Tag: trauma kit

Update On Using a Vacuum Sealer to Save Space In Your Trauma Kit

Update On Using a Vacuum Sealer to Save Space In Your Trauma Kit

Use vacuum bags to save space, and take wrapped items out of their wrappers to save time. In December of 2017 I wrote about using a vacuum sealer to save room in your trauma kit, and to increase the durability of wrapped items, like gauze. Here’s an update, with an example of how I saved […]

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Use a Vacuum Sealer to Save Space and Increase Durability to Your Trauma Gear

Use a Vacuum Sealer to Save Space and Increase Durability to Your Trauma Gear

| December 19, 2017 | 4 Comments

For about $50 you can get a new vacuum sealer and pre-scored bags that will add durability to your pocket / ankle carried trauma gear, and save you a little bit of space. The Problem Medical gear has been part of my everyday carry (EDC) for the last three years. One thing I’ve noticed is […]

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Another One Bites the Dust Saves Another Life

Another One Bites the Dust Saves Another Life

| November 30, 2017 | 4 Comments

My father and his wife (we’ll call her Mrs. M) rode their horses the day before Thanksgiving this year. Dad put the saddles in the truck when Mrs. M heard a thud. Dad was on the ground, eyes wide open and completely dilated. He had “postured,” his body rigid and unresponsive. He suffered a massive heart […]

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EDC Medical Kit Updates, November 2017

EDC Medical Kit Updates, November 2017

| November 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

Update on my ankle trauma kit: I added rubber bands around my SOFT-T Wide after ejecting it during training. I added another roll of 4″ x 4 yards gauze after attending another medical class. Update on my pocket kit: I traded my ab pad for two rolls of 4″ x 4 yards gauze I’ve worn […]

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Ankle Medical Kit Comparison

Ankle Medical Kit Comparison

I am a big believer in getting medical training and carrying trauma care equipment wherever you go. Thankfully, I can wear whatever I want at my job, so it’s easy for me to put a tourniquet, dressing, and gloves in a pocket. However, sometimes I wear pants with fewer pockets. I also have friends who […]

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Force on Force Personal Training Equipment

Force on Force Personal Training Equipment

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I did my first force on force training I carried a G19, a G26, and a box cutter. All of my formal, adult self defense training at the time was with firearms. I knew very little, and as such my options — and FoF gear — were limited. In the last six years, I’ve […]

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Increasing My Universal Set

Increasing My Universal Set

| March 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

A Venn diagram is a drawing that shows how two or more groups of data (called sets) are alike and different. Each data set is a circle, and any common data is represented by the overlap of the circles. This overlap is called the “universal set.” About two months ago I posted about a philosophy called “Rowing the […]

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EverBrite 6-pack LED Headlamp for Trauma Kits Review

EverBrite 6-pack LED Headlamp for Trauma Kits Review

| January 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Low light trauma care is a real possibility, especially considering that most violent encounters happen in (some) darkness, and that the power may be out during/after a terrorist incident. The more trauma care training I take, the more I believe it’s critical to have both hands free during an emergency. In low light trauma care […]

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Save 10% at Dark Angel Medical with SBS Coupon

Save 10% at Dark Angel Medical with SBS Coupon

| November 22, 2016 | 1 Comments

I strongly believe that everyone with a heartbeat should take a trauma care class. We have friends who don’t carry tools everyday for protection, but they have trauma training and carry a tourniquet and a bandage. Because we feel so strongly about trauma care, trauma training, and being a true force multiplier, we reached out […]

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October 2016 EDC Updates

October 2016 EDC Updates

| October 27, 2016 | 6 Comments

Here’s an update on my primary EDC bag and its contents. I continue to carry my Adidas Rydell sling bag the vast majority of the time (98%?). It’s starting to show signs of wear, and I will do a post about this in the future. However, it still does exactly what I want to do, […]

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