Trauma Kit Carry

Trauma Kit Carry

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    Trauma Kit Carry

    So, I normally carry a pocket sized trauma kit in my Get Home Bag, however, lately I've been realizing that if I need it, my bag may be hundreds of yards away, or farther.

    Last nights events in France have finally convinced me to carry my Pocket Lifesaver Kit on my body at all times.




    I got this from Student of the Gun, and it comes with a RATS tourniquet, blood soaker, roll of gauze, small roll of duct tape, and an airway.

    Anyone else carry some kind of trauma kit with them?
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    Looks interesting. I'd have to get further emergency trauma training. I want to be able to know properly how to use anything I carry. Think I'd want a pressure bandage there too.
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    Nothing on my person.
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    I don't carry a trama kit on my person but one is almost always near me at home, work, and in the car. I haven't found a kit that I like that is small enough to EDC on my person in normal clothing so I compromise by stashing a them around where I normally am and I keep blow out kits in my work and range bags.

    I just started looking at the RATS and may build an EDC kit around one.
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    When I checked my truck FAK I was shocked to see half of what I consider necessary missing. My battle dressings triangular bandages all gone. I'll be beefing it up before replacing it.

    IDK the exact name of it but there's a trauma kit you cut open pour contents into wound and dress it to prevent bleeding to death. I'd like to have 2 in the truck and 2 at home but with funds as they are that ain't happenin'.
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    Everyday pocket carry a SWAT-T tourniquet and a small packet of Celox. If I have to go to an "Urban" environment I also pack Celox z-fold gauze, curlex rolls, duct tape and gloves.
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    This is a small basic kit for under $16 http://www.amazon.com/Patrol-Officer...dp/B006X6PA4Q/ shipping is a flat $4.99 if you want to get multiple kits.

    They also have a spendier kit for $54 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A2ARKDQYPSRASS

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19Kvet View Post
    I don't carry a trama kit on my person but one is almost always near me at home, work, and in the car. I haven't found a kit that I like that is small enough to EDC on my person in normal clothing so I compromise by stashing a them around where I normally am and I keep blow out kits in my work and range bags.

    I just started looking at the RATS and may build an EDC kit around one.
    Yeah I like the RATS because it small enough to fit in easily in a pocket, and is able to be applied and tensioned with one hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badey View Post
    So, I normally carry a pocket sized trauma kit in my Get Home Bag, however, lately I've been realizing that if I need it, my bag may be hundreds of yards away, or farther.

    Last nights events in France have finally convinced me to carry my Pocket Lifesaver Kit on my body at all times.




    I got this from Student of the Gun, and it comes with a RATS tourniquet, blood soaker, roll of gauze, small roll of duct tape, and an airway.

    Anyone else carry some kind of trauma kit with them?
    Thanks for posting this Badey .
    This seems to be a basic kit that is getting good reviews,makes sense and is affordable.
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    Herei is what i have now for GHB ,range, shooting matches ect.

    The kit was $40.00 .
    I added the tourniquet and another bandage.
    I need to get an airway device for it.Trauma Kit Carry-klt-002.jpg

    More than i want to edc obviously.

    The carrier has a big velcro panel on one side and molle on the other ,with a stout carry handle.
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    Took very good wilderness first aid training twice from Wilderness Medicine Outfitters

    Didn't so much deal with urban nor touch on gunshot. But applies to the risks the two of us are most exposed to. I keep a well-packed first aid kit n the truck, or with us when we're backpacking or hiking.
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    Took very good wilderness first aid training twice from Wilderness Medicine Outfitters

    Didn't so much deal with urban nor touch on gunshot. But applies to the risks the two of us are most exposed to. I keep a well-packed first aid kit n the truck, or with us when we're backpacking or hiking.
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    I have a range kit and vehicle kits. On my person, where space is at a premium, I have a small ankle wrap kit. That kit contains gauze, duct tape, gloves and a SWAT-T.
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    I don't carry one with me just too much stuff. But I have blow out kits and first aid kitts in a few places for access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badey View Post
    So, I normally carry a pocket sized trauma kit in my Get Home Bag, however, lately I've been realizing that if I need it, my bag may be hundreds of yards away, or farther.

    Last nights events in France have finally convinced me to carry my Pocket Lifesaver Kit on my body at all times.




    I got this from Student of the Gun, and it comes with a RATS tourniquet, blood soaker, roll of gauze, small roll of duct tape, and an airway.

    Anyone else carry some kind of trauma kit with them?
    The local fire department paid to have the volunteers attend a three week advanced first aid course and I took advantage of it. I've also been a certified instructor for the AF Self Aid Buddy Care training and CPR.

    I keep a basic kit in my truck and an army Medic's kit in my RV. I've used them several times. I've used it more on my animals than on people.

    My brother is an EMT, two sisters are vet techs, and one sister and my mom are RNs.

    One time when I was about five or six we were snowed in I got hit in the head with a rock. It left a pretty good gash in my head.
    Dad held me down and Mom stitched me up. They also sewed up my leg with a needle and alcohol soaked cotton thread when I fell on broken glass.

    I won't attempt stitches, but I've assisted my sisters in stitching horses and dogs. Once a delivery guy cut a packing band and it cut his index finger off and I used my kit to stem the bleeding and recover the finger. It's good to keep that stuff handy and be able to improvise in an emergency. A lot of the training I've had was based on using every day objects for first aid. i.e., doors used as stretchers, newspapers as splints, shirt tails as bandages, and how to make a stretcher out of two field jackets and some poles.
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