The Wild Hedgehog Tactical EDC Pocket Trauma Kit is our latest first aid and safety product we have had a chance to review here at the site. The pint sized kit is produced by Wild Hedgehog Tactical, a company whose other products we have been fortunate enough to test before. Readers may remember the Wild Hedgehog Get Home Alive Kit that we reviewed last summer, or the Personal Trauma Kit, that was reviewed. These kits are excellent but what if you wanted something more discrete or portable? that’s where the EDC Pocket Trauma Kit comes in.
WHY ANOTHER MEDICAL KIT ?
Some people might feel that medical kits and preparedness have been gone over so many times that nothing new can come out, that’s just flat incorrect. The EDC Pocket Trauma kit isn’t trying to replace a fully stocked Emergency Medical Technician kit, it isn’t trying to be a Combat Medic M5 bag. The EDC is a simple and well stocked kit that allows a user the ability to act as a defacto first responder when an emergency happens.
Emergencies Happen When We Least Expect It.
It’s a fact of life that effects thousands of people a day, emergencies and traumas happen on construction sites, school playgrounds, at the park with the kids, anyplace where humans congregate people can and do get injured. Having a plan and the means to mitigate that situation is a key to surviveability. We can’t walk around scared to breathe or recreate for fear of the boogey man of sickness and potential injury so we do our best and plan accordingly. The WH EDC Trauma Kit is the perfect fit for someone wanting safety, portability, and the ability to save a life all in a discreet package.
What’s in the bag?
The Wild Hedgehog EDC Pocket Trauma Kit contains:
- Celox Rapid Ribbon
- CPR Face Shield
- Extra Large Nitrile Gloves
- 3M Steri-Strips for wound closure
- Iodine wipes
- Alcohol wipes
- Bacitracin Ointment (For minor burns)
Who Can Use This ?
A well thought out and portable medical kit like this can be carried and used by anyone in any walk of life. It doesn’t matter if you are a construction worker, a mailman, or a stay at home mom, this kit provides a user the resources to possibly save a life. Measuring just 6″ long and 3 3/4″ wide the EDC Trauma Kit can easily fit in most pants and jacket pockets. It’s compact size also allows you to toss it in a almost any size pack or purse.
The team at Wild Hedgehog chose to build their kit around a Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer. It has all the features that are included on full sized backpacks and bags from Maxpedition. Heavy duty zippers, Teflon coating and 800 Denier ballistic nylon outer shell keeps all your medical supplies clean and dry. All seams are also double stitched for that little extra durability.
- Two main compartments
- Heavy duty YKK zippers
- 800 Denier water and abrasion resistant outer shell
- Double stitched seams
- 3/4″ Wide webbing loop handle
- Front mesh pocket
- 1″ Wide elastic loop on inside
- Teflon water repellent coating
I know I may sound like a broken record but I’ll say it again, we can’t stress enough the importance of being able to properly respond to a medical emergency. This little kit has just enough supplies to help keep someone alive until emergency medical personnel can respond to the scene. This kit isn’t a one size fits medical kit that can resurrect the dead, but short of a gun shot wound the EDC Trauma kit could be the last portable kit you may need.
This kit also has some flexibility for the end user to add a few extra items to it. The mesh pocket located on the outside of the kit is a perfect place for some extra high use items like band aids or antiseptic wipes. Located on the inside pockets are five elastic loop areas that seem perfect spots to tuck a small LED pen light like the Inova XP. A small folding knife would also fit nicely in the loops.
This concludes our first look into the Wild Hedgehog EDC Trauma kit. If you have any questions about medical supplies, first aid, or setting up your own family or personal first aid kit don’t hesitate to ask. Many of our writers are either Emergency Medical Technician Certified or have attended advanced triage and first aid courses, chances are we can point you in the right direction. Summer is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time to check the vehicle or home first aid supplies and make adjustments.
(featured image courtesy of whtactical.com)
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