Hi there Pfc.,
I think that Peter has summed up the reasons for the delayed reactions here on the Forums excellently. The US Medical Department in particular is a very specialized area, and in comparison to other Forums has a much narrower target audience and discussion area. However, we do try to be as prompt as possible in offering up responses or reactions to posts, but as you can appreciate to go away and research a topic which has been posted in the Forum takes some time, and since both Alain and I run the site as a personal venture managing Forum posts, writing new Articles and managing a day job can sometimes be a little overwhelming. We're both re-enactors too, so we spend most weekends either in a foxhole or preparing some of our equipment for same.
It certainly would be nice to have a more active Forum here, but I think for all of these reasons it might be difficult.
sgtpeter wrote:One thing I think would be nice is to have a photo library of different medical items to speed identification of what you need or what you got
This is something we had thought about adding when compiling our list of Item Numbers, but unfortunately I think it would take too much web space and bandwidth. However, if there is anything that you aren't too sure on, then please feel free to post on here and I'm sure you'll get a reply.
Thanks for your comments,