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Trauma kit

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Post by Tex1961 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:41 pm

Looking for a small but effective trauma kit to carry to the range. I’ve seen them go from $20.00 to $100.00. The range is unsupervised and probably at least 1/2 hour from medical facilities. Any good suggestions

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Re: Trauma kit

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Post by Rob72 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:19 pm

This is a smaller(more modern) version of what I have. I added a SWAT-T, as I like the versatlity it offers, and am planning to upgrade to a HALO chest seal set.

https://www.narescue.com/m-fak-mini-fir ... kit-for-le

For bargain basement, I'd get an H trauma dressing, CAT-T, rolled gauze (4") and a SWAT-T, a pair of Walmart trauma shears. I have heard that Gorilla tape applies well to wet surfaces, but haven't tried it(we used to use Transpore or cloth tape, and the classic petroleum gauze wrapper, or half a NS wrapper, before the Hyfin, etc., came out). If it tested out well, a small 3' strip added to the above, would let you make your own chest seal, cutting patches off the SWAT-T.

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Post by Bitter Clinger » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:36 pm

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Re: Trauma kit

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Post by Tex1961 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:58 am

I found this kit and it looks pretty good

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Post by M1ashooter » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:07 pm

Go to Ebay and look for a USGI IFAK.

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Post by MadMonkey » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:48 am

Bitter Clinger wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:36 pm
http://darkangelmedical.com
I have four kits... two of them are from Dark Angel Medical and they're very nice. I have a DARK that I keep on my first-line gear and a Pocket DARK that stays in a cargo pocket when I'm CC'ing.

I highly recommend them.
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Post by AndyC » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:42 am

Build your own:


* SOFTT-W or CAT tourniquet (if they’re around $15, they’re fake - the real ones cost around $30)

* Chest seals (eg. Hyfin)

* Combat gauze (eg. QuikClot or Celox to pack wounds and promote fast clotting)

* Israeli bandage (pressure dressing)

* Survival blanket (blood-loss means the patient can’t regulate their body-temperature even on a hot day and they’ll easily slip into shock)

* Rolled bandages

* CPR face shield

* Nasopharyngeal Airway w/ Lube

* 14-ga Chest Decompression needle

* Medical shears for clothing


The first 5 are must-haves; the rest are nice to have. You don’t have to know how to use all this stuff (although of course it’s handy) as the contents can be useful to experienced folks on-scene, but you can always take a free ‘Stop The Bleed’ course.
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Re: Trauma kit

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Post by oljames3 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:03 pm

AndyC wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:42 am
Build your own:


* SOFTT-W or CAT tourniquet (if they’re around $15, they’re fake - the real ones cost around $30)

* Chest seals (eg. Hyfin)

* Combat gauze (eg. QuikClot or Celox to pack wounds and promote fast clotting)

* Israeli bandage (pressure dressing)

* Survival blanket (blood-loss means the patient can’t regulate their body-temperature even on a hot day and they’ll easily slip into shock)

* Rolled bandages

* CPR face shield

* Nasopharyngeal Airway w/ Lube

* 14-ga Chest Decompression needle

* Medical shears for clothing


The first 5 are must-haves; the rest are nice to have. You don’t have to know how to use all this stuff (although of course it’s handy) as the contents can be useful to experienced folks on-scene, but you can always take a free ‘Stop The Bleed’ course.
+1 on the SOFTT-W. I have one on my belt at all times. Andy is right, there are many cheap knock-offs. $30 to $35 is the going rate for a real one. Don't go to Amazon, go to a reputable dealer such as Tactical Medical Solutions. https://www.tacmedsolutions.com/
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