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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby Mxrdad » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:48 pm

There is good info in this thread. I knew deep down about the need for these "First Aid Kits" but I guess I filed it deep down in my memory and this thread has brought it to the surface. You never know when the need arises and there are certainly more dangerous activities in our daily lives than one's weapons. I don't know this for a fact but I would guess driving is the most dangerous activity we encounter on a regular basis, not counting the dangerous jobs some have. I shutter to think my family be in an accident and could have been saved with a little training and a not-so-expensive kit.

I think I will look into getting all my family members trained, they are worth it! Thanks to all with their personal experiences and input. You may have saved some lives of not only family members but also others that may be in need. Good stuff.
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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby Skiprr » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:11 pm

One guy's YouTube channel I've found value from is "SkinnyMedic": https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhaasx1vaOf6jpYQ6FMoKw. He looks like he's about 20 in some of the videos, but he was a medic in the Sandbox, an EMT now back in civvies, and he's been doing it for about 15 years. He does videos on EMT stuff, prepping, and even guns and gear reviews. His subchannel dealing with trauma response is at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4AEqniepshboQo3GwqO4HuryTy5H5lUf.
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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby bblhd672 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:44 pm

Mxrdad wrote:There is good info in this thread. I knew deep down about the need for these "First Aid Kits" but I guess I filed it deep down in my memory and this thread has brought it to the surface. You never know when the need arises and there are certainly more dangerous activities in our daily lives than one's weapons. I don't know this for a fact but I would guess driving is the most dangerous activity we encounter on a regular basis, not counting the dangerous jobs some have. I shutter to think my family be in an accident and could have been saved with a little training and a not-so-expensive kit.

I think I will look into getting all my family members trained, they are worth it! Thanks to all with their personal experiences and input. You may have saved some lives of not only family members but also others that may be in need. Good stuff.


I didn't think much about first aid kit in my range bag until one day at the range a guy next to me got hit in the abdomen with a ricochet 5.56.
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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby Mxrdad » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:44 pm

Skiprr wrote:One guy's YouTube channel I've found value from is "SkinnyMedic": https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhaasx1vaOf6jpYQ6FMoKw. He looks like he's about 20 in some of the videos, but he was a medic in the Sandbox, an EMT now back in civvies, and he's been doing it for about 15 years. He does videos on EMT stuff, prepping, and even guns and gear reviews. His subchannel dealing with trauma response is at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4AEqniepshboQo3GwqO4HuryTy5H5lUf.


:thumbs2: Thanks Skiprr.
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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:14 pm

Skiprr wrote:One guy's YouTube channel I've found value from is "SkinnyMedic": https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhaasx1vaOf6jpYQ6FMoKw. He looks like he's about 20 in some of the videos, but he was a medic in the Sandbox, an EMT now back in civvies, and he's been doing it for about 15 years. He does videos on EMT stuff, prepping, and even guns and gear reviews. His subchannel dealing with trauma response is at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4AEqniepshboQo3GwqO4HuryTy5H5lUf.


These are excellent! Thanks for posting. I need start a separate stick re: first aid.

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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby Scott B. » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:01 pm

Skiprr wrote:One guy's YouTube channel I've found value from is "SkinnyMedic": https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhaasx1vaOf6jpYQ6FMoKw. He looks like he's about 20 in some of the videos, but he was a medic in the Sandbox, an EMT now back in civvies, and he's been doing it for about 15 years. He does videos on EMT stuff, prepping, and even guns and gear reviews. His subchannel dealing with trauma response is at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4AEqniepshboQo3GwqO4HuryTy5H5lUf.



+ 1 for the skinny medic. He's done some videos with other youtubers, iraq vet 8888 springs to mind.

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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby Wallace Dunn » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:13 pm

Dirvin wrote:
If you have a firearm on you, you should have a tourniquet on you. Period.

Does anyone (everyone) do this? Should we?

I always have a basic first aid kit in all of my vehicles, but I don't think any have a tourniquet.



