With the current global war on terror, and most recently, the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, more civilians are carrying a firearm for protection than ever before. As a concealed carry citizen, you’re goal is to protect your family, yourself, or others in harms way, right? A lot of folks think that their pistol, a couple of magazines and firearms training will more than likely increase their survivability in a violent situation. This is somewhat true. But when the dust settles after a violent engagement, you look down and realize you’ve been hit in the leg. Or your wife is bleeding from a gunshot wound to the arm. Or, in the confusion of the situation, you overshot your target and hit an innocent bystander before neutralizing the threat. What will your pistol do now? Nothing. This is why everyone that carries a firearm should also carry a medical kit like the Trauma Pak Pro from Adventure Medical Kits.
Josh from Precision Rifle Supply was kind enough to send us a Trauma Pak Pro to share with our readers, one of the most compact essential medical kits on the market. The Trauma Pak Pro is a very compact kit measuring 5″x3.5″x2″ easily fitting into a cargo pocket, glove compartment or added to an existing medical kit. The Trauma Pak Pro even has belt loops for securing it to yourself or equipment. Tear open the velcro flap and you’ll find these 7 essential items:
- Nitrile Gloves (pair)
- Antiseptic Towelette
- QuickClot Advanced Clotting Sponge
- 5″x9″ Sterile Pad
- SWAT-T Tourniquet
- Duct Tape
- Purchase one here for $49.99
A basic understanding of first aid is essential for assessing a trauma but the instruction manual included in the Trauma Pak Pro covers a lot of the common situations. Take the time to read over the instructions before you’re actually in a traumatic event. The SWAT-T is an innovative tourniquet that requires little to no training to apply. Using the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) method, the SWAT-T is a 4″ wide piece of latex free rubber that can easily be applied by simply Stretching the rubber, Wrapping the extremity And finally Tucking the remaining material. Take a few minutes to watch the instructional video below, provided by SWAT-T, illustrating the various uses of their simple tourniquet.