationality, passport # and next of kin contact # on it.
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Just spoke to the guys at Utag who said the capacity was 128mb. The software on there only takes up 1mb. I gues £20 is alot for the memory stick side of it. I'm going to be touring western europe this summer so i think i'll get one and put all my scanned docs on it as well.
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Just write your name, blood type and an emergency phone number on your crash helmet.
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I tend to agree with the previous poster that suggeste that it might be of limited use in a third world bleeding to death situation.

If you want somewhere to stor scans of your passport etc. why not email them to yourself? that way they will be in your email inbox and you can access them anywhere with internet access. You would need to go somewhere with a printer in any event for the scans to be of any practical use. This way it is impossible to lose them too.

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I've just spent a few pence under £20 on a UTAG via ebay. (Beware if you're looking for one there's plenty for nearly £40!!!)

If it is a life saver then great, if not I'm just £20 lighter - would you take the risk for £20???

In theory it's a great idea but if the emergency services don't find/look for it then it's pretty useless. I hope I'll never have to depend on it but it's there just in case.
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I bought one after seeing an online add for them. they are really handy, but as tom said, it is pretty useless unless then emergency services know that youve got one on, I suppose you could slap the UTAG sticker onto your helmet and hope for the best... I Got mine for Purity Equip. A UK distributer. comes in both dogtag and Wallet inlay form.
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Just write your name, blood type and an emergency phone number on your crash helmet.
You can write your boodtype whereever you want. Nobody will care.
No paramedic will give you an infusion that is bloodtype dependent during first aid. If you are to receive bloodtype dependent stuff, the doctor will identify your blood group before anyway. That's a standard procedure. Giving a patient full blood transfusions is very rare and never done in first aid.
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Ok, NOW they make them with your details on the outside aswell as stored inside on the memory stick....baffling.


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Good Idea, but I agree with Mandarax, I work on the roads and see RTC's first hand. Its never a priority to start searching for info, just do what you can as far as keeping a Patient alive.
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why not buy a 2Gb key ring for 6 pounds (staples) engrave whatever you like on the side, fill it with whatever you like along with the workshop manual for your bike, the encyclopaedia brittania, homers illiad and the complete works of shakespeare and hang that round your neck?
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