The Texas Concealed Handgun Association is having a class on First Aid at their convention in Kerrville on March 31 to April 2nd. This is only one of the many classes, but I've already signed up and looking forward to the class. I'm brand new to this forum so not sure on the etiquette of posting links yet.


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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby Mxrdad » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:12 pm

bblhd672 wrote:
Mxrdad wrote:There is good info in this thread. I knew deep down about the need for these "First Aid Kits" but I guess I filed it deep down in my memory and this thread has brought it to the surface. You never know when the need arises and there are certainly more dangerous activities in our daily lives than one's weapons. I don't know this for a fact but I would guess driving is the most dangerous activity we encounter on a regular basis, not counting the dangerous jobs some have. I shutter to think my family be in an accident and could have been saved with a little training and a not-so-expensive kit.

I think I will look into getting all my family members trained, they are worth it! Thanks to all with their personal experiences and input. You may have saved some lives of not only family members but also others that may be in need. Good stuff.


I didn't think much about first aid kit in my range bag until one day at the range a guy next to me got hit in the abdomen with a ricochet 5.56.


Yikes! It's kinda like driving. I'm not worried about my abilities to drive, but some of those other drivers are scary. Same thing on the range; which just cements the fact a First Aid Kit is essential, AND, the training to know how to use that kit. Its more than just opening it and applying a band-aid. I'm glad this thread shook some of those spider webs off the ol memory bank.
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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby mdubtx » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:34 pm

Another +1 for skinnymedic.

Watch his video(s) on fake CAT tourniquets before buying cheap!

His prices are in line, shipping is free, use SOOTCH00 to get 10% off most items (he occasionally runs specials he can't give it on,) and it supports his informative and educational channel.

I carry a trauma kit in my trunk and work bag now because of his videos.
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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby FCH » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:38 pm

I just ordered 2 American made tourniquet directly from the manufacturer https://www.narescue.com/combat-application-tourniquet-c-a-t cheaper than from Amazon and no shipping charge.
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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby bigtek » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:11 pm

If you have flexible spending money to use-or-lose by March 15th, first aid supplies are generally FSA eligible.
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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby Wolverine » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:28 pm

Thanks. I just grabbed the intermediate bleeding control kit from NA Rescue. Hopefully I'll get FSA reimbursement but it looks like a good addition to the range bag even if I don't.
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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby Bitter Clinger » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:55 pm

In case you still have interest in medical training, there is a new class just scheduled for the end of April out at CDG:

Tactical Casualty Care- SABA (Self Aid/Buddy Aid)

This dynamic one day course will teach you the primary basics utilizing our medical immediate action followed by our MARCH concept to treat a team member or loved one who has become injured. This medical live saving techniques are highly encouraged for personnel who carry on a regular basis and vital for their family members as well.
Cost: $250 per student, repeat student refresher is only $100
Location: Range-13 3593 Hwy 34 N Greenville, Texas
Hrs: 9am-7pm
Registration: Online reservation and pre payment required
(Class will be limited to the first 16 registered students only)

https://www.criticaldefensegroup.com/co ... buddy-aid/
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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby loktite » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:40 pm

I will be taking this or a similar course in the near future. to those that have : How many people in the course experience(d) a vasovagal reaction and either faint or have to sit?

Bitter Clinger wrote:In case you still have interest in medical training, there is a new class just scheduled for the end of April out at CDG:

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Re: A True Accidental Shooting

Postby jhutto » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:46 pm

Hi all,
Being a Boy Scout :) and also one of those guys that has a first aide kit all the time (BE PREPARED).. I thought I'd mention a small item that could be relevant to a gunshot related injury.

The magical tampon :)

While certainly a wound with significant internal bleeding would not bennifit from jamming a tampon in there - there is certainly some merit to plugging up wounds in an arm or a leg.
(We all wear body armor right? )

Jam it in, let it expand and slow the bleeding. - cover it with same gauze and duct tape - and keep on emptying those magazines.

Be careful with the tourniquets - you might loose an appendage.


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