Trauma is Bad – Effective Treatment is Good
Solatac makes a pocket trauma kit that you should take a look at. The cost ($34.00) is reasonable. It’s designed to, “lay flat in your pocket but be there when you need it.” Many of the people who visit this blog are hunters, or they go to the range, or they go out shooting with friends. Most first aid kits are not “trauma kits”. The SWAT-T (included) is a tourniquet, and while you can make one at the scene, it’s a good idea to have something like this handy. They would make good gifts for the shooters in your life as well. (I’m not a paid spokesman for Solatac. It’s a mom and pop company with a website. They can’t afford to have a big outfit like Virtual Mirage pimping for them.)
If you have never dealt with a bullet wound or other trauma beyond basic first aid, it’s also good to either take a class or maybe some instruction from somebody who has. The kit is good for what it is, but an understanding of how to use something like that is even more useful.
From the company: In the First Response/First Aid end of the internet there is a metric fuckton of grifters. There are HUGE companies out there that are going to sell you useless filler to inflate their profit margin, at a net negative to you. The End User. The poor bastard who cut his leg open with a chainsaw or God forbid ate a round.