Lots of folks like to set up their own medical kits as a reflection of their training, experience, and preferences. We offer several products to help you with that project.
- The Snubby Belt Pack (shown above in limited run red / black) is a great choice for setting up a medical kit. The size is such that it easily stows inside of a larger pack. The belt allows you to throw it on your waist or cross body when in use. You can also mount it to a vehicle headrest with the belt. The MOLLE on the bottom allows you to attach a tourniquet pouch.
- NAR CAT TQ Pouch is a very compact and useful TQ pouch that provides full coverage for the TQ to help prevent degredation while still being extremely quick access when mounted externally.
- QuikClot Z-Fold Dressing is an advanced hemostatic agent combined with the simplicity of guaze for packing wounds. Utilizes the same inorganic component as QuikClot Combat Gauze®
- HyFin Vent Compact Chest Seal help stabilize entry / exit or multiple entry woulds to prevent tension pneumothorax
- Medical Shears
- Wound Packing Guaze simple and inexpensive, there's no reason not to have several
- Flat Emergency Trauma Dressing is a sterile bandage suitable for applying immediate direct pressure. Flat folded, vacuum configuration reduces cube space and footprint in your kit.
- Combat Application Tourniquet is one of the the military standards for a rated TQ. Don't buy one off of Amazon - you'll end up with an overseas knock off that has a windlass that breaks when you try to use it. Ours is the real one manufactured by North American Rescue.
- Responder Gloves
- Sharpie Marker
- Survival Blanket for helping the affected maintain body heat
These things don't even come close to filling the Snubby Belt Pack. You can also add multiples, more boo-boo oriented first aid, survival gear, or a pistol in the compartment at the back.
Knowledge and Preparation:
- When it comes to TCCC based stop the bleed training, we highly recommend Dark Angel Medical
- For a class that includes stop the bleed training but also covers backcountry medical concerns, we recommend SOS - School of Survival Wilderness First Responder course
- our own Longhouse: First Aid Kit video will give you some more ideas for what you might want to put in your own medical kit