Basic Gunshot Wound Kit

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  1. EDCP-MIKE

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    Thanks for this. Many people don't see this as something you will need. This is one of those thing that you don't think you'll need, but you're grateful to have when you do need it.
     
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    I think I would substitute duct tape for some of that, but good stuff otherwise. That quick clot stuff is a good suggestion for any first aid kit.
     
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    Outstanding kit for gun toters! I would also include "gorilla tape" (duct tape on steroids), Make sure you check the "combat gauze" for the expiration date, and if you do have a hyfin dressing, make it two. Remember some wounds have an entrance AND exit wound. You have to completely seal them both to prevent a tension pneumo thorax (collapsed lung). But a very solid kit none the less!
     
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    I don't have a picture convenient, but I carry several. The one that's always on me (if I'm wearing shoes) is a SOF-T Wide in a US Palm ankle med kit (along with a bunch of other stuff). There's also a SWAT-T in it, but that's as a more compact pressure dressing, not as a TQ (seirously, try one out, they're a PITA to use). Since Vegas, I've been carrying a little supplimental gear on my other ankle, including a CAT. If I'm going to be around kids or pets, I almost always have a RATS as well. The trade-off there is that they'll go on smaller limbs but they're a lot more likely to cause permanent damage.
     
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    After the 20 rounds a year crowd I saw before hunting season, I need to get serious about this. Gonna need a bigger range bag.
     
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    Yeah...that scares me.

    I went hunting for the first time this season. I was all by myself, and the people I went with at least put thought into where "downrange" was for each of their deer stands. So, it basically wasn't possible to shoot each other without an extreme degree of neglegence of both parties. And I still had a more extensive kit than is on my plate carrier.

    It was also weird that my grandfather in law decided I could shoot after 2 rounds. My warmup on real training days is apparently more than he's shot in over 5 years.
     
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    I know this post is a little old but for the most part I have a blow out kit with a Swat T, 2 Israeli bandages, 1 u.s. military bandage, compressed gazed. I have not picked up a Halo chest seal because you can make a chest seal out of a plastic bag if need be. I also carry gorilla tape about 12 ft rolled up on a pen. All that is in my IFAK that is in my backpack that is within arms reach of me at all times during the week. I do need to build a couple more that are just quick kits that I can put in a cargo pocket and take with me anywhere.
    UPDATE 04/25/18: Just bought a RATS Turniquit which I will be carrying daily. Amazon has them for $13.60. Not a bad price. Also made 2 quick blow out kits for grab and go.
     
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