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Need advice for trauma kit

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May 19, 2018, 09:27 AM
techguy
Need advice for trauma kit
I want to put together a trauma kit to keep in my truck. Can I please get some advice as to what items I would need in this kit. Thank you.
May 19, 2018, 09:49 AM
Aeteocles
Gloves, CPR mask, tourniquet. Celox gauze, chest seal, and shears.

Much more than that and it becomes a first aid kit.
May 19, 2018, 11:33 AM
chongosuerte
I would also add a pressure bandage, tape and cotton gauze. Duct tape is fine.

And training. All this is worthless if you aren’t sure how to use it.




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May 19, 2018, 11:49 AM
slosig
quote:
Originally posted by chongosuerte:
I would also add a pressure bandage, tape and cotton gauze. Duct tape is fine.

And training. All this is worthless if you aren’t sure how to use it.

+1000 on the training comment. As far as the duct tape, it doesn’t seem to stick well at all when things are bloody. Gorilla tape seems to do much under such circumstances.

With the tape, you can wind a few feet around an old motel key card (or skip the card and wind it on itself, but you may lose the last few inches). This makes it a lot more compact than a regular roll.