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    Default Y'all got a major trauma kit at home and know how to use it?

    Most of us (if not all) have a fire extinguisher for "just in case" someone catches fire that shouldn't be on fire.

    Most of us (if not all) have a firearm for "just in case" an intruder breaks in and threatens our family.

    So I'm asking, do you have a major trauma kit for "just in case" an intruder shoots you or a family member?

    ....... and do you know how to use it to stop bleeding, pack a wound, etc.?




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    Negative Captain.
    Plan is to be the shooter not the shootee.

    Seriously though, never really thought about it but its probably not a bad idea and almost seems common sense once you think about it.
    Outside of normal household gauze,bandaids, peroxide and isopropyl alcohol we are not equipped to handle a GSW.
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    So I keep a first aid kit plus a trauma kit at hand. To handle gun shot wounds or serious bleeding this kit includes supply's to stop bleeding and support life.


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    I keep a standard first aid kit plus a few goodies in my rigs "Oh shit" bag and in my pickups emergancy kit, It has things like left over narcotics (from the dentest, surgery ect) some basic anti biotics and other meds, a suture kit, extra large and large banages /compresses, Several things of achohol and peroxide, and a few things of hemostatic gel, Its not as good as a trama bag but better then a standard first aid kit, I know how to use everything in it from a local red cross class.

    Im not a doctor or a medic so its good enough for what it is, Maybe someday ill take a paramedic or some such course and expand it a good deal but for now what i have is good enough for what i can bring to the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Scientist View Post
    Most of us (if not all) have a fire extinguisher for "just in case" someone catches fire that shouldn't be on fire.

    Most of us (if not all) have a firearm for "just in case" an intruder breaks in and threatens our family.

    So I'm asking, do you have a major trauma kit for "just in case" an intruder shoots you or a family member?

    ....... and do you know how to use it to stop bleeding, pack a wound, etc.?
    Wife was an ER nurse for many years before she moved on into Drug Rehab. She is also a prepper like me. She put the first aide kit together. It fills out a rack back pack.

    Do you mind if I slide another question in here?

    When was the last time you inventoried your first aide kit? Some of that stuff goes bad after a while and needs replaced. Cortisone cream can dry up in the tube, Neosporan looses its stuff after a while. Peroxide, alcohol, will evaporate. The emergency batteries will go dead in the wrapper. The ones you left in the cheap flashlight made a mess.
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    I actually have 2 bags with trauma stuff in it but to be honest, they are packed away in the back of the closet. I could get to them but not real fast and it is not organized. Thanks for the reminder.

    Do I know how to use it? Pretty much, I think I'd be ok. Seen enough ER stuff to make me somewhat ok; however, when stuff really happens, your brain goes into hyperspace. The first thing you need to do is CALM DOWN.

    A friend at work and I were talking about bleed packs (trauma pack) and I said I had some but only the kind you apply pressure to and wrap. Basic. Then we talked about tampons (so I bought a box - never did before, weird). Tampons, if you a google, are pretty good for a survival pack but NOT GOOD to insert into a wound (like a gunshot). It is said it might stop the bleeding, but once you remove it, it will remove the clots with it and could cause a bigger problem in the long run.

    Good thread, we need more like this.

    BTW, fire extinguisher is now on my list.

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    Y'all got a major trauma kit at home and know how to use it?

    Yup, yup and never had reason to use it.
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    Ya know, I never thought about something like that. But we do have most of what it takes.
    I spent many years as a volunteer firefighter, and took EMT classes. Thanks for the
    post, will get some more supplies. I don't know if anyone brought it up, but Iodine is a
    good one to have.
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    I've got some oily rags and duct tape out in the shop. I carry a homemade first aid kit in the truck for stuff like chainsaw bites and such. But I figure that if I've let things get so out of hand that I get shot then I'm not going to need the trauma kit anyway.

    Now I'll have to get one I guess. I'll get #3 son (firefighter/paramedic) to put one together for me.

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